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Livingstone Island Tour & Devil's Pool

A guided tour on Livingstone Island, and then a swim in Devils Pool, Victoria Falls

View the Victoria Falls with a different dimension

Livingstone Island was opened in 1992 to provide exclusive and unique picnics on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Although the island is accessed from the Zambian side, tours to the island are suitable for guests on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia side of the Zambezi River.

Tongabezi (who run Tongabezi Lodge) are the operators of the island, although bookings can  be done through other activity operators and agents.

The island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, touching the lip of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 103m (355 ft) drop. Access to this unique island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.

For more information on the Devils Swimming Pool and Livingstone Island Tour please click on this link

On a tour of the island, you will learn the history of the island, the formation of the Victoria Falls, while surrounded by breathtaking views of the landscape and Zambezi River, and the waterfalls pounding into the gorge below. Your guide will take you to the edge of the island where David Livingstone stood in awe of the massive chasm and the majesty of the falls for the first time, and named them Victoria Falls after Queen Victoria.

Tongabezi limit the daily total number of visits to 80, with a maximum of 16 people for each Livingstone Island tour. This is to limit the human impact on the World Heritage Site. It is advisable that bookings for this trip are made in advance (click here to book your trip).

Choice of Trips

Trip Meet Depart
Morning Breezer 1st 7:15 7:30
Morning Breezer 2nd 8:45 9:00
Morning Breezer 3rd 10:15 10:30
Lunch 12:15 12:30
High Tea 15:15 15:30

Livingstone Island Menus

Below are the details of what is served on the five tours throughout the day.


Morning Breezer Menu

Tonga Eggs Benedict with Creamed

Spinach, Hollandaise and Crispy Bacon

Muffins & scones

Fresh Fruits, Coffee, Tea and Fruit Punch


Lunch Menu

Zambian Bean Soup with Sweet potato leaves and Fresh Tomato Papatta bread

Leaf Salad with Rocket

Couscous with Sunflower seeds and Groundnuts

Tomato, Cucumber and Feta salad

Roasted vegetable platter

Local Zambian Relish

Chicken Kebabs

Beef scallops with Garlic and lemon

Pecan steamed Pudding with Fudge sauce


High Tea Menu

Tea savory   Open Nutty brown buns with smoked salmon

Cream cheese with cucumber julienne

Puff ratatouie tartlets with toasted nuts

Pastry with Spicy chicken and chickpeas

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Choux Pastry with Crème Pattisiere

NB: Drinks will be served during the lunch and afternoon visits. These include Wine [Red\White], Beer, Gin, Pimms, Port, Soft drinks



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Client Testimonials

by Kate (Zimbabwe)
Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

All the activities lived up to the hype!
by Alex (Swaziland)
Good Afternoon Boo,
Just wanted to let you know that we are now back in Swaziland and had an incredibly fun time enjoying Victoria Falls! All the activities lived up to the hype and I would like to thank you for all your help in organising a busy but full holiday for us! Everything went smoothly from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Also wondering where you prefer to have your reviews written?
Thanks again!
All the best

Memory I will not forget
by Sunitha (22.5.13)
Hi Jane
Hope you are keeping well.I must say a very big thank you for all your assistance and advice for my trip. I had the most amazing time at Vic Falls, a memory I will not forget.
Thanks a million once again.

Fantastic Itinerary
by Graham & Janet (United Kingdom)
Dear Boo
We would like to offer our thanks for sorting a fantastic itinerary for our all too short visit to Vic Falls. The cruise on the Zambesi at sunset was a delight and the helicopter flight breathtaking! The pick ups were punctual and staff members were all very smiley, friendly, helpful and good company. The whole experience of the actual Falls and the town itself was outstanding.
We will return! Your company will be our first port of call. Many thanks for a very efficient service.
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