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The Ultimate River Cruise Experience

Livingstone, Zambia

Activity Description

At the Royal Livingstone deck board the river safari boat for an exciting speedy ride over the rapids, then slow down to a leisurely pace to enjoy close-up game viewing before stopping for delicious refreshments on one of the islands. The cruise then continues upstream on the Zimbabwean side of Siloka Island where you join the African Queen or the African Princess to toast the African sunset from the comfort of these royal crafts.


Duration2 hours 30 minutes
WhenThroughout the year, subject to availability
WhereThe river cruise starts at the Royal Livingstone Hotel Deck and ends at the Royal Landing at the water's edge, where you will be transported by road to your accommodation venue in the Livingstone area.
WeatherFair weather, the activity may be delayed should there be a thunderstorm or heavy rain
What to WearComfortable Clothing, with flat walking shoes. Bring a jersey or light jacket
Things to BringCamera with spare batteries and memory card Sunglasses and Sun Hat Sunscreen Insect Repellent
Guests or SpectatorsVisitors not joining the Ultimate River Cruise are welcome to browse the curio shop, or purchase refreshments while waiting for the cruise to return.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Return road transfers from accommodation venues in the Livingstone area.
Snacks and Refreshments

ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


What is the best way to explore the mighty Zambezi? On a boat that meanders along remote channels and speeds across rapids, or aboard a luxury cruise boat that offers gracious hospitality? The Ultimate River Cruise Experience offers both unique river cruises in one unforgettable combination activity that will ensure you experience all the Zambezi has to offer.

Collection for this spectacular two and a half hour cruise is at 15h30 in winter, and 16h00 in summer.
Enjoy an hour cruise on a river safari boat with a stop-off at one of the islands for drinks and snacks. Then join the African Queen or African Princess an hour later to toast the setting sun. The trip back to the deck in the fading light is a magical conclusion to your Zambezi experience.

On returning to the Royal Landing, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 18h00 in winter and 18h30 in summer.

Customer Reviews

We liked the combination of a small boat and the the big sunset boat. The picnic on the island was a nice experience. Team was very friendly. - Peter Tschoep

We did the Ultimate River Cruise, and were lucky enough to be the only 2 passengers on the safari cruise. This was absolutely brilliant. We saw quite close up the elephants, and also rhinos - but one looked to be coming towards us so we moved on. We had drinks offered soft, beers, wine, gin (which ever) and then light tea /hot /cold food on an island stop. The quality of food provided was excellent,along with seating and cushions !! We stayed on the island for 30 minutes and then joined the sunset river cruise - More drinks offered (and included in the price) along with table nibbles. Well worth the additional cost for the small river cruise prior to the sunset one. Highly recommend. - Hayley Foster

The cruise was a great experience and fantastic way to see the river. Staff were excellent, as was the service, food and drinks. We highly recommend this cruise. - Robert Weiss

I had the oppertunenity to take closeup photo's of elephants and a crocodile.Also lovely photo's from hippo's on the island. The special treat on the boat and the island picnic let us feal like seleb's.Money worthwile spend. The name say's it all " The Ultimate River Cruise Experience" - D.H.Möller

Dear Livingstone Adventures, We really loved this River Cruise; We enjoyed the small speed Boat as much as the African Queen! It was exciting speeding up the Zambezi River and seeing all the Islands and Wildlife. Stopping on the Island was a great idea and the Food was Lovely and Fresh - like Home Cooked with Love! I really Loved the round Patties the best. On the African Queen I loved the Sailor uniforms on the Guys and the look of the Boat. Our Captain was friendly telling us more about the Zambezi and Roy was just great at making the Drinks and serving us. My Husband had not been very well the Day before but I think he really came good relaxing on this Cruise. I must also say that our 22 Min Batoka Sky Helicopter ride that we also did through you just before the Cruise was the Highlight of our whole trip!! So well done Livingstone Adventures! We are already starting to plan our return Trip! Janny & Tom Landre janetlandre@bigpond.com - Thomas & Janet Landre

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