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7 Day Raft The Mighty Zambezi



This 7 Day Raft The Mighty Zambezi is a bucket list adventure for any rafter. The Zambezi River is widely considered to be the very best White Water Rafting in the world. A deep channeled, high volume river, the Zambezi has class 3 – 5 rapids interspersed with tranquil pools. Sleep out under the stars and immerse yourself in what could possibly be, your adventure of a lifetime.

The Zambezi is home to what is arguably one of the best white water rivers on earth. Foaming white water flowing with grade 5 rapids ready to throw you out into the murky depths of the mighty Zambezi makes this adventure one of TribalTourists top 10 Legendary Expeditions to do in Africa.

From the start of your adventure beneath Victoria Falls, this trip has it all. Great fun, warm white water rapids, stunning beaches to camp, a spectacular lodge to spend your last night in as well as a stunning helicopter ride through the Batoka gorge retracing the route you took by raft. Zambia is so much more than a natural wonder and a river. You’ll see incredible wildlife during your adventure, sometimes even from your hotel.

Lusaka Zambia

Lusaka is a cosmopolitan city sitting at about 1,279 meters (4,196 ft) on a limestone plateau. One in ten Zambians lives here, many surviving on selling their wares or services at busy markets. There is a burgeoning local art scene, an elephant orphanage, botanical gardens, and a reptile park outside of town, but the city is surrounded by farmland and mainly serves as a gateway to game reserves and parks in other parts of Africa.

Victoria Falls Zambia

Vic Falls, as it is affectionately abbreviated to, is known as the adventure capital of Africa, with any number of outdoor and adventure activities to choose from. As well as world-class white water rafting, there is one of the world's highest bungee jumps, skydiving, swing slides, helicopter rides and more.

Lower Zambezi National Park

You have the option to end your trip with a 3 day safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park (This is an added expense. Contact TribalTourist for more details).

UNESCO declared several areas of the Lower Zambezi World Heritage sites, mainly because it is home to a ‘remarkable concentration of wildlife’. Think: mind-blowing herds of elephants and buffaloes, an impressive population of Nile crocodiles, plus predators such as lions, leopards and the African wild dog. Together with the wildlife, there is the big blue Zambezi River. Flowing gently due to its subtle gradient, it is perfect for canoeing.

From U$D $3825 per person

Lusaka, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River

(7 day’s per person)


  • Qualified guides
  • Rafting permissions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Helicopter flight out of the river and back to Taita Falcon Lodge
  • A reasonable amount of alcoholic drinks
  • All rafting and camping equipment
  • A gift for each guest


  • International Air flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (Evacuation insurance mandatory)
  • Compulsory Medical Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Any meals or personal expenditure outside what is stipulated
  • Additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cancellation Curtailment Insurance

Dates for 2024:
Sunday 4th - Thursday 9 August 2024
Sunday 11th - Thursday 16 August 2024
Sunday 18th - Thursday 23rd August 2024
Sunday 1st - Thursday 6th September 2024
Sunday 15th - Thursday 20th September 2024
Sunday 6th - Thursday 11th October 2024
Sunday 13th - Thursday 18th October 2024
Sunday 20th - Sunday 25th October 2024

Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

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Tour Plan

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Day 1 Met Upon Arrival in Lusaka & Transferred to Ciela Resort and Spa

Accommodation: Ciela Resort and Spa
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2 Livingston, Vic Falls

Today you will be transferred to Lusaka Airport where you will catch a flight to Royal Airstrip to Victoria Falls. Met upon arrival and transferred to David Livingston Lodge.

The afternoon sees a welcome cruise on the upper Zambezi, complete with drinks and snacks. Afterwards, your trip leader will have a briefing filling you all in on the trip ahead and passing out dry bags etc.

Accommodation: David Livingston Lodge
Meal Plan: Sunset cruise & snacks

Day 3 The Mighty Zambezi

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transport you to the Boiling Pot where we walk down to the river, give safety and paddle instructions, before crossing the river and heading up to under the falls for lunch. The afternoon sees incredible rapids such as ’Starway to Heaven’ Gullivers Travels and the Midnight Diner before we get to camp for our first night in the heart of the gorge. Relax in your million star hotel or if you prefer, sleep in one of our comfy tents. A three course meal in this stunning location washed down with local wines and beers.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Fully inclusive - all meals & local drinks

Day 4 The Mighty Zambezi

After breakfast, we load the rafts with our dry bags and head downstream to The Mother, Terminator and the world famous Oblivion. We’ll find a lovely lunch spot enroute and there will be time for a short siesta before taking on yet more challenging rapids and a float down to our spectacular camp where we can often hear African Fish Eagles.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Fully inclusive - all meals & local drinks

Day 5 The Mighty Zambezi

A wonderful start this morning with ‘Morning Shower’ before getting to some of the bigger rapids such as Open Season and Narrows. We’ll have a wonderful lunch of salads and cold cuts in the shade before more rapids this afternoon, culminating in Upper Moemba, an incredible rapid to finish the day. We reach camp and head to our viewing point overlooking Moemba Falls for wine and cheese.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Fully inclusive - all meals & local drinks

Day 6 The Mighty Zambezi

After a swim and beautiful breakfast, we cross the river to line the rafts over Lower Moemba, before getting to the Damsite where we unload the rafts and proceed downstream for the last two rapids. The final rapid is Ghostrider, the biggest rapid on the Zambezi. After a successful run, we’ll take a helicopter back up river, over Victoria Falls and land at the gorgeous Taita Falcon Lodge, perched high above the Zambezi for our final night meal together.

Accommodation: Taita Falcon Lodge,
Meal Plan: Fully inclusive - all meals & local drinks

NOTE: If you choose to add a Lower Zambezi 3 Day Safari (Added Costs apply) TribalTourist will arrange transfers to your safari lodge and then back to Lusaka. Enquire for more details.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

  • Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Grade 3 - 5 Rapids
  • Rafting Permits
  • Qualified Guides
  • Incredible Wildlife Sightings