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The main activity offered is canoeing through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking scenery – sometimes fast and exciting and sometimes lazy and leisurely.  Wilderness game walks in the Kafue National Park are organized every morning and afternoon for those not wishing to brave the canoeing and are a must for all lovers of the African bush. Of course, there is a huge variety of bird life that awaits exploring as well as fishing for many different species of fish by lure or fly.

Canoe Day Trip Options

When visiting the Kafue National Park, staying at Mawimbi Bush Camp guests can undertake canoeing day trips down sections of the  Kafue River from various points as briefly described below.
All day trips include the park fees, professional guide, picnic lunch with drinks and transfers back to the starting point.

Packages for up to 4 nights/5 days are also available

Chunga River Trail

(Chunga Point - Mawimbi Bush Camp)

Gently canoe down the Kafue River and absorb the unspoiled African bush with its amazing variety of birds, animals and vegetation. This stretch of the river is wide and the water normally slow moving.  It will take approximately 5 hours – including a stopover for a picnic lunch – to reach the Mawimbi Bush Camp.
The trip commences at the Chunga Point at 10.00AM.
Total canoeing distance is approx. 15-18km.

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The Donna River Trail

(Mawimbi Bush Camp – Downstream)

The beauty of the river shines through on this stretch of the river. Its more abundant wildlife is coupled with the landscape of meandering river and its dotted islands along the way. A few small rapids can give one a taste of bigger things to come down stream if one is brave enough for canoeing further downstream.
This trip commences at 08.00 from Mawimbi Bush Camp and it takes you downstream on the Kafue River. Stop off on the side of the river or return to camp for lunch. 
Total canoeing distance is approx. 15-18km.

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Puku River Trail

(Puku Pan Lodge – Downstream)

For those only wishing to get a taste of canoeing adventure, this is a perfect opportunity!
Meet the elephants, observe the beautiful landscape and amazing bird life. This short 2.5 hrs trip will thrill you and excite you at the same time.
The trip commences opposite the Puku Pan Lodge at 10.00AM and finishes just in time for a picnic lunch on the river banks before a transfer back to camp.
Total canoeing distance is app 7-8km.

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The Labyrinth River Trail

(+-15km south of Mawimbi – Downstream to the headwaters of the Itezhi Tezhi dam)

Adventure enthusiasts will love this part of the river!
With its fast flowing rapids and amazing scenery this is a real treat for all looking for excitement.
You may at times, depending on the water level, need to climb out of your canoe and pull it up and over the rocks. But fear not, help of a professional guide and crew is always close at hand.
After your canoe-bound pleasure, you will be met with a packed lunch followed by a road transfer back to Mawimbi Bush Camp.
The trip commences at 08.00AM and finishes just before Itezhi Tezhi Dam. 
Total canoeing distance is app 15-18km.

Fit - Payment Terms

Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked more than thirty-one (31) days from date of arrival:

  • A non-refundable 10% deposit upon acceptance of reservations is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the Operator within fourteen (14) days from date of confirmation; failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held.
  • The balance is due not less than the thirty (30) days prior to arrival.

Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked within thirty (30) days from date of arrival:

  • Full prepayment is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the Operator within seven (7) days from date of confirmation, or prior to arrival in case of a last minute booking. Failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held.
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Fit - Cancellation Terms & Conditions

  • Should a cancellation be received between confirmation and thirty-one (31) days prior to arrival a 10% cancellation fees will be charged.
  • Should a cancellation be received between zero (0) and thirty (30) days prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fees will be charged.

Cancellation fees are calculated on the total value of the booking.