Considered one of the best stretches of commercially run river in the world, Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its 23 white-water rapids and striking scenery deep within sheer black cliffs afford adrenaline junkies a wild roller-coaster ride along a route carved over millennia by the great Zambezi River.

The rapids are run in large rubber rafts launched from just below the Falls and piloted by experienced guides. You can do half-day, full-day or two-day trips. When the river is high, generally from March to July, only the last 13 rapids can be attempted. As the water subsides, from about June to February, all 23 are usually navigable. If you are keen for the ultimate thrill then a multi-day trip along the Zambezi is it!

After a full day of white-water rafting the Zambezi, you’ll set up camp in the Batoka Gorge and listen to the wildlife, gaze into the campfire and down a few cold drinks before you settle in for the night. Rise to a big breakfast, and the crazy adventure starts again! This is perfect for a small group travelling together. Overnight camps are on sandy beaches on the river’s edge, deep within the gorge itself.