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
Marula Canoe Safari : Overview
Zambezi canoe safari called Marula starts at 07h30 on Day 1.
After arriving at the start point luggage is portered into the gorge and your group will walk 1.5 kms down to the river.
This is quite a long steep descent.
Canoeing starts 8km below the Kariba dam wall and ends in Chirundu.
From start to finish the Marula canoe safari covers a total of 59 kms
This Zambezi canoe safari will travel 18 kms through the Kariba Gorge which is narrow and steep sided.
Once we pass Kariba gorge the terrain changes opening up to more flatter ground.
Here we get the opportunity to view an abundant variety of birdlife and antelope.
On occasion elephants and buffalo have been seen on 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.
Daily routine starts with tea/coffee and biscuits at sunrise.
Early mornings make for easy paddling as the wind is calm and the day is not too hot.
Canoe for a couple of hours and then we stop for breakfast.
At midday we stop for lunch and siesta.
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 Canoe Safari 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
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