Zimbabwe's wild river – The Zambezi, crawling along the border of Zimbabwe, is the fourth longest river in Africa. It's home to hungry crocodiles and big herds of hippos -- one of Africa's deadliest animals.
4th longest river in Africa – The river runs some 2,500 kilometers, from Zambia to Mozambique, where it outlets into the Indian Ocean.
Wildlife – The river is flanked by wildlife reserves including the Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park, with two special game-viewing sections. Elephants can be seen on the mainland or by the river banks.
River activities – In addition to kayaking, river activities include guided tours to the famed Victoria Falls, whitewater rafting and bungee jumping.
Aggressive hippos – While often portrayed as goofy, awkward animals in cartoons (and board games), hippos can be aggressive toward humans, sometimes chomping them into three pieces using their giant teeth.
Croc encounters – Experienced kayaking guide Rob Shattock says that on one of his first canoe safaris, decades ago, a crocodile actually snapped his graphite paddle. He hasn't had any incidents since, he adds.
Zimbabwe National Park – The Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi is a relatively untouched national parkland.
Glamping at Zambezi – Zambezi Sands is a luxury tented camp on the banks of the river that runs kayaking tours.
Luxury tents – Zambezi Sands features eight luxury tents with private splash pools, outdoor showers and unbeatable views of the river.