Founded by Steve McCormick from Zimbabwe, Safari Par Excellence or “Safpar” as we are affectionately known took over from where the legendary Sobek Rafting company had left off after running the first commercial rafting expeditions here on the Zambezi in 1981. Back in those wild days, the first descents ran with no helmets and no safety kayakers! In 1992, Zambia and adventure beckoned. Like most other start-up companies, we had a humble beginning – with just a couple of ex-military vehicles, half a dozen canoes, a tent or two and a big bag of dreams! The one thing we had in bucket loads was a passion to explore and enjoy.
As the years passed Safpar grew from strength to strength venturing into the Lower Zambezi Valley for a while but always being drawn back to the Victoria Falls and the sheer adrenalin rush that is rafting the Zambezi. In 1997, Sven Bolton with his passion for this great river joined the team.