Safari Par Excellence (SAFPAR), one of Zambia’s leading adventure specialists, offers an exciting new activity – the Zambezi River Expedition – which provides adventure travellers with the ultimate get-away-from-it-all experience.
Based in Livingstone, SAFPAR’s fleet of jet boats whisk guests away from the usual river-cruise routes – starting from just above the magnificent Victoria Falls – to remote islands and river channels extending some 35 kilometres upstream on the mighty Zambezi.
The exciting pioneer-meets-modern-day journey transports the traveller from the usual tourist hubbub around the Falls and explores river channels through secluded areas which seem unchanged from Livingstone’s day.
The exhilarating speedboat ride is balanced with breath taking wildlife viewing when silently drifting past the far-flung riverbanks and islands near the Zambezi National Park.
The excursion treats the tourist to spectacular encounters with buffalo, crocodile, elephant and giraffe and will stop to view the hippos playing hide-and-seek in the water. This is an adventure expedition which is a must for wildlife enthusiasts, nature photographers and thrill-seekers, something quite different from the usual sunset or booze cruises.
The Early-Bird Explorer One-Hour Package suits guests who want to be up-and-at-‘em first thing in the morning or have limited time to squeeze in a short exciting adventure.
The Sunset Explorer Package jets off up the Zambezi roughly two hours before dusk and includes the exciting jet-boat trip, ample wildlife viewing and refreshments served at twilight while heading back to the launch-jetty.
The Zambezi River Expedition can be booked as an intimate, exclusive trip for two (or for a VIP-party) or be part of a larger group (the crafts can accommodate a maximum of 24 passengers). This makes it perfect (and affordable) for families or small incentive groups to enjoy. There is no age limit but guardians of minors will be required to sign an indemnity form on behalf of the minors and must accompany children under the age of 16. Advance booking is essential.
Safpar has established itself as Victoria Falls’ leading adventure specialists and safari outfits since 1990. They own tours and activities that cater to anyone from the adrenalin seeker to those seeking the more tranquil and serene experience.