From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

4.6 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider:Tamuka Travel

From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

Activity provider:Tamuka Travel

From US$ 189 per person

Travel from your hotel in Victoria Falls on a bus and visit Livingstone Island by boat. Take in stunning views, swim in its famous pool, and explore Livingston Island before a tasty bush breakfast.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel.


  • Swim in Livingston Island's famous pools at the edge of the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Explore Livingston Island and enjoy a specially prepared bush breakfast
  • Peer over the basalt edge of the pool and see the magnificent water torrent cascading over the falls
  • Take pictures of the stunning views as the morning sun hits the water
Full description

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 falls and Devil's 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.

  • Experienced, qualified guides
  • A return boat trip to Livingstone Island
  • Guided swimming in Devils Pool and a tour of Livingstone Island
  • A cooked bush breakfast
  • Small-group tour, maximum 16 people per group
  • Lunch or high tea (depending on option chosen)
  • Transport to Zambia and back from Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe is operated by shuttle which needs to be paid in cash, $20
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • It is recommended to wear hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and swimsuit
  • If you have any specific dietary requirements, please advise at the time of your booking
  • Suitable footwear should be worn as the rocks can be sharp and slippery e.g. - waterproof boat shoes, slip on with good grip
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • The minimum age is 12 years old
  • Please note: if Devil's Pools is not available due to high water, Angels Pools will be visited instead
  • Transport fees are included for travellers staying within Livingstone town and Victoria Falls town, Please make sure to communicate your accommodation details at the moment of the booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Whilst this was our most expensive trip in Zambia, it was an amazing experience. The guides really look after you and give clear instructions and support to keep you safe. Really nice lunch too. For info, this trip is on the Zambian side, so you can organise your own transfer if needed for about $10 from Livingstone.

October 29, 2022

An exhilarating experience with wonderful guides that keep you totally safe. Wear water shoes because you will walk on slippery rocks. The meal was excellent. I would give it maximum stars except you don't get to stay in the pool a long time because of the number of people waiting.

September 23, 2022

Absolutely fantastic experience would love to do it again! The guides were superb I loved every minute of it & really exhilarating swimming across the river to get to the pool, then once there wow what a view! A second guide brings cameras in dry bag & will take the pictures for you then warming cuppa & food afterwards.

August 23, 2022

Product ID: 166130