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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

An amazing experience! Good value for money!! Thank you Staford and Miyanda for making it so memorable! - Charmaine

What an amazing experience, the guides were knowledgeable and very attentive, pointing out the different animals and we were able to get close to the banks to see the reptiles, lizards and birds. After what on it's own made a great afternoon, we transferred to the African Princess where we proceeded to the captains cabin to watch an amazing sunset over the Zambezi. If I ever get the chance to return this will be the first excursion I would book. Amazing time with the most amazing team. What a way to end a holiday!! - Joanne

FANTASTIC Fast speedboat ride round the islands near the falls with skipper & butler to look after us. Stopped on a small island in the middle of the river for nibbles (expecting nuts & crisps) & got a full Finger Buffet with Wings,Quiche, Salad,Wine & the butler serving us. Then back onto African Princess,a much larger boat, to watch the sunset & still with our butler serving drinks,nibbles & finished with Fruit Kebabs & Cupcakes. BRILLIANT - Much better value than just the sunset cruise. - Richard

The people was extremely nice an competent and the experience was perfect. Thank you so mich for everything - Rudolf

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

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