For those that enjoy canoeing, they would agree that the experience is worthwhile and spending a half day or just a day does not do enough justice. The Overnight Canoeing Safari trip is so exhilarating that now it has even extended to being an overnight safari.
This is where you can spend two days or more navigating the upper channels of the Zambezi during Victoria Falls Tours. For those that want to explore more of the upper Zambezi and its wonders, then this Victoria Falls Activity might be something you are looking for. And what better way to do it than in a canoe up close and personal with the river.
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As the name suggests, this is where you canoe on the river and get the opportunity to spend the night by the river outdoors. The main point is you get to do the activity and spend the night.
The Overnight Canoe Experience allows you to canoe for a day or two, or three on the river and spend a night as well or two on special safari tents by the river.
Because you will have more time, it allows you to truly experience the upper Zambezi River and appreciate its environment a little more. You will be canoeing through class 1 and 2 rapids while taking in the views and sounds of the huge Zambezi River. You will be just a few kilometres upstream of the magnificent Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park.
The inflatable canoes are unsurpassed for observing birds and other wildlife because of how gently they glide downriver, and they are perfectly sturdy to handle any little amounts of white water.
This activity itself is unique, exciting and beautiful and it gives you a personal experience on the river that you wouldn’t otherwise feel if you were on a cruise.
Professional canoe guides lead the overnight canoe journeys, and you paddle your own boat according to their guidance and directions. If you are not comfortable, you will sit back, and your guide will sail you through. You may get to encounter a few minor rapids (depending on the trip), but nothing intense or comparable to the lower Zambezi River rapids that are the main draw of Victoria Falls White Water Rafting.
On the Zambezi River’s banks, 25 kilometers upstream from the fall, is a mobile camp called Kalai River Camp and this is where you will be spending the night. It is more like a cozy, primitive bush camp than a fancy resort. It is supported by staff who sets up the venue for you and makes your food and drinks.
Large walk-in tents with mattresses and prepared bedding are available at Kalai River Camp. A water basin that is filled with hot water for you every morning, a light, a bedside table, and hand towels are also provided. A portable toilet and a hot shower are also available for your comfort!
A table is set up by the riverbank with breath-taking views of the river for an al fresco (under the stars) type of dinner. On beautifully secluded sandbanks, lunch will be served as you sit calmy enjoying the outdoors and to the Zambezi gently flowing past. Continental breakfast will also be served in the mornings at the camp.
Sunscreen is essential, and warm clothing for the winter. A hat is highly recommended. Polarized sunglasses, sandals or shoes ideal for rafting, a t-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, and a towel.
Discover hidden channels between the islands of the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls on our Overnight Canoeing Trips. Enjoy a leisurely cruise during Victoria Falls Tour by following your qualified guide, in search of abundant wildlife!
The overnight safari starts around 8 am and the drop-off time is 11 pm in the evening. Discover the abundant wildlife around the Canoe safari on a beautiful evening.
April to November, are the best months to experience Overnight Canoe Safari. In the winter months April to August, the temperature drops down, so make sure to carry warm clothes.
4 people. The minimum number of people allowed on an Overnight Canoe Safari is 4 people. The Overnight Canoe Safari costs around $250 per person per day.
Sunscreen lotion, hat, and Sunglass. You can also bring cameras if you want. Carry a waterproof bag for your electrical devices.
The minimum age for an Overnight Canoe Safari is 7 years. However, it depends on the management team to decide whether to consider a child to allow or not.
All meals and drinks, Return transfers from Victoria Falls town, Accommodation, Game drive, and also include all the canoe equipment.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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