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Safpar Rafting Company

Livingstone, Zambia
+260 21 3320606
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Great fun, but be prepared for a difficult decent

To get to the rafts you descend down a very steep rubble path. It's not easy especially carrying... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
foxyfoxholes
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London, United Kingdom
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Exciting and safe

I have done a lot of rafting in the past and the level of excitement and feeling of safety was... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
John H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

To get to the rafts you descend down a very steep rubble path. It's not easy especially carrying your oar, buoyancy jacket and helmet. If you're not good with heights or a difficult trek make sure you'll be ok to do this. Once at the...More

Thank foxyfoxholes
SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoe manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Foxy, Thank you for your review, very pleased that you had a safe and exciting rafting experience. The trail down into the gorge at rapid #14 is very steep and rocky, it can be a challenge, sensible shoes a very good idea. The cable...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have done a lot of rafting in the past and the level of excitement and feeling of safety was better than anywhere. Melvin was the main man in our raft. He and his outriders did a great job. Highly recommended.

Thank John H
SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoe manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi John, Great to hear you had a safe and exciting day out on the Zambezi with Melvin, thank you for your review, we hope to see you back again for some low water rafting. Regards Sven

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I had à great time rafting- fun, friendly, safe and exciting! Do it! The personnel and the gear is very good, the Zambesi is beautiful and wild and the water is warm which makes it even easier to enjoy this exhilarating rafting!

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hi Ann-christin, Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear you had a good time and that you felt safe with the Safpar crew. Please come back for another visit at low water. Cheers Sven

Reviewed 5 February 2017

The whole experience from rafting to the sundowner cruise was incredible. The safpar team made everything seamless and fun.

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Hi Donovan, Thanks for your review, I am very pleased to hear you had a great day rafting and sunset cruising with Safpar. Th raft/cruise combo is very good value for money. Hope to see you back for more adventures. Regards sven

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were guided down the river by Boyd. He gave us an experience that will be spoken about for many years to come. Boyd had a wicked sense of humour, which left us swimming on occasions, to the delight of all involved. Best guide EVER!

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hi Johns, Boyd, best guide ever, he gets another mention on trip advisor !!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Joburg is so close, come back again for low water, maybe a 3 1/2 day trip. Thanks again. Sven

Reviewed 3 February 2017

The whole experience was unbelievable. I must add that we had one of the best guides as he read his crowed very well and saw that we were thrill seekers. He made it so much fun and manage to create a experience we would not...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hi Sanjaca, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. You seem to have had a great day out with Boyd. I will be sure to pass on your regards. Thanks again Sven

Reviewed 3 February 2017

My first white whitewater rafting experience and definitely not my last. The guide Boyd was very experienced and made the rafting experience so much more enjoyable and fun. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The entire experience was fantastic. Boyd our group leader was excellent. He is very knowledgeable, experienced and full of adventure. The only downfall is the climb down to the water. Perhaps you can look at a cable car to get down to the water as...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review, I am very pleased you great day out rafting with Boyd. The walk down into the gorge at rapid #10 is very steep and can be slippery at this time of the year. A cable car or lift system...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

From start to finish we had an amazing time with Safpar Rafting. The staff were all very thorough on safety instructions which made us feel reassured that we would be fine going down. It was my first time rafting and I would definitely do it...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Hi Braxton, I am very pleased to hear that the crew looked after you and you felt safe during you rafting adventure with Safpar. Good sunblock is esencial, rainy season and winter warm clothes are a good idea for the drive to and from the...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had an incredible experience rafting with boyd! He was so knowledgeable about each rapid and was so funny--making the whole experience as enjoyable as possible. Felt very safe the whole time, though the walk down the gorge to the river was a little treacherous....More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi Erica, Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear you had a great day out with Boyd, he is a very good raft guide and quite a character. The path into the gorge is very steep and can be slippery in...More

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jami97
HELLO we are going to be rafting with you in august and are stoked! Can we bring good walking shoes and dry clothes and have them transported to the end? any other tips for clothing for the actual rafting thanks
21 July 2016|
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Response from SafparExcellence | Property representative |
Hey Jami, Sorry for the late reply, yep all your dry clothing and shoes can meet you at the end of the trip. August can be chilly so bring a jacket for the trip home. Also a rash vest for the river helps with the chill... More
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Peppercat33
Do you include transfers from Victoria falls ?
6 April 2016|
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Response from SafparExcellence | Property representative |
Hi Heather, Unfortunately we don't at present pick up from Victoria Falls, we do however pick up from the Zambian side of the border. If this situation changes I will let you know. Regards Sven
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