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scot cooper

was great to be on the water , the hike up was a killer . would love to do it again but only if... read more

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Reviewed 18 April 2018
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Cape Town, South Africa
EXCITING ADVENTURE

A fun and exciting day on the Zambezi. The team are exceptional and the experience was thrilling as... read more

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Reviewed 12 April 2018
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Zambezi white water rafting day trips, overnights rafting trips, multiday rafting trips and canoe safaris. Safari par Excellence started rafting and canoeing safaris in 1991, and since then has become Zambia's leading adventure tour operator. Safpar...more
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

was great to be on the water , the hike up was a killer . would love to do it again but only if the cable cart is working

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A fun and exciting day on the Zambezi. The team are exceptional and the experience was thrilling as well as engaging. I cannot express what a wonderful bonding experienceMore

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Seafaerieb, Thank you for your very positive review of your experience rafting with Safpar, teamwork is part of the rafting activity and pleased to hear yourself and the team had a great day out on the Zambezi. We all hope to see you back...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great organisers of whitewater rafting. Did the full day tour with Safpar and it was organised brilliantly. Chongo is an excellent guide and knows the rivers like the back of his hand. We had every confidence in him. The briefing is thorough and they are...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoe manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Gooner, Thank you for your review of your experience rafting with Safpar and the crew. Choongo has been with us for nearly 20 years, he has proved to be a steady and reliable raft guide, we are all very pleased to hear you felt...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome half day rafting trip. Very good organization ! And delicious meal and free pictures included. But maybe we could have take more big waves in the rapids for more funMore

Thank François V
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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Francois, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Safpar and the crew. We are all pleased you enjoyed your half day rafting, when the river is high for safety reasons we can only run a short section...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I went on a mission trip with my school and we were able to go white water rafting at Victoria Falls and it was so much fun! I felt very safe with the guides and how they operated the day. My guide was KJ and...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Team Gainz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are all really pleased you enjoyed your day rafting with KJ and the Safpar crew. Maybe if you are back in Zambia for another mission we will see you again for...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I can not recommend more highly rafting with Safpar on the Zambezi. Incredible team of guides and great people. Our raft guide Kay J. had us working together quickly, feeling safe and having an amazing exhilarating time!! Can’t wait to do it again. All this...More

Thank Reia A
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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Reia, Thank you for writing a review of your experience rafting with Safpar. I am very pleased to hear that KJ looked after you, he is the youngest of my guides but is proving to be an incredible guide. Please come back for another...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is an excellent service. The guides are fun but professional and will tailor the intensity based on your group. Overall I had an excellent time. Also the free photos is an absolute winner!!More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Tom, We are all very pleased to hear you enjoyed your rating experience with Safpar. thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have only just started including the photo package as part of our product, everyone gets a a souvenir...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

What a trip! We started the descent to the river at +/- 9:30 AM after an elaborated safety induction. Descending was a bit tricky, so wear good shoes! Rafting itself started in the pouring rain, but we didn't mind at all! Our instructors (Melvin, Julius,...More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Pauline, Thank you for your review, very pleased to hear you enjoyed your rafting trip with Safpar and the team. The walk in and out is challenging, adventure sandals or sports shoes are best for the hike in and out of the gorge. We...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Did a half day rafting for 160$, including lunch (hamburger at the lodge) and photos. Was a bit expensive, but well organised. Our guide, Boyd, did a great job at the river. We felt safe. Because of the rainy season it was high water levels....More

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Eirik, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Boyd and the Safpar crew. The river is high at the moment due to the heavy seasonal rains, this very high water level restricts the sections of the Zambezi...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

It was realy nice! Such a good experience! And safe! And with stunning views! I recomend to everyone!

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SafparExcellence, Rafting and canoeing manager at Safpar Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Denise, We are all very pleased you enjoyed your day out rafting with Safpar and the crew, very good that you felt safe, we prioritise safety at all times. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Cheers Sven

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Ryan R
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Response from Chong C | Reviewed this property |
I would agree on the other reviewers here as well as I have just came back from Victoria Falls 1 month ago. Even with life vest, the rapids at this time of the year ranges from about level 2 to 3 which can be pretty... More
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jami97
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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