We recommend to bring the following for your canoe trip:
Extra sun protection is a MUST-bring:
Photography and else
Money and documents
All our trips on the lower Zambezi use Canadian style canoes with proper seats and back rest. We provide all camping equipment on our trips, including tents, thin mattresses and light sleeping bags. Guests wishing to use their own gear are most welcome - but please tell us in advance.
There are NO toilets or facilities on the trip; we provide digging tools, toilet paper and matches. For your daily "shower" we provide buckets to collect water for bathing from the River.
Meals and Drinks
We supply hearty meals on all trips. Dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for if we are advised in advance. Wine for dinner and cordials mixed with water throughout the day are provided. Any extra drink and hard liquor, beer or carbonated Drinks (e.g. Coke), should be bought by guests prior to canoe trip departures. Your Guide will assist you with this.
Please note: to prevent yourself from Dehydration while canoeing we suggest you bring some extra drinking water (2 litres/per day/per Person).
Guides and Safety
All Guides hold canoe guide licences and learner guides respectively. All Zimbabwean guides carry weapons. All walking safaris are conducted by an armed Professional Guide in all the mentioned National Parks.
Your River Guide will give you a safety briefing before the trip starts. This will deal with hazards on the river, capsize and recovery drills. We provide lifejackets for your safety.
Transfers / accomodation before and after your trip
Transfers from and to Lusaka-Airport can be arranged.
We might help you arrange accomodation in Chirundu (Zambian side) or Kariba the night before Safari starts or the night after your Safari.
Please note: If you book a trip that starts in Kariba Gorge, it is recommended to stay the night before the trip in Kariba - we can help you to find accomodation.
Background photo on top - a good friend of ours.