The Best Africa White Water Rafting

Africa White Water Rafting
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Africa White Water Rafting is an ideal setting where else can you experience class V rafting at one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders and exotic wildlife to boot.

The criteria for the Best Africa rafting rivers is based on rivers that fall into the Classes III - V, have long periods of rapids, and great scenery.

Suggested White Water Rafting Trips

Victoria Nile, Uganda
Class IV-V

Year round rafting, Best to go in the summer for the warmest water and weather.
This is a relatively unknown and new white water rafting experience. The combination of the scenery and the challenge make this one of the world’s best whitewater trips. The Victoria Nile in Uganda is 300 miles, flowing from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert, and has the most intense 55-mile stretch with one continuous Class IV-V rapid after the next for 800 feet. Part of that drop has a mandatory portage at the Murchison Falls. Because of the challenging rapids, they were host to the World Whitewater Rafting Championships in 1999.
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Stay at:
Kampala Sheraton Hotel
Kampala, Uganda
Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Kibuli Mosque, Kabaka's Palace, and Makerere University. Local attractions also include Namirembe Cathedral and Rubaga Cathedral. Spa and fitness In addition to 3 restaurants, Sheraton Kampala Hotel features an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a full-service spa and a poolside bar.

Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
Class V

For intense white water rapids and scenic beauty, you can't beat the Zambezi River. A relatively new entrant into the world of rafting, the Batoka rapids below Victoria Falls, were first run in a raft in 1981. The beginning point at the base of Victoria Falls, one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders, coined "Boiling Pot" because of the frothy foam created by the water’s 350-foot free fall. From there you can chhose many optional day and overnight trips where you can experience 400-foot-high basalt gorges over Class V rapids with 20-foot-high waves. If challenging rapids weren't enough, there is the added experience of crocodile and hippo viewing in some of the adjoining pools. There are many lengths of trips run from one day to five day expeditions.
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Stay at:
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Lodge is the destination of choice at the Natural Wonder of the Victoria Falls. Just four kilometers from the thundering splendor of Victoria Falls and the spectacular Zambezi River, the lodge sits high on a plateau bordering the Zambezi National Park. The lodge is created to give the impression of an open-plan tree-house, built on seven levels rising above the pristine gusu bushveld and offering guests views of brilliant sunsets. The resort's focal feature is a central waterhole which attracts an endless parade of wildlife all year round.