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Relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone by exploring the mighty Zambezi aboard the Ra-Ikane. Named after his guide, the boats are full of old world charm, setting a romantic and intimate setting whilst you sit back, relax and take...more
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Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is no booze cruise on a large impersonal boat. It’s a classic boat like in the movie the African Queen (actually designed to resemble Sir Livingstone's river boat). Personalized service for small group of 12 people max serving custom cocktails, wine, and modest amounts...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you very much for this excellent review, we are happy to hear about your enjoyable sunset cruise aboard our Ra-Ikane!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We took the two-hour Ra-Ikane sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. This was one of our Victoria Falls options suggested by Jenman African Safaris - so hats off to them on this one. Our captain and bartender/waiter were both great - they had a lot...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

WOW! Thank you so much for the excellent review and recommendation for the Ra-Ikane. It is delightful to hear that you had such a successful game viewing cruise, it is true that our boats can get closer and further into all the estuaries along the...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

We took the sunset river cruise and could not be happier. While on the river, we passed many other boats, most of which were much larger with much bigger crowds. This intimate boat was perfect for us. Calmer, quieter, a chance to visit with other...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you very much for your favorable review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the sunset cruise aboard our Ra-Ikane.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

"Sure, you can take the 'basic' sunset cruise....but you should really upgrade to the Ra-Ikane," the staff of the Ilala Lodge told me. "It's far more romantic!" How could I turn that down? I paid the extra money and looked forward to seeing the romantic...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the cruise as recommended by our Activities Desk at Ilala Lodge Hotel - we take pride in selling her as she is...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Compliments to the owners of the Ra-Ikane! What a great way to start the day. We were picked up from our hotel at 06h45 and taken to the jetty where we were greeted by Abel , the captain and his assistant. The sun was just...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are thrilled to hear how much you truly enjoyed your morning on the river. Abel and the team work hard to ensure that every guests experience on the Zambezi brings them as much joy as yours....More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I splurged and did the Ra-Ikane sunset cruise and it was such a relaxing, informative and amazing experience. We only had 11 of us in the boat and it made it for a more intimate tour. Nibbles and bites are included. Our driver, Abel and...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review - we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the sunset cruise aboard the Ra-Ikane. Your recommendations and tips are much appreciated.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

We decided to go touristic and we booked a boat trip. After all the noice in Vic Falls it was quite relaxing, The captain was nice and we got the last two seats. Where the one did not provide for back support bring the comfort...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and our captain.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

I was looking for a sunset cruise and most the packages seem to put you on large boats where you are packed in with dozens of people. I learned about Ra-Ikane from a New York Times review and it was perfect. It was only maybe...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review and the recommendations! Its is certainly great to hear how much you enjoyed the intimate and relaxed setting aboard the Ra-Ikane.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

A beautiful way to enjoy the river at sunset. The boat is small so it was more personal. Sipping cocktails while cruising and gazing at a stunning sunset was amazing. The crew was great too. A very nice way to spend an evening at Victoria...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your sunset cruise aboard the Ra-Ikane.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

We were collected from our hotel and taken to the Ra-Ikane, a small and comfortable boat. Our party of nine enjoyed the exclusive use of this boat. Our driver was informative about the animals and the Zambezi River. We were lucky to watch elephants crossing...More

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IlalaVictoriaFalls, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you very much for the wonderful review you have left us on the Ra-Ikane. What a special experience to witness the elephants crossing whilst on the Zambezi River!

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Ian V
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Hello Ian, Yes this can be paid for at the hotel with a credit card. I have provisionally held a reservation for you on the day of arrival which can be amended if you wish.
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Hi, Unfortunately due to the terrain the boat is not wheelchair accessible. However, our staff are able to assist to get you on board.
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