No previous canoeing experience is necessary although we recommend a reasonable level of fitness. At certain times of the year strong winds may occur which makes paddling more difficult. Should this happen, the guide will wait for the wind to drop off before carrying on where ever possible. Guides have ultimate jurisdiction when determining the course of action required for the safety and welfare of the guests.
Geographically, the section of Zambezi River between Kariba and the lowest take out point, is also known as the Middle Zambezi. In particular, the section of river in the Mana Pools region has the highest recorded numbers of game and bird life on the entire Zambezi - on both sides of the river.
Travel and medical insurance is compulsory for all clients. All clients must have pre arranged insurance in their own country prior to leaving so as to cover any unexpected medical expenses and loss / theft of personal effects.
Please check visa requirements with your agent or River Horse Safaris prior to departure. Most visas can be obtained at the point of entry into Zambia and Zimbabwe on arrival.
The minimum age of clients is 15 years. There is however no maximum age, although the client must be reasonably fit. The age limit may be flexible for a specific group booking. By prior arrangement children under the age of 15 may be allowed on certain safaris provided each child is seperatley under the control of a parent/guardian. THis does not apply to school or family trips.
On most trips we limit group sizes to 5 canoes, or 9 guests. However this does not apply to youth groups or students with their own special arrangments.
A superb trip, full of wildlife and wilderness adventure. And, almost as scary, a classroom full of 6 year olds.
The unhindered exposure to the Zambezi River and its wildlife made this an excellent trip. The guides made an otherwise impossible trip possible.
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