The Zambezi Canoe Challange

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Take part in the Zambezi Canoe Challenge

Mon 1st Aug 2016

Calling all adventurers!

Would you like to spend 4 days canoeing on the Zambezi River, looking for elephants, hippos, impala, waterbuck and maybe even catch a rare glimpse of a big cat? 

Why not sign up for our Zambezi Canoe Challenge where you will be canoeing whilst witnessing the most incredible wildlife, plus you will be fundraising for WVS, helping us raise essential funds to help animals in need.

Zambia is the home of the mighty Victoria Falls, abundant wildlife and the awe-inspiring Zambezi River. The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth largest river running from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Its power has carved the spectacular Victoria Falls and the zigzagging Batoka Gorge. The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4,092 sq. km and has spectacular opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels.  

Exploring Zambia by water gives you a unique perspective of the beauty of Zambia’s natural landscapes and wildlife. You will camp each night on the riverbank or small islands. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the work that WVS does in Zambia.

Sarah, a previous participant says: 'Canoeing down the Zambezi River has to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  We’d wake up early and paddle for a while downstream, enjoying close-up views of the elephants, hippos and buffalo as they enjoyed the cool of the morning, before we stopped for a hearty breakfast. We’d then continue, covering around 12 – 15 kms each day, often veering off into the channels at the waters edge in order to get a closer look at something the guides (all expert wildlife rangers as well as experienced canoeists!) had spotted.  Travelling along the water, in such a calm and peaceful manner, means you get to really experience the animals close-up, they just accept you as part of their surroundings.   Late in the afternoon we’d set up camp on the river’s edge, and enjoy an evening around the camp fire before retiring to our tents.  Hearing the roar of lions in the distance, and waking up to the sound of a hippo grazing contentedly beside the tent are highlights which will stick with me forever!'

The total cost is £2,995 per person which you will need to fundraise for, plus you will need to pay a registration fee of £275.