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PROUD TO BE THE LONGEST SERVING CHARITY CHALLENGE OPERATOR ON THE ZAMBEZI
Charity challenges just don’t get much more extreme than this! Water sport enthusiasts consider The Zambezi one of the BIGGEST white-water rivers in the world! Beneath the mist of the stunning Victoria Falls, deep in the Batoka Gorge would have to be one of the most dramatic places in the World to start a charity challenge white-water rafting trip. From the very first rapid encountered, you have embarked on a river journey with some of the most exhilarating white-water and spectacular scenery that you’ll experience in your life. Exceptionally challenging, The Zambezi Challenge is a rafting expedition that will take you through some of the worlds biggest commercially run rapids – this charity challenge is not for the faint hearted.
From the best white-water on the planet, amazing sandy beaches, to a helicopter flight through the Batoka Gorge and over Victoria Falls – Africa delivers a feast of adventure in the world of charity events!
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY
Not only have we been taking Zambezi challenge participants down this river since 2006, we are also proud to say our client safety record is impeccable. We feel that from our experience, we make educated and controlled decisions based on the safety of Zambezi challenge participants and crew. We are the only charity challenge company to have a cataraft as a safety boat on the Zambezi, we use high volume (and hence effective) safety kayaks and we are the only charity challenge company to use leg flotation devices which not only improve the overall buoyancy of a participant, but they also keep peoples legs elevated in the correct white-water floating position. Above all, our best safety feature are our world class team of guides – you are on the best hands by rafting the Zambezi Challenge with us.
GETTING THE BEST OUT OF THE WATER…AND WEATHER!
We organise the Zambezi Challenge at the best time of year to give you the best possible challenge experience. The Zambezi Challenge rapids in the Batoka Gorge (below Victoria Falls) are at their best between August and November in ‘low water’ – this ensures the drops are bigger and the weather is better…and sunnier!
Day 1 – Depart UK for overnight flight to Livingstone, Zambia.
Day 2 – Arrive Livingstone and meet local guides, transfer to lodge. Briefing about the Zambezi Challenge this evening and optional river safari taking in great game sights and typical African wildlife.
Day 3 – The Zambezi Challenge begins! Transfer to Victoria Falls and to our ‘put in’ point, another safety briefing and then we’re off! Rapids today include ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and more. These are the worlds largest commercially run rapids. Overnight camp in a secluded sandy beach.
Day 4 – More white water awaits! After a hearty breakfast, we encounter further rapids including ‘The Mother’ and one of the most thrilling, rapid number 18, also called ‘Oblivion’. Overnight camp on yet another secluded beach…this is Africa at it’s best.
Day 5 – The Zambezi Challenge continues – the first rapid ‘Morning Shower’ provides us with just that! Another great day of rafting and overnight camp at yet another glorious beach, within sight of the magnificent Lower Moemba Falls.
Day 6 – The final day of our Zambezi Challenge see us take on ‘Ghostrider’ – one of the longest and biggest rapid on the Zambezi – a perfect end to our charity challenge. Helicopter flight back up the gorge giving us a bird eye view of what we’ve accomplished over the past few days. The evening we enjoy a celebratory dinner.
Day 7 – Transfer to Livingstone Airport for flight back to the UK.
Day 8 – Arrive UK.
Check out the brochure in the download section, which also includes some frequently asked questions.
*Please note that whilst we make every effort to adhere to this schedule and the accommodation stated, this is subject to alteration.