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River Cruises

  • Malaya serving drinks on Ra-Ikane
  • Ra-Ikane, Zimbabwe
  • ...autumn sunset on the Zambezi
  • Musango pontoon
  • Zambezi sunset cruise

Fast Facts


  • Sunrise, lunch and sunset
  • Above Victoria Falls
  • See big game
  • Snacks and drinks

River Cruises

Few places offer the dramatic sunsets that you'll find on the Zambezi River with plumes of spray and wildlife completing the scene

The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa.

You'll be sure to spot wildlife animals as they come down to the river for a drink after a hot day in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia). Sightings of elephant, giraffe and other resident game are common. There's always an abundance of hippos and crocodiles. Birdlife is superb and the Fisheagles will usually fill the scene with their calls.

 Cruises are available daily on request for breakfast, lunch, sunset and dinner and last for approximately 2 to 3 hours. 

Transfers from hotels in both Livingstone and Vic Falls town are included. (*Park Fees excluded - applicable in Zimbabwe) 

Sunset cruises Zimbabwe side per person:

  • Sundowner cruises - US$45 
  • Ra-Ikane sunset cruise - US$75 
  • Sunset luxury cruise - Zambezi Royal US$67 (advance bookings essential)

Sunset cruises Zambian side per person:

  • Lady Livingstone/African Queen sundowner cruise US$75
  • River safari lunch or sunset US$100

Lodges further upstream the Zambezi in both Zimbabwe and Zambia offer sundowner cruises as part of the deal. These upper cruises tend to be quieter affairs than the revelling crowds on a few of the big party boats downstream. Whatever sparks your interest...they're all great fun!

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UK+44 (0) 1752 878858
+44 (0) 1752 878858
USA+1 (347) 708 1794
+1 (347) 708 1794
Canada+1 (647) 694 1402
Australia+61 (2) 8417 2176
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Tick-it to Adventure

Depending on how much free time you have, take a cruise and select extra activities from a list to qualify for several discounts

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