African Canoe Safaris
Pick up your paddles and and get ready to explore Africa's hidden gems on a truly unforgettable canoe safari. Gliding along vast rivers and waterways, you’ll explore beautifully secluded areas that you wouldn’t see on any other safari.
As you move quietly along the water, soak up breathtaking scenery and observe animals in their natural habitat, from bathing hippos to herds of elephants crossing the river.
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 escape the daily grind and fully immerse yourself in nature on a two-week-long Lower Zambezi canoe safari or combine your days on the water with guided nature walks and local activities, we’ll help you create your ideal trip.
The Best Destinations for African Canoe Safaris
From an exhilarating Okavango Delta canoe safari to a memorable trip along the Zambezi, our travel experts know all the best destinations for the perfect African canoe safari adventure. So, whether you want to see a spectacular array of birds on a canoe safari through Victoria Falls or spot rhinos in Mana Pools National Park, we’ll help you plan your dream African vacation.
Zambia is the real Africa: wide and unspoiled, 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 and canoe safaris typically include basic accommodation, but at Scott Dunn, simple does not mean uncomfortable. Sleep under the stars at a cozy campsite where you’re greeted with an ice-cold drink and a delicious dinner cooked over the fire. Share stories from the day and then get comfortable in your full-sized bed, ready for the following day’s adventures. 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.
African canoe safari guides and inspiration
Ready to start planning your African canoe safari? Our experts have put together a collection of inspirational guides to help you plan your ideal canoe safari trip. Find everything from ideas on the top things to see and do in Zambia to the best tours on offer in Zimbabwe…