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Think Local
Do your activities with locals and get a first hand perspective from locals with over 25 years experience in the industry!


Shockwave specializes in non-adventurous & adventurous- adrenaline-rush activities including whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe. This locally owned company offers a unique experience by creating custom adventures away from mass rafting. Our first-class, small-group ,VIP and personalized rafting trips on the Zambezi River are unmatched in the industry.

We do pick our clients from across the boarder which is Zambia, Livingstone for their tours in Victoria falls at a low price.

Our company was founded in 2001 by Philani Moyo who continues as our local director with management and marketing assistance from Paul Brees a businessman from Belgium and Chris Mongo, a professional rafting guide from the United States. Our mission is to introduce everyone who joins our exciting and educational activities to the magnificence of mother Africa and all she has to offer. Our main objective is to help our visitors make the most of their holiday in Africa's Paradise of Zimbabwe.
We plan each trip according to guests specifications, collecting comprehensive input then suggesting activities and a schedule  that's best for them. We clearly understand that a holiday is all about having golden moments, smiles and long-lasting happy memories. All of our trips are run by professionals who ensure you get an excellent rafting experience on the Zambezi every time you come rafting with us.
We have the most experienced staff in this industry. Our professionals guide year-round not only in Zimbabwe but also in Australia, Colorado, Italy, Norway and South Africa. Through extensive international contacts and a guides interchange program, Shockwave is part of an international network of professional rafting companies. Our guides speak multiple languages including English, Italian and Spanish, which makes it easy for our international guests to feel at home with us.
Safety comes first at Shockwave, with our enviable safety record we are at the forefront of the white-water industry with our constant training and innovative safety procedures (Be assured that we don’t compromise on safety issues on the river)
Every trip includes an experienced safety kayaker whose job is to escort your group and pick up guests who take voluntary or involuntary swims. We provide complete safety information and training at our check-in point.


Our activities are all covered by a ZAR20,000,000 Public Liability Insurance Policy with SAXUM INSUARANCE (Reg. No. 2004/011845/06) South Africa. Communication is maintained at all times through hand-held radios and cellphones, a first-aid kit is available on each and every trip, and all of our guides are in possession of the following courses:
• Advanced First Aid
• C.P.R
• Swift Water Rescue Technicians course




Whilst there are many adventure companies to choose during your time in Victoria Falls, by deciding to use Shockwave Adventures you are supporting the only African owned and operated company on the entire Zambezi river.

Our managing director Philani – a Victoria falls native has not only guided professionally on 4 continents but has been pioneering the Zambezi since 1995. During this time ‘MD’ won the accolade of Africas best kayaker, competed in the rafting world championships and trained countless guides for various companies many of whom you can see on the river today.

It is no exaggeration that modern day Zambezi rafting has been heavily influenced by the efforts and passion of Philani Moyo and his team. Founded in 2001, Shockwave Adventures is a tight – knit community of professionals all hand selected by Philani to match his high standards from our world-class guides to our drivers, chefs and highly organized office staff.

When we choose employees at Shockwave we believe that sheer quality will always outweigh quantity. Choosing Shockwave Adventures ensures that you will have a once in a life time experience with the highest standard of safety and service whilst also helping the community of Victoria falls flourish.

Think Local, raft with locals!


  • The top rated rafting company in both Zimbabwe and Zambia by Trip advisor client’s comments

  • Public liability cover of ZAR20,000,000 with AXUM INSUARANCE (South Africa)

  • We are covered by Medical Air Rescue  (MARS)

  • We offer extra 5km of rafting compared to other companies on the Zambezi River. This is only in high water - when starting from Rapid15 finishes at rapid 28 or open season.

  • We have a money back guarantee policy if not satisfied with our whitewater rafting tours (applies only online bookings)

  • Unique, customized and provide personalized trips, doing away with mass crowd.

  • We use state of art equipment, class 5 life jackets made in USA- universal and easy to adjust. You will feel comfortable during your rafting trip

  • The only company that accepts the online bookings and more than 20 payments card are accepted just to mention few -American Express / Visa / Master Card / Amex / Dinners Club /Discover / JCB

  • Be assured that we don’t compromise on safety issues on the river. Our trip leaders are the most experienced guides around: all of them have 20 years and more rafting on the Mighty Zambezi and a remarkable experience on the international rafting scene that include Norway, Australia, USA.  

  • The only company has youth and child class V life jackets; this is why we take families with kids on the river.

  • Our guides and the owner raft international every year during off season on Zambezi river, in countries such as Colorado, Italy, Norway, South Africa

  • The only Local owned rafting company in both Zimbabwe and Zambia

  • We provide snacks and mineral water, chums to hold your sunglasses or prescription glasses during rafting tours.

  • We provide transport to and from where our clients are residing

  • We provide a mini breakfast before the trip and after the trip there will be mouth watering lunch waiting for you and a lot of refreshments

  • All our guides are advanced first aid and CPR trained with fully equipped first aid kits

  • Our clients report 300% fun on the river

  • Flexibility on time as long as the family or group meets minimum number we can run at anytime.

  • The only company that do private trips on this river.

  • The only company that will not rush its guest from morning and also on the river, our guides have a lot of information to tell you about the gorge, animals, Zambezi River as well as the Victoria falls. This is why we start picking all our guest at 7.30am after you had your breakfast in your hotel. We don’t pick you for this activity at 6.30 like others. With Shockwave it’s not only about paddling the Zambezi but also to know a few interesting and background information about the river, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Africa in general.

  • (Flexibility) we give our customers option of doing a half or full stretch on the river depending on their experience or if they are in a hurry to be back in town for other activities

  • As we cover a distance of about 26km per day in Low Water Season & 14 & 19km in high water, we provide a light snacks on the river and mineral water as the lunch is served at the top of the gorge.

Important information before planning your holiday to Zimbabwe


*Please if you are from country in Category C such as Mexico, India, Bolivia,Bulgaria,Chile,Iraq, Venezuela, Yemen Rep,Saudi Arabia, Libya you need to apply for visa online in advance and let us know as we can help with documents needed.


*Please note there is a shortage of cash at the banks in Zimbabwe, Please ensure when traveling to Zimbabwe you bring with you US$Cash to pay for your visa & also to use restaurants, shops and markets as some still do not have credit card machines.     


* Birth Certificates - Please make sure to bring birth certificates for your kids under 18 years of age & if its single parent have an affidavit that authorizes you from the second parents please this for entering South Africa & Chobe Botswana

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