Tamarind Canoe Trail

Zimbabwe

  • On the Tamarind Canoe Trail

     

  • A lunch stop on the Tamarind Canoe Trail

     

  • Elephants seen on the Tamarind Canoe Trail

     

  • Canoeing on the Tamarind Canoe Trail

     

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  • Exciting 4 day canoe trail on the Zambezi.
  • Be self sufficient for 4 days, a refreshing feeling.
  • Watch wildlife as it comes to the waters edge.
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful river.

A canoe trail is an excellent way to explore the Zambezi and get close to nature. It is a journey will take you along 75kms of beautiful river ending in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools. It's easy paddling, interspersed with hearty food, relaxing and peaceful siestas and camping on remote islands under the stars. You are totally self-sufficient for the trip which simply adds to the satisfaction.

The trail begins in Chirundu, which you reach by 4x4 transfer. From here you take to the canoes and follow the river downstream. Each day begins with coffee and biscuits then you pack up camp and canoe for a couple of hours while it is still cool.  Then you break for a hearty breakfast and more canoeing, taking in the sights as you go.  A shady spot on an island will be found for a siesta and you can rest during the heat of the day before picking up your paddles once more and making for your camping spot for the night. 

This trip is a wonderful way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants. This region has abundant wildlife including elephant, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, hippo, crocodiles and abundant birdlife.  Whilst lion, wild dogs and leopards inhabit the area, it is less likely that you will see these from the canoes.

The trip involves 2 full days and 2 half days paddling in 8ft Canadian canoes. The paddling is generally easy, though a reasonable level of fitness is required. Each day is different and brings its own highlights and it's sure to be an adventure to remember.

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Tamarind Canoe Trail

On the Tamarind Canoe Trail

A 4 day canoe trail on the magnificent Zambezi River. An opportunity to observe the wildlife and camping under the stars.

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