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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- 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.

Choice of Trips

Trip Depart via Vic Falls Shuttle Meet At RLH Depart from RLH
Morning Breezer 1
1.5 hours
6:15 7:15 7:30
Morning Breezer 2
1.5 hours
8:15 8:45 9:00
Morning Breezer 3
1.5 hours
9:15 10:15 10:30
2.5 hours
11:15 12:15 12:30
High Tea
2 hours
14:15 15:15 15:30

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 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

Lunch Menu

To Start
Tomato and coconut soup with herbed sour cream
(Served hot for winter, chilled for summer)
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

Ratatouille tartlets with feta
Chicken curry tartlets
Mini beef sliders mustard mayonnaise
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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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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