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Canoeing Safari (Half Day)

Livingstone, Zambia

Activity Description

Privately guided canoe safaris takes you through narrow channels on the majestic Zambezi River. Paddle past crossing elephants and hippo pools and spot abundant birdlife and game as you drift past the Zambezi Game Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Makora Quest Canoe Safaris was formed in 1985 and is the oldest Tourism Company in Livingstone, becoming recognized as an extremely professional canoe safari company. Under the highly skilled and respected founder Colin Lowe, and the previous owner Paul Connelly, it has become the benchmark for guiding on the Zambezi River.

Over the years we have been acknowledged for our personalised service and have built a proud safety record. Our guides are the most important reason why we maintain our safety record; guest’s safety is their top priority. Our guides are all fully qualified and hold licences issued by the Zambian Department of Maritime and Inland Waterways, and have spent many hours of their lives on the river.


Duration3 hours 30 minutes
WhenThroughout the year, subject to availability
WhereThe activity starts at the launch site and ends at the take out site. Return road transfers to local Livingstone accommodation venues are included.
WeatherThe itinerary may be delayed should a thunderstorm occur.
What to WearComfortable Clothing; shorts and a T-shirt Sunhat Jumper for the cooler winter months Suitable shoes that can get wet Life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the river.
Things to BringCamera with spare batteries and memory card Sunglasses (it is worth securing your sunglasses with sunglass strings) Sunscreen Binoculars Inspect Repellent
Guests or SpectatorsDue to the nature and location of the activity, visitors not partaking in the canoeing activity are unable to accompany the group.


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Transport to the launch site from local Livingstone hotels is included, after the activity guests will be transported back to their accommodation.
Light snack and beverages
Professional guides accompany guests for the duration of the canoe trip.

ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


Enjoy hours of canoeing on the mighty Zambezi; exploring narrow channels and peacefully drifting down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Choose either a morning canoe safari from 08h30 – 12h00, or an afternoon on the Zambezi from 13h30 to 17h00.

Customer Reviews

The guides we had were very informative, pointing out crocodiles, birds and hippos. They gave great instructions on where and how to proceed along the river ensuring our safety. We had an amazing time which was over way too quick. Definitely one that was explained to friends and family upon our return. Yet another.great experience with this company. - Joanne OLeary

We enjoyed the canoe trip very much. The equipment was in a good condition. The guides were kind and experienced. We also enjoyed the food very much. The first part we were with a bigger group. The second part we were only the two of us, which was more fun. With the big group it was kind of chaotic and there was not really the time to relax and enjoy the scenery. - Remke Elgersma

The experience was fantastic! The two guides provided a high quality interpretation. I was extremely impressed with both fellow interest in making sure all our questions were answered with a professional style akin to a river environment. Food at the end was first class! - Charlotte Ennen

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