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WildlifeThe Canoe Trail passes through the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, where clients have a good opportunity of viewing the endangered White Rhino, the only concentration on the Zambezi River.

Zambezi river canoeing at Vic Falls
wildlife seen on canoe trails

There are at least 50 common species of bird that can be seen from your craft.

Equipment –Sixteen-foot inflatable rafts and crocodile canoes are used. America’s Cup high flotation life jackets are supplied to clients before the days canoeing.

Experience & FitnessNo previous experience is required and clients need not be proficient swimmers.

Canoeing at Victoria Falls
bird life on the Zambezi river

Minimum & Maximum
Minimum number is 2 people and maximum of 24 people
Larger groups on request using canoes and inflatable rafts.
Minimum number on multi day trips – 2 pax.
Maximum number on multi day trips – 20 pax.

Age Restriction : The minimum age for canoe trips using crocodiles is 12 years.
There is no maximum age.

Clients Requirements:The appropriate dress required is shorts, T-Shirts, shoes and sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. Dry bags are provided for cameras and valuables.

Videos & Photographs Videos and photographs will be provided on request for group bookings only and will be shown the same evening.

Visa RequirementsPassports are required to cross the Zambian border.
For overnight trips, clients are usually exempt from visa costs into Zambia,

Half Day Safari

The Canoeing Trail operates above Victoria Falls in Zambia on the 15km stretch of the Upper Zambezi River between Simonga and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, running between the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia. ¨ Tea, coffee and bacon and egg rolls are served at check in at the Waterfront.

Clients are transferred from the Waterfront (approximately 40 minutes) to the canoe start point, which is upriver opposite Chundu Island.On arrival clients are given a safety talk by a professional river guide.
Clients then practise their paddling skills before setting off on their canoe safari.
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lients are transferred from Thorntree to their hotels.

Please note that NO lunch is served on a half-day safari. Clients are dropped off at approximately 13h00-13h30. Half day safaris are only available in the mornings, unless by specific request for larger groups.

Full Day Safari

The Canoeing Trail operates above Victoria Falls in Zambia on the 15km stretch of the Upper Zambezi River between Simonga and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, running between the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia.

Tea, coffee and bacon and egg rolls are served at check in at the Waterfront.
Clients are transferred from the Waterfront (approximately 40 minutes) to the canoe start point, which is upriver opposite Chundu Island.

On arrival clients are given a safety talk by a professional river guide.
Clients then practise their paddling skills before setting off on their canoe safari.

Lunch is served on an island in the middle of the Zambezi and consists of cold meats and salads.

The trip ends at the Zambezi Waterfront. Clients are dropped off in Victoria Falls at about 16h30 or at their relevant drop off points in Livingstone.

Multi day safari Overnight, 2 day / 1 night and 2 day / 2 night safaris are on offer on a request basis only unless pre-booked and are largely water level dependent

Guides & Safety –Guides are fully trained and all hold valid first aid certificates

Insurance – All clients are covered by Medical Air Rescue Services (MARS), however, this only covers them for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover their hospitalisation and medication.


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