African Canoe Safaris

Pick up your paddles and get ready to discover all the wonders Africa has to offer on an unforgettable canoe safari. Gliding along vast rivers and waterways, you’ll explore beautifully remote and secluded areas that you wouldn’t see on any other safari.

As you move quietly along the water, soak in the breathtaking scenery and watch animals in their natural habitat, from bathing hippos to herds of elephants crossing the river - it truly is an unbeatable experience.

At Scott Dunn, our travel experts know all the best local guides, allowing us to create a canoe safari experience that’s unique to you. Whether you want to utterly immerse yourself in nature on a two-week-long trip or combine your days on the water with guided nature walks and leisurely siestas, we’ll help you craft the ideal canoe safari holiday. What are you waiting for? Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and get back to nature with a remarkable African canoe safari.

The best destinations for African canoe safaris

As Africa’s fourth-longest river, the banks of the Zambezi are teeming with wildlife and replete with hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to explore the southern part of the river and see the spectacular array of birds at Victoria Falls or spot rhinos as the water crosses through Mana Pools National Park, we’ll help you find the perfect destination for your canoe safari.

Mobile safaris typically include basic accommodation, but at Scott Dunn, simple does not mean uncomfortable. Sleep under the stars at a cosy campsite where you’re greeted with an ice-cold drink and a fresh dinner cooked over the fire. Share stories from the day and then drift into your spacious tent for a good night’s sleep in your full-sized bed. Explore our collection of luxury campsites below.

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