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- to 8-minute boat ride from the Livingstone Island launch
site and is located along 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.
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 visitors to 120, with a maximum of 24 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 (send us a booking enquiry to book your trip).
Below are the details of what is served on the five tours throughout the day.
Morning Breezer Menu
Livingstone Island granola with soaked chia seeds and seasonal fruit compote (Summer) Hot cooked oats with toasted granola and berry compote (Winter) * Sesame croissant BLT with bacon jam, grilled tomato and hollandaise Potato hash brown and seasonal salad * Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit juice
To Start Tomato and coconut soup with herbed sour cream (Served hot for winter, chilled for summer) * Mains Honey and mustard free range “Zambezi Nkuku” chicken
* (V) Grilled eggplant terrine with spiced Napolitano and basil Served with: Parmesan and herb Nshima (polenta) rosti African spiced wild spinach relish Tomato, caper and olive vierge Mustard veloute For the Table Seasonal roast vegetables in vegan pesto Three bean salad with garden herbs and lemon Garden leaf salad with seasonal vegetables and feta cheese * To Finish Steamed lemon and wild seed pudding with coconut sauce (Winter) * Baobab and wild fruit sorbet with chef’s biscuits (Summer)
High Tea Menu
Savory Ratatouille tartlets with feta * Chicken curry tartlets * Mini beef sliders mustard mayonnaise
Sweet Triple chocolate brownies * Millionaire shortbreads * Mini milk scones with wild fruit jam
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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