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Marula Canoe Safari

Zambezi, Zimbabwe

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The Marula Safari starts 8km below the Kariba dam wall and ends in Chirundu covering a total of 59km from start to finish.

This 3-day safari will travel 18km through the Kariba Gorge which is narrow and steep sided, after the Gorge the terrain opens up offering an abundant variety of bird life and antelope, occasionally elephants and buffalo have be seen on this stretch of the river.

Arrival location:

Kariba Town Zimbabwe

Departure Location:

Kariba Town Zimbabwe

Included in your experience:

- Tent Accommodation on Safari,

- All meals, tea, coffee, cordials, South African Wine with Dinner,

- Use of equipment,

- English-Speaking Professional Canoe Guide,

- Ground 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. Lunch is picnic-style affair after which there will be time for a siesta to avoid the worst heat of the day at which time canoeing 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 eat dinner after a brief safety talk on camping.
    Marula Canoe Safari (Kariba to Chirundu) | Breakfast Included
  • Day2 - 3
    DAY TWO (27 KM) - You will be woken at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits before canoeing a couple of hours and then stopping for a leisurely breakfast. After breakfast you will 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, the second campsite at Twin Logs Island, will be reached.
    Marula Canoe Safari (Kariba to Chirundu) | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    DAY THREE (20 KM) - Up at sunrise for tea, coffee, biscuits and breakfast before going on the river. Between 1030hrs and 1100hrs the pick-up point at Chirundu will be reached. Here the equipment will be loaded for the return trip to Kariba or Kariba airport. Arrival back in Kariba is estimated to be 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.
    Marula Canoe Safari (Kariba to Chirundu) | Breakfast Included
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Marula Canoe Safari

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