Zambezi Long canoe trail

Zambezi river Adventures - Classic Long

10 days canoeing the Zambezi River all the way from Kariba to Kanyemba on the Mozambique border.
The Zambezi Classic Long Safari allows guests to feel at one with nature and to capture the true essence of Africa.
This canoe adventure offers it all: the world heritage site of Mana Pools, a variety of wildlife to find and 380 species of birds to identify. See the spectacular geographical feature of the Mupata Gorge and its red cliffs.


The Zambezi Classic Long is well named, being the longest safari lasting 10 days and 9 nights.
It stretches over 2 National Parks, 4 designated sections of the Zambezi and covers 230 km.
Each day an average of 23 km will be paddled.

The safari starts 8 km downstream from the Kariba Dam Wall.
Guests will paddle 18 km out of the Kariba Gorge onto the River’s floodplains which offer unforgettable game sightings.

The safari will take guests along the Mana Pools National Park shoreline which is a World Heritage Site which holds an abundance of game and about 380 bird species. Once past Mana Pools gests will canoe into the Mupata Gorge with its spectacular geographical features of red cliffs.


Starts/ends : Kariba, Zimbabwe
Minimum age : 14 years, no maximum
Departure days : Tuesday & Thursday
Available : April to November
Group size : 4 to 8

Rates per person valid to 31 October 2019

01 Nov 2018 – 31 May 2019 : US$ 1 409
01 Jun – 31 October 2019 : US$ 1 612

Rate includes

■ Road transfers to and from the safari from Kariba – e.g. from Chirundu / to Mana Pools
■ All meals, basic drinks (water, tea, coffee and imported wine with dinner)
■ 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
the rate does not include National Park Fees which are payable direct to Parks. SADC rates on request