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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River provided by Pure Africa

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Watch a Zambezi River sunset from a cocktail cruise that is timed for you to see wildlife gathering by the riverbanks at dusk. Door-to-door transport from Victoria Falls hotels ensures a relaxing experience from beginning to end. An optional upgrade offers top-deck seating, gourmet snacks, and premium drinks throughout the cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, the ideal time to see active wildlife
Experience cooler temperatures in the early evening 
Enjoy included appetizers and drinks or upgrade to gourmet service
Convenient pickup and drop-off at Victoria Falls hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, and then travel to the edge of the Zambezi River to board a spacious riverboat. Grab a drink and a snack from the bar as the setting sun illuminates the surrounding countryside, and watch for animals drinking at the edge of the water. It’s common to spot hippos, giraffes, crocodiles, zebras, and many species of birds in soft light that’s great for photography or just enjoying the view. You’ll see the first stars appear over the Zambezi River by the end of the cruise, and finish the night with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13819P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Beverages • Canapes Freshly Prepared Onboard • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
Duration
2h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We only pick up from Hotels/Lodges and Airbnb from Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side. Please ensure you write down your pick up point.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Beverages • Canapes Freshly Prepared Onboard • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We only pick up from Hotels/Lodges and Airbnb from Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side. Please ensure you write down your pick up point.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels only
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Victoria Falls
    Zambezi National Park
Popular mentions

4.5
53 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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kavas08
Gothenburg, Sweden143 contributions
Nice and relaxing
Jan 2020 • Family
It was really nice to experience the nature and the wildlife from the water. We passed hippos and crocodiles while cruzing the Zambezi River. We were almost alone on the boat and were served some smaller snacks and drinks. The staff was were attentive and stopped wherever we wanted to get closer to the animals. Absolutely much better than expected.
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael C
Cape Town, South Africa487 contributions
Thunder, Rain and a Sunset!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took the sunset cruise and selected the Signature (top deck) option for the trip.
The start of our trip was very eventful as a thunderstorm happened as we boarded the boat - it was great to get an umbrella to keep some of the rain off of us.
The boat cruise itself was very peaceful and relaxed. The staff very helpful and friendly. There was a hood drinks selection and some nice snacks to enjoy along the way.
It was great to see some many hippos in the water and one on a river bank. We were also very fortunate to see a crocodile.
After the thunderstorm there were some clouds which made for a beautiful sky and sunset.
We really enjoyed the cruise, the views and the sunset.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

220fran
Cupertino, CA34 contributions
Beautiful sunset with hippos swimming in the river
Aug 2019
The best sunset boat ride , dinner cruise is amazing experience, hippos swimming in the river, what a special African experience
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

andrew d
Whitestone, Canada140 contributions
Great timeq
Nov 2019
we were a group of 12 on a tour thru SA. this cruise was a part of that tour. boat was clean and safe looking, three decks. we had the middle deck complete with server and bartender and of course sailing staff. we had some great appetizers and drinks. we saw some wildlife in and along the river. elephants crossing the river and playing in it. hippos, birds, crocs. it was a great time.
beautiful area to visit.
Written 28 November 2019
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Julius T
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful
The boats are quite spacious even though there were quite a few people. We never felt cramped. There was a free open bar and nice snacks. The boat ride wasn’t rough at all so it was a very relaxing trip. Our captain was hilarious and we got to see lots of hippos and a variety of birds if you’re into birdwatching. And of course, the sunset was beautiful!
Written 21 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

flomap
USA104 contributions
Lovely cruise, beautiful evening
Sep 2019
The Signature Deck was very nice with cocktails and excellent Hors d'oeuvres. We had an unexpected sighting of an elephant on a small island in the river and numerous bird sightings including 3 African Fish Eagles. There were hippos in the water near the shore. It was a most pleasant evening cruise with a beautiful sunset.

My husband and I were staying in Livingstone so the cruise tour operators arranged to pick us up at the border on the Zimbabwe side near the bridge. We ended up arranging a transfer to the cruise from our hotel because we had negotiated the bridge earlier and found it to be difficult with numerous people trying to assist us into the border stations for tips and numerous others tying to sell goods or trade cash. It was not a pleasant experience. We decided we did not want to be waiting around the border area for the cruise pickup or get dropped off there and try to find transport across the bridge. There was another couple on our transport who actually had cancelled the Zembezi Explorer and went with another cruise operator who arranged for their transport from Livingstone. I do think if you are staying in Livingstone you might want to look at the options that the various sunset cruise companies offer for transport to the Zimbabwe side.
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nadine S
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe14 contributions
Signature Deck... Must Do
When our travel agent recommended booking the Signature Deck River Cruise... I thought "Mmmm a little pretentious for me"... couldn't have been happier that we did. 22 of us travelled on our daughter's "Buddymoon" to Hwange National Parks and the Vic Falls and all of us agreed that the Zambezi Explorer was amongst one of our favourite experiences of the trip!! The staff were EXCEPTIONAL, friendly and most professional. The chef produced the most fabulous Hors d'oeuvre and there was every tipple imaginable behind the bar. Experience not to be missed. We will be using that boat charter again for sure!
Written 7 October 2019
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Larry272
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
Relax after walking the falls
May 2019
The whole experience was a total contrast to our helicopter fight and then walk around Victoria Falls. The food and beverages flowed freely and the sunset was beautiful. A very peaceful and relaxing end to a great day.
Written 3 September 2019
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Johnnymac1012
Hi Larry, thank you for your kind review, we always appreciate feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. John
Written 4 September 2019
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Tracy K
2 contributions
Relaxing Evening Cruise
Aug 2019
Lovely finish to the day. Plenty of space, not overcrowded. Somewhere to sit but easy enough to move around to take photos. As much as you want to drink and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the evening, very nice. Very pleasant staff, couldn't do enough for you. Saw elephants, hippos and crocs and ended the evening with a spectacular sunset, beautiful. I was travelling on my own but I felt very welcome and everyone was very friendly. All in all a lovely trip.
Written 28 August 2019
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SebastionSt
Las Vegas, NV147 contributions
Acceptable
This is a perfectly fine way to spend the evening. Drinks and appetizers are part of the price. We saw a gigantic herd of about 35 elephants. We also saw several hippos and crocodiles. The sunset was pretty enough. Overall it was worth it.
Written 17 August 2019
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GoVeni
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An unforgettable experience
It was my Father’s birthday and I had wanted an outing that had it all, good food, plenty of drinks, entertainment,
Linda G
Linda G
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Amazing family weekend getaway to celebrate my Dads Birthday
We wanted to do something different and this was truly breathtaking. From the time we arrived till we left we were
Chris S
Chris S
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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi
This was one of the best trips we went on during our 18 day stay in Southern Africa, Food was first class and the v
Brent203
Brent203
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Must do in Victoria falls
We really enjoyed the cruise, viewing the animals in the river, and the food. Great service too. We also saw elepha
SailDragonfly
SailDragonfly
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Disappointment for the price
Everyone was very friendly and obviously trying hard to do all the right things. The drinks were readily available
lindadownunder
lindadownunder
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A African highlight
Our sunset cruise on the top deck of The Zambezi Explorer was amazing and is a must do when in Victoria Falls. A de
389samf
389samf
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Top rated experience in Vic Falls
We really enjoyed this cruise on the Zambezi river. There was free alcohol (which we weren't expecting) and a deli
KRLouise
KRLouise
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Dinner Cruise on Zambezi Refletions
The food was good and plenty of it. Drinks were readily available. We saw some hippos and one crocodile along with
enatural3
enatural3
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We received the VIP treatment!
This was an Epic Trip to celebrate my niece's graduating with her Bachelor's Degree. The entire tour experience wa
cheekybeau
cheekybeau
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Excellent Meal
This was really a surprising treat. Hadn't expected much of a cruise that was part of our package, but the meal was
melisac452
melisac452
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Remarkable relaxing experience!
We took the sunset cruise and were rewarded with sightings of elephants, hippos, giraffes, warthogs, etc. Pick-up a
Silvioppo
Silvioppo
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Just wonderful
Amazing experience I will never forget this incredible time in Zimbabwe. Everything was just perfect, the staff, th
krissieg
krissieg
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Magical way to end our trip!
My partner and I recently went to Vic Falls to celebrate my 40th birthday - and wow, did Zimbabwe deliver. This cru
newplacesoldcases
newplacesoldcases
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A fabulous evening
This was a wonderful night from start to finish. We were on the Zambezi Reflections and enjoyed being on this smal
ruggemat
ruggemat
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Excellent Experience!
I can suggest this activity to everyone! The sunset was so amazing and the dinner very delicious! The only negative
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