A more adventurous way to experience Africa’s wildlife


A canoe excursion comes in many ways. From an overnight budget camping adventure to an activity that lasts a few hours. It’s a thrilling experience to be so close to the African wildlife. Popular locations are the Okavango delta (Botswana), Lower Zambezi (Zambia or Zimbabwe), Lake Malawi or the Orange river (Namibia).

Canoe safaris offer a range of options to suit different preferences and comfort levels. Full participation canoe safaris are budget-friendly, where you bring your own gear and provisions, camping overnight on islands or the riverbank. The guide takes care of meals, while participants assist with camp chores. Accommodations are usually basic, with small tents or mosquito nets draped over paddles.

For those seeking more comfort, backed-up canoe safaris provide a crew to support you along the river, with luxurious overnight stops at mobile tented camps. Meals are of high quality, and there may be options for vehicles and walking excursions. Professional guides ensure an enriching wildlife experience.

Specialized canoe safaris cater to different groups, such as children-led safaris with professional guides, photography-focused trips, and combined walking and canoeing adventures. Some permanent camps also offer shorter canoe trails for day or afternoon excursions.

Regardless of the type of canoe safari you choose, these experiences offer fun, adventure, and flexibility, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the river and encounter wildlife in a unique and memorable way.

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