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November 20, 2014

White Water Rafting Adventures: The World’s Best Spots.

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White water rafting is arguably the most exciting outdoor activity that you can engage in.

Nothing can be more thrilling than white water rafting through rocks and open passages in a fast flowing river.

The adrenaline rush associated with this sport ensures that you will be thrilled from the start to the finish. The fast nature of white water rafting means that you will have to work as a team since one mistake can send you toppling over rocks.

If you are new to the sport you should not be worried since you can choose rivers that are calmer. The following are the best places for white water rafting:

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Zambezi River

The Zambezi is at the top of white rafting destinations in the world. This river which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe has fast flowing rapids that are great white water rafting spots.

White water rafting is more enjoyable than in the other destinations since you will be required to evade hippos that live in the Zambezi.

The Victoria Falls is a must visit when you are white water rafting in the Zambezi.

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Apurimac River 

This river is located in Peru, South America. It flows through tropical rainforests in its upper part. This causes it to have large volumes of fast flowing water.

The best white water rafting spots in this river are located downstream where the fast water rushes over rocks creating rapids.

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Colorado River 

The Colorado River is the most famous white water rafting destination in the world. This river passes through the Grand Canyon. Unlike most of the other rivers, Colorado has many white water rafting spots in the upper stream side and the downstream parts of the river.

Upstream there are many rapids as the river flows down the Rocky Mountains. In the downstream part the river cuts through canyons and rocks. As you are white rafting you will be required to navigate your way through rock passages and rapids. Due to this white water rafting in the Colorado is one of the most enjoyable experiences in the world.

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Chilko River

This river is located in British Columbia. The water flows at very high speeds down the Rocky Mountains. This creates rapids that are perfect for white water rafting. The white water rafting spots are surrounded by beautiful scenery that includes alpine forests and spectacular Mountain peaks.

This river is suitable for experienced individuals due to its high speed.

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Futaleufu River 

This river is located in Chile, South America. There are many rapids that form perfect white water rafting spots. This river is among the best and most popular white water rafting spots in South America.

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Salmon River

This river is located in Idaho. The middle part of this river is the best spot for white water rafting. The best time to head to the Salmon River is from May to June since melt water rushes down with tremendous force.

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White Nile

The White Nile is located in Uganda. This river has large volumes of water that flows over rocks creating great white water rafting spots.

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Ganga River

The Ganga at Rishikesh in India is one of the best rivers to raft. A 16 km long stretch, from Shivpuri to Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh is rich with whirlpools and rapids range from grade one to grade four. An excellent combination of beautiful and chilled white sand river beaches against the scenic Kumaon Mountains, the best season to raft there is from September to June.

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Kelani River

Experience White Water Rafting at its best in Sri Lanka. In the picturesque Kelani River at Kitulgala covering five major rapids and four minor rapids through beautiful surroundings will make you feel enchanted.

 

 

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Author: Stacy Eva

Editor: Travis May

Photos: Zambezi River, Apurimac River, Colorado River, Chilko River, Futaleafu River, Salmon River, White Nile River, Ganga River, Kelani River    

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