A Zambezi River cruise is the ideal way to end a day of busy sightseeing. A Victoria Falls river cruise is a tradition that the whole family can enjoy with the dramatic african sunset lighting up the Zambezi River in an orange glow that 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 on either side of the river. Look out for elephant, giraffe and zebra as well as the resident 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, in the evenings listen to their calls as they settle down for the night.
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Enjoy drinks and snacks at your leisure on the decks as the sun slowly moves down to the horizon then quickly slips beyond view. The last moments of the setting of the sun happens quickly so have your camera ready to capture this beautiful scene.
There are several tour operators offering a sun-downer cruise, some on more luxurious boats than others and with differing price tags and itineraries. The size of your party can be catered for with small private boats taking 8 to 10 people or 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 on the river as the boats launch about 5 kilometres upstream well away from the gorge. For the sunset cruise the boats usually head upstream first and then turn around and slowly drift downstream allowing you to enjoy the sounds and sights of your Zambezi River cruise at the end of an African day in the bush.