Jet-Extreme, on the Zambian side, runs 30-minute jet-boat trips between rapids 23 and 27. These promise a thrilling ride, zipping up and down rapids at breakneck speeds, screaming past gorge walls and spinning on flat water. A similar operation is run by Shearwater on the other side of the river. They have been widely criticised as very noisy and damaging the river's tranquil ambience. Readers should think twice about these allegations before embarking on such a trip, or indeed the combined helicopter and jet-boat trip run in conjunction with United Air Charters or Batoka Sky.
Rates: US$60 for 30 minutes