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Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls provided by Shockwave Adventures

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Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls

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Rafting Victoria Falls lets you connect more with the Zambezi River than any other touring option. Class IV and V rapids and a 650-foot-deep (198-meter) gorge make for a thrilling ride, while your guide ensures your safety throughout—regardless of your experience level. An included lunch with an open bar and round-trip hotel transfer round out the tour.
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    This is our meeting point at Shockwave Offices, Number 6 Bata Buildings Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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  • Guided white-water rafting trip provides adventure while ensuring safety
  • Power down the Zambezi River and experience Zimbabwe’s wilderness
  • No need to rent equipment—-rafts, life jackets, and windbreakers included 
  • Barbecue lunch and open bar included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your Victoria Falls lodging. Enjoy a light breakfast before climbing into a Jeep for a drive to the Zambezi River. Upon arrival, put on your gear and practice key safety maneuvers before hiking a steep trail to the put-in. Your group’s abilities and preferences determine the type of raft you take out to ensure a safe and fun trip, from a guide-controlled oar raft to a passenger-controlled paddle raft. Work together with your group to paddle hard and navigate Class IV to V rapids over the course of your selected half-day or full-day trip. Conclude your Zambezi white-water rafting tour with a barbecue lunch and open bar, followed by hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
  • All rafting gear (helmet, life jacket, and paddle)
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments during rafting
  • Lunch
  • Morning tea / coffee with cookies
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park entrance fee ($10 per person)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No age restriction as long the child can swim, weighs at least 50 lbs (23 kg), fits in a Class 5 youth life jacket, and has a parent's permission; if weight is less than 50 lbs, he or she can only do Level 3 rapids and must skip the Level 5 rapids (this will also depend on the guide's decision on which rapids or sections your child can do)
  • Please make sure to wear a T-shirt, shorts, and proper shoes for rafting and hiking up and down the canyon
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nathan B wrote a review Feb. 2020
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A must for families. My family went rafting with shockwave and they made sure we had the time of our lives. They made sure my 9 year old was safe and that he had the time of his life. I recommend this to anyone visiting Victoria falls.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from ShockwaveRafting, Owner at Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls
Responded 21 Feb. 2020
Hie nathanblum Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very happy to hear that you and your family were greatly moved and enjoyed our services. We take pride in our staff which is there to offer the most amazing and awesome trips. Our rafting suits all ages that other local companies do not offer. Our guides are experienced and well-versed about the river. Once again, thank you for supporting and recommending us to other families. kind regards
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Nadia S wrote a review Feb. 2020
Waterloo, Canada4 contributions
We had an awesome time with JB! Neither of us had ever been rafting before but we felt very safe with our knowledgeable crew. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience, I highly recommend it.
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Response from ShockwaveRafting, Owner at Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls
Responded 3 Feb. 2020
Hi nadias317 Thank you for the review we really appreciate it when our client are happy and satisfied with our services as we strive hard to make our services a cut about the rest
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Blair T wrote a review Jan. 2020
Saskatoon, Canada19 contributions6 helpful votes
Our guides Tabs and Silent were exceptional. Full of jokes and sarcastic remarks. It was a fun day spend on the water. Be sure to pack sunscreen and be ready for an epic hike up and down the mountain to and from the river.
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Response from ShockwaveRafting, Owner at Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls
Responded 19 Jan. 2020
Hi Blair Thank you for the review.We really appreciate it as it gives us great joy to hear that our client were satisfied with our services.We hope you will book with us again in the near future kind regards
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Flosslc wrote a review Jan. 2020
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
A fantastic day white water rafting on the Zambezi with our fabulous guide TT. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the gorge for our day on the river. Briefings done we climbed down the gorge to the river & had an amazing day rafting different levels of rapids. The
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Response from ShockwaveRafting, Owner at Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls
Responded 15 Jan. 2020
Hi Flossic Thank you some much for reviewing us on this platform, we really appreciate this support.We are so happy you had a wonderful time in Victoria Falls with us Of course the walk up the canyon would always be the most challenging part but we are glad you liked it as part of the whole experience. Thank you so much for this recommendation and we wish you all the best in life. regards
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julzhang18 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Palo Alto, California1 contribution
My group loved our rafting trip with Shockwave! Incredibly fun and an amazing way to experience the beauty of the Zambezi. Most of us had never been white water rafting so were somewhat nervous ahead of our adventure, but the entire team took such good care of us and did a great
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ShockwaveRafting, Owner at Zambezi River Class IV-V White-Water Rafting from Victoria Falls
Responded 6 Jan. 2020
Hi Thank you for rafting with us and also for recommending us on this platform. We really appreciate it. we are are always keen to provide the best service to everyone and we are so glad we did exactly that. We are happy you enjoyed the lunch served after the rafting trip.We provide water on your way up and will always recommend rafters to ask from our guide as much as they want. All the best in life
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About the operator

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By: Shockwave Adventures
Everything about this day was perfect. The office staff is helpful and supportive, the guide kind and patient, ever
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Great time rafting with the Shockwave team! They made us a great lunch after and we had so much fun!
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Ya gonna get soaked :)
My 1st time rafting and it was a blast, a few times I thought I was gonna go in the river lol but our experienced i
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Jamie H
Fantastic experience!
I would highly recommend this activity. The group were able to cater to our needs and adapt to our abilities. Beaut
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Jonathan F
Zambezi River Rafting Adventure
Great tour; professional staff. Photo package is a must and more than what we expected. Use this tour company when
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Very fun, safe, and memorable rafting trip
White water rafting with this group was fantastic. The team gave awesome instructions, let our group have a lot of
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edward h
The Absolute Best with Zimbabwe's White Water Rafting Team
We were a group of 50, and had a total of 6 boats. Philani (MD), OG, TB and the rest of the crew were truly outstan
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White Water Rafting
Everything was perfect and we will keep doing white water rafting after this experience. The guides are helpful ins
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A must experience for everyone
As a couple we had been traveling for 40 days and had done over 8000 km of driving from Gaborone to Cape Town to Vi
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Highly recommendable
We booked a half a day rafting on the Zambezi River, we were picked up from our Airbnb. Very friendly and helpful.
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Cool guides for the coolest adventure
Great experience on the great Zambia River. Our guide gave a running commentary with so much information and histo
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Wonderful family vacation
Our family, mom, dad and 2 daughters had a wonderful time December 2019 with shockwave. We did the elephant safari,
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Wow just spent an awesome 5 multi day rafting trip wth Shockwave Adventures out of Victoria Falls! The river was am
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An experiance I will never forget.
I was picked up from shockwave and taken across the boarder, The crossing was easy and went smooth. We arrived to d
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Trip of a life time!
We did the 5 day rafting down the Zambezi followed by an overnight safari in Chobe which was absolutely fenomenal!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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