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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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elquentino33160 wrote a review Jul 2021
Paris, France6 contributions8 helpful votes
The Rafting was incredible, quite memorable moment. The team was super professional and we always felt safe. The pictures and video are great. And the sunset cruise which was the perfect end to a beautiful day !
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Quentin B, Thank you for rafting with Safari-par-excellence on the mighty Zambezi River. We are all happy to hear you had a great time with our crew of white water guru's. The Zambezi River in the middle Batoka Gorge offers incredible rafting just below the Victoria Falls. The one day white water rafting trip is arguably one of the finest Class-V commercial stretches on the planet. Our team of river guides all have extensive experience and are all International Rafting Federation accredited and hold Class-V rafting licences. We are all immensely proud of the professional care they take of their guests on this demanding river. Each trip is accompanied by a professional photographer and videographer and our must have social media packs are provided on a complimentary basis. There are no hidden costs on your day of adventure. Finishing the day with a sunset cruise on the upper-Zambezi river, Mosi lager in hand. On our iconic cruise boat "MV MAKUMBI" the original cruise vessel on this stretch of river with a rich history is a fantastic way to reflect on a great day. We call this time "Beer and medals". Travel safely and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. SAFPAR
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John Hamill wrote a review Jul 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom1 contribution
Review of: Raft the Zambezi
I went for a few days R&R to the Waterfront and decided to go white water rafting. It was a truly fantastic experience and although I had to wait a couple of days due to COVID restrictions imposed by the government impacting the amount of people taking vacations, it only whetted my appetite even more. When we had the requisite numbers (minimum 2) we set off. It would have been understandable if the team was a little down about numbers and COVID restrictions but they were not. On the contrary, the upbeat optimism, attention to detail and fun but professional attitude was in show more than ever. From this beginning through an exceptional white water experience to the final slog out of the gorge, Melvin and his team were utterly professional, fun and inspiring. This was a genuine once in a lifetime experience that was executed superbly and despite all the COVID kerfuffle. Top marks for a top group of people. This goes equally to Amy and Sven who work hard and tirelessly to make sure your stay is as good as it can possibly be. I can only hope that the COVID restrictions are withdrawn as everyone finds their way through this pandemic and the opportunity to experience the Zambezi in this fashion is once again open to all.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 2 days ago
Dear John, Thank you for choosing to raft with Safari-par-excellence on the mighty Zambezi. We are all thrilled to know you had a fantastic experience with our team on this iconic river. We will be sure to pass on your compliments and regards to Melvin, Sven and Amy and the rafting team. Safari-par-excellence is located at The Victoria Falls Waterfront-our raft base is on the banks of the upper-Zambezi and is a renowned sunset location. All the best on your onward travels, it was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to having you stay again. SAFPAR
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James G wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
One of the best things to do if visiting Livingstone. Captain Boyd and Dexter were absolutely brilliant!! 10/10 experience!!!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 2 days ago
Dear JazzaGdfc, Thank you for rafting with Boyd, Dexter and the Safpar team. Fantastic to hear you had such a good day on this incredible river. All of our team are International Rafting Federation accredited and hold class-V rafting license's. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our team and look forward to welcoming you back for a multi-day. Travel Safely,
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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 8 Jun 2021
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 17 May 2021
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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