The rapids below the Falls are among the world’s wildest but also the safest due to deep water, steep canyon walls and no mid stream rocks. The top section of the Batoka Gorge, rapids 1 - 10, includes the highest concentration of grade 4 and 5 rapids anywhere in the world. Spectacular scenery, sunshine, warm water and superb rapids all make this one of the greatest white water venues in the world. Safety is paramount and all precautions are taken to avoid accidents including plenty of safety kayaks, highly trained guides with a minimum of 5 years experience, radio communications and comprehensive evacuation facilities.
'Surf' the Zambezi River below the Falls on a body-board accompanied by an expert. Wild and exciting, these trips combine those rapids which can be 'surfed' on the board with the bigger ones which have to be ridden from the raft. These trips link in with the rafting schedules and itineraries.
The descent into the gorge for rafting is steep and depending on the time of year can be slippery. The pathways are 'rough' and due to the fact it takes place in a World Heritage site, only local materials such as mopane ladders can be used. As a result it is a difficult decent and we suggest clients should wear suitable shoes for such a clamber. Please note that if you do a half day WWR during Low Water whereby you descend from rapid no. 10 pathway, the path is in direct sunlight and more difficult than the path leading to the boiling pot.
Pick up and drop off at the Victoria Falls Day Activity Centre.