Zimbabwe Canoeing

African Canoe Trips and Safaris on the Zambezi River

Canoeing on the Zambezi river

Have you ever considered a canoeing trip on the beautiful Zambezi river near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe? It’s one of the most intimate and rewarding ways that anyone can experience this incredible river. We offer a variety of canoeing activities including, canoe safaris and overnight camping on the banks for the most adventurous travellers!

Motion in silence

“Motion in Silence” is the perfect way of describing this activity. Approaching a herd of Elephants whilst they drink and play in the water or creep up on one of the many bird species that have made this river their home!

Why not book canoeing and camping?

You can book an African canoe trip as a half-day activity. Or, for those who have a bit more time on their hands, how about overnighting in the Zambezi National Park? Spending the night in tents along the shore line of the Zambezi River brings you closer to the wilderness than ever before.

Authentic, Exclusive African Canoeing Experiences

Private canoeing on the Zambezi river

Because we specialise in boutique trips at Umdingi, we only allow small, private African canoeing safaris. This means that we’re able to go at our own pace, and explore uncharted areas and islands in the beautiful Victoria Falls region.

You’ll also be accompanied by your own private guide, Clint – the owner of Umdingi Safaris. Clint is a Zimbabwe local with extensive knowledge of the local flora, fauna and culture. He’s also an excellent host!

Zambezi Canoe safaris

with Umdingi

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not book a Zimbabwe canoe safari with us? Canoe safaris are the perfect way to learn about the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe while you glide down the river in safe and comfortable inflatable canoes.

A canoe safari will get you up close and personal with the wildlife that call the Zambezi river home, fully immersing you in the experience.

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What’s included in an Umdingi canoeing trip?


Choose from half-day, full day or multi-day day African canoeing trip or canoe safari.

We most commonly offer a Zimbabwe canoeing along the Zambezi. However, we can arrange for trips further afield.
Half-day canoeing on the Zambezi river takes five hours (choose from sunrise – midday or afternoon – sunset).
Half-day trips include one packed meal, snacks and drinks
Multi-day trips are all-inclusive – all food, beverages, camping equipment and transport will be provided – alternative accommodation can be arranged if necessary.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced canoe guide.

Multi-day trips are all-inclusive. They typically include a luxury camping package, where hot water showers, all cutlery and dining apparatus, as well as all food and drinks will be provided. However, we can also arrange alternative accommodation for your stay.

Some things to note before going
canoeing on the Zambezi river

Your safety is our absolute priority. Your canoe safari guide will be there to keep you safe and make sure that you have a truly unforgettable experience.
Make sure to bring plenty of skin-cover – sunhats, long sleeves, sarongs etc. But bear in mind it will be very hot, so loose, flowing fabrics like cotton.
Bring a camera if you’d like, but please no flash.
Don’t wear any bright colours – stick to natural shades of brown, khaki, tan, grey and olive green.
When booking your African canoe trip, you’ll video chat with Umdingi owner, Clint. Clint will get to know your needs and tailor the trip around you. He’ll also provide you with full information about how to prepare for your holiday. So, you can be sure you’re in safe hands!

African Canoeing add-ons

All of our Zimbabwe canoeing trips are entirely bespoke here at Umdingi. So, you have plenty of options for adding more exciting experiences into your holiday.

If you’re looking to book more than a half-day experience, we recommend adding: