Canoe and Kayaking Safaris

Explore Africa by canoe or kayak – glide along wildlife rich rivers and lagoons silently listening to the sounds of Africa. Or try our unique Mozambique Island Hopping Safari using traditional dhows and kayaks.

From luxury lodges offering kayaking as an activity to dedicated river journeys – let us assist you with your itinerary planning. Please find below a few ideas to whet your appetite. If you can’t see what you are looking for do give us a call on 01386 830264 or email us [email protected]. for help and advice.

Mana Pools Canoeing – Zimbabwe
We have a number of itineraries which are perfect for adventurous travellers – allowing you to get close encounters with wildlife on one of the greatest rivers in Africa.

This thrilling experience traverses the Mana Pools National Park, through the heart of Mana Pools and along the Zambezi’s shoreline, canoeing past countless hippos on the way! Each night is spent camping on the banks of the Zambezi River listening to the sounds of Africa!

Encounters with animals, whether on canoe or on foot, are up close and awe-inspiring and this type of itinerary is ideal for reasonably fit guests and is led by an experienced guide.

You have an option of a basic explorer style safari – a 3 night/4 day expeditionary styled canoe safari. You carry everything in your canoes and the accommodation is rustic (small mosquito mesh one man tent) and there is some participation in setting up camp, cooking etc.

Explorer Safaris come with a fully qualified canoe guide who will navigate you down the great Zambezi – however please note you cannot walk whilst on the islands. The guide will take care of the cooking, washing up and other camp tasks and being semi participatory, you are free to help.

The Luxury Canoe Safari is fully backed up meaning that you can sit back and relax. Activities are tailored around you. The camps have full waiter service, spacious walk in tents with en suite toilets and hot open air showers. All meals are freshly prepared on open campfires by experienced cooks and are enjoyed al fresco. Accommodation is in spacious walk-in style tents supplied with en-suite toilet facilities for night-use and comfortable beds with fresh linen. Guests enjoy the services of a fully qualified professional guide who as well as guiding clients on the Zambezi River, can take clients for guided walks or game drives through National Parks. and Kayaking Safaris

Lower Zambezi National Park – Zambia

This superb safari combines basic camping along the Zambezi river in the company of a small group safari based around the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia – noted for its fantastic wildlife viewing.

Enjoy a little adventure in the African bush as you spend your days canoeing peacefully along the Zambezi enjoying the wildlife both on land in in the water and your nights sleeping on deserted islands and river beaches.

This safari requires some participation, has basic camping facilities and is led by experienced and professional guides. Why not extend your safari for some time in a lodge after your adventure or see Victoria Falls in Livingstone!

Alternatively enjoy a luxurious safari at one of the many lodges and camps on the banks of the Zambezi River and enjoy 4 x 4 safaris, walking safaris, canoeing and other activities on a more conventional safari.

Mokoro Safaris in the Okavango Delta – Botswana

We can offer a number of dedicated mokoro safaris in the Okavango Delta which are normally around 3 days with basic camping along the way. Extend your mokoro safari with a comfortable camp which offers 4 x 4 safaris to complement your experience.

Kayaking Safaris in the Okavango Delta – a very unique experience

Kayaking is an adventurous way to go on safari and enjoy the wilderness of Botswana. It is for people who have an active approach to their holiday and who enjoy nature and wildlife. The kayak expeditions take you paddling through the most pristine and beautiful areas of the Okavango Delta with little impact on the wildlife and environment around.

You will be camping in 2 x 2m dome tents which can sleep two guests comfortably with duvet and pillow and all food and camping equipment is provided including bucket showers. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this safari as the safari covers about 40km per day in sometimes in challenging conditions.

After your kayaking adventure you can spend some time in a camp or lodge to appreciate a different perspective of Botswana or enjoy a different area and habitat. There are different accommodation options to suit all budgets and we can also add a few nights in Victoria Falls at the end of your adventure.

Mozambique Island Hopping by Dhow and Kayak

Sail the Indian Ocean in a traditional Arab dhow. Kayak in the crystal clear seas. Explore from one tropical island to another in the awesome Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique and kayak in the azure seas.

Combine with the luxury Ibo Island Lodge for an unforgettable holiday experience, great diving and fishing!

Odzala National Park – Republic Congo

Drift silently down river on the adventure of a lifetime in Odzala National Park looking for primates, forest elephant and birds along the way! This camp to camp expedition involves gentle kayaking in one of the most remote rainforests in Africa and is a totally unique wilderness experience! Western Lowland Gorillas can also been seen on this safari – please ask us for full details.

If you would like to either incorporate an element of Kayaking, canoeing or mokoro in your African safari then we would be delighted to recommend the best option for you taking into account your interests and budget.

Call us on 01984 667420 or email [email protected] to start planning your African adventure!

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