Livingstone Tours
Full Day: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting 1-25
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Full Day: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting 1-25

By Maano Adventures
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 12-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 6h
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  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks and mineral water
  • Transfer to and from your Hotel / place of residence
  • Beverages
  • Photo and Video
What's not included
  • Visa (if applicable)


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all hotels in Livingstone town (Zambia), Victoria Falls town (Zimbabwe) and Kasane town (Botswana).
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Airport, Livingstone, Zambia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103312P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103312P1

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      • Maano Adventures
        409
        Livingstone, Zambia
        Joined in June 2016
      • jkemp29
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable Family Adventure
        We had the BEST day rafting along the Zambezi River with Captain James and guides Abraham, Andrew, Clement, and Soldier. Our family of 6 including 4 teens (19, 17, 15 & 15) enjoyed riding through the exciting (and manageable) rapids and taking in the breathtaking scenery. We were in great hands with James and his team and felt safe throughout the level 2 - 4.5 rapids. The walk down & up from the river is no joke but well-worth the journey. Support this locally-owned company, you’ll be glad you did!
        Written 11 July 2024
      • sonjasZ6790DE
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Maano half day tour
        Amazing trip, would totally recommend it. Super friendly guides, very professional. Good balance of excitement and chilling on the river enjoying the beautiful views. Fab day, thank you
        Written 9 July 2024
      • milnz123
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awe inspiring
        Great trip, guides were experienced and made us feel safe and confident through the rapids. Perfect conditions, very exciting rapids, safe conditions, enough to swim at times. Would recommend this trip. Our head guide Andrew was confident and made us feel comfortable, second guide Serious also very confidence inspiring. Fantastic experience
        Written 9 July 2024
      • zoemU205SI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Truly Amazing!
        The trip was great! Our guides were Abraham and James and they both had a lot of knowledge to give and they were both HILARIOUS. But everyone else working there is so nice. it was such an amazing experience and I highly recommend it!
        Written 9 July 2024
      • Tour21408435728
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great fun on Mosi o Tunya
        These guys are amazing.we had such a great day with them.excellent guides and felt safe the whole time. We were very well looked after. The rafting was as good as I’ve ever done. A bit of a climb up the bank at the end but everyone managed it ok, even us oldies. Definitely deserve their 5 * rating. Thx James,Andrew, Sergius and the gang. Our best day yet.
        Written 9 July 2024
      • L1929PCmartak
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour!
        After some back and forth emailing, we were able finalize logistics the day prior to our tour. Million picked us up on time and safely drove us to the border with Botswana. After a quick immigration stop, Joe then took us to Botswana immigration. This also went quick and from there we were on our jeep headed for Chobe. Kaseman was our tour guide all day and he was absolutely spectacular. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the animals and took us on both the jeep and boat tours. He knew all the different mammals and birds on both tours.
        Written 6 July 2024
      • Ken M
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Experience, amusement and safety first
        I booked the Half Day White Water Rafting on the Zambezi starting from 11am. ( rapids from 14 until 25 if I am not mistaken)The professional guidance from start ( pick-up at hotel) to finish ( both during the rafting as drop off at the hotel) was really great. Very experienced captain and team members that took safety very seriously and were informative and entertaining at the same time. I was also surprised how many staff members supported us during the rafting. Also the activity itself is worth doing it! Would recommend this tour company.
        Written 30 June 2024
      • Camper32186879575
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        So exicted!
        If you want to feel something diffrent in Big falls, You must contact this tour! It's so funny and exciting experience ever!
        Written 27 June 2024
      • 864tobyg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10 rafting experience
        We had the best time on the Zambezi with Maano Adventures! Amazing guides that had great local knowledge, and who made the tour really enjoyable. As they are so experienced on the river, we always felt like we were in such safe hands! Would recommend doing white water rafting with Maano to anyone looking for a fun adrenaline filled afternoon!
        Written 26 June 2024
      • 898camf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Top tier experience and guides!
        Maano was awesome, we did a few trips with them during our time in Zambia. Super professional, knowledgeable, and fun! I would recommend them to anyone
        Written 4 June 2024
      • M9635QYlindap
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great time
        Today I had a great day with my friends. Thanks to Abram, Andrew and James and all the staff for the amazing time. Super recommended !!
        Written 1 June 2024
      • Alessandro c
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Adrenaline-filled experience
        Incredibile adventure on whitewater rafting. Truly adrenaline-filled experience conducted in a super professionally by the guides Abram, Andrew
        Written 1 June 2024
      • Roberto R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Super activity!
        Wonderful experience! Andrew and Abraham were very professional and fun guides at the same time! Recommended! Five stars!
        Written 1 June 2024
      • J7710YLjeffreyf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Zambezi River half day, Rapids 14-25, May 26, 2024.
        We did a half day trip on May 26, 2024, Rapids #14-25. James and Abraham were our guides and they were both talented and a lot of fun. In our family group were Bob Meyer, Darius Mulindi, Jeff Foster and Cameron Foster. Two ladies from South Africa joined us. Soldier was our rescue kayaker. Rapids were really big and a bit scary but we didn't flip the raft. Weather was beautiful and the Zambezi Gorge was spectacular. Brighton took a lot of photos of us going through the rapids and put together a great 5-minute video of the adventure. I would love to return and do a longer trip on the Zambezi.
        Written 31 May 2024
      • 823thaniad
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Zambian Adventure not to be missed
        An unforgettable African adventure thanks to James, Abraham, Clement and Soldier. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel, to the thrilling "zipline" down the river, to swimming in the rapids and the "gentle" climb back up the hill, this tour ticked all the boxes. Lively banter, stunning views, a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable crew, and our wonderful fellow rafters made this an adventure we will never forget and look forward to repeating. Eagerly awaiting the photos and videos that the talented Clement took. Highly recommended. A must for every visitor to Zambia.
        Written 26 May 2024
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      Rebekka H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      June 2023 • Family
      It was my 4th time rafting arround the world and wow... what an unforgetable experience we had! Zambezi River (in June) is one in a lifetime experience! Everyone at maano made sure we had the best time. We felt 100% save on that crazy, unbelievable powerful river, those guys really know hat they do and know the River and the surrounding area very well. Make sure you bring a long good shoes to walk down to the gorge and back up. Don't miss out. I can highly recommend you to maano doing Zambezi River Rafting in Livingstone.
      Written 10 June 2023
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      Dear Rebekka. Thank you for the nice review you written to Us . unforgettable experience every one at maano made sure we had the best time. those were your words. They mean a lot to us as maano team. Yes the guides and team they know the surrounding area as the team comes from the villages along the Zambezi.
      Written 20 June 2023
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      Shaantanu S
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Couples
      Thank you very much Maano adventures. My wife and I decided to go try river rafting for the first time in our life and we are so happy to have found maano adventures. Our team leader Henry along with all of his associates were extremely warm, encouraging, and supportive through the whole journey. Their command over the river makes even a first timer feel so safe it’s almost unbelievable. We look forward to returning here and doing the activity many times over the coming years.

      Thank you again
      Written 4 October 2021
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      Hello Thank you very much for the review, we are glad to hear that you felt safe its almost unbelievable.
      Written 6 October 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Margot
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      July 2022 • Family
      The short version:

      Loads of fun for a day of rafting with amazing guides!

      The longer version:

      We had a day full of fun rafting with Maano Adventures!

      We got picked up at 8AM at our campsite and got greeted by the ever enthousiastic Henry, the tour leader, who’s always up for a laugh. Short note: bring a windproof clothes for the rides back and forth (it’s an open sided truck). After a few pick ups at other campsites/hotels we drove through small local villages toward rapid n°14, our starting point. The water level of the Zambezi was too high to paddle through n°1-13.

      Once we got of the truck we got a safety briefing and got ready to descend towards the starting point. The walk down was via a stairway, an easy descend, that ended up at a calm part of the river where we entered the rafts (2 rafts of 6 persons). One of the rafts had a guide with two big paddles sitting at the rear end of the boat, and our raft just had the guide (Henry) with a single paddle. He called our raft the fun boat, because of the single paddle and therefore a greater adventure.

      While paddling on the river he constantly gave clear instructions, makes jokes and is his enthusiastic self and always asked what we felt comfortable with (rough or less rough parts of the river). We always chose the roughest parts and he always ended up positioning the boat perfectly, because he knows the river like he knows his backpocket. In two of the easier parts of the river we were allowed to have a swim, which was a lot of fun as well.

      After rafting we had to climb the hill to get back to the truck. The walk up there was rather intermediate and ended with a lunch (a sandwich and a cold drink) together with the guides and porters.

      P.S.: Make sure for to bring a tip for all the boys (guides, porters, …). They deserve it!
      Written 18 July 2022
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      Hello Thank you very much for the review we are glad to hear from you and learn that it was loads of fun for a day of rafting with amazing guides
      Written 10 August 2022
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      Ranya M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Solo
      I did the Full Day rafting tour with Maano. What an experience! The location was stunning, and the river was wild! I had a very memorable day both rafting and swimming in the Mighty Zambezi! I was looked after very well by Enock and his crew, and the porters prepared the raft & lunch for us, as well as kayaks alongside our raft to take photos & collect us when we fell out of the raft 😅 we did 21 rapids in total, over 30km. At the end, we climbed back up the gorge, with more stunning views and even treated to a nice sunset drive back to Livingstone via some local villages. I was happy to know my money was going to a Zambian owned, local, business, and would 10/10 recommend them. I would love to come back again.
      Written 7 September 2023
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      Thank you for the great review
      Written 13 December 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      sp1985075
      Montreal, Canada2 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Untrustworthy and dishonest company. Enock Labisi, the manager, charged me for a full d’y of rafting without blinking while he only ran half day’s at this time of year. He also tried to charged me $50 USD more while processing the credit card payment! Not satisfied with his booking for the day, he sent the guide home and shipped me with another company for a trip with a terrible group. All in all, the worst rafting experience I ever had (and I have had many)!
      Written 10 May 2022
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      Dear Sebastian Hope this response finds you in good health and happiness. I have gone through your review for more then three times. I understand your frustration were it is coming from. It is the bad service, you were given by the service provider who took you rafting. You have even said that it was another company it was not Maano adventures it was another company which gave you the horrible service which lead to the bad experience to you.Ideally on that day We had a family they cancelled the trip due to the son who had a running stomach. We had no option but to find another alternative finding the company which had a trip on the actual day which we did, hoping that we were doing a very good thing. Sebastian we are very professional and mature in business hence we are still one of the top ranking company. We can't steal from you that's dimening word or the worst thing we can do. It's very important to be truthful because you lose nothing. The only free and free advise I will give you is don't use you emotions in making decisions.
      Written 15 May 2022
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      Alicia-Boyle
      Scotland, UK5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2021 • Friends
      We had the best best day rafting with Enoc and Paul! They were amazing, real experts at rafting and made us all feel exceptionally safe. Would highly recommend to everyone. Unforgettable experience, memories that will last a life time!
      Written 23 November 2021
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      Hello thank you very much for the review we are glad to hear from you that you had the best day rafting, real experts at rafting and made you feel exceptionally safe, memories that will last a life. we are thankful
      Written 25 November 2021
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      Maggiechopp
      Kalamazoo, MI3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I can wholeheartedly recommend this river tour because of its experienced and LOCAL experts. They will pick you up at your accommodations and drive to the launch point and pick up the guides from local village along the way. Enoch, the business owner, makes a practice of hiring men from the local villages who know the river best and are eager to show you the best of Zambia.

      Along the river they will educate you, get you close to wildlife, and help you manage a world class river without fear. They understand the river and how it changes throughout the year and will guide you to have the most fun while being safe. Very thorough safety briefing, but it was not necessary for us as our guides kept us safe within the boat!

      On the drive to and from, make sure to talk to your hosts, as they are great and honest advocates for Zambia! They delighted us almost as much as the river itself!
      Written 3 August 2021
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      Hello Thank you very for the wonderful review we are glad to hear from you that you wee delighted almost as much as the river itself. Thank you very much and warm regards
      Written 4 August 2021
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      Aaron L
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      All of the staff were friendly and professional, and fun to talk to. Our guides PC and Flip were funny and lighthearted, while still taking all necessary precautions.

      The rafting was exciting (if just a little bit terrifying), and Clement and “Solja” paddled alongside in kayaks to assist if anyone had a problem. The river canyon itself is gorgeous, and PC taught us a bit about the geography and wildlife while in between rapids.

      Maano is also the only locally owned rafting business in Livingstone, so come support them and have an amazing time doing it.
      Written 28 January 2020
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      Hello Aron Thank you very much for the review we are glad to hear from you,that All the staff were professional and funny to talk to, and that the rafting was exciting. Kindest regards
      Written 29 January 2020
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      ROBERT S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      July 2023
      I am so glad I done half-day rafting trip which was one of best experiences I have ever done. The Staff was so professional giving detailed safety brief and in my case pulling me quickly from the Zambezi River when I was thrown overboard.
      The water rafting must be on top of everyone visiting Zambia and seeking adrenaline adventure.
      The views from the boats are unbelievable , blue sky, baboons fighting on rocks, crocodiles on the banks of the river. Without questions best 2h of activity in my life.
      We completed 11 rapids out of 25 paddling the boat between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
      Highly, highly recommended.
      Robert Starykiewicz
      Written 21 July 2023
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      Onismas G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019
      it was an experience of a lifetime!!!. I want more!!!... 24 rapids give me an awesome fun experience. hahaha. its because i enjoyed it so much... Everything was professional. Guides were experienced, staff were professional therefore I highly recommend this experience with Maano Adventures
      Written 12 January 2020
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      Hello Thank you for such a wonderful review.We are humbled to know that you had an experience of a life time. Kindest regards.
      Written 13 January 2020
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