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.
A
fter 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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Rates per person valid to 31 October 2018

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