Whether canoeing on the upper or lower Zambezi (above Victoria Falls or below lake Kariba) canoeing safaris offer the experience of paddling down one of the biggest and most pristine rivers in Africa whilst watching elephant drinking along the banks and sharing the water with hippos and crocodiles. This is pure adrenaline of a natural kind. Your senses will never be more keenly focused.
A little bit of exercise, game-viewing at its most raw and experiences by the bucketful – who could ask for more? Generally canoeing either operates out of a mobile camp; which is erected on a remote part of the river and used as a base or as a fully mobile camp that is erected and dismantled on a daily basis as you make your way down the river.
By necessity guiding is supreme – one cannot experience nature any closer then this and Professional river guides have to know their stuff. Whether its skirting a pod of hippo or walking you up to a pride of lions these guys are the ultimate professionals. Options range from simple day trips out of Victoria Falls to adventures lasting as long as 10 days.