The Victoria Falls are one of the most beautiful and impressive natural wonders on earth, with thousands of liters of water cascading each minute to produce a waterfall that has no equal. A trip to the falls offers many opportunities to view this wonder of nature, and for those thrill-seeking travellers who want to experience the power of the falls first-hand, a number of Victoria Falls adventures are on offer.
Batoka Gorge forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is known for its abundant wildlife and bird life. Travellers who want to feel the wind in their hair can take advantage of the jet boating facilities offered at the gorge, combining scenic beauty and the thrill of water sports in one.
The jet boat was first manufactured in New Zealand and is specially designed for use in rivers and gorges. With an open-top design, this rubberised vessel combines power and safety features to bring you closer to the water while maintaining acceptable levels of safety. Providing many Victoria Falls adventures to visitors from all over the world, jet boating trips are available in Batoka Gorge itself and on the Zambezi River.
The Zambezi River is considered by many to be one of the world's best white-water rafting rivers. The excitement of rafting through this powerful river can only be fully understood one it has been experienced, and as far as Victoria Falls adventures go, this exhilarating activity may just be the most exciting of all. The safest time to participate in this activity is during the low water season which lasts from August to January, and a full safety briefing is conducted by trained guides before the rafting begins.
Your safety is of the utmost importance. Shearwater is the longest established rafting operator since 1985 and by far the most popular. Over 250 000 passengers have experienced the pleasure of rafting with us. Shearwater Rafting are the undisputed industry leaders in white water rafting in that we have consistently pioneered new techniques and initiated new standards.
Combining several Victoria Falls adventures in one package, day trips are available along the Zambezi River which includes jet boating and white-water rafting, as well as an overnight stay at a beach camp. These trips provide great adventure to thrill-seeking travelers who wish to experience the excitement of Victoria Falls first hand.
A detailed safety briefing will be conducted before each trip. The oarsman for the trip explains what to do if the raft flips, how to help each other out of the water and what conditions to expect.