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.

Unforgettable Boat Trips On the Zambezi River

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 ancient 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 elephants, giraffes, and zebras as well as the regular water wildlife – the hippos with their distinctive open mouths and huge teeth, and the ever-present crocodiles.

The birdlife on the river is always prolific. Listen to their evening calls as they settle down for the night.

Zambezi Sunset Cruise

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 happen quickly. So have your camera ready to capture this beautiful scene.

Several tour operators offer sundowner cruises. Some tours are on more luxurious boats than others and offer differing price tags and itineraries.

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 riverboats launch approximately 5 kilometers upstream, well away from the gorge.

For the sunset cruise, the boats usually head upstream first, then turn around 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.

Must Do Activities

Bridge Tour Victoria Falls


The Bridge Tour is an educational and interesting activity that takes you over the gorge making it possible to see the fantastic views below.


The Crocodile Farm Victoria Falls


The Crocodile Farm allows you to get a close-up experience with the famous Nile Crocodile. The perfect outing for the whole family to enjoy.


The Big Tree Victoria Falls

Big Tree

The Big Tree is an unforgettable sight at 1150 years old. This ancient tree is a must see at 24 meters tall. It is the biggest tree in Zimbabwe.