The Zambezi (also spelled Zambeze and Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa …
The Zambezi’s most noted feature is Victoria Falls. …
The river flows swiftly through the Batoka Gorge, the current being continually interrupted by reefs. It has been described as one of the world’s most spectacular whitewater trips …
March is very high water. The first 10 rapids after the falls too dangerous, all that water quickly compressed between towering walls of black basalt.
We put in at rapids #11. Came out by cable car near rapids #24.
One portage was required, around a dangerous bend.
Here’s a promo video from this epic adventure. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.
Or a short clip of a couple of the BIG waves.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Though the rapids we took on my day ranged from only Class 2 – Class 4, I took some damage during my 3 raft flips. And drank plenty of Zambezi River.
I posted a few more photos.
Actually, I did in the leg climbing up into the truck on the way to the put-in. 🙂
Not inexpensive at about $175 for the day (PDF). But I didn’t hear any complaints. 🙂
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