The next day, the Aussies and I took advantage of a unique dry season opportunity – whitewater rafting the Zambezi! The River was in full force, with up to Class 6 rapids. We took the half day option with Buntu, and paddled 10 gorgeous and exhilarating rapids. We hopped out of the raft for the Class 6 rapid, which resembled certain death. Even the kayakers avoided it! After a morning on the river, we have to take our gear and hike out of the canyon... It's a brutal and dangerous climb, complete with makeshift ladders along some of the cliff faces. It's straight up and at times I'm not sure why I didn't do the full day rafting to take the cable car up! Thankfully, water is waiting at the top, and so is a great view of the river and canyon below. Gorgeous and well worth it.
Now, let's go find out what's happening in Botswana!