Rafting and Riverboarding

Safari Par Excellence. Safari Par Excellence offers half- and full-day rafting excursions to Batoka Gorge. The cable car transports rafters out of the gorge, so you only have to climb down. You can also do a combination helicopter-and-rafting trip. Bring secure shoes, dry clothes for the long drive home, a baseball cap to wear under your helmet, and plenty of sunscreen. You can also try river-boarding in which you hop off the raft onto a body board and surf suitable rapids. Booking office, Safpar at David Livingstone Safari Lodge, Livingstone, Southern. 213/32–0606; www.safpar.net. Rafting, US$150 half-day; US$175 full-day; river-boarding from US$185.