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The Batoka rapids section of the Zambezi River, accessed from Victoria Falls, is widely considered the best one day whitewater rafting trip in the world. Classified as Grade 5, with 'extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas', the challenge of rafting these rapids has been attracting adrenaline-junkies to the river since the early 1980s and, along with body-surfing in the gorge, still features as one of the most exciting things to do in the region. The Whitewater rafting season peaks from early July through till early March, although this varies slightly from year to year depending on rainfall and water levels. Rafting generally does not happen between early March and Early July. The most exciting months for rafting are from late August through till mid-December. There are age restrictions in place for the main whitewater route, but for those not old enough, or those who simply think it is too extreme, there are more peaceful paddling trips available on the river.