The Batoka rapids of the Zambezi River in Vic Falls is widely considered the best one day white water 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 Vic Falls. The White water rafting season is from early July through till early March, this varies slightly from year to year dependant on the river level. Rafting is closed between early March and Early July. The most exciting months for rafting are from late August through till mid December.