When in Livingstone enjoy cruising down the Zambezi River in the Upper Zambezi in a canoe, spotting a variety of birds and wildlife while passing picturesque islands - this is a canoeing safari on the Zambezi a relaxing yet exhilarating experience must-do activities when on holiday in Zambia
A canoe safari is a leisurely way to experience the river for those who do not want to take on the rapids during a white water rafting trip. A canoe trip allows visitors to see a gentler side of the river and enjoy fantastic game viewing.
The Zambezi River is generally referred to in two sections as the Upper Zambezi and the Lower Zambezi, broken by the vast Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba. Visitors can choose to do a canoeing safari either above or below Victoria Falls. Each experience has its own unique, as the vegetation and wildlife experience is different.
Paddle against the powerful current and drift past many scenic islands. Stop to watch hippos snort and yawn in the shallows. Set out to explore the quieter side channels and see the areas diverse birdlife or chance a crocodile lazing in the sun on a sand bank.
The Lower Zambezi several hundred kilometres downstream below the Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, the river changes its character. From a raging, powerful force, it becomes languid and spreads out along a vast floodplain. There are many scenic islands and national parks and nature reserves line both sides of the banks. Here many visitors do multi day canoeing safaris.