The Best Whitewater Rafting in Australasia
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by Hamish McMaster
1w ago
Every wondered where the best whitewater rafting in Australasia is?  We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites which we hope you’ll get to experience. Where to raft in Australasia – get ready for some excitement The Watut River, Papua New Guinea Despite being one of the best rivers in the world for whitewater rafting, the Watut was only run for the first time in the 1980’s by SOBEK.  At the time of writing, it is likely that less than 250 people have embarked on a journey down this remote river. This trip is a proper adventure! The river can rise and fall quickly depending on rain fal ..read more
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Getting to and from the river is always an adventure
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by Hamish McMaster
3w ago
During my years under my amazing mentor Dave Allardice in Nepal, getting to or from the river was always going to be an adventure. As guides and trip leaders, we always had the peace and tranquility, plus our adrenaline fix of being on the river, but as soon as we got off the river, we knew the driver would have a ‘letter’ from Dave, saying something like: ‘Hamish, hope you had a great trip on the Karnali. You are trip leading a Marsyangdi trip starting tomorrow and you need to take with you, three life jackets, a kitchen barrel and a raft. Get off the bus in Mugling with Mangal and get to Bes ..read more
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Rafting adventures for solo travellers
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by Hamish McMaster
3M ago
Considering a whitewater rafting trip but don’t have anyone to go with? No problem. Rafting makes an excellent adventure for solo travellers. And it’s a trend that is on the rise. Before the pandemic in 2019 just under 24% of our guests were solo travellers, however last year that leapt to over 41%. Why the big change? People want experiences that make them feel alive. If vacation time or budget is limited, people are searching for a trip that packs a punch, combining adventure with relaxation, culture with new experiences. Sitting on a beach for a week just won’t cut it anymore. In this ..read more
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Corporate Team Building
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by Hamish McMaster
4M ago
Corporate Team Building is all about paddling together in the right direction                       Get your team pulling together Remote working. Disconnected teams. Artificial Intelligence. Somewhere along the way, the workplace has stopped working. It’s become less human. Less real. Less personal. But we have the solution to help your employees or leadership team come together, work as one and rediscover who they are as people. Rafting Morocco: A multi-day rafting adventure for teamwork and fresh ideas What is it An adventure to give ..read more
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The Top Five Most Adventurous Rafting Trips
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by Hamish McMaster
4M ago
We often get asked what the most adventurous rafting trips are that we offer. As a company we have a pedigree searching out and running these off-the-beaten-track destinations, often when others won’t. Why don’t they run them? Because getting rafts, guides and gear to these destinations is often very challenging, but in our experience, the rewards far outweigh this. From our early days running the 21 day Omo River in Ethiopia, we have thrived on getting our guests to remote destinations, to seek out genuine adventure. We know that work, limited vacation time and life commitments mean you ..read more
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How to choose a reputable Zambezi rafting outfitter
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by Hamish McMaster
7M ago
The most spectacular place in the world to start a rafting trip. The Zambezi is one of the world’s greater white water rafting destinations. If you are thinking about taking on this spectacular river, you will want to choose a reputable Zambezi rafting outfitter that will provide the best possible experience, both for you and the local people in Zambia or Zimbabwe. So what should you look for? Safety kayak and cataraft are imperative with local guides   Safety The Zambezi river has numerous grade IV and V rapids. This is big white water but even absolute beginners can safely enjoy it ..read more
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Why you should visit Montenegro
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by Hamish McMaster
7M ago
If you need a reason to visit Montenegro, read on. Montenegro is a Balkan country that is rapidly growing in popularity. It’s easy to see why, with its rich cultural history influenced by the Venetians, Romans and Ottomans. But it’s the natural scenery that will really take your breath away. From the stunning Adriatic coastline, jaw-dropping Boka Bay, its national parks and beautiful Tara River gorge, this is a country that should be on your list of ‘must see’ places. If you are joining our Croatian sailing holiday, we have created an optional extension that takes in Montenegro so that you can ..read more
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Things to do before or after rafting the Zambezi
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by Hamish McMaster
8M ago
You’re taking on the best white water rafting river of them all, but what are some other things you can do before or after rafting the Zambezi? After all, it’s a long way to go and it makes sense to maximise your time in this beautiful part of the world. Here are ten suggestions – seven local to the Zambezi, three further afield – to help you plan out your ultimate African experience.   Local things to do before or after rafting the Zambezi   Visit Livingstone Island The perfect thing to do in advance of your Zambezi rafting trip,  jet out to Livingston Island on a po ..read more
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Whitewater rafting the Tamur, Nepal – adventure travel at its best
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by Hamish McMaster
8M ago
Whitewater rafting the Tamur River in Nepal should be on your list of ‘must raft’ rivers. Fed by snow melt from the third highest mountain in the world – Kanchenjunga – the Tamur provides exceptional whitewater rafting. It has nearly 130 rapids over a 120km stretch, and almost continuous grade IV rapids on day one to the first camp. But Nepal is so much more than mountains and rivers. It’s the crazy, chaotic way of life and exceptionally friendly people that make this a destination to visit. Here’s a taster of what it’s like: Morning coffee view. Welcome to Nepal! From the moment you arrive ..read more
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How to beat the post adventure blues
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by Hamish McMaster
8M ago
Heading out on adventures makes us feel alive. The excitement of planning it, seeing incredible places, and having amazing experiences that broaden our minds – it’s why we do it. But the act of ‘re-entry’ back into normal life can be hard. While your world and outlook may have changed, the rest of the world continued as normal. Here are some tips on how to beat the post adventure blues and make coming back home easier after an adventure. 1. Take a mindful moment Before life gets crazy again, take some time out of your busy normal routine to sit somewhere quiet and simply reflect on the wonder ..read more
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