Zambezi River Canoeing and Elephant Interraction
The Canoeing Trail operates above Victoria Falls in Zambia on the
15km stretch of the Upper Zambezi River between Simonga and Mosi-Oa-Tunya
National Park, running between the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe
and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia. The Elephant Interaction
will take place on the Brunch Island at the end of the canoeing
are all in Zambia and include day visa charges for clients traveling
from Zimbabwe. Year round, daily departures subject to minimum number
requirements being met.
TIMES AND MEETING PLACES:
– The Waterfront – 08h00
– Shop 4, Phumula Centre for transfer to Zambia – 07h30
are going canoeing, but being picked up in Zimbabwe, they will be
picked up between 07h00-07h30 from their hotels. For clients canoeing
and staying in Livingstone, pick up is between 07h30-08h00. Clients
are asked to reconfirm pick up times and places with the Waterfront
Office 15 hours before departure. Clients can otherwise meet at
the Waterfront at 08h00.
coffee and bacon and egg rolls are served at check in at the Waterfront.
are transferred from the Waterfront approximately 40 minutes to
the canoe start point, which is upriver opposite Chundu Island .
talk is given by a professional canoe guide at the launch site.
spent canoeing is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
(fruit salad, quiche, two salads, cold meat, bacon, sausage, toast,
egg and fruit juice) is served on the island after canoeing.
Interaction takes place at Thorntree Lodge after Brunch on the Island
the brunch and interaction, tea, coffee and cold drinks are served.
are then transferred by boat to Thorntree Lodge and by vehicle for
approximately 15 minutes from Thorntree to Livingstone.
are dropped off at approximately 12h30.
/ Elephant Combo Safaris are only available in the mornings, unless
by specific request for larger groups.
inflatable rafts and crocodile canoes are used. High flotation life
jackets are supplied to clients before the days canoeing.
experience is required and clients need not be proficient swimmers.
AND MAXIMUM PAX
number is 2 pax and maximum of 24 pax. Larger groups on request
using canoes and inflatable rafts.
minimum age for canoe trips using crocodiles is 12 years. There
is no maximum age.
appropriate dress required is shorts, T-Shirts or swimming costumes,
shoes and sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. Dry bags are provided
for cameras and valuables.
are required to cross the Zambian border. The visa fee required
for a day trip is not included in the price of the Canoe Elephant
and photographs will be provided on request for group bookings only
and will be shown the same evening.
are fully trained professionals and all hold valid first aid certificates.
Whilst every precaution is taken, it is essential that agents make
clients aware that an indemnity form must be signed before participating
on this safari. A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on each
trip. The trip leader is in radio contact with bases in Victoria
Falls and Livingstone and direct with M.A.R.S. (Medical Air Rescue
Service). Experienced Elephant handlers accompany the Elephants
and assist in the client’s interaction with them.
clients are covered by Medical Air Rescue Services (MARS) through
Safari Par Excellence, however, this only covers them for emergency
evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover their
hospitalisation and medication. As such travel and medical insurance
is compulsory for all clients. Please ensure clients bring the details
of their insurance policy with them. Safari Par Excellence will
not be able to cover clients should they not have insurance