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From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

1. From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

Relax as you are taken by minibus across the border into Zambia to the Royal Livingstone Hotel for a detailed safety briefing before a 5 minute boat ride to Livingstone Island. Your guide will navigate through the Zambezi River current heading towards the column of spray rising from the Falls. Once you get to rocky Livingstone Island, the staff will welcome you with a traditional African energy drink.  Your guide will take you first to the eastern side of the island to view Rainbow Falls and the Horseshoe. Discover the island’s western side to see the Main Falls, where you’ll enjoy the magnificent torrent of water cascading over the basalt edge of the falls. This unique view of Victoria Falls offers a perspective completely different from that of the Zimbabwean side of the canyon. As the morning sun hits the mist rising from the falls, expect to see stunning rainbows. Have the chance to swim in the Devil's Pool, a once in a lifetime experience. Your guide will lead as you swim upstream in a slow current. Sit at the edge of the fall’s and Devils Pool, gazing at Victoria Falls, as immense water torrents flow just feet away. When you return to Livingstone Island, fill up on a traditional bush breakfast before your journey back to your hotel.

Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

2. Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

Spend a full day immersed in nature with a cruise on the Chobe River followed by a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Only 1 hour away from Livingstone, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa.   The tour departs from Livingstone, where you’ll be picked up from your lodge or hotel for a transfer to the border. Your Botswanan guide will meet you after immigration procedures and take you first to the cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled to spot the wildlife in the water and along the banks. Enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank.   Then, switch to a game drive in the National Park. Your open-sided vehicle will allow you to see 360-degrees around you and at great distances over the safari, which is populated with elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, antelopes, and more. Refreshments will be served throughout the tour to keep you cool. After a full day of experiencing the beauty of African nature, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodations.

Livingstone: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

3. Livingstone: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Climb aboard the impressive African Queen or the slightly smaller, but equally luxurious African Princess which are berthed upstream of Victoria Falls. Embark on a fully inclusive sunset cruise which departs daily. Admire spectacular views of the Zambezi River and surrounding nature reserves. Enjoy great cuisine and friendly, professional service which will ensure you have an unforgettable river cruise experience. Return road transfers from local Livingstone accommodation venues are included in the cruise rates. Guests are collected half an hour before the cruise departs.

Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

4. Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle, drive for about 30 minutes to the Victoria Falls entrance where the tour will start. Receive a comprehensive safety talk given by your guide before you hike down to the Zambezi River. The hike will last about 10-15 minutes depending on your fitness level. Find your raft in the river, prepared by the raft crew. Then start practicing the techniques with the assistance of your guide. Tackle the first rapid of your day called the Boiling Pot. Paddle for the first 10 rapids, covering a throng of class 5 rapids that include the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travels, and Washing Machine. When you reach rapid number 10, stop for a snack break and a short rest. Tackle the remaining section of the river with rapids like Terminator, Mother All, and Oblivion. A the end of the adrenaline-filled trip, hike back through the Batoka Gorge. When you reach the top, find a delicious lunch with refreshments waiting for you. Drive back to Livingstone, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Receive videos and photos of your trip the next day online. 

From Livingstone: Victoria Falls River Safari

5. From Livingstone: Victoria Falls River Safari

Discover the upper Zambezi River on a specially designed propeller-free safari boat that can operate in water as shallow as 20 cm. This increases the operational range to as close as 200 meters from Victoria Falls and allows you to cruise to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids, before you slow down to spot game around the islands. Enjoy exceptional service, a spirit of adventure, excellent bird and game viewing, and extraordinary photographic opportunities. Your boat will have cushioned seats and is equipped with a bird book and route map for your convenience. An experienced skipper will lead your safari and share interesting information about the river, the wildlife you see, and the history of the area.

Chobe: 2-Day Mobile Camping Safari

6. Chobe: 2-Day Mobile Camping Safari

Combine a visit to Chobe National Park with an exploration of Chobe River on this 2-day camping safari for the perfect budget wildlife experience.   You’ll be picked up from your hotel and make your way through Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Explore the wildlife of Chobe on a riverboat, offering spectacular views of the river and grassland flood plains. This will be followed by a 4x4 game drive safari where you can see the large concentrations of animals who will be grazing and drinking water. Admire the spectacular sunset over the fields for a perfect end to the day.   Spend the night in a tented camp in the wilderness of the Chobe National Park. Your cook will prepare typical “bush cuisine” on open fires for dinner.   The second day will be full of more game drives and wildlife explorations. All game drives will take place in 4x4 safari vehicles with local Botswanan guides who will offer their excellent knowledge of the area. At the end of the second day, you’ll make your way back to Victoria Falls and Livingstone where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Victoria Falls: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

7. Victoria Falls: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

Get the full experience from both sides of the border on this deluxe tour of everything Victoria Falls has to offer. Guided tour of Victoria Falls gives you the opportunity to discover both the Zimbabwean side and Zambian side in one tour. Get as close as possible to the Victoria Falls on this escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonder. Feel the powerful rush of the falls from great views the land mark offers, overlooking the falls. You will start your tour at 8:30am and you will be picked up from hotel to guided tour of the falls. The tour start from either Zimbabwean side or Zambian side depends on which side you will be staying. This tour gives you the chance to view the water falls on both side that is Zimbabwe and Zambia in one day accompanied by professional guides. Food and beverages are at your own expense. Hotel pickup and drop off are all included.

Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

8. Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

Start your journey on a hike through the basalt rocks in the Batoka Gorge to the stunning site of the Victoria Falls, also known as the Devil’s Delight. Take a swim below the sprays and raft the top section of the Zambezi River starting at the Boiling Pot rapid all the way down to your camp site. Relax at the camp and refuel with some tasty snacks as you gaze at the breathtaking sunset over the Batoka Gorge. In the morning, enjoy a delicious full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead tackling the next section of the Zambezi River. Make a splash as you take on The Mother, The Terminator, and the world’s most action packed rapid, The Oblivion. On Day 3, start the day with a paddle to Baby Victoria Falls and marvel at the stunning views. After lunch it’s time for another hike through the Batoka Gorge and a bus ride to the magnificent Makuni Village to donate food to the elderly as part of the Maano Social Responsibility Programme.

From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

9. From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

If you’re looking to make the most of your time in Livingstone, look no further. Canoe on the mighty Zambezi River through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Throughout your full or half-day canoeing trip, keep your eyes peeled for wild game along the river banks. Elephants, hippo, and buffalo are native to this area, as well as many species of birds. Join your experienced guides to go canoeing above the falls — you won’t encounter any rapids, so prepare for a relaxing and peaceful experience. This tranquil activity combines the exquisite stillness of the Zambezi River with a raw wilderness that is not easy to find in many other Victoria Falls activities.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It was a lovely daytrip. We flew through immigrations on both the Zambian and Botswana side. I was in doubt about whether there would be charges at the boarders which there were not. The game drive was so nice and the driver was the nicest man. He definetly had our best interest at heart and did his best to find as many animals as possible. We saw elefants everywhere and a lot of hippos and crocodiles. The lunch offered was the most delicious buffet! Fruits, vegetables, meats and ice cream ;) All in all a great day, that I would be happy to repeat.

The best adventure activity at the Zambezi river! Enock and the team made sure we had a fabulous day with facts about the river and playing games in between the excitement of the rapids. We finished off the best day with a delicious lunch cooked by Mike. If you are looking for a thrilling and unforgettable experience then this is the activity for you.

Booked the sunrise to sunset tour to chobe national park so that I could get in early before the crowd. Got to see zebras on the way. There is no lion in Chobe National park. If you must see, don't choose here. Got to see giraffes, elephants, hippos, impalas and gibbons everywhere! The sunset setting on the river was amazing.

Velmi příjemná a obohacující plavba po Zambezi, výborná atmosféra, spousta informací, skvělé občerstvení. Viděli jsme z poměrně velké blízkosti mnoho zvířat i ptáků, průvodci byli velmi vstřícní.

Super friendly and knowledgeable guides. Loved having the day on land and then the river in the afternoon. Saw some amazing wild game up close.