Zambezi Canoe Safari - Marula (Kariba Gorge)

Marula canoe safari 3 Days / 2 nights trail through Kariba Gorge from Kariba Dam to Chirundu on the Zambezi river


Zambezi canoe safari called Marula starts 8km below the Kariba dam wall and ends in Chirundu covering a total of 59 kms from start to finish.
This Zambezi canoe safari will travel 18 kms through the Kariba Gorge which is narrow and steep sided.
After the Gorge the terrain opens up offering an abundant variety of birdlife and antelope, occasionally elephants and buffalo have been seenon this stretch of the river.

The Marula Zambezi canoe safari is a semi participatory safari which means that everyone helps put up tents each evening.

No previous experience is necessary but guests should be reasonably fit and healthy.

Animals seen on the trip usually include elephant, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, hippo, crocodile.
Birdlife is plentiful.
Lion, leopard, painted hunting dog are more rarely seen.

Code Marula
Collection Points Lusaka or Kariba
Duration 3 days - 2 nights
Minimum age 14 years - no maximum
Departure Days Tuesday - Saturday - Sunday
Available operational all year round
Group size two - eight

Rate for Marula canoe safari includes:
■ Road transfers to and from Kariba
■ All meals, basic drinks (water, tea, coffee and imported wine with dinner)
■ All canoeing equipment - the canoes are two-man Canadian-style canoes, and the paddles are American Carlisle paddles
■ All camping equipment - two-man dome tents, sleeping bags, liners, mattress, mosquito net, fly sheet, ground sheet and tarpaulin (in case of rainy weather)
■ Fully qualified canoe guides
Note: the rate does not include National Park Fees which are payable direct to Zimbabwe National Parks officials



Rates per person valid to 31 December 2017

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