The Zambezi is a quintessentially African river as it meanders from Angola to the Indian ocean. There few rivers anywhere with as much fun and huge white water as the warm and friendly waters of the mighty Zambezi! August - October are the best months to see game and experience the Zambezi. It is the end of the dry season and many animals come down to the banks of the river to drink, swim and frolic in the shallows. In our Canoes we will drift and paddle amongst the animals, merging ourselves deeply with raw, unfiltered nature. The "bush" has been either eaten or has died down, so seeing the animals is much easier. In the wet season there is so much fresh green foliage that the animals hide in the thicket or scatter to drinking holes hidden far away from the dirt trails that we stick to.
Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana are the countries that we visit to explore the many facets of the Zambezi watershed in this region. There is a rich history of game viewing and preservation in this uniquely "veldt" like terrain. Botswana boasts a highly developed and protected national park system. This has allowed the wildlife to thrive and the elephant herds of Botswana and Zimbabwe are among the largest and most protected of Africa. The game viewing in this area is simply the best, and you will not be over run by the herds of tourists often found in East Africa.
We look forward to sharing this spectacular "once in a life time" type of adventure with you. Your African dreams await....your desire to explore unleashed!
Your Zambezi Explorer was an extraordinary and unforgettable trip, and we are thrilled that we were able to participate. We had never been to Africa before, and to receive an in-depth immersion into three countries, three distinct cultures, over the course of two weeks was an astonishing gift. The trip was a true journey that took us so outside our normal experience that we felt as if we had entered another universe. The magnificence and grandeur of the geography and the wildlife were simply incomparable, and the clock-work precision of Bío-Bío’s organization was more than amazing. In two weeks, we only experienced only one 10-minute delay at a river border crossing. How good can it get! Our Bío-Bío guide Johnny Snyder’s performance, under some challenging and unexpected circumstances, was no less than heroic, and the unflappable love and kindness that he showered on each of us at all times was remarkable. This was a complex trip involving a multi-day canoe safari on the Upper Zambezi, a multi-day water and land safari in Botswana, and a four-day rafting expedition through the gorges of the mighty Zambezi, along with activities in both Zambia and Zimbabwe and accommodations ranging from deluxe safari lodges to river-side camps along the Zambezi. Despite this complexity, the trip unfolded seamlessly like an intricately choreographed ballet, and we stand in awe of Bío-Bío’s organizational skills and management for making this happen. Becky Sisk - 2013 Zambezi — Zambezi Explorer - 2013 -
Hi Marc Fantastic trip! Jane and I had a great time, experienced some very fun and positive things we had not experienced before and made some great friends. ( I am not sure what we were thinking getting strapped on the gorge swing!) The Zambezi and Victoria Falls is something everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. Attempting to boogie board a class IV rapid was a fun but humbling experience. The people and especially the guides we encountered were all very friendly and concerned with keeping us safe while still having fun. Good brief from Brent prior to departure on river portion. Hwange National Park was beautiful. The Somalisa lodge was not to be missed and great service to boot. Wildlife was up close and personal. A feeding elephant actually bumped the support lines for the tent one night and shook the tent. What a thrill! We very much enjoyed the character and charm of the Vic Falls Hotel and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this trip to anyone whether they have ever picked up a paddle or not. Jane and Gary Seffel Maryland, USA — Gary Seffel - Zambezi Explorer 2011