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Fisheagle Canoe Safari

Zambezi, Zimbabwe

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The Fisheagle Safari starts from Kariba, 8 km downstream from the Kariba Dam Wall and ends in Mana Pools National Park.

The Safari travels 18 km through the Kariba Gorge after which the river opens up into the floodplains which are prolific in wildlife.

Mana Pools National Park is a protected World Heritage Site. The Safari as a whole covers approximately 130 km from start to finish. Each day an average of 21.5 km will be paddled, however don't let this daunt you, the current of the river will do most of the work for you so relax and take in the magnificent surroundings.

Arrival location:

Kariba Town Zimbabwe

Departure Location:

Kairba Town Zimbabwe

Included in your experience:

- Accommodation on Safari,

- All meals, tea, coffee, cordials,

- South African Wine with Dinner,

- Use of equipment,

- Professional Canoe Guide,

- Transfers at the start and end of the canoe safari to and from Kariba Town.

Not included in your experience:

- Accommodation in Kariba prior and post the canoe safari.

- Soft Drinks, Beers, Alcohol

- National Parks Fees.

    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    DAY ONE (18 KM) Natureways Safaris will collect you on the morning of your safari at 0730hrs, in good time for a check-in at Natureways office, handing in extra luggage and valuables. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR PASSPORT ON THE RIVER. There will be a short briefing to summarise what the safari entails and questions may be asked. Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form before leaving on the safari. After the briefing, a visit to the shops will be made, purchasing any extra drinks wanted for the trip before setting off for the river. Please note that credit cards are not a recommended payment option in Zimbabwe. After arriving at the start point, luggage will be portered into the gorge and your group will walk the 1.5kms down to the river - quite a long, steep descent. All canoes and camping equipment will have already been carried into the gorge and packed. A safety talk and demonstration on how to paddle a canoe will be given after which you will be launched, then paddling until a stop is made for lunch. After a picnic-style lunch, there will be time for a siesta to avoid the heat of the day after which, paddling recommences. At approximately 1700hrs you will arrive and set up camp on an island named Crocodile Rocks. There will be time to have a bucket bath, relax and have dinner after a brief safety talk on camping.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
  • Day2 - 3
    DAY TWO (27 KM) You will be woken at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits before canoeing for a couple of hours then stopping for a leisurely breakfast. After breakfast you set off once again, enjoying the incredible scenery of the Zambezi Valley. A lunch stop will be made at the first suitable spot with time, once again, for a siesta. In the early evening you will reach your second campsite at Twin Logs Island.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    DAY THREE (28 KM) Again, up at sunrise for tea, coffee, biscuits and also breakfast, before canoeing. A packed lunch is taken on the River. At approximately 1700hrs camp is set up on an island named Kakomarara.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    DAY FOUR (27 KM) Up at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits before paddling for a couple of hours, then stopping for a relaxed breakfast. Afterwards, canoeing will resume until midday prior to a well-earned lunch and siesta, time to catch up on reading until mid afternoon (depending on the weather). Canoeing continues until early evening where camp will be set up on Lone Acacia Island for the night.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    DAY FIVE (23 KM) The programme is as per the previous days with the night stop being made at Trichelia Island.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    DAY SIX (7 KM) - Up at sunrise for tea, coffee, biscuits and then breakfast before paddling starts at around 0800hrs. You will arrive at Mana Pools at 1000hrs and here the canoes will be loaded on to the vehicles for the return trip to Kariba. Arrival time in Kariba is approximately 1500hrs. As you depart with your memories, we know that this experience will have enriched your life and touched your soul! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EXPLORER CANOE SAFARI AND THERE ARE NO FIXED ABLUTION FACILITIES ALONG THE WAY. ALL TIMINGS GIVEN IN THIS TRIP DESCRIPTION ARE AN APPROXIMATION AND WILL VARY FROM TRIP TO TRIP. THIS ITINERARY IS GUIDELINE AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES i.e. WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    Fisheagle Canoe Safari (Kariba to Mana Pools) | Breakfast Included
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Fisheagle Canoe Safari

Zambezi, Zimbabwe

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