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Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

1. Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Board this dinner cruise and delight in the magical colors of the Zambezi River at dusk and enjoy a truly unique four-course dinner. This journey is ideal for food and nature lovers wanting it all. Savor the splendor of the setting sun as you embark from the Pure Africa Waterfront and head off into the evening. After your favorite drink is poured, you’ll be ushered to your set table where a delectable series of dishes freshly prepared on the boat and paired to premium drinks are served. Silhouettes of elephants against the sunset and hippos noisily grunting in the distance will most certainly add to the ambience.

Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Day Trip with Lunch

2. Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Day Trip with Lunch

Explore Chobe National Park, One of the best game-viewing experiences and a must-do safari tour once you travel to Botswana. It is renowned for its variety of wildlife and particularly the large herds of elephants that can often be seen in the park and along the Chobe River. The tour departs daily from Victoria Falls town [Zimbabwe] & Livingstone town in Zambia to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Upon pick up, Your guide will drive you about 1 hour to Kazungula border between Zimbabwe and Botswana, You will do our immigration formalities. The tour starts with the morning game cruise along Chobe River. Around the afternoon, you will have buffet lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge/Chobe Marina Lodge. After lunch, you will board our open 4X4 safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. This is one of the perfect chance to spot and search for the big 5. The day depends on guide knowledge of game, you can start with a game drive in an open 4 x 4 vehicle and finish with a boat cruise or vice versa. This depends on animal movement on the particular days.

Victoria Falls: Scenic Day Tour, Lunch and Helicopter Flight

3. Victoria Falls: Scenic Day Tour, Lunch and Helicopter Flight

Experience this all in one spectecular packaged day tour which starts daily in Victoria Falls. You will be picked up from your lodge to the Victoria Falls Rainforest Park. You will be guided through the Rainforest on each of the 16 view points, with your guide, who will give a brief history of the Victoria Falls [Mosi-oa-tunya] as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird, wildlife, cultural and historical information of the local people and other points of interest. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. After the falls tour your guide will transfer you to the Helipad for the helicopter flight over the mighty Victoria Falls. Here you will Experience and enjoy a bird's eye view of the whole Victoria Falls in the sky. the best way to complement the guided walk. You can collect and pay for your video and pictures of the helicopter flight. Soon after the Helicopter Short Flight, you will be transferred to the Lookout Café for lunch, here you will enjoy lunch seated at the the edge of the Batoka Gorges with magnificent views of the river, overlooking the Victoria falls bridge and the luxury Victoria Falls Hotel. Guides are also very happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting all the points of interest. Once done with lunch you will be taken back to the hotel and probably pass through the Big Tree were you will take Pictures under the biggest and most oldest Tree in the region !

From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

4. From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

Relax as you are taken by minibus across the border into Zambia to the Royal Livingstone Hotel for a detailed safety briefing before a 5-minute boat ride to Livingstone Island. Your guide will navigate through the Zambezi River current heading towards the column of spray rising from the Falls. Once you get to rocky Livingstone Island, the staff will welcome you with a traditional African energy drink. Your guide will take you first to the eastern side of the island to view Rainbow Falls and the Horseshoe.  Discover the island’s western side to see the Main Falls, where you’ll enjoy the magnificent torrent of water cascading over the basalt edge of the falls.  This unique view of Victoria Falls offers a perspective completely different from that of the Zimbabwean side of the canyon. As the morning sun hits the mist rising from the falls, expect to see stunning rainbows. Have the chance to swim in one of the following pool at the edge of the Victoria falls depending with water level Devil's Pool, Rocky pool Angels pool or devils cataract pool a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your guide will lead as you swim upstream in a slow current. Sit at the edge of the falls , gazing at Victoria Falls, as immense water torrents flow just feet away.  When you return to Island, fill up on a breakfast before your journey back to your hotel.

From Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sunset Cruise

5. From Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Relax on a riverboat sipping on your beverage of choice watching the sun set over the African jungle. See all the the dusky gold’s and vibrant purples of the sunset reflected in the surface of the water. Catch the last moments of the day and the first moments of the evening, when owls emerge, crocodiles slip into the water and tiny silver stars blink in the sky. Once the boat departs from the jetty you will be taken down river towards the falls, spotting hippos, elephants and crocodiles along the way. You then head upstream and around the many islands in the middle of the river, which stretches up to 300 meters across. After taking in all the magic and seeing the sun set behind Zimbabwe over the plains, you make your way back to the jetty where your journey started. Enjoy many great photo opportunities against the often-spectacular African sunset.

Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

6. Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Enjoy pickup from your Victoria Falls hotel then head to the waterfront of the vibrant Zambezi River where your vessel for the evening awaits. The tour begins with a friendly greeting from the staff and a welcome drink as you find your seats in the modern lounge and dine on freshly prepared canapés. The cruise then sets sails upstream along the mighty Zambezi River, the fourth longest river in Africa. From the boat, admire the array of wildlife that flourishes along the river and watch out for elephants bathing on the riverbanks, crocodiles lazing on the water, and hippos submerging here and there. As the sun begins to set, watch as the surrounding landscape is transformed by the colors of the sky, and soak up the incredible atmosphere of the river. Next, head back towards the imposing Victoria Falls and see its spray in the distance. After 2 hours of sailing and an unforgettable sunset, arrive back at the waterfront for transfer to your hotel. Choose from a lower Luxury Deck or the Signature Deck. The Luxury Decks are refurbished with generous lounge seating and views through sun bleached UV-protected curtains that gently hold back the afternoon breeze. The Signature Deck is the uppermost level of the ship. The signature deck is pure extravagance with gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and premium beverages served by a dedicated mixologist.

Victoria Falls: Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

7. Victoria Falls: Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

Start your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls. As you take off, experience a magical moment as you start to exit the helipad. Feel a sense of awe as you start to see the waterfalls inching closer. Soar over the upper Zambezi River, enjoying views of the falls from your window, and capture the falls from the left and right side as the helicopter completes its flips over the falls. Soak in the natural beauty of the Batoka Gorge on the Zambezi River as you fly downriver through steep cliffs. Fly over a long island on the Zambezi upstream from the falls, towards the Zambezi National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife. Keep an eye out for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, giraffes, kudus, and many other animals as you head back to the helipad. After the flight, enjoy a convenient drop-off at your lodge.

Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

8. Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

Journey on a thrilling day-long adventure from Livingstone to Chobe National Park in Botswana, just an hour away. Kick off with a Chobe River cruise, spotting elephants and lions. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a scenic riverbank lodge. Then, hop onto an open-sided vehicle for a game drive in the National Park, witnessing elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, and more. Stay refreshed with provided beverages throughout. The day concludes with a drop-off back at your Livingstone accommodations, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Africa's stunning wilderness.

Zimbabwe & Zambia: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

9. Zimbabwe & Zambia: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

Get to experience the very best that Victoria Falls has to offer on a guided tour that takes you to see the falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup from Livingston or Victoria Falls, visit different viewpoints, and stop at a local market to buy souvenirs. Start your tour of one of the world's most dramatic waterfalls with a pickup from your hotel. Then, drive out to view this magnificent natural wonder from both sides of the border. The Victoria Falls are part of the Zambezi River, which runs 2,574 kilometers. The waterfall lies almost exactly halfway along the river, with the Zambezi continuing beyond the falls and flowing into the Indian Ocean. Join your guide as you travel to a scenic lookout and learn other interesting facts about Victoria Falls. Feel the power of the water flowing from the river above and discover why locals refer to this waterfall as the smoke that thunders. Take a guided tour of Victoria Falls from either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side (cost not included) and learn about the history of this important natural wonder. Round out your tour with a stop at a local market and pick out the perfect souvenir from one of the vendors. End your tour with a comfortable ride back to your accommodation. 

Victoria Falls: Scenic Microlight Flight

10. Victoria Falls: Scenic Microlight Flight

Take an incredible microlight flight over the Zambezi River and admire the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding National Parks. Keep your eyes peeled for a host of exciting game sightings, and shortly after takeoff, enjoy breathtaking views as you circle over the magnificent Victoria Falls. Choose between a 15-minute flight or a 30-minute flight. The shorter version is an exhilarating flight over the Victoria Falls, the islands near the Falls and thundering Zambezi River. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking views of the Falls and the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. The longer version flies along the Zambezi River, circling the Victoria Falls and flying over the Mosi oa Tunya National Park. End the experience with a low-level swoop over the National Park to spot wildlife and birds. After your flight, the microlight will land and drop you off back where you started from.

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We booked the longer helicopter flight that took in the gorge and the National Park as well as the Falls. We were fortunate to have Grant as our pilot and we had the most amazing experience. We went early before most of the other helicopters were operating and got several close orbits of the falls with amazing views and photos The trip along the gorge was breathtaking and then we were fortunate to see Zebras, Elephants and Hippos on the way back to the airfield. Overall an amazing and unforgettable experience with great pictures for the memories in years to come. Thanks Grant for making Jesse’s birthday one to remember.

Cant fault it, the drivers were 👌the cruise and the game drive 👌the host shared every information relating to the animals and history of the park. Lunch was super too. What i can suggest is that, please include the park fees as well, so one knows they have paid for everything when going on the trip.

Whatever you do, do not miss this activity. It is completely worth it in every way. Well coordinated. Worth the money. Free drinks and light snacks but enough to keep you full. Great staff. Thanks!!

The dinner cruise was so enjoyable. Each of the staff members was attentive and professional. I enjoyed the food and the accommodations. It was a pleasant evening and the sunset was beautiful.

It was an excellent experience. The wildlife far exceeded our expectations.