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Canoe Safari

Paddle Along the Zambezi River to Silently Slip Past Thriving Wildlife

Rivers and water channels bring life, presenting a natural, age-old draw for wildlife and humans alike. While you may not be able to swim like a fish, or wade through like an elephant, we can arrange a thrilling method of discovery; on a canoe safari, you will glide through the water with ease.

On the Upper and Lower Zambezi and also in the Liuwa Plains National Park, you can safely paddle a canoe without needing water levels to be as high as for motorboats. Setting out in the early morning from Chiawa Camp or Sausage Tree, you can paddle yourself in a stable, wide Canadian canoe, or sit back and let your guide do the hard work for you. You’ll be close to the water birds, which will dive into the river around you, and can admire the lilies and other aqua flora. Stop for a picnic on an island in the Zambezi, and watch the world float by.
 
For something more challenging, consider a multi-day canoe safari, camping on the Zambezi River bank overnight. A great option for families with teens, it’s a thrilling way to have a real African adventure.