Camping and Rafting on the Ganga

The rafting season begins late September and continues through till end April. The camps and the lodges that I use on the Ganga offer a great trip for all, families, singles, couples and corporates. Contact for details and start planning.

Plan early to book trains / flights and travel to head up as painlessly as possible.  The  the closest rail head is Hardwar and the airport is Jolly Grant, that serves Dehra Dun, Hardwar and Rishikesh. Transfers to and from both venues to camp and back can be organized and are charged on actuals.

Value For Money Trip
2 day Raft  2 night Camp……….Rs. 5900 / person

Day 01 : Arrive at Camp  after lunch/tea. Check into tents, camp briefing etc.  Beach volleyball, kayaking or relax.  Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 02  : Tea coffee served 7:00 onwards. After breakfast,  get into rafting gear, safety briefing      and raft down big volume Ganga whitewater.  Raft down rapids like “Three Blind Mice”,      “Crossfire”, “Bodysurfing”, “Return to Sender”, “Roller Coaster”, “Golf Course” and lots more. We end the trip near Laxman Jhula. Drive 30 minutes back to Camp for hot lunch. Afternoon kayaking, volleyball or hike to a nearby village. Campfire barbecue dinner and  overnight Camp.

Day 03 : Tea served by 7:00 am. After breakfast at 8:30am, drive 30 minutes to Kaudiyala.       Board rafts and raft down the two big rapids on this section, the “Daniel’s Dip” and  “The Wall”. Lots of bodysurfing and float into Camp for hot lunch.  Depart for Delhi.

All our river trips are supported by safety kayaks
Bodysurfing on the Ganga 3 day raft 2 nights:  Rs. 6400 / person – Book Now!

Day 01 :  Arrive at Camp for lunch. Check into tents, camp briefing etc. After lunch, raft a 10 km initiation section from Camp till Shivpuri. Drive back to Camp for hot tea/coffee. Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 02 : Tea coffee served 7:00 onwards. After breakfast,  get into rafting gear, safety briefing      and raft down big volume Ganga whitewater. Raft down rapids like “Three Blind Mice”,   “Crossfire”, “Bodysurfing”, “Return to Sender”, “Roller Coaster”, “Golf Course” and lots more. We  end the trip near Laxman Jhula. Drive 30 minutes back to Camp for hot lunch. . Afternoon kayaking, volleyball or hike to a nearby village. Campfire/barbecue  dinner and  overnight Camp.

Day 03 : Tea served by 7:00 am. After breakfast at 8:30am, drive 30 minutes to Kaudiyala. Board rafts and raft down the two big rapids on this section, “Daniel’s Dip” and  “The Wall”. Lots of bodysurfing and float into Camp for hot lunch.  Depart for Delhi.
Miscellaneous Rates/day
1. Children below 05 years ————-FREE
2. Children 6-13 years camping only – 50% of adult cost
3. Children – kid section per raft trip — Rs. 500
4. Afternoon rapelling (4pm-5pm) ——- Rs. 350
(advance booking needed for permit requirement)
5. Rafting transfers—————————–Rs. 700/tfr per car
6. Accompanying Maids—Rs. 1000/nt meals + small tent

7. Drivers (meals only;stay at Byasi/Kaudiyala)-Rs.500/day
Service tax of 2.575% extra on all tariffs.

Kids have the greatest time and are welcome at Camp, in fact they love it more than the adults !  Ask for kids rafting possibilities, there are sections they can raft too!

To book:, or call: +91 9810184360

Before you Book, Read This !!
State of the art equipment and in house logistics ensure a safe trip

When you wish to visit us, do take the trouble to find out where you are headed! Our Camps are set in the middle of Reserved Forest Areas, and it is a thorough privilege to be so close to nature. We are not a hotel, do not have electricity, heating or refrigeration, and we adhere strictly to eco-guidelines of no bright lights, no loud music, meal timings and no campfires during the fire season. Camp is run, not by hotel school graduates, but by the same guides that ensure a safe river or mountain trip for you. We do not have room service.  We provide you with a clean tent with beds to sleep in, healthy meals each day and a fun day of activity.

Bottomline, if you wish to visit us, come with the purpose of living by India’s holiest life force, the Ganga, surrounded by Reserved forests, for the call of the barking deer, or the midnight roar of the leopard ; not for creature comforts that we take for granted, coming from the city.
It will help you enjoy your holiday better, and we appreciate guests who realise this opportunity to commune with nature.

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado!!

A trip that I am definitely going on, come with me.


Monday 18th April 2011 – Thursday 5th May 2011
(Arrival and departure dates into and out of Las Vegas Nevada)

It is the most famous river trip in the world…. And with good reason. Journeying for 14 days and 226 miles down the Colorado river is the smallest part of this trip. We get a chance to explore the Grand Canyon from within, with its scenic side hikes and spectacular waterfalls. You’ll camp on expansive sandy beaches retracing the expedition of Major John Wesley Powell in 1867 and visit ancient Indian ruins. There is frequently a two-year waiting list for a commercial trip and up to 18 years for a private trip. We are so happy to have this departure date and very much hope you will be able to join us on a trip of a lifetime. April is a wonderful time to raft the Grand Canyon. The Canyon is greener than normal and water flows are excellent.

“Now the danger is over, now the toil has ceased, now the gloom has disappeared, now the firmament is bounded only by the horizon, and what a vast expanse of constellations can be see! The river rolls by us in silent majesty; the quiet of the camp is sweet; our joy is ecstasy. We sit long after midnight talking of the Grand Canyon, talking of home.”

Powell’s Journal, Major John Wesley Powell

Your Fun Filled Itinerary!

Day One:
You’ll be met on arrival at Las Vegas airport, Nevada by our trip leader who will take you to your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. No matter how tired you are from your long flight from India, this place will wake you up! It’s Disneyland for grown ups! Settle in for a good rest before we make our way to Arizona tomorrow and that one step closer to rafting the Grand Canyon.
(No meals included)

Day Two:
We’ll leave Vegas around 10 am and take in the gorgeous drive to Flagstaff, Arizona (4-5 hrs). We will drive past the Hoover Dam, which holds up Lake Mead at the end of the Grand Canyon. This was an amazing engineering feat in itself, but when you consider it was built in 1936, it is truly sensational. Flagstaff is typical small town America but has a number of fantastic restaurants and bars to explore at your leisure. We will have a pre-departure meeting prior to dinner and pass out some equipment for your trip. This will be your last chance to purchase any last minute items for your trip. The crew will have Chums (glasses retainers) hats and caps.
(Included: Breakfast)

Day Three:
We meet for breakfast early! At 7.30am we’ll take the gorgeous drive to our rafting put in point at Lees Ferry (3 hrs), just below Glen Canyon dam. You’ll be outfitted with the remainder of the equipment, given a full and comprehensive safety talk as well as paddle instructions. As we float off downstream, you are about to embark on one of the best river journeys in the world. The History as well as geology of this area is astounding in its beauty.
(All meals Included)

Days Three To Fifteen: (Zero to Six hrs a day)
Each day we run amazing rapids such as the famous Crystal, Granite and the original Lava as well as awesome blast rapids such as Hermit! White sandy beaches, gorgeous side hikes everyday. Many people never get to sample the beauty of the Grand Canyon from within…. For those of you who have seen it from the rim, that in itself is a stunning experience, set amidst gorgeous granite and marble walls, we sleep on beaches with just the river in the background to send us to sleep. We visit ancient Indian ruins high above the river and view the scenic beauty of this canyon. We run the rapids and see where Major John Powell ran these rapids and this gorge in the late 1800’s in wooden dories. Similar boats are still in use in the Canyon!
There is ample time to adjust to river life during the trip. You wont need watches, cell phones or to worry about anything. This trip offers 100% relaxation.
We have no “fixed” itinerary for this trip, preferring instead to set ourselves up for hikes and ruins that we can do as a group. This adaptability allows us to remain on our own and away from other groups that may be in the canyon at the same time to us.
All meals included days three – fifteen.

Days Sixteen:
Your trip on the river finishes at Diamond Creek where we are met and taken back to Flagstaff (3-4 hrs) for our post trip meal. You have reason to feel proud of yourself! You have completed one of the best river trips in the world. We overnight in Flagstaff at the Grand Canyon River house. You’ll get the chance to look at some of your DVD of the trip and decide if you would like to purchase this. We’ll prepare you an amazing Cajun Boil tonight, a meal traditional to the area and a great way to spend your last night in Flagstaff.
Included: All meals

Day Seventeen:
We depart Flagstaff for our drive back to Las Vegas. Tonight, it may well be a great idea to all go out for an amazing meal at the revolving restaurant on top of the Stratosphere for the best views in Vegas. Bring your nice clothes… they have a dress code!
Included: Breakfast

Day Eighteen:
After breakfast, you’ll be dropped back at the airport for your flight back home after a trip of a lifetime.
Included: Breakfast

Cost Details : US$ 5500

What Is Included
• Transfers to and from Las Vegas Airport. We request that you are there on Day One, two days before your rafting trip departs (as described above). Transfers are also provided from Flagstaff to Lees Ferry (the start point) and from Diamond Creek back to Flagstaff after the trip.
• Accommodation for 2 nights in Las Vegas (one before and one after the rafting trip) and 2 nights in Flagstaff night (before and after the river trip) in a tourist hotel. On your last night in Flagstaff we will stay in The Grand Canyon River house, which is more basic than the pre-trip hotel, but we will give you an amazing meal, which is traditional in this area. This will be on a share twin basis with somebody else on the trip. Single supplements available for Vegas and Flagstaff hotel ONLY USD$170.
• All transfers to and from the river.
• All meals from breakfast on Day Three to dinner on Day Sixteen. Also included breakfast on Days two, seventeen and eighteen. We can cater for most dietary requests, just let us know!
• All rafting equipment, including the best in buoyancy aids, helmets, and spray jackets.
• Tented accommodation whilst on the river.
• All camping equipment including camping mattresses and sleeping bags* If you feel the cold, bring plenty of layers, because it can be cool in the evening..
• Qualified and experienced guides. The crux of our trips, we have a mixture of local and overseas guides who are extremely professional and are some of the most experienced guides in the world. These guys and girls make every effort to make your trip memorable and fun for you whilst at the same time ensuring your safety. They all hold advanced first aid qualifications and in the unlikely event of an injury they have the expertise and professionalism to deal with it.
• All necessary permits and licenses.

Please Note: Not included are flights, visas, departure taxes, travel insurance, inoculations, video or DVD of your trip, alcohol, personal items or gratuities. You will also need to budget for meals in town, which are not included in the price and any extra accommodation outside what is provided.

Holiday Options & Extensions
If you are interested in having a few more days (or weeks!) in America then the choice is endless. Depending on your available time there are everything from trips to National Parks, to an insight into the Vegas nightlife. We can recommend the following and suggest if you are interested in any of them to have a chat to our office staff who will be more than happy to give you the cost and low down on the different activities.

Las Vegas
If you are looking to stay on longer or arrive earlier than your scheduled days, we can arrange extra nights at a cost of $25 per person per night if you book early. Single rooms are $50 per night. The bright lights, oxygen filled casinos are an amazing place to visit in our opinion for a short period of time. Check out only places you have seen on TV, ride the roller coaster at New York, New York, or visit Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand. For advise on where to stay and what to do there, please contact our office teams in the UK or US.

National Parks
The US has some incredible National Parks to explore in this region. If you want to extend your stay in the USA, may we suggest a trip to the incredible Zion Park in Utah. Alternatively, check out Canyon lands or Bryce Canyon. This is truly breathtaking scenery.

Mountain Biking in Moab
For those of you fat tire enthusiasts, we can highly recommend a few days up on the slick rock landscapes of Moab. Mountain Biking trails abound here for the recreational, the hardcore biker.

Grand Canyon Flight
If you want a bird’s eye view of the trip you have just completed, there are plenty of options for a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. These leave from Vegas or the town of Grand Canyon. Contact us if you would like details or make a booking.

Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Hualapai Indians recently completed the ambitious project of constructing the Grand Canyon Skywalk over the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Walking on reinforced glass 4000 feet above the bottom of the Grand Canyon is not for the faint hearted, but you will be rewarded with out of this world views.

Getting There:

Ensure you have got a VISA before traveling to the United States. This should be organized well in advance before your planned travel date. No responsibility or refund will be given to participants who have not completed the relevant VISA process or are denied entry into the US.

Plenty of regular flight options exist to the US from Delhi and Mumbai. Your best connections will be to Los Angeles and an onward flight to Las Vegas from there. United, Continental and Air India all offer flights.

Climate & Water Levels:
Water Flows are controlled by Glen Canyon Dam and as such flows are consistently good from April to September. Its the only river we do anywhere in the world that the tide goes in and out! Temperatures are usually between 25-40 degrees Celsius with nighttime temperatures 10 – 20 degrees lower. Rain? We never know for sure when it will rain. It is extremely impressive if it does… the waterfalls and side streams are amazing. Bring a rain jacket just in case, but we also provide a spray jacket for on the river. We also suggest a thermal top. Even if it’s warm, the river is VERY cold. Under 40 degrees Fahrenheit!

The Grand Canyon is a relatively recent surface feature etched into the face of a far older world. The Colorado River drainage and the Grand Canyon have developed in the past 40 million years but the rock strata the river cuts though represent more than a third of the earth’s 4.6 billion year history. Our trip leaders and guides are on hand to provide you with their immense knowledge in this area.

There is a wide variety of wildlife on the Canyon if you keep your eyes peeled! You may see Desert Bighorn sheep, bobcats and mountain lions, or smaller species such as lizards or the infamous rattlesnake.

Exploration History:
The Indians were the first settlers in this area and there are still many Indian Reservations in this area. We’ll experience first hand the history of this area by visiting ancient food granaries and other historical relics. We’ll see and possibly meet Hualapai and Havasupai Indians.
Major John Wesley Powell was the first major explorer of the Colorado River. His diaries make excellent reading if you have the chance to get a copy to take on the river with you. He ran the majority of the river in wooden dories with the help of relatives and colleagues. Some left part way through the expedition on foot, and were never seen again. You will see examples of dories on the riverbanks left there from the early exploration days of this great unknown.

Beer Kitty:
We provide water and lemonade during the day. All hot drinks are provided. Generally on all our other trips people put in for a beer kitty. Work out how many beers you would like each evening and we will collect the money the night before the trip. Let us know your preferences for the trip, beer wine or marguerittas! We also suggest you bring a plastic bottle of your favourite drink and we’ll take it with us. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you require any special mixers for your drinks.

Please let us know if you are interested in this before the trip and we will organize some fishing licenses for you. You can catch trout, carp and catfish. Fish and chips anyone?

Dress Code:
Dress is casual around camp. Obviously get out your “glad rags” for the post trip meal in Flagstaff and Las Vegas! Due to the temperature fluctuations between the river and the outside temperature, we recommend long light trousers to cover your legs during the day, as well as a long sleeved business shirt. Make sure you also have a good wide brimmed sunhat for on the raft during the day.

Personal Equipment:
After years on the river the guides have found exactly what is necessary to feel comfortable on the raft by day, cozy around the camp at night and totally in style in town before and after trips! Therefore our equipment list will mean that you will be perfectly attired and outfitted for your whole trip and well under the baggage allowance – river guides are famous for being light travelers (one has to be when a kayak is often in tow!). A full list of what we recommend will be sent to you upon booking conformation. We find that most people already have in their possession what is needed for a rafting trip and very little if anything in specialized equipment is needed to be bought. Perhaps the only thing that we specifically recommend for America is PLENTY of sunscreen.

Visa Requirements
Please ensure you have a machine-readable passport or one of the new biometric passports. Visitors from the following countries do not need to apply for a visa before arrival into the United States providing you are traveling for less than 90 days. Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Australia, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Liechtenstein. Slovenia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Spain, Finland, Monaco, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There is no cost involved for these nationalities, however upon entry into the United States you will be required to have your photo taken and be finger printed.

Exchange Rates
The US remains relatively in expensive for certain items, notably food and fuel. Exchange rates at the time of printing are 1€ is equivalent to $1.10 and £1 was equivalent to roughly $1.48. $1 buys 45 Indian Rupees

What Is Supplied
• Tents on twin share
• All river running equipment
• Spray jackets for on the river.
• Sleeping bag with sheet
• Eating Utensils
• Ground cloth and foam pad
• All meals while on the river
• A small pelicase for your camera
• Waterproof duffel bag
• Shuttle from Flagstaff to Lee’s Ferry and from Diamond Creek to Flagstaff at end of trip
• Music for the trip.

What You Need To Bring
• Camera and plenty of film or spare memory card for your digital camera. We also suggest extra batteries.
• Small pillow
• Personal toilet articles:
• Large brim hat with chin strap, or baseball cap with tie on strap
• Towel & washcloth
• 2 pairs shoes (we suggest a pair of hiking boots and a pair of Chaco Sandals []
• Toothbrush & toothpaste
• Sunscreen SPF 50+ /moisturizing lotion/ lip balm SPF 50 +
• Soap & shampoo (biodegradable)
• Light coat/windbreaker or sweatshirt (Spring trips need heavier coat)
• Other t-shirts cos we are bored with the other smelly one!
• Rain coat
• Shirts -long & short sleeved, only fashionable items. You will need a loud Hawaiian shirt for the post trip meal….
• Long sleeved business shirts are good for sun protection
• 2 pair eyeglasses or spare contacts with tie on strap such as Chums (we have these available for purchase)
• Pants (of quick drying fabric work best)
• Sunglasses with tie-on strap such as Chums (we have these available for purchase.)
• Shorts
• 2 medium sized plastic water bottles (for taking on hikes) We recommend Nalgene or Sigg What is also a good idea is a Camelback for hikes which can carry a bladder of water plus some clothes and snacks for hiking.
• Karabiner for attaching water bottle to raft
• Swimsuit (s) please note guys…. No banana hammocks
• Flashlight or Headlamp + extra batteries.
• 2 sets of thermal underwear. Long sleeved tops and bottoms. One set for the river and one set for the evening.

Fitness and Safety:
The Colorado is a great trip. There are no specific requirements for this trip although we do recommend a reasonable standard of fitness to get the most out of the trip. The side hikes are great. At times we will do some loops away from the river and meet up with the rafts again downstream from where we left them. We recommend that you exercise regularly; running, walking or swimming, a month or two before the trip, to maximize your fun on this amazing river. Please let us know, quietly if you wish) if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications that could affect you throughout the course of the trip that you think we should be aware of.

Please remember that things do change, prices go up and down, activities stop running or change format and weather can send the best laid plans out the door. We will do our best to provide what is described above but please take into consideration the nature of the journey that you are embarking on and the country that you are traveling in and understand that a certain degree of flexibility is necessary!

The key to you any great adventure are the guides that accompany you. Not only will your American team guide you safely down the river by day, they’ll transform into amazing chefs and entertainers and give you incredible insight into local wildlife, customs and history. Here is a sample of who may accompany you on your trip.


Full name: United States of America
Population: 290 million
Area: 9.63 million sq km
Capital City: Washington DC
People: 71% Caucasian, 21% African American, 12% Latino, 4% Asian,
0.9% Native American
Language: English, Spanish, Native American languages
Religion: 56% Protestant, 28% Roman Catholic, 2% Jewish
Government: constitution-based federal republic (apparently)
Major industries: Oil, electronics, computers, automobile, manufacturing, aerospace industries, agriculture, telecommunications, chemicals, mining, processing and packaging.
Time Zone: Eastern Time GMT –5
Central time GMT –6
Mountain time GMT –7 (Arizona) Presently –8 Due to UK Daylight Saving
Pacific standard GMT –8

Electricity: 120V, 60hz
Currency: US Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 USD: 45.7 Indian Rupees
1 USD: £0.675 pence
1 USD: EURO0.81 centimes

Average cost of a meal: Budget US$ 3-10
Mid-range US$ 10-15

American Slang

How y’all doing: How are you
A whole ‘nother: Something completely different
Air head: lacking in brains
Blow a fuse: Lose your temper
Rugrats: children
Y’all have a good day now!: Have a nice day
Blow chunk: Vomit
“Chill, dude!”: Relax please
Da bomb!: An expression of good stuff, as in “That gig last night was da bomb, dude!”
Limey: English person
Ya’ll: (Southern US) you all
24/7 : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Pond : The Atlantic Ocean
Dork :A person without social graces (“dweeb, nerd, geek”).
Dude: Cool person
Drop the ball : to mess something up.

Did you know?

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long. The rock strata that the river cuts through represents more than a third of the earth’s 4.6 billion year history.

Major John Wesley Powell was the first person to explore the Colorado River in 1869. Normal Nevills began commercial river runs in 1938.

Cancellation Policy:

Final payment are due by December 10th 2010. If payments are not in on time, trip will be cancelled or any spaces not paid for will be cancelled.

All cancellations lose $750.00 deposit. All deposits are Non-Refundable.

Passengers who cancel cannot be substituted for new passengers. Payments are non-transferable.

All passengers who cancel will be charged cancellation fee.

All cancellations within 120 days prior to the trip forfeit the entire tour cost.
We are strict with our policy and strongly suggest your clients purchase travel insurance prior to your trip. For best coverage clients must purchase insurance within 14 days of paying their initial deposit.

We require a minimum of 12 paying guests and a maximum of 16 paying guests. If minimum numbers are not reached by August, an option exists to book onto another trip on the 8th – 25th May 2011 with the same itinerary as above. This will be on a Space Available basis.


21st to 29th Sept 2010

Victoria Falls, Zambia White Water Rafting & Kenya Safari

I would like to invite you to an amazing trip. The magic of Africa, a swashbuckling river and a chance to see the wildebeest run!!

Please join me, we are going to have so much fun.

Write me as early as possible to confirm, it’s a runaway trip.


Day 1 : 21st Sept : Depart Mumbai and Arrive Livingstone. Assemble at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Depart Mumbai on Kenya Airways Flight KQ 205, departing 0410 hrs to Nairobi.

Arrive Nairobi 0734 hrs and connect to Kenya Airways Flight KQ 724 departing 0825 hrs to Lusaka.

Arrive in Lusaka 1005 hrs and then on to Livingstone on Proflight- Zambia flight P0708 departing 1500 hrs and arrive Livingstone 1610 hrs.

(Total Flying time with layovers approx. 11 hrs !! Yes, we are GOING TO AFRICA!!)

On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Later, proceed for a

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls. Rest of the day at leisure.

The Victoria Falls is where the wide Zambezi River simply drops some 100 meters into a narrow gorge. The Falls lie across the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Called “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, (the smoke that thunders) in the local language the Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world and when you first come to Zambia Livingstone is a must visit destination.

Later in the evening at about 7 pm our river trip leader will pop into the hotel and pass out your dry bags and equipment and give you a rundown of your trip, what to pack, what to expect and introduce the guides.

Overnight stay at Hotel Zambezi Sun

Meals : None

Day 2 : 22nd Sept : Livingstone – White River Rafting on the Zambezi River.

Breakfast at hotel after which the river team will be around to collect you and transport you to the top of the gorge where we will pass out your high float jackets, helmets and paddles. From here we walk down into the gorge through stunning rainforest to the water’s edge. On reaching the river you will be given a thorough safety briefing and outline safety procedures such as how to hold onto a safety kayaker if you should by chance swim.

We get into our rafts and practice paddling techniques before we paddle across rapid 1. Here we have the option to carry the rafts up over a few rocks and float around in the”Boiling Pot” directly beneath Victoria Falls, the best start to any raft trip in the world. We run rapid after rapid such as the Midnight Diner, Gulliver’s Travels and the Mother where we can have a wonderful riverside banquet lunch whilst watching other rafts come through, Oblivion! 

We float on down to our camp at Rapid 23 called Bobo Beach where we will sample sundowners, a fantastic barbeque (vegetarian options are available) and a homemade apple crumble for dessert. Fall asleep in your tent or under the stars in your million star hotel.

Day one of the trip is approximately 20 kilometres.

Overnight on the River Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : 23rd Sept : White River Rafting

We awake to the sound of Fish Eagles in the distance and the smell of coffee and breakfast.

We load the rafts and paddle through our first rapid of the morning, Morning Shower: your wakeup call! The big bouncy waves send us into a spectacular part of the gorge where we start to see more wildlife. We reach Open Season, which we look at before running and then head down through the Narrows before we have a floating lunch aboard the rafts. As the gorge opens out we see the occasional crocodile and see our last (and best) rapids of the trip, Chamamba and Upper Moemba. After running these successfully, we camp between Upper and Lower Moemba overlooking the stunning falls where we will celebrate our successful descent with wine and cheese. Dinner tonight is Spaghetti Bolognese, garlic bread and our secret dessert!

Day two is approximately 27 kilometers.

Overnight on the River

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : 24th Sept : White River Rafting – Livingstone.

After a relaxing night, we hike out of the gorge, where our porters carry the gear and rafts to our waiting vehicles (which will have cold drinks on hand), ready to take you back toLivingstone, through some stunning villages such as Mukuni Village and Songwe where you may like to buy some souvenirs. Reach the hotel before lunchtime. Lunch and dinner on own.

Overnight stay at Hotel Zambezi Sun

Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 : 25th Sept : Depart Livingstone/ Nairobi.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Livingstone Airport for flight P0703 0930 hrs arriving 1040 hrs in to Lusaka and connect to KQ 702 1245 hrs arriving Nairobi at 1625 hrs. Arrive into Nairobi, met by our team outside customs and immigration halls and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Nairobi Safari Club  

Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 : 26th Sept : Nairobi / Masai Mara.

Breakfast at the hotel, check out, introduced to your driver guide and depart for the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at the Lodge for check-in and lunch. Afternoon game drive around the reserve. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner.

Masai Mara offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Talek, full of crocodiles and hippos, which carry water the whole year round. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara, which in fact is a continuance of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to November, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes.

Overnight stay at Fig Tree Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Game Drive: Evening

Day 7 & 8 : 27th & 28th Sept : Masai Mara.

Full day spent in the Mara with Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals at the Lodge.

Overnight stay at Fig Tree Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Game Drive: Morning and Evening on both days.

Day 9 : 29th Sept : Depart Masai Mara / Nairobi.

Breakfast at the Lodge and check-out. Drive to Nairobi, arrive in time for Lunch at a select

restaurant, then transfer to the airport for Kenya Airways flight KQ 202 1745 hrs and arrive at 0210 the next day back into Mumbai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Cost per Adult on Twin sharing basis : USD 2020 (Min. number of Passengers: 10)

If paying in Rupees, we will let you know the dollar rate prevailing at that time, any forex

fluctuations will be made up before trip leaves

Price Includes:

2 Nights’ Accommodation at Livingstone on Bed and Breakfast basis.

3 Nights’ Accommodation on Safari in Kenya on Full board basis.

1 Night Accommodation in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast basis.

2 Nights White Water Rafting – local drinks, all mentioned meals, Sleeping Bag, camping and rafting equipment.

Domestic return flight Lusaka to Livingstone.

Guided Tour of Livingstone Falls.

Return Airport Transfers in Livingstone.

Return Airport transfers in Nairobi.

Extra lunch in Nairobi as indicated in the itinerary.

Park fees .

Transportation and game drives in Kenya in our Minibus with an English speaking driver

guide on a Private basis.

A 1/2 litre bottle of mineral water provided in our vehicles on safari in Kenya on

complimentary basis, per person per day.

Our Assistance.

Price Excludes:

International flights (approx. Rs. 39,000 ex-Mumbai, Visa fees (approx. Rs. 5000) and airport

taxes, vaccinations

Porterages, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides.

Extra meals, visits and activities not indicated.

Personal expenses like Telephones, Drinks, faxes and e-mail, laundry etc…

Any items not mentioned in the Price Includes.

International travel and medical insurance cover.

Cancellation Policy : Should you need to cancel, you must notify us in writing.

The following cancellation charges are applicable, if the notification for cancellation is received by us before commencement of the Tour.

45 – 30 Days : 25 % of the Total Cost of the Trip.

30 – 15 Days : 50 % of the Total Cost of the Trip.

15 Days : 100% of the Total Cost of the Trip.


Hotels and flights are subject to availability and Prices are indicative until time of booking.

International flight tickets would need to be booked by us to avail a group discount.

Yellow Fever Vaccination is Compulsory and has to be arranged on own.

Visas to Zambia and Kenya can be arranged by us.

Overseas Medical Insurance can be arranged by us.

Flights to/from Mumbai are extra, we recommend you book asap to get best fares.


There are no special requirements for the Zambezi River, except perhaps a sense of humour, and the need for adventure. The Zambezi is a large volume river and a huge amount of fun. We recommend that you exercise regularly: running, walking or swimming, at least a month or two before the trip, in order to maximize your fun on this amazing river. The minimum age for this trip is 16 years and there is no upper age limit providing you are in reasonable physical shape. Please let us know (quietly if you wish) if you have any medical conditions or allergies, or are taking any medications that you think we should be aware of.

Dress Code

The dress code in and around Livingstone remains fairly casual. Lightweight casual clothes are recommended during the day. On the river you will require little more than a bathing costume and/or a pair of shorts (which should be tied on WELL) and we do recommend a long sleeved shirt for extra sun protection. We also recommend a pair of Chaco sandals, or the like, that will stay attached to your feet should you make an untimely and somewhat ungraceful exit from your raft!

In some of the more exclusive hotels, the dress code can be one of smart, casual attire and some also require a jacket and tie although this is more of an exception than the rule. For any safari excursions, neutral colored long-sleeved shirts and long pants help you to blend nicely into the background and offer valuable protection from the sun and the mosquitoes at dawn and dusk.


Please remember that things do change, prices go up and down, activities stop running or change format and weather can send the best laid plans out the door. We will do what’s best to provide what is described above but please take into consideration the nature of the journey that you are embarking on and the country that you are travelling in and understand that a certain degree of flexibility is necessary!

The Zambezi River is a classic whitewater trip and combined with the splendid location of Victoria Falls offers the ultimate in a warm, fun filled adventure holiday – See You There!

Money on your trip :As most aspects of your trip are taken care of, the money you will need to bring will be limited. You can pay for many items at this destination by credit card although we recommend travelling with a small amount of US dollars in small denominations. ($20, and $50 notes are good) Only VISA ATM facilities are available at this destination.


River wear:

A pair of Chacos or similar sandals. Trainers are also okay.

A pair of River shorts or swimming costume.

Long sleeved business shirt or lycra layer to wear under your life jacket.

A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off

Wide brimmed sunhat

Sunglasses with retainers for ensuring they stay on your head

Nalgene or similar water bottle

Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat

Thermal Top. Medium weight – Heavyweight Capilene or polypropylene is the best.

Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF50 minimum.

For evenings and around camp:

Lightweight long trousers – for the safari section also

Lightweight Long Sleeved shirt – for the safari section also

Fleece jacket – it can be cool in the morning and evenings

Ladies should bring a long skirt or sarong to cover your legs whilst in the company of locals.


Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.

Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.

Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturiser

Hand wipes and hand sanitiser

A 3-season sleeping bag – only for the river section of the trip

Travel Pillow – only for the river section of the trip

Small pack towel.

Headlamp or head torch and spare batteries

Shoes or boots for wearing around camp and on hikes.

Insect Repellent

Any personal medication you may be taking and your anti malarial tablets.


Your favourite book or a journal for recording your river memories.


Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.

Bring a spare memory card or plenty of film.

Waterproof disposable for the “action” on the raft shots.

Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman.

An iPod or other music preferences. We have speakers.

The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.


Trip Operated by: Aquaterra Adventures (I) Pvt. Ltd

Ground Operations by: African Quest

River Operations by: Water by Nature