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The Jewel of East Africa’s Crown

Flowing from Angola into the Indian Ocean, the mighty Zambezi is the jewel of East Africa.


Known for being the fourth-longest river in Africa, it’s reputation and prominence is world-famous. Believed to mean ‘Grand River’ or ‘God’s River’, the Zambezi helped influence the name of Zambia after independence. 

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The Most Spectacular Landscapes & Wildlife

Despite being only the fourth-largest river in Africa, the diversity and spectacular nature of the Great Zambezi is second to none. 

From the very first moment you see the lush lands and flowing currents, you’ll know why it’s renowned the world over.

  • Big five game

  • Rare indigenous birds 

  • Diverse reptile populations

  • Species of large fish 

  • Largely untouched & protected

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Why Choose 
River Horse Safaris?

From our local expertise and years of experience to our first-class safety ratings, River Horse Safaris is trusted as the leading canoe safari operator in the Lower Zambezi. Sharing the real magic of the Zambezi in a fun, sustainable, adventurous, and safe way.


#1 Safety Ratings.


Sustainable Travel.


Route Variety.


20+ yrs Experience.


Expert Local Guides.


Flexible Bookings.


Canoeing Through
The Lower Zambezi

Situated in the Southeastern province of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi remains one of the most untouched and authentic areas of the Zambezi. 

Protected from mass tourism the floodplain is filled with an abundance of nature and wildlife. With calm waters and clear visibility, canoeing the lower Zambezi is a dream for any African nature lover. 

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“Trip Of A Lifetime!”

They spoiled us the whole trip with lovely places and tasty food (we wished vegetarian and it was very delicious!). When we spotted an elephant they brought us to the land so that we could approach on foot. We loved this trip so much, it is an unforgettable trip and a must to do in Zambia!

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Book Your Zambezi River Adventure

Get in touch today to book your once in a lifetime Zambezi River canoe safari.

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