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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River - with unbiased reviews

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

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Watch a Zambezi River sunset from a cocktail cruise that is timed for you to see wildlife gathering by the riverbanks at dusk. Door-to-door transport from Victoria Falls hotels ensures a relaxing experience from beginning to end. An optional upgrade offers top-deck seating, gourmet snacks, and premium drinks throughout the cruise.
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, the ideal time to see active wildlife
  • Experience cooler temperatures in the early evening 
  • Enjoy included appetizers and drinks or upgrade to gourmet service
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Victoria Falls hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, and then travel to the edge of the Zambezi River to board a spacious riverboat. Grab a drink and a snack from the bar as the setting sun illuminates the surrounding countryside, and watch for animals drinking at the edge of the water. It’s common to spot hippos, giraffes, crocodiles, zebras, and many species of birds in soft light that’s great for photography or just enjoying the view. You’ll see the first stars appear over the Zambezi River by the end of the cruise, and finish the night with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Parks Fees ($10 payable locally)
  • Visa fees if applicable
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Additional Info
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels only
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kavas08 wrote a review 12 Feb
141 contributions9 helpful votes
It was really nice to experience the nature and the wildlife from the water. We passed hippos and crocodiles while cruzing the Zambezi River. We were almost alone on the boat and were served some smaller snacks and drinks. The staff was were attentive and stopped wherever we
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Date of experience: January 2020
Michael C wrote a review 8 Feb
498 contributions54 helpful votes
We took the sunset cruise and selected the Signature (top deck) option for the trip. The start of our trip was very eventful as a thunderstorm happened as we boarded the boat - it was great to get an umbrella to keep some of the rain off of us. The boat cruise itself was very
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Date of experience: February 2020
220fran wrote a review Dec 2019
35 contributions7 helpful votes
The best sunset boat ride , dinner cruise is amazing experience, hippos swimming in the river, what a special African experience
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Date of experience: August 2019
andrew d wrote a review Nov 2019
120 contributions43 helpful votes
we were a group of 12 on a tour thru SA. this cruise was a part of that tour. boat was clean and safe looking, three decks. we had the middle deck complete with server and bartender and of course sailing staff. we had some great appetizers and drinks. we saw some wildlife in and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Julius T wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions1 helpful vote
The boats are quite spacious even though there were quite a few people. We never felt cramped. There was a free open bar and nice snacks. The boat ride wasn’t rough at all so it was a very relaxing trip. Our captain was hilarious and we got to see lots of hippos and a variety of
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About the operator
By: Zambezi Explorer
Vancouver, Canada
Must do in Victoria falls
We really enjoyed the cruise, viewing the animals in the river, and the food. Great service too. We also saw
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Nice and relaxing
It was really nice to experience the nature and the wildlife from the water. We passed hippos and crocodiles while
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Upholland, United Kingdom
Disappointment for the price
Everyone was very friendly and obviously trying hard to do all the right things. The drinks were readily available
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Michael C
Cape Town, South Africa
Thunder, Rain and a Sunset!
We took the sunset cruise and selected the Signature (top deck) option for the trip. The start of our trip was
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Perth, Australia
A African highlight
Our sunset cruise on the top deck of The Zambezi Explorer was amazing and is a must do when in Victoria Falls. A
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Sam F
Top rated experience in Vic Falls
We really enjoyed this cruise on the Zambezi river. There was free alcohol (which we weren't expecting) and a
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Melbourne, Australia
Dinner Cruise on Zambezi Refletions
The food was good and plenty of it. Drinks were readily available. We saw some hippos and one crocodile along with
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Severn, Maryland
We received the VIP treatment!
This was an Epic Trip to celebrate my niece's graduating with her Bachelor's Degree. The entire tour experience
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Melbourne, Australia
Excellent Meal
This was really a surprising treat. Hadn't expected much of a cruise that was part of our package, but the meal
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Melisa C
Remarkable relaxing experience!
We took the sunset cruise and were rewarded with sightings of elephants, hippos, giraffes, warthogs, etc. Pick-up
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Key Details
  • Zambezi River, Zambezi Explorer
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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