Zambezi River Cruises
Complete with intimate game viewing, picturesque views and tantalising refreshments, a cruise along the Zambezi River is an unforgettable experience, and the perfect addition to your holiday in Victoria Falls. A number of tour operators offer this activity in Zimbabwe’s tourist hub, and many hotels in the town have their own personal cruisers for use by guests and non-guests alike. Notable river cruisers in Victoria Falls include Ra-Ikane, the Zambezi Explorer, the African Queen, the Zambezi Royal, and Lady Livingstone.
As the Zambezi River winds its way through the scenic Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe, and the lush Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia, the river banks are often dotted with wildlife, making their way down to the water for a refreshing drink. On land, keep your eyes peeled for elephant, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, while in the water, sightings of hippo and crocodiles are in abundance.
With so many hotels and tour operators offering this popular excursion, Zambezi River cruises take place at various times of the day: sunrise, breakfast, lunch, sunset, and dinner. A leisurely sunset cruise down the Zambezi River is, without a doubt, the ultimate way to end off yet another fantastic day in Victoria Falls.
What to Expect
Make sure to keep your camera on standby – the sight of the sky illuminated with a spectrum of vibrant reds, rich oranges, and deep purples is truly magnificent. Another enticing cruise on offer is a bird watching cruise, specifically designed for nature-lovers who are keen to set their eyes on the diverse array of birdlife found along the river. Exciting species to be spotted include Fish Eagles, fork-tailed drongos, African darters, Meyer’s parrots, Lillian’s lovebirds, and African paradise-flycatchers. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars for the best chance at ticking the most amount of birds off your list!
Did you know? The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa, traversing a length of 2700km and flowing through a total of six countries.
Standard river cruises in Victoria Falls usually last about 2 hours in total, include transfers from your hotel, and typically feature a fully-stocked bar, and a delectable selection of hot and cold snacks on board. A welcome addition to almost any cruise is a brief and informative history of the Zambezi River before or during your trip, delivered by the captain himself.
To find out more about Zambezi River cruises in Victoria Falls, or to book your stay in this gorgeous town, contact Vic Falls Accommodation, today!
From US$55 per person
Cost Sunset Cruise:
US$55 per person
Cost Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Cruise:
US$80 per person
Cost Bird Watching Cruise:
US$55 per person
Cost Ra-Ikane Sunset Cruise:
US$75 per person
Cost Ra-Ikane Breakfast/Lunch Cruise:
US$90 per person
From US$55 to US$90 per person
2 hours 30 minutes +
07:00, 12:00, 16:00