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Activities - Striving To Protect Wildlife and Encourage Responsible Tourism Practices Sun, 23 Jun 2024 13:51:35 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Abseiling & Gorge Swing

Abseiling & Gorge Swing in Zambia

High-Wiring in Zambia with Abseiling ZambiaThe latest adventure activities to come to Livingstone and the sheer gorges around Victoria Falls are ideal for them.

The company, Abseil Zambia offers abseiling, gorge swinging, rap jump and cable swing experiences in the deep Batoka gorge.

A platform has been erected on top of the gorge, and the ropes are strung out from safety pegs which have been drilled into the rocks.


The helmeted client is attached to the main rope and safety rope from their harness. Then s/he is gently lowered over the platform. Slowly the rope is let out as the client makes their way down the rock face. Clients improve with each attempt and they can go down as often as time allows.

On reaching the base of the gorge the client has the choice of walking out or being hauled back up. The walk up has been designed as an integral part of the day’s activities. A gentle slope with plenty of rest stops has been chosen. It is a pretty walk, especially now that all the trees are in leaf.

High Wiring, Gorge Swinging and Rap Jumping

This is the world's first commercial High Wire. A cable is spanned across the gorge 135m long and 75m above the ground. A full body harness is attached securely from your back to the cable and you take a running dive off the edge of the cliff. Soar across the deep gorge like a bird in flight.

It costs US$65 for about a full day of abseiling and high wiring, gorge swinging and rap jumping during which time you can have as many turns as you like.

For further details please visit the Website of Abseil Zambia.

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Riverboarding in Zambia

Armed with a body board a wetsuit, a life jacket, a helmet and fins, you will embark on a river journey playing in the currents, charging the rapids and surfing some of the world’s biggest fresh water standing waves.

Riverboarding in ZambiaThe main difference between river surfing and rafting is that you are in charge of your own vessel on the river. Instructors teach and and guide you, but in the end its you who’s taking on the rapids. The attraction to many is the physical freedom and the sense of achievement felt after tackling the Zambezi on your own.

The general rule is anyone over 13 years but they must fit into the equipment adequately. For all the clients it depends on their fitness, water confidence and experience. Anyone who has basic swimming skills, reasonable fitness and most importantly is confident and relaxed in water. Girls love it too! No previous body boarding experience is necessary.

Starting at your arranged pick up, you will be transferred to a rendezvous in Zambia, there you will enjoy healthy snacks, while the guides introduce you to the concept of river surfing and run you through the days programme.

Before venturing to the gorge, the guides will fit your river equipment ensuring maximum comfort and performance.

Riverboarding in ZambiaThen its down to the river for a ten minute safety and river talk, followed by your first plunge into the water where we practice the basic manoeuvres and positions required to river surf.

Once everybody is happy with the equipment, and their new found environment, its out into the main flow to start what many say is a seriously fun day ! The only way up into the Boiling pot below the Victoria Falls, is to swim – the day begins by exploring this amazing environment.

ZAMBEZI RAPIDS This is what this River is really known for and what makes river surfing here such a blast, literally ! Charging into rapids with water crashing around you and punching out the other side to find yourself surfing will undoubtedly be one of your best ever adrenaline rushes.You have the opportunity to take it easy in grade one to four, or if you’re up to it, go hard in Grade Five Zambezi white water !

WAVE SURFING The Zambezi has many sensational standing waves which provide everyone with fantastic surfing. Surfing on a river wave is unique, and a highlight for everyone.

PLAYING The great thing about riversurfing is being able to play in the dynamic currents that rafts can’t. A good example of this is Whirlie Riding – dropping into the zone where the main flow meets an opposite moving current, you drop your board into a vertical position, spinning inside the whirlpool.

SQUIRTS By placing your board under the boil currents, you can feel the power of the water as it takes you down. Through controlling your board angle, you can maintain your depth and cruise under water ! This is optional and for the more adventurous. It’s like flying under water !

SUNDOWNERS After an awesome day of river surfing, it’s time to climb the gorge to enjoy beers and softies at the top before transferring back to Victoria Falls or Livingstone.


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Adventure Companies

Adventure Companies in Zambia

The Zambezi Swing Livingstone Tel: 3-323454

BUNJI JUMPING African Extreme Livingstone Tel:  03 324156
Cholwe Adventures Livingstone, Zambezi Tel/Fax:03 321044
Mutemwa Camp Lusaka Tel: 03 3213220
Sakazima Island W. Province Tel: 2711 4651534 .
Ndole Bay
Lake Tanganyika
Tel: + 27 (0)12 
 347 2499
Nkamba Bay  Lusaka Tel: 01 287291

Batoka Sky Livingstone Tel: 03 320058
cell: +263 11 407573
Remote Africa Safaris South Luangwa Tel: 01 252163
United Air Charter Livingstone/ Vic Falls
Telefax:  03 323095
Chundukwa Adventure Trails Livingstone Tel: 03 324006
Chaminuka Private Game Reserve  45 mins north of Lusaka Tel: +260 1 222694 / 225432
Lilayi Game Ranch 45 mins south of Lusaka Tel: 01 228682
Fax: 01 222906
Safari Par Excellence Livingstone
Tel: +263 13 44726
Cell : +263 11 205 306
KAYAKING Raft Extreme Victoria Falls  Tel: +260 3 324024/323929
HOUSEBOATING Bateleur Siavonga/Kariba Tel: +260 1 511168
Gwembe Safaris Lake Kariba Tel: 032 20021
  Siavonga/Kariba Lusaka,262281 /260989 .
Matusadona Siavonga/Kariba Tel: 01 252518
Tel: 01 511358
CANOEING African Experience Lunga River, Kafue NP Tel: 27 11 888 8015
Cholwe Adventures Livingstone, Zambezi Tel/Fax:03 321044
Changa Changa Adventures Luangwa River Tel: +873 763 981 315
Fax: +873 763 981 316
Chundukwa Adventure Trails Livingstone, Zambezi Tel: 03 23235
Karibu Safaris Lower Zambezi River Tel: +2711 -31-839774
Makora Quest Livingstone, Zambezi Tel:  03 321679
River Horse Safaris
The Zambezi Canoe Co.
Lusaka Tel: +263 61 2447
Safari Par Excellence Livingstone
Tel: +263 13 44726
Cell : +263 11 205 306
Sobek Canoe Adventures Zambezi Gorge and Lower Zambezi Tel: 01 511168 
Tongabezi Livingstone, Lower Zambezi Tel: 03 323235
Tafika Luangwa River Tel: 03 321320
Cholwe Adventures Livingstone, Zambezi Tel/Fax:03 321044
Raft Extreme Livingstone  Tel: +260 3 324024/323929
Safari Par Excellence Livingstone
Tel: +263 13 44726
Cell : +263 11 205 306
  Tanganyika Lodge Lake Tanganyika Tel: 224616
Kalambo Lodge Lake Tanganyika Tel:224616

Raft Extreme Livingstone  Tel: +260 3 324024/323929
ZAMBEZI BOAT CRUISES Bwaato Adventures Livingstone Tel: 03 324106  .
Taonga Safaris Livingstone Tel: 03-324081 during working hours,
launch site 03-322508.
Boniface 097-878065 Andrew 097-333184.
Victoria Falls River Safaris Livingstone

Tel: +260 3 324115

Cell: +263 11 230655 
Taita Falcon Lodge Batoka Gorge
Victoria Falls

Tel / Fax: 260 3 321850   (office)
African Horizons Zambia/Botswana Tel: 260 3 323432
Cha Cha Cha Safaris Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa Tel: 222257 
Hemingways All Zambia
Wheelchair accessible facilities too
Tel +260 3 320 996,
Cell  +26 097 866 492
Zambia Outdoors All Zambia Telefax: (0)1179 606494



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White-Water Rafting

White-Water Rafting in Zambia

White-Water Rafting in ZambiaConsidered one of the best stretches of commercially run river in the world, Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its twenty three whitewater rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller coaster ride along a route carved over millenia by the Great Zambezi.


White-Water Rafting in ZambiaThe rapids are run in large rubber rafts, launched from just below the Falls. You can do a half day trip, full day or two day.

When the river is high, March - July, only the last 13 rapids can be done. As the water subsides, from June to February, all 23 are navigable.

White-Water Rafting in ZambiaIf you are keen for the ultimate thrill then a multi-day trip along the Zambezi is it! After a full day of rafting, you'll set up camp in the Batoka Gorge and listen as the wildlife, gaze into the campfire and a down a few cold drinks before you settle in for the night. Rise to a big breakfast, and the crazy adventure starts again! Perfect for a group (4+ persons) travelling together.

Overnight camps are on sandy beaches on the river's edge deep in the gorge.

Please see our Listings for Zambian Adventure Companies for bookings.



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