Indigo Safaris offers a wide range of day trips and activities from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia, with helicopter rides, rafting, microlight flights, bungee jumping, canoeing, sedate river cruises, game drives in nearby reserves or in neighbouring Botswana, and transfers.
We can also book a range of hand-picked accommodation options.
The majestic Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean/Zambian border is within easy reach of Chobe National Park, Botswana, by road, has direct flights from Namibia and South Africa, and is a short drive from the excellent Hwange National Park, making it easy to combine destinations in one unforgettable safari itinerary.
The largest sheet of falling water in the world, twice as high as Niagara Falls, and 1,708 metres long, it is the biggest waterfall in the world, and considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The rumble of the falls can be heard from up to 40 kilometres away and the spray, up to about half a kilometre high when the Zambezi River is in full flood, can be seen from a distance of almost 50km.
A guided or unguided tour of the falls on the Zimbabwe side, the longer of the two, takes around two hours. Victoria Falls is an extremely popular destination due to the amazing amount of activities on offer, making it suitable for every type of traveller. Take a helicopter flight or a microlight over the falls for a breath-taking bird's-eye view of Mosi-oa-Tunya - 'The Smoke That Thunders’ or go white-water rafting downstream of the falls for what is considered the best one-day white water rafting in the world. Adrenaline junkies can also gorge swing and bungee jump from Livingstone Bridge.
For a more sedate experience, canoe the tranquil waters of the Zambezi upstream from the falls to see hippos, crocs, and, if you are lucky, a raft of elephants crossing to the islands in the middle, or take a sundowner cruise with a wildlife guide and observe the life on the river banks whilst enjoying nibbles and sipping a G&T. For more olfactive delights, High Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel, the oldest hotel in the country and a colonial classic, is a must, as is dinner at Jungle Junction. You can browse the outdoor craft market, have dinner on the rails on board the Bushtracks Express, or look for rhinos in a game reserve a few kilometres outside town.
We work with a range of guest houses and hotels in Victoria Falls town, all well-located for those wishing to have an action-packed stay.
The Zambezi National Park is a 45-minutes drive away and offers some great wildlife encounters with four of the "Big Five" (no rhinos), and a good variety of plains game. It is also home to a few sublime lodges and tented camps on the sandy river bank or an island. Thus, if you are not fussed about doing lots of activities from town, you can stay up in the national park, enjoy the wildlife, some canoeing, fishing, or river cruising, and then pop into town to see the falls for half a day.
Unforgettable river rafting adventures on South African rivers for all ages and experience levels await at Liquid Adventures. Fact - You will get wet!
Our Rafting Trips
Rafting in KwaZulu-Natal takes place on the Umzimkulu river, just outside Port Shepstone, 1.5 hours from Durban on the KZN south coast. The Umzimkulu river has mainly grade 1 and grade 2 rapids, but also boasts a couple of grade 3 challenges, which step up to grade 4 rapids if there has been sufficient rain. The section is regarded as one of the biggest traversable white water south of the Zambezi!
A 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg, rafting in Gauteng takes place on the Crocodile river, with base at the Lion & Safari Park near Hartbeespoort Dam on R512 where you can also enjoy some game viewing.
This is the River Rafting trip that we do for individuals, families and groups (like birthday parties or bachelor parties) as well as corporates. This outdoor adventure is fine for complete novices who have NEVER even paddled before.
Rafting will be in an inflatable two-man canoe, so you will we in control of your own boat. Be prepared for a bit of work-out as you will be paddling your own boat. At all times the trip and paddlers will adopt a safety first, safety always and NO compromise mindset, with a when in doubt, get out rule and NO alcohol on the river.
We can basically take trips on any day - weekdays or weekends, as long as there is sufficient water in the river, and we have at least 4 people for that trip.
We will take you down the Zambezi River! Based in Victoria Falls, our Shockwave Adventures specialize in non-adventurous and adventurous adrenaline-rush activities including white water rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and also arrange or book tours if you are based in Livingstone, Zambia.
Rated No. 1 of 200 tours in Victoria Falls and a consistent awardee with TripAdvisor, we provide unique, customized and personalized trips, whether you are an individual traveller, a couple or a group of friends and a family. Get first hand information from our locally owned company which has over 20 years experience in this industry as we offer a unique experience by creating custom adventures away from mass rafting. Our first-class, small-group, VIP and private tours in and around Zimbabwe are unmatched in the industry.
Safety first - Be assured that we don’t compromise on safety issues on the river. We pride in a 100% safety record! Our trip leaders are the most experienced guides around. All of them have been 20 years and more rafting on the mighty Zambezi as well as experience in the international rafting scene.
Our Activities & Tours
Book with us for serious fun! Staying in Zambia, do not worry we can pick you up from there.
We offer a variety of white water adventures that suite every adrenaline junkie you can think of! Rafting, tandem kayaking and river boarding the Zambezi has always been fun. Choose between white water adventures, multi-day rafting with game viewing possibilities and camping on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, an upper Zambezi raft float or family and kids rafting, including family tours with a sunset and dinner cruise or a day tour in Victoria Falls.
We also offer packages for the myriad of activities in Zimbabwe and even safaris within Zimbawe and into Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Last but not least, Shockwave Adventures offers a comprehensive selection of transfers covering all major activities as well as major international and domestic flights.
Our vision is to elevate partners, customers, neighbours and the community to create the positive change. We thrive to protect the environment, therefore our business practices secure ecologically, sustainable development of the use of natural resources for future generations to come. Choosing Shockwave Adventures ensures that you will have a once in a life time experience with the highest standard of safety and service whilst also helping the community of Victoria falls flourish.