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Adventure businesses in Zambia

There are a range of adventure travel options and things to do and see across Zambia. Go on a wildlife safari, a fishing expedition, experiences that will make an adventure of a lifetime. Livingstone and the Victoria Falls are considered the adventure capital of Southern Africa. Activities include speedboat rides on the Zambezi River, walking with lions and cheetahs, quad tours, kayaking and surfing the Zambezi, abseiling, white water rafting, helicopter and micro flights over the Victoria Falls, canoeing and river cruises. While your in Zambia make sure to explore Zambia's adventure options with friends and family for an amazing experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
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Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara
Adventure activities
Livingstone
Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara offers a wide selection of excursions including helicopter flights, microlight flights, cruises, village tours, game drives, white water rafting, canoeing and bungee jumping. With the hotel’s assistance, you have the option to customise your adventure.
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AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Adventure activities
Livingstone
The Activity Centre at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort provides information and booking options for elephant back riding, bungee jumping, game drives, river safaris, sunset cruises, microlight and helicopter flights, white water rafting, fly-fishing and more! In addition Kamp Kwena offers a daily supervised program play for young children.
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Kasanka Trust
Safari
Kasanka National Park
Kasanka National Park is open all year. Book directly with Kasanka at localres@kasankanationalpark.com or through Wildman Safaris at res@kasankanationalpark.com. A new route for independent travellers interested in traditional culture and nature alike has recently been launched. It covers Kasanka National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands and Northern Zambia.
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Fawlty Towers Backpackers Lodge
Book your next adventure
Livingstone
Are you looking for some adventure? Let Fawlty Towers help you book various activities in and around Livingstone. Their team will make the calls and book you with the best operators. They will also ensure that your tour runs according to plan with no fuss to you.
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Safari
South Luangwa National Park
Zikomo Safari Camp’s safari activities at your disposal include morning and evening game drives as well as walking safaris which take place in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park. You can also go on a trip to see the Chichele hot springs, Stork colony, Carmine bee eaters, nesting areas and hippo pods. Other possible trips are a village tour, or visit to a local artist in the area.
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Sporting Guns
Shooting range
Lusaka +2
Sporting Guns operates a shooting range that offers two types of clay pigeon shooting – English Sporting and Skeet Shooting. The company caters for individual shooters as well as groups and corporate shoots, providing the novice and experienced shot with a wide range of fun and challenging targets.
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KaingU Safari Lodge
Safari activities
Kafue National Park
KaingU Safari Lodge offer a fantastic range of family friendly safari activities in the Kafue National Park with some activities designed exclusively for kids. Experience wildlife rich game drives, walking safaris and boat cruises that can be tailored to your liking. Go on a canoeing adventure, fish the rich Zambezi river, relish delicious food in an idyllic spot handpicked for you and take cultural trips to the local school.
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Rashid Store
Arms & Ammunition
Lusaka
Rashid Store has a large range of firearms, ammunition and accessories. Firearms include shotguns, rifles and handguns. The company boasts exclusive dealership for Zambia for world renowned brands such as CZ, Glock, Steyr Mannlicher and Chiappa. Rashid Store is always willing to go the extra mile and welcome any customer that visits them.
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Tiffany's Canyon Lodge
Adventure & Kids play park
Lusaka
Tiffany's Canyon Lodge has a variety of water and land based activities such as canoeing, a ride on the speed boats, birding, paint balling and more. The lodge also has a spacious outdoor play area designed for children under the age of 12 years old. The playground provides children with a safe and clean environment.
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Mvuu Lodge Zambia
Fishing
Lower Zambezi National Park
The waters that surround Mvuu Lodge Zambia are the perfect habitat for many species of fish such as Tiger fish, Bream, chessa, Nkupi, and the legendary Vundu, making this a fishing haven. Experienced guides accompany guests on all fishing expeditions, assuring guests of great opportunities to catch trophy fish.
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Mvuu Lodge Zambia
Safari
Lower Zambezi National Park
Mvuu Lodge Zambia offers an exciting safari package that includes canoeing, game viewing, bird watching, fishing expeditions and river cruises. Indigenous bush surrounds the lodge, wildlife roam freely through the camp; the unspoilt and abundant Zambezi River offers phenomenal game fishing.
Livingstone's Adventure
Victoria Falls river safaris
Livingstone
Victoria Falls river safaris offer you an exceptional upper river safari experience. You will view a wide array of the game as you explore the mighty Zambezi River in a propeller-free safari boat. This operator will take you to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. You will get to choose from various cruise options to give you the ultimate experience.
Livingstone's Adventure
Fishing
Livingstone
Do you want to do something different? How about going on a fishing excursion on the Zambezi River. With more than 75 species in these waters, this is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences for avid anglers: an opportunity to catch the Tiger Fish. It is rated by many anglers as the finest freshwater fighting fish in the world.
Livingstone's Adventure
Zambezi canoe trips and water taxi
Livingstone
Canoe on the Zambezi River through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Zambezi canoe trips combine the exquisite stillness of the river with a raw wildness that is not easy to find in many other Livingstone activities. With a water taxi service, residents at Minor Hotels Resort can now arrive at their destination in splendid style.
Livingstone's Adventure
Microlight and ultralight flights
Livingstone
Batoka Sky’s microlight and ultralight flights offer unique and breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls and the spectacular gorge that the mighty Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. Book now and feel the thundering river and the incredible power of the falls.
Livingstone's Adventure
Helicopter flights
Livingstone
Batoka Sky gives you the chance to experience the flight of angels, a memorable helicopter flight with breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, Zambezi River, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You can choose from 15 minutes, 22 minutes and 30-minute flights. This will definitely give you the experience to remember for the rest of your life.
Livingstone's Adventure
Quad bike trails
Livingstone
The Livingstone Quad Company offers exciting quad bike trails. You can push the limits and feel the force as you explore rough terrain on a quad bike. You will be treated to amazing panoramic views and wildlife sightings under the supervision of a guide. Trips vary from bush track riding (while experiencing the local village life) to quad bike eco safaris.
Livingstone's Adventure
Bundu rafting
Livingstone
Livingstone's Adventure gives you a chance to experience world class white water rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls. With its deep channels and high water volumes, the Zambezi has adrenaline-packed class 3 – 5 rapids interspersed with tranquil pools. Trips on offer vary from a couple of hours, to an incredible five-night, six-day excursion from the Victoria Falls all the way to Lake Kariba.
Ntanda Ventures Ltd
Adventure activities
Chingola
Working with various operators, Ntanda Ventures is able to organise exciting adventure activities including bungee jumping, abseiling, white water rafting, kayaking, helicopter and microlight flights and fishing. Experience the best activities Zambia has to offer and go back home with memories you will cherish forever.
Ndole Bay Lodge
Adventure activities
Lake Tanganyika
Ndole Bay Lodge is the first and only fully registered PADI scuba diving facility in Zambia. It provides something new and exciting at any level. The reef right in front of Ndole Bay offers some of the best snorkelling on the lake. Other adventure activities include tubing, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and kite surfing.
Zambia In Style
Safari
Mfuwe
Zambia In Style is a full-service travel provider that offers a wide selection of safaris at all major places of interest in Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. Their goal is to provide life-changing safaris in some of the most remote and unspoiled areas in Africa. Zambia In Style brings your wildest African dreams to life.
Ndole Bay Lodge
Safari
Lake Tanganyika
The shoreline of Nsumbu National Park is a rich haven for land wildlife, while the crystal clear blue waters teem with an unparalleled diversity of underwater life. Ndole Bay is your gateway to one of the last true wilderness areas in Africa. Nsumbu offers a wilderness experience that is fast becoming a rarity in the world.
Ndole Bay Lodge
Fishing
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika offers some of the best freshwater angling to be found anywhere on earth. More than a dozen species are regularly caught on rod and line. With basic fishing tackle for hire or purchase, a good catch is virtually unavoidable! Different techniques suit varying conditions, time and species.

Adventure

There are a range of adventure travel options and things to do and see across Zambia. Go on a wildlife safari, a fishing expedition, experiences that will make an adventure of a lifetime. Livingstone and the Victoria Falls are considered the adventure capital of Southern Africa. Activities include speedboat rides on the Zambezi River, walking with lions and cheetahs, quad tours, kayaking and surfing the Zambezi, abseiling, white water rafting, helicopter and micro flights over the Victoria Falls, canoeing and river cruises. While your in Zambia make sure to explore Zambia's adventure options with friends and family for an amazing experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Abseiling is an adventure sport that is fairly physically easy and extremely mentally challenging. However, it can be made as gentle or as challenging depending on the requirements as well as the participants preference. Zambia offers you the opportunity to abseil down the Batoka Gorge and enjoy a thrilling adventure coupled with stunning views of the surrounding scenery. This descent is usually very slow, nerve-wracking and always aided by a professional guide. Abseiling requires one to be 10 years or above, no child below the age of 10 will be allowed to abseil. This is a great activity for those looking to experience a unique Zambian adventure with their feet off the ground.
This list typically gives you accommodation venues with a booking desk for a range of adventure activities - such as wildlife safaris, fishing expeditions, speedboat rides, walking with lions and cheetahs, quad tours, kayaking, abseiling, white water rafting, helicopter and micro flights over the Victoria Falls, canoeing and much more. Zambia is simply brimming with opportunities, visitors from all over the globe travel to Zambia to experience the extraordinary and explore new adventures.
Explore wildlife, learn about wildlife, help wildlife conservation. Companies that give you the opportunity to get really close to wildlife are listed in this category. This helps to advance understanding of wildlife by promoting awareness through education programs on biodiversity conservation, with rich and diversified related topics and sessions, targeting all age groups, students and public, along with hands-on wildlife programs and environmental activities. Exploring different native animals and plants in Zambia, through live tours in the wild and walks in nature. Protecting, propagating through captive breeding, and releasing the wild animals when cured so that each of us make more environmentally sensitive decisions in our daily lives.
Bungee jumping favours both the young and old. If you're interested in a thrilling experience to get your adrenaline pumping, go for a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge. Though seemingly terrifying, bungee jumping is a safe activity and has very good overall safety record – bungee operations are run by highly trained and experienced professionals, using the best and most reliable equipment, as well as following the most stringent safety procedures. The Victoria Falls Bridge, located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, provides the highest commercial bridge jump in the world. It is 111 metres high, crossing the magnificent Batoka Gorge.
Enjoy a quiet experience on the river in a streamlined canoe.
Enjoy a morning or afternoon on the river or even a lake. These trips often include refreshments on board.
Fishing in Zambia is very exciting with no shortage of fish or water based adventures. It is an exceptionally popular sport in Africa and Zambia has a lot to offer the avid angler. The most popular river to fish in Zambia is the Zambezi River and the biggest lakes you can fish in Zambia are Lake Kariba, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Bangweulu and Lake Mweru. But remember that there are many other rivers, lakes and dams you can fish in. Fishing in Zambian rivers and lakes becomes an adventure on water with crocodiles and hippos for company and elephants and lions roaming on land nearby! Arrange to go fishing just for a few hours, or book a complete fishing holiday.
For jump enthusiasts, the Victoria Falls in Zambia offers a thrilling gorge swinging experience in Livingstone. This activity is operated on a spectacular site above rapid number 7. A cable is spanned across the gorge 135m long and 75m above the ground. A full body harness is attached securely from your back to the cable and you take a running dive off the edge of the cliff and soar across the gorge. The jump ends with several pendulum swings before clients are lowered to the ground. Jumpers can choose to do the gorge swing from standing, or backwards, or for the most daring, upside down from handstand. This is definitely an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!
In Zambia find established companies that run local helicopter tours, above the Victoria Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the luxurious Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. A helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls will make you feel like an eagle soaring above this spectacular area providing fantastic views and a whole new perspective of this natural wonder. The helicopters are professionally operated by licensed pilots. Don't forget to take advantage of the numerous photographic opportunities you will get as you experience the air safari.
Wildlife trophy hunting is a multi-million dollar industry which is legal in Zambia even though it is regarded by many as primitive in this day and age. Why would a country like Zambia allow the shooting and killing of its precious lion and leopard populations? It is the need for foreign currency in order to fund sustainable wildlife programmes, which can be costly, and also to benefit local communities. There is no doubt that the beautiful banks of the Zambezi river in Livingstone and the Victoria Falls are still a draw for international tourists but it is trophy hunters that brings the lion’s share of the much needed foreign currency. This is highly regulated by the government and you need a licence to hunt and shoot in Zambia.
One of the most popular microlight flight flying experiences in Zambia takes place in Livingstone. Find companies in here that offer microlight flight adventures across the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorge. The microlight flights take only two people: one pilot, one passenger, flights usually last 12-15 minutes, or 25-30 minutes if game viewing is included. Photographic equipment are not allowed to be carried on the microlight flight and operation of the microlight flight is weather dependent. Microlight flight flying experiences are truly unique gifts for adventurers and aviation fans, guaranteed to be utterly unforgettable and a totally novel method of flying.
Quad-biking is an activity which uses single-seater all-terrain vehicles, ridden like motorbikes in terms of controls, but which have four wheels. In Zambia modest guided quad-bike tours are also available in the Livingstone area, with viewpoints of the Victoria Falls and its canyon. These all-terrain ultimate adventure vehicles give you a close experience to Zambia's wildlife and traditional village life. These ultimate adventure vehicles allow both novice and experienced riders to explore the area at their own leisurely pace. Hop onto the back of a quad and be treated to spectacular natural views and wildlife with friends and family under the supervision of a qualified guide.
The Zambia safari experience is rich and rewarding with excellent wildlife populations. Zambia has 19 national parks in which you can experience what is probably the best wildlife viewing in the world. When it comes to safaris in Zambia you are really spoilt for choice. Some Zambia national parks are more developed for the explorer than others. However, even the developed parks like South Luangwa National Park have only a smattering accommodation and safaris.
Water sports in Zambia includes the internationally famous white water rafting experiences in the Kafue Gorge at the bottom of the Victoria Falls. There are also many Victoria Falls related water sports in Livingstone that include, kayaking, surfing and jet boats.
An exhilarating sport in the rapids. Requires team work and courage.
Zipping from one platform to another via steel cables bolted to the sides of mountains and tall trees is a unique way to experience the stunning natural scenery in Zambia. Experience the adrenaline rush traveling a speed of 106 km’s hurtling 425m across the Batoka Gorge, while suspended 120m above the breathtaking beauty of the Zambezi water below. The combination of speed, distance and varying heights above ground makes an ultimate adrenaline experience for the very brave. This activity is totally safe for children of all ages. Smaller children are harnessed with their parent/guardian so that they can get to enjoy the high wire too.

With most operators located near the Victoria Falls area, Zambia offers you the opportunity to enjoy a broad range of exciting adventure and sports activities.

Whatever your sense of adventure, there is an experience for you. The country has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s best adventure destinations. With plenty of activities and national parks, it is easy to experience Zambia’s adventure activities on land, water or air. Operators are specialists in customising your adventure to meet your specific interests and budget. They also provide you with personalised attention and assistance in any services that you may require.

Some of Zambia's exciting adventure and sports activities include:

Abseiling

Abseiling is a fantastic way to face your fear of heights and experience the thrill of rappelling down a cliff. This is a great activity for the family and also team building events. Companies that offer this service ensure that your experience is enjoyable but above all safe. You will be helmeted and attached to the main rope and safety rope from your harness, then you will be gently lowered over the platform. Slowly the rope is let out as you make your way down the rock face, you will definitely improve with each attempt and you can go down as often as time allows.

Giving you control over how quickly or how slowly you descend, each descent can be tailored to the individual, making abseiling one of the most fulfilling outdoor activities. When you reach the ground, you have the choice of walking out or being pulled back up. The hike out of the gorge is a steep slope (a person of average fitness can manage this in approximately 20 minutes).

Animal Encounter

Explore wildlife, learn about wildlife, help wildlife conservation. Companies that give you the opportunity to get really close to wildlife are listed in this category. This helps to advance understanding of wildlife by promoting awareness through education programs on biodiversity conservation, with rich and diversified related topics and sessions, targeting all age groups, students and public, along with hands-on wildlife programs and environmental activities. Exploring different native animals and plants in Zambia, through live tours in the wild and walks in nature. Protecting, propagating through captive breeding, and releasing the wild animals when cured so that each of us make more environmentally sensitive decisions in our daily lives.

Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is one of the most extreme sports you can practice that involves jumping from a tall structure while your feet are connected to a long and a large elastic cord. Normally, the structure from which one jumps from would be a bridge with the river at the base, sometimes a hot air balloon and on some occasions jumping from a helicopter. Adrenaline lovers and travellers that want to try it for the first time go around the world looking for the best places to practice it. There are many places around the world where you can jump, some are natural sceneries of a beauty you can’t miss and others are man-made and have impressive dimensions.

Canoeing

A canoeing safari spent on the Lower Zambezi River is a trip you make through the flood plains of the Mana pools region. This unique river experience encompasses much of what the best of the Zambezi River has to offer. The Lower Zambezi canoeing safari has got to be the ultimate in relaxed excitement, as you canoe through the section of the Zambezi flanked by National Parks on both sides. The Upper Zambezi River a wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy the astonishingly beautiful scenery that lines the river before it takes its plunge over the Victoria Falls. Canoe safaris on the Kafue River in the Kafue National Park and the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa are exciting adventures allowing you to get really close to the wildlife on the banks of the rivers.

Fishing

Fishing is often possible at Zambia safari destinations, with fishing day trips on offer and Zambia lake destinations have lake fishing charters available. Fishing safari holidays are also available in Zambia, tiger fishing in the Zambezi River is very popular. The river also offers great fishing for tasty bream, chessa and vundu. As an angler, you must be prepared to travel long distances over rough roads, carrying your gear. There are very few hotels and lodges off the main roads, and fewer still in fishing areas, though the Zambia National Tourism Board is conducting a successful campaign for more hotels and rest houses, particularly the lodges in the national parks, where good fishing is to be had on the rivers. The best months for angling in Zambia are September through to November and March through to June, however, due to the high temperatures experienced in the Zambezi Valley, fishing is practically a year round past-time!