Tuesday, January 11

Get Off the Couch!

Over 2700 kilometers long, flowing through or past 6 nations, the dynamic Zambezi is among the world's most amazing rivers. On a day like today, it'd be great to touch her mighty waters.

Providing water, power, and sustenance to millions of people -- as well as being the namesake for an excellent local lager -- the Zambezi rewards the courageous with countless adventure and sightseeing opportunities. On the Zambezi, you can take a canoe safari; go riverboarding; ride in a jet boat; fish for the "striped river dog"; or -- in my mind, the most fun of all -- raft the Class IV and V rapids
"classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 - 'extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas.' This is a high volume, pool-drop river - little exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids. The Zambezi White Water Rafting is internationally acclaimed as being the wildest in the world."

Rafting the Zambezi (image courtesy of zambezi.com)

After a day shooting the rapids, you're sore, soaked, and hungry. More than anything, you're tired. Believe me, though: it's a good tired.


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