Explore Southern Africa’s vast waterways for an upclose and personal safari.
There is something incredibly relaxing about cruising on the River, along the banks of the National Parks, watching the outstanding wildlife and birdlife as you slowly sail past. Whether it be in the luxuy of a houseboat, being guided on a canoe safari or enjoying being pulled in a mokoro with a long wooden pole. You will be able to capture images of wildlife from the biggest to the smallest, in lush scenery that is a visual delight as you travel Southern Africas rivers, waterways, lagoons and floodplains.
If you are looking to experience a unique African safari holiday, a houseboat safari provides a wonderful alternative to land-based safari activities. Instead of viewing wildlife from a vehicle, why not relax on the deck of a houseboat and enjoy the views as you cruise by, sip sundowners or kick back with a good book. Waking up to the sound of the African Fish Eagle and falling asleep to Hippo’s bellowing sets the scene. The biggest draw factor for most house boat safari enthusiasts is to go fishing for Africa’s notoriously feisty game fish – the Tiger Fish.
Canoe through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers with your privately guided canoe safaris. Experience breathtaking scenery and incredible game viewing with a choice of a half day, full day, or amazing overnight experiences. Float gently down the river, stop in shady spots to enjoy a picnic and enjoy magnificent photographic opportunities on trails like the Rio Elefantes Canoe Trail and the Victoria Falls Zambezi Canoe Safari. Truly one of the most exciting and adventurous activities in all of Africa!
Mokoro through the Okavango Delta
The Okavango is Botswana’s crown jewel and is one of Africa’s premier safari hotspots. There are a number of luxury camps in and around the Delta offering vehicle-based game viewing, walking safaris and the classical ‘Mokoro’ canoe safari where the waters of the Delta are explored in local dugout canoes (made from hollowed out tree trunks). The region offers one the opportunity of experiencing close encounters with Africa’s quintessential large game species, trying their hand at fishing for the infamous Tigerfish or enjoying the remarkable birdlife found in this oasis.
Wetlands and Coastal Forest Reserves
The 332 000 hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park was the first World Heritage Site in South Africa provides a mix of coastal and inland habitats around South Africa’s largest estuary – St Lucia. The area has close on 400 species of birds and makes up part of the breeding grounds used by Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles, which can be viewed on evening ‘turtle safaris’ arranges by most private camps in the area. Larger land game can be found in a 20 000 hectare portion of the park. The Kosi Bay lake system in the far north is truly unique and is made up of four lakes of varying size and salinity levels hosting a plethora of fish and bird life as well as resident populations of crocodiles and hippos.
Victoria Falls River Boat Safari
Explore the Zambezi… Experience the wide winding river and the myriad islands and channels above the Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls River Safaris offers you an exceptional upper river safari experience. Our specifically designed propeller-free safari boats can operate in water as shallow as 20cm, increasing our operational range to as close as 200 metres from the Victoria Falls. As a result, we can now offer cruises to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids then slowing down for a leisurely game viewing trip around the islands.