This adrenalin adventure activity is internationally acclaimed. Rapids 1 to 9 (morning expedition) have violent rapids only possible to navigate between mid-July to mid-January. Rapids 10 to 25 (afternoon expedition) are slightly less challenging. The morning section of the river is classified as Grade 5 'extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas'. The afternoon section is slightly less challenging and is of a lower grade. A lift out of the gorge at rapid 25 is included in the rafting package. For those of good fitness, 15 years or over.
Safari Par Excellence operates year round. The river conditions are determined by seasonally predictable fluctuations in water levels. Low water season generally runs from August to January each year – this is when the Zambezi is at its very wildest. The high water is from about February to July with a short “closed season” around April/May depending on the season’s rains.
One day of this extreme sporting adventure may not be enough. Waking up to yet another day of river rafting joy will surely bring a smile to your face, which is why Safpar has a multi-day rafting option available. The multi-day White Water Rafting trip involves an adrenalin and picturesque journey through the beautiful Batoka Gorge. These trips have been designed to cater specifically for clients looking to experience both the adrenalin rush and sheer power of the mighty Zambezi River as well as the beauty that is the Batoka Gorge.