Short Canoe Trip

Location: 
Lower Zambezi
Accommodation: 
Camping
Price: 
$480 per person
Max group size: 
12
Days: 
3
Easy on your schedule, but rich in beautiful experiences and the memories you could have of them. In three days we will show you the highlights of the mighty Zambezi River, as we commence and end our journey at the Zambezi Breezers Lodge and wind our way downstream through some of Africa's most spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Transfers from Lusaka on the day of the safari are possible. Alternatively, check into the lodge the night before so that you wake up feeling rested and ready for your safari.

Your Journey

During the hot summer months we aim for an early morning departure. This enables us to canoe at cooler and more comfortable temperatures. During the hottest part of the day, we will seek shade on the riverbank, have an alfresco lunch and perhaps indulge in a siesta afterwards.

Your first day

We start our tour with a safety briefing and an introduction to canoes, each other and the area. After we have covered the essentials, we start our journey on the Zambezi River.

We aim to cover between 12 - 15 km per day. We will have lunch on an island before paddling through to the evening-camp around 5 o'clock . On this trip we will all get involved in setting up the camp, so that we can relax and enjoy our first African sunset before gathering round a fire for dinner.

Your second day

An early rise to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures, followed by coffee and snacks and we're back on the water. After a few hours canoeing, we stop off for breakfast before setting off downstream again. To allow the mid-day sun to cool, we will have a relaxed lunch under a tree on the riverbank, whilst watching the wildlife. Mid-afternoon will see us on our way again as we  head towards our island campsite. 
 
Your final day

After a few hours canoeing, we try to be on dry land by mid-day to meet our support vehicle for the return road-transfer to Zambezi Breezers. This is normally a 3-hour journey, with all the canoes and equipment loaded on a trailer. The road back takes us through the game management area and provides another opportunity to spot animals. We also pass through several fishing villages, allowing us to appreciate the age-old local way of life of the locals. Before arriving though, we have to cross the Kafue River on a ferry, which is often an experience in itself.

We aim to be back at the lodge by 2.30pm, allowing adequate time for those going to Lusaka on that day to do so.