Poling a mekoro, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting. Africa's rivers, lakes, and waterways are alive with possibility when it comes to different kinds of paddling safaris. From wild to placid waters, often sharing the water with hippos and crocodiles, there is something to excite everyone from the first-timer to the more experienced paddler on safari. "In our experience, canoeing is the most memorable and epic activity we offer," says Linda Fisher of Baines' River Camp when asked what not to miss on the Zambezi. "Seeing the elephants come down to the water to drink or watching as a sleeping hippo pops his head up from under the water, there is so much to take in and experience whilst quietly drifting down the channel."