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ORANGE RIVER RAFTING

About Us

About Us

Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails was established in 1996 by two student paddlers and wildlife enthusiasts. These were the days where adventure and the unknown drove Hennie & Steve to explore the great rivers of Africa. They ended up traveling and overlanding, paddling and exploring all over Africa. They travelled to Southern and Eastern Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Swaziland and Mozambique. Specializing in overland tours, small group safari adventures and river rafting tours.

Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails have established excellent working relationships with small adventure and tour operators in Africa. We have collaborated with local operators to offer the best adventures available. We have endeavored to uphold our reputation to offer value for money adventures in Africa. We believe that our adventures should not be synonymous with unreliability, but rather be focusing on sustainability and responsibility. We have added a level of comfort without losing the sense of adventures on all our trails.

Our river & safari crew strives to respect, admire and honor the routes of nature. We would like you to join us on a lifestyle of adventure. We encourage you not to  be a tourist on our river or safari trails, but rather a fellow adventure traveler. Hennie is still leading river and safari trails in Southern Africa and all our guides are trained in house and then certified by the local associations.

APA: African Paddling Association

FGASA: Field Guide Association of Southern Africa

We pride ourselves on our tailor-made experience and we are flexible to design the perfect adventure for you, your friends and family. Join our team at Umkulu and experience some of the best river adventures in Africa!