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.
Zambia is the real Africa: wide and unspoilt, etched with dusty pot-holed roads, great valleys and vast tracts of undeveloped land.
This beautiful country with a wide range of diverse environments ripe for exploring.
Botswana is a brilliant destination to view wildlife as Makgadikgadi Pans is a sanctuary for many bird species and enormous herds of migratory zebra.
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.
Mana Pools, Lake Kariba, & Hwange National Park
Make the most of Zimbabwe's diversity, from big game safaris in Mana Pool and Hwange National Park, fishing on Lake Kariba and enjoying the spectacle of the Victoria Falls on this luxury safari. A perfect blend of dramatic landscapes, wildlife and genuine Zimbabwe hospitality.
Zimbabwe by Canoe & Victoria Falls
Mana Pools National Park & Victoria Falls
Embark on a unique journey through the heart of the wildlife rich Mana Pools National Park, with the Ruwesi Canoe Trail. This canoe safari covers a distance of 40 miles over four days, camping at remote spots on the riverbank along the way. After your Mana Pools adventure, head over to Victoria Falls and visit the awe inspiring 'smoke that...