MAKORA QUEST

GENERAL INFORMATION

Makora Quest was formed in 1985 and is the oldest Tourism Company in Livingstone, becoming recognized as an extremely professional canoe safari company. Under the highly skilled and respected founder Colin Lowe, and the previous owner Paul Connelly, it has become the benchmark for guiding on the Zambezi River.

Over the years we have been acknowledged for our personalised service and have built a proud safety record. Our guides are the most important reason why we maintain our safety record; guest’s safety is their top priority. Our guides are all fully qualified and hold licences issued by the Zambian Department of Maritime and Inland Waterways, and have spent many hours of their lives on the river.

MAKORA QUEST CANOE SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Clients are urged to pay careful attention to the briefing at the launch site to ensure that their canoeing activity on the mighty Zambezi River is a safe and memorable one.

> HALF DAY CANOE SAFARI

Choose either a morning or afternoon safari on the Zambezi.

Both activities include light snacks and beverages.

Minimum Number of Participants: 2 People

DURATION 3½ hours TIMES Morning Canoe Safari: 08h30 – 12h00
Afternoon Canoe Safari: 13h30 – 17h00

> FULL DAY CANOE SAFARI

A full day canoe safari with a light lunch and beverages served at a half way stop on an island.

Minimum Number of Participants: 2 People

DURATION 8 hours TIMES 08h30 – 17h00

> MULTI DAY CANOE SAFARI

Full day canoeing with a night’s camping on the banks of the Zambezi River

A hearty English breakfast sets you up for the morning canoe trip home.

A light lunch is provided at the ‘take out’ point.

Camping equipment, meals and beverages included.

Minimum Number of Participants: 4 People

DURATION 2 days TIMES Day 1 : Starts at 08h00
Day 2 : Activity ends at 11h00

> TEAM BUILDING CANOE SAFARI

Two Night and 3 Day Team Building Adventure

All meals and beverages for the duration of the trip are included in the rate.

All camping equipment is supplied, and is included in the rate.

Minimum Number of Participants: 8 People

DURATION 3 days TIMES Day 1 : Starts at 08h00
Day 2 : Activity ends at 12h00

TRANSPORT & LOGISTICAL DETAILS

COLLECTION & TRANSPORT – Transport to the launch site from local Livingstone hotels is included in the rate. After the activity guests will be transported back to their accommodation.

LAUNCH SITE – The launch site is 25 – 30 km upstream, a driving time of approximately 35 minutes.

TAKE OUT POINT – Before transporting you to your accommodation, refreshments are served at the ‘take out’ point at end of your canoe experience.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – please notify us in advance so these can be catered for.

FITNESS LEVELS

As our Canoe Safaris are a leisurely activity,
no previous experience is necessary, and
only a basic level of fitness is required.

AGE RESTRICTION

10 years of age for Half Day Canoe Safaris and 12 years of age for the Full Day Safari.
Minors must be accompanied
by a parent or minder.

EQUIPMENT

Our canoes are two man fibre-glass
“klepper” canoes designed for novices.
They are extremely stable and
fitted with bucket seats.

Life jackets are provided and must be
worn at all times whilst on the river.

The guides have pelican water tight
boxes that provide limited storage
for client’s cameras.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR


It is worth securing your sunglasses
with sunglass strings


Wear comfortable clothing; shorts and a
T-shirt with a jumper for the cooler winter
months are ideal.
Clothing may get a little wet.


A hat and comfortable shoes like
takkies/running shoes that can get wet.


Camera, binoculars, sun block
and insect repellent.


We do sell Makora Quest rafting shorts
and T shirts – ask your guide – if you
are interested bring some money.


Passport if staying in Zimbabwe
and visa fees if applicable.


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FROM OUR GUEST BOOK


Our guide was first-rate, next time
will definitely book a longer trip.


Our guide was extremely
knowledgeable about the
game and birds we saw.


Just loved floating down
the Zambezi...


Canoeing, camping, canoeing
– would do the overnight trip
again in a heartbeat!


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