River Safaris


There are different ways to enjoy a river safari in Africa.

River Safaris

There are different ways to enjoy a river safari in Africa. There is the thrill of exploring the vast expanses of the Zambezi or the Luangwa River in flood by motor boat, dodging watchful pods of hippo and startling shy antelope that have come down to the water to drink. Stop and enjoy sundowners with the setting sun reflected on the water.

You can enjoy the peace of drifting through the water in a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe) being poled along in the shallow reed beds of the Okavango Delta. This gives you quite a different perspective for game-viewing, as you glide silently along, watching the game at the water’s edge and this is the ideal way to observe the stunning bird life of Africa’s wetland areas as you have plenty of time to get out binoculars and study in minute detail.

Alternatively, you can join a canoe safari along the Zambezi or Lunga Rivers. These are not strenuous and previous experience is not required. From short day or half day excursions to longer expeditions with nights spent fly camping on palm covered islands, these are unforgettable experiences.

 

Image courtesy Old Mondoro, Zambia