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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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For the ultimate Zambezi River experience, book a full-day white-water rafting trip with confidence knowing that a guide has your back the entire way. This tour includes class V rapids, so it's perfect for thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline rush. With 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) of river to raft, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenic views of the Batoka gorge. A particular highlight is the rapid known as 'Stairway to Heaven.'
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Joe B wrote a review 13 Aug
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Review of: Raft the Zambezi
My daughter and I rafted the river on a full-day trip. Equipment was excellent, training briefing good, and our guide Emmanuel was fantastic. At no point did we feel unsafe even while going through Class 4+ rapids. Great day all around.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Steve F wrote a review Jul 2022
El Paso, Texas13 contributions8 helpful votes
Review of: Raft the Zambezi
Great guides and great white water experience. The rapids were level 4 or less and not unpleasant. Our boat remained upright the entire trip. The other boat flipped once with all u on board getting wet. All safely back on board. They do a great job of making sure everybody is safe. You will have a guide on a kayak following each boat for rescue purposes. The rafting was my first on a river this large and fast. Beautiful water. Be prepared for the physical hike down to the river and back up at the end of the rafting. I’m not sure how far down the river is but I would predict a good 500 feet. The trip down is on concrete stairs which are all of different sizes and a bit challenging. Your legs will feel it at the bottom. Upon reaching the end of the rafting you will have to climb back up via a winding steep rocky trail that takes about 45 minutes to complete.
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Steve, Thanks you for taking the time to write a review of your rafting experience with Safpar. We are very pleased to hear you felt safe at all times and you enjoyed the rafting trip. The hike into and out of the gorge is steep and can be challenging, however the hike is well worth the rafting. Warm regards The Safpar team
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V Wematu wrote a review Jun 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Review of: Raft the Zambezi
Such an incredible experience and the guides are amazing! We had a lovely time with great company, good food and views like no other!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Wematu, All of us at Safpar are very pleased to hear you had a great day with us rafting on the Zambezi. We hope to back in Zambia for another rafting trip. Warm regards The Safpar team
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Jason W wrote a review May 2022
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
I have now rafted the Zambezi with SafPar twice - once in 2013, once in 2022. Both experiences were incredible. In 2013 I did a full day (dry season) and in 2022 I did a half day (rain season). The staff was incredible both times. I couldn't recommend this more. Great staff, amazing river, great equipment, felt very safe (even when we flipped over!), met good people, got amazing professional photographs, and just really enjoyed myself. Such a cool way to experience this beautiful river and the falls.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 8 Jun 2022
Dear Jason, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your second rafting experience with Safpar. It is great that you returned to Livingstone for a second visit, and you experienced low water and high water, both very different rafting trips. We hope to see you again for another rafting trip in the future. Warm regards, The Safpar team.
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Bob D wrote a review May 2022
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Review of: Raft the Zambezi
These guys were excellent. They took care of us, we were all safe and I should have done a full day. WHEN I go back, I'm using Safpar again!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Safpar Rafting Company
Responded 4 May 2022
Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience while rafting with Safpar and the team. We are all very pleased to hear you enjoyed your day rafting. For your next visit try and come between July and Christmas when the river is low and we can raft rapids #1 to #21. Warm regards The Safpar team
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