People have been using commercial rafting companies on the river rapids below the Victoria Falls since 1981.
It has taken 300 million years to cut the gorge below the falls .
The river is very high volume between January and June when the falls delivers over a million gallons of water a minute.
The Famous Rapids of The Lower Zambezi
To give you an idea of what you will experience. NOT to be missed !!!
• "The 3 "Minus rapids": These are unofficial rapids before the #1 .
Minus #1 and Minus #2 are the only rapids that have been run, minus #3 is impossible to access because of its proximity to the falls. Rapid Minus #2 is the biggest on the river. •
1- Boiling pot. It's the first rapid of the day about 250 meter away from the falls.It's the class 5 or grade 5.Class five is the highest grade world wide.
2- The Bridge . class grade 2.
3- Rapid 3 grade 4.
4- Morning Glory. Class five(5)
5- Stairway to Heaven. Class five(5) it's a five meters drop.It's the biggest drop in one day trip.
6- The Devils Toilet Bowl. Class 3 small but very strong with whirlpools.
7- Gullivers Travels .It's a class five (5) the longest, more than 100.mts long.Very tactical rapid.
8- The Muncher.It's has three choices.the left called starstruck,pure class five (5) rapid.with a very big wave. In the middle we have muncher A class four big wave,and on the far right we have the a class 3 called chicken line.
9- Commercial suicide. Commercially not run. It's a class 6 rapid. Everyone is required to walk around by the law.
10- Gnashing jaws of Death. Class three rapid,just after this rapid we break for lunch and that's were morning trip finishes,and all the people walk slowly back up the gorge . Pm starts bellow rapid 10 and people to walk down the gorge.
11- Overland Truck Eater.the first rapid of the afternnoon.Class 4 rapid.
12- abc-Three ugly sisters. 12a class 2 rapid. 12b the biggest among the three. It's a class 3 rapid. 12c it's the smallest class 1 rapid.
13- The mother.Class 4 rapid,big wave.
14- Narrows. very narrow gorge with a class 1 rapid.
15- The washing machine. not good to run the rapid in the centre in low water because their is a rock. Class 5.
16ab- Terminator. In high water these are the only class 5.Rapids.
17- Double trouble or Judgment Day. Two nice big waves. Class 3 rapid.
18- Oblivion. The biggest in the afternoon Pm it has three waves.pure class 5 rapid.
19- The Last Strain. Class two.
23- The Morning Shaws. Class three
25- The Afternoon Shawls. Class two rapid