Thu 11 Oct - Sat 20 Oct 2018

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The challenge

  • Paddle over 100kms down the mighty Zambezi River
  • Experience traditional dugout canoes, inflatable kayaks and rafts
  • Witness the ‘smoke that thunders’ – the awesome Victoria Falls
  • Paddle past hippos, crocodiles and elephants
  • Camp under the stars on the banks of the Zambezi

Known locally as Great River, the Zambezi flows for 2,700kms through six countries on its path from Zambia to the Indian Ocean. This unique and exhilarating challenge will take in Victoria Falls, unforgiving rapids and the likes of hippos and crocodiles. Expect a rough ride, with sweltering heat, humidity, blistered hands and harsh conditions providing some of the obstacles along the way. The team will paddle in both mokoros (traditional dug out wooden canoes) and inflatable kayaks for 100kms of the river. The river’s upper section is dotted with islands and braided with narrow fast flowing channels. You will paddle your way along the border with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, steadily heading towards the Falls. Ultimately, the climax comes with the daunting prospect of rafting below the Falls in the notorious Batoka Gorge, the most tempestuous white water rapids in the world.

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Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi  River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

I had such a fantastic time in Zambia that I didn't want to come home. I loved the rafting and the ground crew were outstanding. It was so hot, and dusty, that the trek was extremely hard but the group I was part of became a family over the course of the week and everyone was encouraging to make sure we had the support to finish.

Carla Rodbard

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

The Zambezi River Challenge is an amazing experience, in a fantastic country. Do not hesitate to sign up.

Louise Goddard

Zambezi River Charity Challenge in Zambia

This is hard work but completely worth it. The best thing I've ever done. Experienced amazing views of Zambia, including Victoria Falls as well as wildlife and adrenaline aplenty! We were well looked after and I'd recommend it to anyone if they have the opportunity.

Anna Cowland

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

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