KAYAKS AND EQUIPMENT
Clients will be taken down the rapids in Topolino Duos – the only 2-person white water kayak in the world.
Paddles, lifejackets and helmets will be issued to them before the days kayaking. Wetsuits or spray jackets will be used in the colder months.
No previous kayaking or white water experience is required.
Each kayak is piloted by an experienced white water kayaker who will steer the boat through the rapids and Eskimo roll should there be a capsize.A comprehensive safety talk and practice session will be done at the bottom of the gorge before the days kayaking. A reasonable level of fitness is required to paddle the approximate 25kms and negotiate the 750-foot climb at the end of the day.
Recommended dress for a day’s kayaking is light tight fitting shoes, swimming costume, shorts and T-Shirt. A cap can also be work beneath the helmet. Clients should not take any valuables with them on the river.
Valuables may be placed in a secure container and will be looked after by Safari Par Excellence for the duration of the day’s activity. On your return to Victoria Falls your valuables can be reclaimed. The guides also carry a dry bag to hold T-Shirts, sunblock, etc.
Kayakers are highly trained and experienced and all hold valid first aid certificates. The kayaking trip will be run in conjunction with daily rafting trip for added safety.Each trip carries a comprehensive first aid kit and stretcher.
Each trip leader is in radio communication with our bases in Victoria Falls and Livingstone and with M.A.R.S. (Medical Air Rescue Service) in Victoria Falls. Clients are automatically covered by M.A.R.S. on their day’s trip.