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Malachite Cruise

Malachite is one of the Zambezi River's crowning gems, offering unforgettable dinner cruises in Victoria Falls

Beautiful double deck cruise boat powered by two 60HP four stroke marine motors. Offers one of the best dinner cruises on the Zambezi River. The first part of the experience is a river cruise with guests on the top deck. The dinner is served on the lower deck. Read more about what you are likely to encounter on a Zambezi Dinner cruise here.

The Malachite boat on the Zambezi River. Dinner cruises from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Beautiful Malachite boat on the Zambezi River

Dinner Cruise

Pickup time is from 4:30pm in winter (May to August) or 5m in the summer (September to April). This is a great way to enjoy the serene Zambezi River on a luxurious boat, and then have a delicious 3-course meal on the river. The boat is on the river for about 3 hours, and the turnaround time is approximately 3.5 hours.

Dinner is set on the Malachite dinner cruise on the Zambezi River - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Dinner tables set on the lower deck


The boat comes fitted with safety equipment (life jackets, fire extinguishers, floatation devices).

Minimum to confirm a trip: 2 passengers

Maximum capacity: 32 passengers.

Facilities: Bar and plush, cushioned furniture on the top deck; bathrooms on the bottom deck; dining tables and chairs on the lower deck.

Duration: +/- 3.5 hours Minimum and maximum age: none

Luxurious setting on the lounge deck of the Malachite boat in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Comfortable seating on the upper deck

Included on the Malachite Cruise

• Shared road transfers to and from your accommodation in Victoria Falls town*
• Refresher towel and welcome drink on arrival.
• A four-course dinner (choice of soup, starter, main and dessert).
• Cocktails, imported spirits, beer, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee & tea.
*These are the popular hotels and lodges in town. Please see the list on our Victoria Falls accommodation page.


• Transfers from AirBnB lodges, out of town lodges and Livingstone town lodges. Additional transfers can be arranged.
• US$10 river usage fee per person.

What to Bring

• Camera and/or binoculars
• Insect repellent
• Travel voucher

What to Wear

• Wear comfortable clothing and sunglasses.
• In summer, light clothes as it can get hot. In winter, bring warm sweater or jacket for the sunrise and sunset cruises as it can get chilly in the early morning and in the evening.

What Not to Bring

• Valuables. Please leave these locked up in a safe at your hotel.
• Anything else that you will not need while on your cruise.


Children are welcome on the Malachite. Those younger than 3 years old do not pay. Children 3 to 11 years pay 50% of the adult rate. Children 6 to 12 years pay US$5 for the river usage fee. Children younger than 6 do not pay the fee.

Dietary Requirements

Please notify your travel consultant of any special or dietary requirements and allergies as you make your booking, or prior to arrival.


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