White Water Rafting in Namibia

White Water Rafting in Namibia

Indulge your Sense of adventure with White Water Rafting in Namibia

Whether you crave action-packed thrills and spills or serenity and sunshine, white water rafting in Namibia is a great choice for you. Namibia is largely an arid country, best known for its towering dunes, rugged coastline, and interesting wildlife.

It’s also home to some considerable rivers that provide the perfect playground for those who truly wish to escape from it all. You’ll encounter a few options for river rafting available on these watercourses. Keep reading to find out what’s on offer:

Amanzi Trails

Amanzi Trails offer a family-friendly canoeing experience along the Orange River bordering South Africa. Children as young as five years old can join in.

The three or five day trips take place in 5-metre Indian Mohawk canoes or inflatable craft and meander through the breath-taking landscapes of the Richtersveld. Apart from sightseeing, you can also enjoy fishing and birdwatching as you cruise through the waters or from the shore.

Amanzi Trails provides all the necessary equipment, and the trips are fully catered. All you need to bring along are items of a personal nature, drinks, snacks, cutlery, and crockery.

Overnight accommodation is provided in tents.

Bundi River Rafting

Bundi offers half day to five day rafting excursions from their base camp on the Orange River. The trips take place in inflatable craft or Mohawk canoes and traverse both calm and more turbulent areas of the river.

You can choose the trip that suits your bravery levels and fitness, and they provide all the equipment you need as well as meals.  

Bundi River rafting is based on the Namibian side of the Orange River, about 10km from the border at Noordoeuwer. This outing cuts through the Richtersveld wilderness with its interesting rock formation and rich birdlife and you’ll camp overnight on the riverbanks.

Felix Unite

Another Orange River/Richtersveld adventure awaits with this long-established tour operator. Felix Unite offers canoe trips from the Namibian side.

When you embark on these tours, you’ll spend two nights in riverside cabanas and enjoy camping for the rest of your trip. The tours last either four or six days, and you’ll paddle through the shallows and depths in a Mohawk canoe.

You’ll enjoy your meals at a restaurant overlooking stunning vistas of the Orange River on the first night and morning of your trip before you set off along the Orange River.

Namibia White Water Rafting and Safaris

These operators specialize in overnight small group rafting excursions along the Kunene and Orange Rivers in Namibia. The tours take between two and four days and offer fabulous cultural immersion, unique sightseeing, and abundant solitude.

You need to bring your own camping equipment, snacks, and drinks as well as personal items on these trips.

The River Rafters

This is the oldest river rafting company in South Africa and offers half to five-day trips along the Orange River.

You can choose from tented or lodge accommodation on your first and last night and you’ll enjoy riverside camping on the other nights. All meals and equipment are provided.

The Orange River offers adventure, tranquillity, and abundant nature to soak up and enjoy.

Hit the Water on Your Namibian Holiday
A white water rafting trip is the perfect way to reconnect with family and friends or explore the depths of your own character.
Be sure to include one of these exciting adventures in your itinerary when planning your trip to Namibia. Need some more inspiration? Our travel guide has all the best ideas for your African adventure.

Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.


  1. Sounds like an amazing rafting adventure. Are there opportunities to see wild animals?

    • Hi Dave – Thank you for your comment. It is indeed an amazing rafting adventure. To answer your question – there are definitely opportunities to see wildlife. There are roughly 33 mammal species found in this area of Namibia, including the Cape clawless otter and the massive 6ft mud-dwelling Barbel fish. There are also a wide range of birdlife in this area. Hope that this helps.


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