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RAFTING

  2023  Departure Dates  2.5 & 5 Days Tours 

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  • Prices From : 2.5 Days $856 / 5 Days $1570 / 2 Days $575All

  2024  Departure Dates  2.5 & 5 Days Tours 

  •  Aug 9th

  • Aug 23nd

  • Sep 6th

  • Sep  20th

  • Oct 4th

  • Oct 18th

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  • Prices From : 2.5 Days $856 / 5 Days $1570 / 2 Days $575All

Early bird promotion: Book before 28 February 2023- Get 15% off

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Shockwave Adventures is the only rafting company on the Zambezi River that offers value for money in terms of the distance covered on the river per day. Beginning the adventure with the Shockwave trademark start off point” SWIM BELOW THE FALLS”, our 2.5 days trips covers a distance of about 45km and on a 5 days trip you cover a distance of about 130km. You will do more distance with Shockwave Adventures which is approximately 30km per day. White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is an absolute gem of a trip - featuring big white water, and spectacular African scenery! One of the many highlights is bobbing around at the base of the magnificent Victoria Falls - definitely one of the more dramatic places on this planet to begin a 5 day river adventure.

 

Your following days will be spent challenging some of the most awesome Class IVs and Vs rapids namely The Ghost Rider, Creamy White Buttocks, the Mother, Oblivion and Stairway to Heaven only to name a few, while your nights will involve camping on expansive beaches of white sand nights under the beautiful African stars inside the Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River, with gin and tonic in hand whilst listening to the noises of wild Africa. After completing one of the most exhilarating adventures in the world, you can head off to sample the wildlife viewing that this region is famous for. A brilliant way to really top off your trip to Africa.

8 Days Mighty Zambezi Expeditions

Experience the best of the Zambezi River on a 8 day excursion. Raft Float  the Upper Zambezi and cherish the breathtaking views in and about this river. Sleep your nights camping under the African stars and enjoy meals on bush cuisine. Spice up the trip with a 5 day rafting adventure as you paddle the unsung heroic rapids not covered in the traditional one day rafting. Cap off this exhilarating adventure with a day and overnight safari in Zimbabwe pristine and largest National Park, Hwange.

Why Book This Tour

  • Tour includes all accommodations, and meals for the 8 Days.

  • Opportunity to raft one of the wildest rivers before the activity is extinct due to damming of the river. The damming preliminaries have commenced.

  • Good Value for Money

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Please note that we confirm all our multi day trips with a minimum of 4 people and you may request a date of your choice.

Other than that please book on set dates.

 

Rafting Overnight: 2.5 Days

2023 - From $856


Arrival Day
Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure that lies ahead of you, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 
Day 1 Rafting
Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9 am when they will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven, Land of The Giants, and The Devil's Toilet Bowl .
We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 4 pm
Included: lunch, dinner
 
Day 2 Rafting
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of exhilarating action and scenes of remarkable beauty. 
Included: All meals
 
Day 3 Rafting
Its another hard working day portaging around Moemba Falls which is a class 6 rapid. We will then raft 2 rapids before we arrive at the Dam site around 11 am where we will have the second portage then start that long walk to the top of the canyon ice cold soft drinks and beers will be waiting. Our lunch will served on our way back to town which will take about two hours drive.
 
Second Option
Get a Helicopter Flight Back To Town
You may  take a spectacular 40 minute helicopter flight through part of the gorge you have rafted and over the spectacular Victoria Falls arriving back to our hotel. 

Multiple Day whitewater rafting on the Zambezi river

Rafting Overnight: 2 Days & 1 Night
 2023 Price: From $575


Arrival Day
Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure that lies ahead of you, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 
Day 1 Rafting
Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9 am when they will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls only if its low water, however today there is no gradual build up; this 14-28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on 2 days trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven, Land of The Giants, and The Devil's Toilet Bowl .
We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 4 pm
Included: lunch, dinner
 
Day 2 Rafting
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and get ready for a long day with some class 1 upto 6 rapids, note that we walk around all class 6 rapids.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch & drinks

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Relaxed on the Zambezi River Bank
Relaxed on the Zambezi River Bank

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Lunch on a multiday Tour on the zambezi
Lunch on a multiday Tour on the zambezi

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Rowing the raft on Zambezi  Multiday Raf
Rowing the raft on Zambezi Multiday Raf

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Relaxed on the Zambezi River Bank
Relaxed on the Zambezi River Bank

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Rafting Overnight: 5 Days

2023 Price: From $1570

Arrival Day

Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure that lies ahead of you, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.

Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 1 Rafting

Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9a.m when they will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven, Land of The Giants, and The Devil's Toilet Bowl .We will reach our beach campsite at rapid#21 at about 4pm.

Included: lunch, dinner

 

Day 2 Rafting

We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of exhilarating action and scenes of remarkable beauty. Its a hard working evening with two portaging around Moemba Falls. We arrive at the Dam site around 4pm where we will have the second portage and camp right by the falls.

Included: All meals

 

Day 3 Rafting

We will have a relaxed morning, downstream the towering waves of Ghost rider, the biggest commercially run-able roller coaster wave train in the World. In the original exploratory trip on the Zambezi one of the rafters opted not to run the rapid and pushed his empty boat off into the current. The sight of the empty raft successfully running the rapid in the twilight (after two others had flipped) inspired him to name the rapid Ghost rider. After surviving the Ghost rider rapid it will be the time to open our cooler boxes full of beers and start drinking as we will be drifting down small rapids. We get to camp at about 16:00 after travelling about 20 kms.

 

Day 4 Rafting

There is no rush on this day and after breakfast, rigging the boats and a late departure from camp, we paddle past a set of small rapids before negotiating a more technical rapid named Asleep At The Wheel, and then drift into camp! After departing camp we drift past Fish Eagle's nests, negotiate rapids - Wave Train, Jay Bay, (similar to Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa - a popular surfing place), Bismark's Territory, (home to a particularly large crocodile named Bismark!) and Smugglers Camp. This is the biggest fisherman's village encountered during the 6 day trip and the villagers are happy to show us around, giving us a glimpse at an astonishingly uncomplicated and simple lifestyle, totally free from the modern urban world we left behind some days ago.

 

Day 5 Rafting

The river really changes character. Basalt rocks give way to grassy banks and the grunts of vocal hippopotamus carry across the water. Our rafts drift past islands in the river, havens for Egyptian Geese and basking crocodiles. After a couple of hours, we rendezvous with our vehicles near the Matetsi River mouth. After packing up and deflating the rafts we head back to Victoria Falls by road, having lunch on route. The journey back takes about 3 hours. After taking time out to unpack and freshen up, a group dinner and party is always a favorite option.

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What's Included:

Tents and sleeping mats
All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mineral water & purified water, soft drinks, beers and wines

 

 

What’s not included

National park fees $10 per person

Sleeping bags

Photos and Videos (available upon confirmation before the trip)

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their possession already what is needed for our river rafting expeditions. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. Each guest will get a dry bag to use for the trip once in Victoria falls.

 

River Fashion:

  • A pair of Chacos or similar sandals.

  • 2 pairs of River shorts or swimming costumes -

  • Long sleeved business shirt or lycra layer to wear under your life jacket.

  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off –

  • Wide brimmed sunhat –

  • Sunglasses.

  • Nalgene or similar water bottle –

  • Thermal Top. Medium weight - Heavyweight Capilene or polypropylene is the best. This is only necessary for cooler months

  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF15 minimum.

  • Sleeping bags

 

For evenings and around camp

  • 2 pairs lightweight long trousers

  • 2 lightweight long sleeved shirts

  • Fleece jacket – it can be cool in the morning and evenings

  • T-shirts and shorts for around camp.

  • Underwear.

  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.

  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.

  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer

  • Hand wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

  • Small pack towel.

  • Headlamp or head torch with spare batteries

  • Shoes or boots for wearing around camp.

  • Insect Repellent.

  • Any medication you may be taking.

  • Water proof camera such as Go Pro to have on the raft with you

  • Small normal camera that can fit in our waterproof pelican cases

  • You are welcome to bring your own inflatable mattress (lightweight)

Optional Items

  • Your favorite book or a journal for recording your river memories.

  • Sketchpad.

  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.

  • Bring a spare memory card or plenty of film.

  • Waterproof Go Pro camera for the "action" on the raft shots.

  • Swiss Army Knife or Leather man.

  • An iPod or other music preferences.

  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items, gratuities and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.

  • Binoculars

 

Personal Spending

  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink. Please remember that many of the countries we visit do offer Credit Card and ATM facilities and for a small charge you can withdraw cash either from your account or Credit Card for convenience.

  • If you wish to pass on a gratuity to your guide we leave this entirely up to you.

  • Basically, we advise you to keep things as light as possible, without skimping on the necessities. It is great to bring back a load of goodies for everybody back at home.

 

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Happy hour on a multiday rafting trip
Batoka Dam side class 6 rapid
Arrived at the Zambezi river camp site
Camp 2
USA Friends in Victoria falls
Zambezi canyon
Shockwave Camp Gear
Shockwave Lunch
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Shockwave Big rapid
Dinner time
Zambezi River multy day trip
Multi Day camping area
Ready for whitewater rafting
Relaxing time
Rapid No. 11 in October
Rapid No. 11
Family Rafting Vic Falls
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Shockwave GoPro Zambezi River Photo
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Rafting on Colorado river
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Megan family on 3 days overnight Rafting
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