Romantic boat trips on the Zambezi river are the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing. Book a sundowner cruise that will not disappoint.
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We are not showcasing the Victoria Falls white water rafting experience here. We are talking about the tranquil, relaxing cruise above the waterfall on the peaceful section of the river.
A Zambezi river cruise is an excursion that the whole family can enjoy.
The dramatic sunset lighting up the Zambezi river in an orange glow is so typical of a warm African evening.
Unwind and relax on the greatest river in Africa, watching wild herds come down for their evening drink, quenching their thirst after a long hot day in the national parks found on either side of the river.
Look out for elephant, giraffe and zebra as well as the regular water wildlife – the hippos with their distinctive open mouths and huge teeth, and the ever-present crocodiles.
The bird-life on the river is always prolific. Listen to their evening calls as they settle down for the night.
Enjoy drinks and snacks at your leisure on the decks as the golden sun slowly moves down to the horizon, then quickly slips beyond view.
The last moments of the setting sun happens quickly. So have your camera ready to capture this beautiful scene.
There are several tour operators offering a sundowner cruise. Some tours are on more luxurious boats than others and offer differing price tags and itineraries.
The size of your party can be catered for on small private boats taking 8 to 10 people. This is perfect for an intimate tour with family and/or friends. Or else you can join the large party boats that cater up to 120 people.
There is no need to worry about being too close to the waterfall. The river boats launch approximately 5 kilometeres upstream, well away from the gorge.
For the sunset cruise the boats usually head upstream first then turnaround and slowly drift downstream. This quiet time allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river at the end of an African day.
Missing the boat trips on the Zambezi river would be a terrible oversight.
A safari on the back of an elephant is a unique experience. Have a close encounter with nature on Africa’s largest mammal.
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