The Adventure of Your Lifetime
Take a front seat to Africa with a canoe safari on the mighty Zambezi River with River Horse Safaris, your trusted Zambezi Guide for over 20 years.
There are plenty of adventures to be had in Africa, but none are more deeply connected to the roots of adventure in Africa than a canoe trip down the Zambezi.
Opt for a 2, 3, 4 or 5 night canoe adventure in this majestic landscape, where the river and
valley spanning a vast area of 4,092 square kilometres will be your new playground – a place where the only crowd that exists is at the waters edge, where the locals are hippos and your neighbours are elephant.
An Extraordinary Experience
with Exceptional Guides
River Horse Expeditions was historically one of the first canoe safari operators in the Lower Zambezi wilderness and we have an exceptional safety record. We put this down to two key ingredients... respect and knowledge.
Our Guides are extremely respectful - affording wildlife right of way whilst on the water and allowing hippo, in particular, space to seek the safety of deep water. After many years of being on the river, our guides have developed an intimate knowledge of how best to navigate our guests safely downstream.
"If there is one trip to Africa you have to do,
then look no further. This is the one!"
ZAMBEZI SHORT CANOE TRAIL
2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS
Our 2-night trail is ideal for those whose time is limited, but adventure is not! This route is a short yet unforgettable taster of the mighty Zambezi River - create once in a lifetime moments in 3 days of wildlife and sunshine and look forward to starlit evenings around the campfire, listening to the sounds of Africa.
THE 4 IN 1 CANOE TRAIL
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
Journey on both water and land with our 4-night canoe experience. Guests on this trip will join us for a drive through a game management area to a village where you may take the privileged opportunity to witness remote living and meet local community members, young and old.
THE ZAMBEZI GREAT TRAIL
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
Our 5-night adventure is the ultimate Zambezi experience - and an incredible achievement for any canoe enthusiast, travelling 163 kms from the Lower Zambezi to the remote Mupata Gorge, before ending at the junction of the Luangwa River.
We operate in the Lower Zambezi wilderness.
The Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools National Park are known as one of Africa’s most beautiful destinations, a ‘once in a lifetime’ place to visit.
This remote and beautiful reserve is set among grand mountains, vast floodplains and river terraces of the Zambezi River, offering clients an authentic,
low-impact safari experience.
Our canoe safaris offer the ultimate family experience! There are not many opportunities in our busy lifetimes to completely unplug and spend valuable time with your loved ones. There is no cell phone reception here. Just the River, the wilderness and you.
Swap stories around the campfire by dusk and marvel at the most incredible starlit skies by night. Daytime promises one-on-one time in your two-man canoe - learn about the wilderness, yourself, your partner or your children! Its a time to reconnect.
We offer an owner-run experience - with over 20 years of experience, highly knowledgeable, brilliant guides and an exceptional safety record.
We have enormous respect for wildlife and retain a sustainable relationship as such.
Go Really, Really Wild on the Zambezi River
Mention the Zambezi and most people think of white-water rafting and Victoria Falls, but safari aficionados searching
for an authentic, non-commercial experience head for the Lower Zambezi in Zambia where the River Horse Safari team offer decades of unrivalled experience in the ultimate immersive safari.
Why you'll love it!
✔ Owner-Run & Operated
✔ Sensational Wildlife
✔ Brilliant Guides
✔ Island Camping Fun
✔ Breathtaking Stargazing
✔ Off the Grid
✔ Low Tourism Impact
✔ Support Local Community
✔ Delicious & Healthy Meals
✔ Pre & Post Accommodation
✔ The Adventure of a Lifetime
✔ Fits into a Zambian Travel Circuit
“A 4 night canoe tour in the Lower Zambezi was the absolute highlight of my two week stay in Zambia.
It turned out to be one of the best experiences I have ever had whilst travelling abroad.”
PRE AND POST ACCOMMODATION
Breezes River Lodge
We offer solos, couples, families and groups pre and post accommodation at our lodge, Breezes River Lodge – also the basecamp for our canoe safaris, where all trips start and end.
Stay in an air-conditioned Ensuite Chalet or Rent-a-Tent!
Our ready-made tents are complete with linen and electricity charging points located under shady trees and have spotless ablution facilities. Our tents are Solo-Traveller Friendly! No single supplement applies.