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Captain's Cabin

Livingstone And Vic Falls

Activity Description

Offering the fabulous combination of the mighty Zambezi River and the elegance of the African Queen Cruise Company, a cruise on the African Queen or the African Princess is an unforgettable experience.

The African Queen Cruise Company operates two luxurious vessels. The African Queen is a triple deck, 70 foot catamaran, furnished with Rhodesian Teak, Beech Wood and brass finishes. She was launched on the 7th of May 2001 and can accommodate a total of 120 passengers. The African Princess, launched on the 31st March 2005, is similar in design and build to the African Queen, though slightly smaller, with a passenger carrying capacity of 80 passengers.

Full bars on both upper and lower decks serve a selection of cocktails and iced drinks, while the onboard galley presents freshly prepared hot and cold snacks and meals. For those wanting a more exclusive voyage, the Captain’s Cabin is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion.


Duration2 hours
WhenThroughout the year, subject to availability.
WhereThe cruise departs from and returns to the Royal Landing at the water's edge.
WeatherAll weather, the cruise may delayed should there be a thunderstorm or heavy rain.
What to WearComfortable Clothing, it is advisable to wear flat shoes, and bring a sun hat
Things to BringSunglasses Sunblock Camera with spare batteries and memory card
Guests or SpectatorsVisitors not joining the cruise are welcome to browse the curio shop at the Royal Landing, 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
Refreshments and snacks during the Cruise

ExclusionsItems of a personal naure


For a personalized and exclusive service fit for Royalty, enjoy the view from our top deck in the company of the Captain of the African Queen or the African Princess. Private staff will serve you bottled wines, premium brand drinks and tasty snacks within the comfort and privacy of the Captain’s Cabin.

You will be accompanied by your private guide from the time of collection at your hotel, during the cruise and on your exclusive transfer after your unforgettable experience.

Customer Reviews

Very nice experience, good view of many animals and lovely sunset, Made it special by being collected from the hotel by the Captain and having our own space on the top of the boat, recommended. - Keith Edney

Excellent organization, short term change of pick-up (drop-off) location was no problem, captain already greeted us at pick-up. Sunset cruise itself on Sambesi River was magnificent, had the whole upper deck for 2 persons for ourselves, the captain and one dedicated waiter. Impressive drink selection and canapes - well worth the price! - Michael Jaeschke

This experience is worth every penny. it was one of the highlights of the holiday. great for adults and children alike, there were 4 adults and 4 children. the view is spectacular, the staff are wonderful and the experience excellent. I don't have the word to describe how wonderful. we saw Elephant heard, Hippo by the dozen, water snakes, Crocodiles... it was fantastic..... THANK YOU TO ALL especially the captain. we had an 86 year old lady with us and the captain met us at the car, helped her on to the boat and up the stairs, he is just terrific. - maxine ash

A wonderful sundowner boot-tour We enjoyed it and just can recommend to do this trip as well !! - Torsten Beyer

The experience starts at your hotel. Your lift picks you up and already you feel somewhat pampered. You are whisked off to the docking site on the Zambezi River where, upon arrival, the captain himself awaits you and escorts you to the vessel. In the cabin itself, a simple snack is first served - in our case some peanuts - but a plenitude of drinks is available. Then the platter arrives. Oh boy! Meanwhile, you are waited on, hand and foot so to speak, by an able seaman (well, I had to work that in somehow, although it is on the river!) who really, really wants to feed you and serve you with a choice of top quality drinks. As the sun sets, the sparkling wine is decanted into tall glasses...ah, yes, bliss... Then, there is the game spotting. I have seen herds of buffalo before but the herd we saw was one of the largest ever. Elephant, hippo, giraffe, various deer, the odd crocodile, all of these are pointed out to you by the captain and his crewman. The two hour trip flies past and all too soon you dock to be transported back to your hotel. Is this to be recommended? Absolutely! Undeniably! Indubitably! - Jo Nel

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