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Safpar Rafting Company

Livingstone, Zambia
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About Safpar Rafting Company
Safpar has been rafting the Mighty Zambezi since 1988! The passion, experience, and culture of our rafting team is second to none. Safpar has a 100% guide certification with the International Rafting Federation. All guides are trained professionals and hold advanced first aid certificates. Safpar offers the opportunity to raft the entire river on our day trips, as well as epic overnight and multi-day trips. We say NO to expensive memories! Safpar are the only company on the Zambezi to provide a FREE photo and video package of your day on the mighty Zambezi! Offering what is arguably the finest one day trip on the planet, the Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its 25 white-water rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller-coaster adventure of a lifetime, we are world-class experts who do things very differently to the "run of the mill" with 30 years of experience, join us and see why.
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The Zambezi River in the middle Batoka gorge, provides what is arguably the best one-day white-water rafting trip on the planet. The full day rafting trip begins below the magnificent Victoria Falls at Rapid # 1 and ends twenty-three kilometres downstream at Rapid # 21. This is a pure Class-V white-water rafting trip. Take on infamous Rapids such as "Stairway to Heaven", "Gulliver’s Travels" and "Oblivion". Do it with the confidence that our fun loving guides are the best in the business. All of our team are International Rafting Federation Accredited to Class-V and we have decades of combined experience on the Zambezi River. We have an extensive logistical support network for every, trip that is unparalleled in the region. We also don't believe in hidden costs and included in the trip fee are your professionally produced video and picture packages.
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James F wrote a review May 2021
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
We rafted the Zambezi River with Safpar in December at the end of last year and what an experience it was. Our guide Malvin was incredible and the entire day was top-notch. From planning to execution we couldn't be happier. Unfortunately my 12-year old daughter was too young to join us. While we were disappointed, when we got onto the river I could see why they were so strict, it is no place for kids. Their office managed to sort my aunt and daughter out with a horse ride trip while we were on the river. I was working in Zambia, and I did shop around, there are cheaper companies. But...safety wise and experience wise...you get what you pay for. Everyone was awesome, we will be back!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from 715seane, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 1 week ago
Dear G9815XSjamesf, Thank you for rafting with Malvin and the Safpar team we are all thrilled to hear you had an incredible time on the river with us. We do have a strict 15-year old age limit on the river with a guardian. This age restriction is unrelated to body size or swimming ability but relates to the ability of a younger person to respond to instructions in a stressful situation. this age limit is set by the Zimbabwean and Zambian rafting associations and is strictly adhered to. We often have families on our trips, especially our multi-days which allow families to reconnect and share an incredible adventure. Alot of the families we take the kids are thrilled to pass the 15-year old benchmark and get on the river. We absolutely cannot wait to have you all back with us. Take care on your travels. Safari-par-Excellence.
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Mastale wrote a review May 2021
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
Great Experience!!! Went by myself, met 11 female Resident Interns from Europe, studying in Africa, while on the bus from Joburg to Bulawayo. Did the 2 day trip in November. Cancelled my stay at the White House of Vic Falls and stayed in campground night before instead; met archaeologist's, varied scientist, students, adventure seekers, amazing people from all over the globe. Definitely one of the best, most memorable, fun adventure trips of a lifetime! Highly recommend springing for the video. Yeah, a few extra bucks, but you will never regret looking back on the trip years later. Great photos! The Staff was exceptional, professional, good communicators, good safety briefings. Great food. Clean equipment. I had such a great time I went again the following week. Highly Recommend Saf Par Excellence! Went years earlier than posted, drop down did not allow to choose exact date.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Mastale, Thank you for taking the time to do a Trip Advisor review of your experience with Safari-par-Excellence on the mighty Zambezi River. The Zambezi river in the Batoka gorge offers what is arguably the finest one day white water rafting trip on the planet and we are thrilled you had the adventure of a lifetime. Safpar have been rafting this section of the Zambezi River for the last twenty five years and we are inordinately proud of our team and the care they take of their guests. All of our guides are International Rafting Federation Accredited class-V guide guides and most have decades of experience. In keeping with the times, your social media ready pictures and video of your trip are available on a complimentary basis. Every trip is accompanied by one of our award winning cameramen to make sure you get to remember those incredible moments. We look forward to hosting you again soon. The Safpar team.
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benstratton6 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
My friends and I went on a day trip rafting with Safpar at the weekend and the mighty Zambezi more then lived up to its reputation. It was both a thrilling and terrifying experience with beautiful views of the gorge the entire time. Despite the intensity of the water, the team at Safpar make us all feel safe throughout with both a safety boat and kayaks that reached you quickly if you did fall in. The hike out the gorge is tough but you're met at the top with softies and snacks, which feels well earned after the day. The team even sorted us out some beers for the road home which was an added bonus! Safpar then sent us loads of great photos of our day on the water. If you are seeking a thrill and a unique view of the Zambezi then I could not recommend white water rafting more, and with the added safety and effort we got from Safpar, I thoroughly recommend them too.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded Feb 28, 2021
Dear benstratton6, Thank you for rafting with Safari-par-excellence and we appreciate your recommendation. Great to hear that you and your friends had a great time with our team on this incredible river. We are happy to hear the experience lived up to its reputation. The Zambezi River offers what is arguably the best one day white water rafting trip on the planet and is widely considered a must do on the adventure travellers hit list. We regularly take people from all walks of life on our trips and it is an experience that will never be forgotten. Thank you again for joining our team and we look forward to hosting you again soon. The Safpar Team.
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Caroline wrote a review Feb 2021
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
Rafting in the gorge of the Victoria Falls was clearly an intense, terrifying and awesome experience. The team is very professional so that after falling and finally getting our heads out of the water, the people in charge of safety are already at our side to help us. Once our feet are on the ground, we are all very proud to have achieved this beautiful adventure recognized worldwide. The hike back to the vehicles is quite intense, good shoes are necessary (water is provided)! Although we were afraid for our lives, we have no regrets and are very satisfied to have chosen Safpar!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded Feb 28, 2021
Dear Car-liix, Thank you for having joined our team on the mighty Zambezi River, we are all thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience. The Zambezi River is a class-V river, this is the highest grade of river available for commercial rafting operations and it can, at times be scary. Our river guide team are the best in the business and we are all inordinately proud of their abilities and the care they take of their guests. All of our guides are International Rafting Federation accredited and hold grade 5 rafting qualifications. We spend extensive resources on continuous training and your safety is our number one priority. Rafting the Zambezi is an extreme outdoor adventure sport and is exceptionally rewarding. Untouched wilderness and breathtaking scenery are par for the course and the rafting is arguably the best on the planet. Thank you again for rafting with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Our multi-day season runs from August to November yearly and offers a four day trip on legendary white water. Topped off with five star beach camping and fantastic food. Take care on your travels, The Safpar team.
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Tash P wrote a review Jan 2021
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The sign of a fabulous guide: they make you feel safe doing something that is clearly rather dangerous. The guides at Safpar level the experience up or down to your comfort as much as possible, flipping you on the safer rapids if you are keen and otherwise doing their best to keep everyone in the boat. I went with friends who have rafted quite a lot before, so we were in (and under) the water a lot! The other raft didn't flip once. You need a certain level of fitness for the climb out, but the guides really do look after you so well from the first to the last moment.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Dear 401tashp, Thank for your taking the time to review the SAFPAR Rafting Experience! We are stoked to hear that the guides made your experience a memorable one, we are extremely lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate team. Safety is always our first objective, then FUN of course. Safe onward travels to you! The Safpar Team.
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