These trips run year round subject to river levels. High Water run – approximately 5 January to 10 July (stopping in between if river too high, the river peaks in May).
Low Water run – approximately 10 July to 5 January.
The minimum age is 15 years. The maximum age limit is dependent on the individual’s general state of health and physical fitness.
If you are going Low Water rafting , then you will be picked up from your hotels (between 06h30-06h50). So please make sure to get a packed breakfast or something to eat before the start. You are however, requested to re-confirm pick up times and hotels with our Victoria Falls office 24 hours before departure. You can otherwise meet at the booking Office located at Shop 4, Phumula Centre, Vic Falls at 06h45.
VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Whilst on the river, videos and photographs will be taken by “Zambezi Memories”. Rafting videos and photographs will be shown in the Adventure Zone office. Copies of DVDs and Photo CD’s shown and merchandise on display are all available for purchase.
EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS
No previous rafting experience is required and you need not be proficient swimmers. At the beginning and at the end of the white water rafting trip, you have to negotiate a steep path in and out of the gorge. The walk out is 750 vertical feet up a gradient of 1 in 3, and a person of average fitness can manage this in about 20 minutes.
RAFTS AND EQUIPMENT
Our company uses some of the finest equipment on the market to ensure that the trip is a safe and enjoyable one. Rafts are purchased from Ark in South Africa and are the tried and tested river rafts required for the Zambezi River . Xtreme high flotation life jackets and Protec safety helmets are issued to everyone before the day’s rafting. Wetsuits are provided and usually used by everyone during the colder months (June / July).
GUIDES AND SAFETY
Guides are fully trained professionals and all hold valid advanced first aid certificates. Whilst every precaution is taken, it is essential that you are aware that there is a risk of injury associated with the activity of rafting on the Zambezi . A comprehensive first aid kit and skid stretcher are carried on each trip. Everyone is required to sign the Adventure Zone White Water Rafting indemnity form prior to departure. Each trip leader is in radio contact with our bases in Victoria Falls and direct with M.A.R.S. (Medical Air Rescue Service).
Everyone is covered by Medical Air Rescue Services (MARS) through Adventure Zone, however this only covers you for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover your hospitalisation and medication. As such travel and medical insurance is compulsory for everyone. Please ensure that you bring the details of your insurance policy with you. Adventure Zone will not cover anyone should they not have insurance.
Our partner has US$2 million public and passenger liability cover.