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Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari

Zambezi, Zimbabwe

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The Zambezi Classic Long it the longest safari Natureways has to offer lasting 10 days and 9 nights it stretches over 2 National Parks, 4 designated sections of the Zambezi and covers 230 km, each day an average of 23 km will be paddled. The safari starts 8 km downstream from the Kariba Dam Wall, guest will paddle 18 km out of the Kariba Gorge onto the River’s floodplains which offer unforgettable game sightings. The safari will take guests along the Mana Pools National Park shoreline which is a World Heritage Site which holds an abundance of game and about 380 bird species. Once past Mana Pools guests will canoe into the Mupata Gorge with its spectacular geographical features of red cliffs. The Zambezi Classic Long Safari allows guests to feel at one with nature and to capture the essence of Africa.

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,

- Professional Canoe Guide,

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

Ground Transportation, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

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 worst heat of the day, then paddling recommences. At approximately 1700hrs the group reaches Crocodile Rocks Island and sets up camp. There will be time to have a bucket bath, relax and have dinner after a brief safety talk on camping.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day2 - 3
    DAY TWO (27 KM) Waking at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a couple of hours‘ canoeing and a stop 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 you will reach your second campsite at Twin Logs Island.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    DAY THREE (28 KM) The group will be woken at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits and breakfast before canoeing starts. Between 1030hrs and 1100hrs you will reach the re-supply point at Chirundu where fresh supplies of fruit and vegetables for the second leg of the journey are obtained. Paddling resumes after a light packed lunch, continuing to the night stop at Kakomarara Island.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    DAY FOUR (27 KM) Up at sunrise for tea, coffee and biscuits and breakfast before you start canoeing. Canoeing continues until midday and a well-earned lunch and siesta, time to catch up on reference books until mid-afternoon (depending on the weather). The group will continue to paddle until approximately 1700hrs, spending the night camped on Lone Acacia Island.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    DAY FIVE (23 KM) The programme is as per day four. The night’s campsite will be at Trichelia Island.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    DAY SIX (20 KM) Again, today’s programme is very similar to days four and five. Lunch will be at about midday after which there is a chance to relax, take in your surroundings or siesta. The group will paddle until early evening where camp will be made on Chikwenya Island.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day7 - 8
    DAY SEVEN (25 KM) Up at dawn for tea, coffee and biscuits before a short early morning paddle. Breakfast will be served either on the banks of the river or on an island. Afterwards you will resume canoeing until lunchtime after which a brief siesta can be taken on the banks of the river. Once the heat subsides, canoeing will continue to False Gorge.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day8 - 9
    DAY EIGHT (20 KM) The programme is as per day seven. The day will be spent exploring the shoreline of Chewore (home of the Great Elephant). Camp will be made at Mupata Gorge.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day9 - 10
    DAY NINE (35 KM) The schedule for this day will be as per day six and seven with the day spent mainly in the austere Mupata Gorge, viewing its many endemic species of wildlife and taking in its spectacular geographical features. This night’s campsite will be established at the base of the towering Red Cliffs.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
  • Day10 - 11
    DAY TEN (7 KM) After an early wake-up and breakfast, you will paddle down to the take-out point at Kanyemba. Equipment will then be loaded onto the vehicle and the group transferred back to Kariba. Arrival time in Kariba is approximately 1600hrs. 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.
    Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari (Kariba to Kanyemba) | Breakfast Included
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Zambezi Classic Long Canoe Safari

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