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About River Horse Safaris
Area. Lower Zambezi Canoeing Safaris Zambia Safari style. Self contained canoeing safaris traveling downstream camping wild on remote islands through designated National Parks and wilderness areas. Canoeing safaris cover over 230km of river flanked by National Parks on both Northern and Southern borders. Trips may range from 2 to 9 nights with various additional activities included.
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javi_bc44 wrote a review Aug 17
Oviedo19 contributions19 helpful votes
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We have visited several places in Africa where we have enjoyed safaris and wildlife. We discovered this canoeing activity while preparing our trip to Zambia, so we decided to do it. The experience was incredible!! To spot elephants, hippos, crocs and buffalos while paddeling throught the river was definetely a new and exciting experience for us, we highly recommend it for those travellers and wildlife lovers that would like to check new safari ways, different than common game drives. Before and during the trip, we were a little bit scared about wildlife encounters, but the guide CB was very careful and cauotios, everytime paid attention to our safety, so all the journeys finished without incidents. But at the same time, he was very helpful and interested to get as close as we felt comfortable to the animals, so we had several exciting moments that we will never forget! We spotted a couple of huge crocs while paddeling, we stopped on the way to stand closed to a herd of buffalos and we also had a wonderful afternoon watching dozens of elephants drinking water in front of one of our campsite on the way. Not to forget the many times we saw hippos heads going up and down in the water staring at us, after some days you feel like routine to paddle from one side to another in the river, to avoid them. Booking and payment was possible to be made smoothly and remotely, by email and before landing in Zambia. On the whole, it was a great experience that we would like to repeat with family and friends.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Matthewsg56 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sherborne, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the 5in1 canoe trip, and had the most brilliant time. Ant was incredibly helpful in advance, and our guides on the river were just fabulous. Every part of the trip was perfect, and best of all we saw a huge amount of wildlife from close up. For my children this was the trip of a lifetime. Can't recommend highly enough
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Konstantin B wrote a review Jul 2022
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We did the 3 days (2 nights) 'Zambezi short' trip last month. The experience was unbelievably good and beat all of our expectations. Our guide CB was phenomenal and we were ultimately sad that we hadn't booked a longer trip. The tour is a must-do if you visit Zambia and is suitable for people with all levels of canoeing experience. Thanks again to Ant and the whole team for making the trip so special. We will certainly be back in the future! All the best, Konstantin & Diana
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Renee G wrote a review Jul 2022
Midrand, South Africa7 contributions
The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. Once you have been there, you will never forget it. How do you describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast span of water finding its way for miles and miles through a dusty continent? "There is profound sense of space here, space and sky.” (Thabo Mbeki) Paddling down the mighty Zambesi, finding your way between hippo and crocodile, hearing the fish eagle call and coming face to face with an elephant - it makes you forget all your problems and leaves you bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive! “They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you'll never forget an elephant.” (Bill Murray) Thank you River Horse Safaris for an amazing experience and looking after us so well during our 4 night/5 day canoeing safari! (Anthony, Denise, CB and Carlos)
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Theunis wrote a review Jul 2022
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We did the 3 night trip on the Zambezi River with our fantastic guides CB and Carlos. Had an amazing time canoeing down the Zambezi River being so close to nature! We were expertly looked after by our guides who made sure we were safe at all times and made us delicious food every night! We had unforgettable encounters with hippos and elephants, would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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