If you have spent the night on the plane from Europe and have finally arrived in Victoria Falls around noon after a longish waiting period in Johannesburg or Windhoek, you deserve something relaxing for the afternoon. Get a transfer to your accommodation and rest a while, go for a swim in the pool or simply enjoy the warmth. Depending on the season you will be picked up at 15.30 or 16.00 hours, and taken to the jetty. Just the first view of the Zambezi is already impressive. Then you go on board and make yourself comfortable. A few snacks and your drinks are included. You will usually travel up the river to observe the any animals that come to the riverbank in the national park. In the dry season, you have very good chance of watching herds of elephants drinking. In every season, the prospects are good to see hippos, crocodiles and many bird species that inhabit the river and its banks. You will learn about the islands of the Zambezi River, the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and perhaps about David Livingstone, the missionary and explorer who first reported about The Falls. Let the mighty river carry you along on its current whilst you watch as the sun sets in a blaze of orange and red.
These cruises are available at sunrise, at sunset and in the evenings with dinner on board the boat. For smaller groups of 4 to 6 people, we recommend a private trip on a small boat. This is simply more intimate and comfortable.