Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe Cruises & boat tours

Livingstone: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

1. 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.

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.

Chobe: 2-Day Mobile Camping Safari

3. 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: 2-Hour Zambezi River Lunch Cruise

4. Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Zambezi River Lunch Cruise

Admire the beautiful Victoria Falls as you cruise along the Zambezi River. Choose a shared or private experience for this 2-hour journey aboard a boat where you will be served a three-course lunch. Relax and enjoy seasonal, fresh food and drinks as you admire panoramic views along the Zambezi River, the fourth-longest river in Africa. Sip on African wines while keeping a look out for elephants, and hippos, and basking in the midday quietness of the river.

Victoria Falls: Tiger Fishing Trip on the Zambezi River

5. Victoria Falls: Tiger Fishing Trip on the Zambezi River

Choose between a full or half-day (morning or afternoon) excursion and go out in search of one of the toughest fish on the planet. Listen to fishing tips from your experienced guide then try your hand at catching a Tigerfish on the Zambezi River, one of the finest fishing spots in Africa. Begin your unique experience with a pick-up from your accommodation. Morning trips include freshly brewed Zimbabwean coffee or tea and snacks, whilst afternoon tours feature sundowners and snacks. Full-day excursions include a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch served in the shade of a Natal Mahogany or Jackalberry tree., with hammocks close by. Cast your line into the Zambezi River and try and catch a bite from one of the 60 species of fish that inhabit the area. Aim to catch and release a Tigerfish as well as other species that thrive during different parts of the year.

Victoria Falls: Private Sunrise Cruise with Breakfast

6. Victoria Falls: Private Sunrise Cruise with Breakfast

Take an early morning cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Venture out onto the water before dawn and experience the African bush before it awakens. Marvel at the mirror-like waters of the Zambezi as you drift along, looking out for animals emerging into the new day. Relish the warmth of the rising sun while you enjoy a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruit, muesli with homemade granola, croissants and a selection of cheeses served alongside freshly brewed coffee. Bird enthusiasts are in for a special treat. Bring your binoculars and learn about resident varieties from your captain.

From Livingstone: Victoria Falls River Safari

7. 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.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

8. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls by a professional tour guide who will make the border crossing into Botswana effortless. Arrive at the Kazungula border post for an assisted crossing where another guide will meet you at the Botswana side. Commence to the Chobe River and board a game viewing boat for a momentous wildlife cruise. Look out for animals such as hippos, flamingos, and aquatic birds in their natural habitat. The wildlife cruise will be followed by a hearty buffet lunch at a riverfront restaurant. To finish off an incredible day, take an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park on a safari vehicle. Your guide will help you spot animals such as elephants, lions, and much more during the adventure. At 4:30 PM, you’ll be safely returned to your hotel in Vitoria Falls via the border crossing at Kazungula.

Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Safari Experience

9. Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Safari Experience

The day begins with pickup from your hotel at 6:00 AM before you head to Zambezi National Park. Upon arrival, embark on an exciting game drive in an open 4WD vehicle. As you drive through the park's impressive landscape, keep an eye out for native wildlife and learn about the array of African flora and fauna. Expect to see majestic animals including elephants, lions, buffalo, leopards, giraffes, zebra, and more. At 11:00 AM, arrive at Victoria Falls where the raging waters of the Zambezi River crash into the Batoka Gorge. Marvel at this impressive feat of nature whilst soaking up the view and listening to your guide share fascinating insight about the area's wildlife, history, and geology. After you've enjoyed a guided walk in the Victoria Falls rainforest, you will have worked up a bit of an appetite. Take a break for lunch. Your guide can recommend a place to eat and your driver will transport you there. After lunch, it's time for your sunset cruise along the majestic Zambezi River. Onboard, you'll be treated to some tasty snacks and drinks as you meander along the river. Gaze upon the lush landscape that surrounds you as it is transformed by the colors of the sunset. During the cruise, you’ll also see plenty of hippos and crocodiles as well as an abundance of birds. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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This was one of our favourite trips. For info, this trip is on the Zimbabwe side (we had to cross from Zambia) but the tour organisers picked us up from the border and dropped us back after the cruise. We choose it as it was fully inclusive - a beautiful four course meal including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. Great value as cruises with snacks only were a similar price. Great transfer staff and the staff onboard were also brilliant. Well worth the money.

Pamela was timeous and very friendly. Fetching us from our hotel and delivering us to the Botswana border. Then met us again after the days activity to drop us off at the hotel. The cruise and game drive was excellent. Plenty to see. Our guide, George, was terrific. Very knowledgeable. Plenty of laughs and good conversations. Lunch was plentiful and delicious served by the lovely ladies back at the office. A day we'll spent. 100% recommend.

Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend! We saw so many elephants, hippos, crocodiles and many more. Our guides were absolutely amazing and nice and the picnic set-up was super cute. They dropped us off at the Zambia/Zimbabwe border so I highly recommend this for anyone staying in Victoria falls Zimbabwe too.

Absolutely amazing! We did this twice because the first time was so amazing!! Food is amazing, the staff is super nice and the views are stunning!! Absolute must for anyone staying in Victoria falls

It was a stunning cruise, good choice of drinks, nice food and excellent staff.