A Canoeing Safari on the
Upper Zambezi River, is a wonderfully relaxing way to
enjoy the astonishingly beautiful scenery that lines the river before it takes its plunge
over the Victoria Falls.
This part of the
river is dotted with many islands of varying size; home to many birds and
This is the
route David Livingstone took on his way in search of the rising clouds of
mist. It was in fact along these banks that he remarked "scenes so lovely
must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight"
Chundukwa Adventure Trails offer day trips or
overnight trips camping out on the islands or staying at a riverside lodge. Highly
recommended if you spend any time at the Falls.
Excellence. and Cholwe Adventures also offer canoeing on this section of the river.
Zambezi Canoeing Safari has got to be the ultimate in relaxed excitement, as
you canoe through the section of the Zambezi flanked by National Parks on both sides.
Sit back in your comfortable two man canoe and let the river take you along its current.
Your armed River Guide will take you down remote channels between the islands in this
magnificently diverse and abundant River, where your opportunities to get close to game
are very high.
Hippos are always in sight,
can be seen browsing on the banks from the laid back comfort of your canoe.
Several operators run 3 - 5 day trips, over-nighting at very quaint and comfortable bush
camps on the banks of the river, with great food and white linen beds.
Some operators offer participatory canoeing trips of any duration.
All gear is carried in the canoes and camps are erected on islands in the river along the
way. Everyone gets involved in setting up camp and cooking. These trips are obviously
cheaper and a touch less comfortable, but the thrill of the wilderness is that much more
canoeing trips on this section of the river are,
The Zambezi Canoe Company
Camps in and around the Lower Zambezi
National Park offering Canoeing are :
Chongwe River House ,
Kiambi Safari Lodges.
Kayila Lodge, Gwabi
Lodge, Kingfisher Lodge, Royal
Kasaka River Lodge.
The Luangwa River runnning through the
Luangwa Valley and
South Luangwa National Park
is the focal point for intense concentrations of game.
Robin Pope Safaris
open Nsefu Camp for boating safaris (not canoeing) for period mid Jan to
when the water is high
Safaris open Kakuli Bush Camp for the same