In Adventure Holidays Part Two, we checked out extreme hiking trails, and in Adventure Holidays Part One we checked out some awesome windsurfing destinations. FLUX Mag now presents two epic whitewater rafting destinations as the third part of the Adventure Holidays series…
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe and Zambia
It is a well known fact that whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River isn’t exactly similar to Tom Sawyer rafting on the Mississippi. This course should only be undertaken by experienced rafters due to its crazy rapids and blistering swells. Since commercial rafting took off at the Zambezi River in 1981, the number of people participating in whitewater rafting at the Zambezi River has grown exponentially. The Zambezi is a high volume pool drop river. From mid February to the end of June, the river floods. This river is might long, at nearly 1 600 miles. Prepare for some super intense rapids. However the scenery is breath taking but be on the lookout for crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Pacuare River, Costa Rica
Pacuare River may not be as prominent as the Zambezi River but it certainly is a more than formidable destination to try your hand at whitewater rafting. The river stretches for 67 miles and is divided into Upper Upper, Upper and Lower section, which have different difficulty levels so there is something for everybody. The environment is rich in scenery at the river is enclosed with a rich splattering of flora and fauna. Check out the exotic monkeys, jaguars, ocelots and birds. It is said to have some of the best whitewater in the world. The virgin rain forest is also easily accessible from here. It is possible to paddle the entire river in a day but doing it over a few days gives you a lot more time to explore the jungle. The Pacuare River is said to pass through a number of Class 2 to Class 3 boulder gardens. This would definitely be a lifelong memory, should you decide to make the trip.