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Ultimate River Cruise
Explore the islands close to the Victoria Falls, enjoy a quiet picnic on one of the islands, then relax on the top deck of one of the finer cruise boats on the upper Zambezi River
On this adventure on the upper Zambezi River, explore the islands close to the Victoria Falls heading upstream, and then hop aboard the African Queen boat for an exclusive cruise in the captain’s cabin. The river safari starts on a small safari boat with Berkley jet drive at the Royal Livingstone jetty, with a speedy ride across the rapids, then slowing down to a leisurely pace to enjoy close-up river game and birding before stopping for delicious refreshments on one of the islands.
River safari on the small boat
After the break, the boat continues slowly upstream to meet with the African Queen vessel. This is where you will go up to the captain’s cabin for an intimate cruise with elevated views of the surrounding scenery. Read more about what you are likely to encounter on a Zambezi cruise here.
African Queen at sunset
Island picnic during the Ultimate river cruise
Minimum to confirm a trip: 2 passengers
Maximum capacity: 8 passengers
Facilities aboard the African Queen: a triple deck 70-foot catamaran furnished with Rhodesian Teak, Beech Wood and brass finishes; Captain’s cabin on the top deck, bar, luxurious cushioned furniture; bathrooms on the lower decks.
Duration: +/- 2.5 hours. Pick up from any lodge/hotel within Livingstone Town from 4:00pm in the summer or 3:30pm in the winter. Drop off at any lodge/hotel within Livingstone Town will be at about 7:00pm in the summer and 6:30pm in the winter.
Minimum and maximum age: none
The Boats on the Ultimate River Cruise
RIVER SAFARI BOATS
Hull Type: Aluminium
The Decks can accommodate:
The Captain's Cabin
Included in the Ultimate River Cruise
• Park fees are included ONLY for guests staying at the Royal Livingstone /
Avani, and lodges located within the park.
• Transfers from AirBnB lodges or out of town lodges and hotels. Additional transfers can be arranged.
What to Bring
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 at 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
The river safari boat going past the islands
Children under 12 pay 50% of the adult rate and 50% of the park fees. Children under 4 years old are free of charge.
Please notify your travel consultant of any special or dietary requirements and allergies as you make your booking, or prior to arrival.