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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River provided by Pure Africa

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
4.5
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, the ideal time to see active wildlife
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
100
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    100
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13819P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Canapes Freshly Prepared Onboard
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We only pick up from Hotels/Lodges and Airbnb from Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side. Please ensure you write down your pick up point.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels only
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Canapes Freshly Prepared Onboard
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We only pick up from Hotels/Lodges and Airbnb from Victoria Falls Zimbabwean Side. Please ensure you write down your pick up point.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels only
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Victoria Falls
    Zambezi National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
58 reviews
Excellent
45
Very good
10
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Paul L
Douglas, UK21 contributions
We were on the ‘luxury sunset cruise’ on the Zambesi above the falls. Seeing the size of the river close up, and its speed of movement, gave us an appreciation of the volume of water going over the falls.

The captain and crew were very friendly, and the captain told us a lot about the Zambezi, and readily answered questions.

We saw a group of hippos at quite close range, and saw a crocodile at close range, in both cases the Captain manoeuvring the boat to maximise our viewing. We were free to move around the boat, which was great for both seeing and photographing the views. It also encouraged fellow travellers to mix and talk.

The sunset itself was hidden by cloud, however it cleared shortly after to reveal the post-sunset colours, while the opposite side of the sky gave us a display of dramatic lightning!

The ‘luxury’ part of the cruise was an endless included supply of drinks, including a good variety of alcohol, and included a selection of food that was tasty and left us cancelling our dinner reservation after.
Written 14 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Memory K
We are so glad you had a great time on our sunset cruise and we met your expectations. Thank you so much for the amazing review.
Written 20 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael C
Cape Town, South Africa488 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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 peaceful and relaxed. The staff very helpful and friendly. There was a hood drinks selection and some nice snacks to enjoy along the way.
It was great to see some many hippos in the water and one on a river bank. We were also very fortunate to see a crocodile.
After the thunderstorm there were some clouds which made for a beautiful sky and sunset.
We really enjoyed the cruise, the views and the sunset.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dab9914
Worcester, Massachusetts16 contributions
Mar 2022
Pure Africa did an amazing job on the sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. We arrived in Victoria Falls at around 2PM, was picked up at 4:30PM by Pure Africa, and had a wonderful evening with elephant and hippo sightings, great company, and even better food/wine pairings served by an attentive and knowledgeable crew. I can HIGHLY recommend Pure Africa and would use them again the next time we are in Vic Falls. I intentionally booked our cruise on their smallest boat, and it wasn't full, so there were seven of us on board that evening and we were really well taken care of.
Written 13 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Memory K
Thank you do much Dab9914 for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We are so looking forward to hosting you again in future.
Written 20 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David Fox
Pakistan1 contribution
We are a group of old Africa hands, but still thoroughly enjoyed our sunset cruise on the second deck (not top). Attentive, friendly service and very knowledgeable skipper Moses who was excellent and passed every test we gave him on birds. Highly recommended.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the valued review and we are so glad you enjoyed the experience and the skipper passed the test. A beautiful experience is always guaranteed with us regardless of which deck you sit on our Zambezi Explorer.
Written 23 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kavas08
Gothenburg, Sweden143 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
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 wanted to get closer to the animals. Absolutely much better than expected.
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cldtx
New Braunfels, TX40 contributions
Wonderful sunset cruise! The staff was friendly and attentive, offering snacks and asking if we would like more beverages. It was a nice, leisurely cruise along the river where we saw lots of hippos and a herd of elephants. The whole family enjoyed the cruise!
Written 21 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 12 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Harry
2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
When you book this trip make sure you are on the correct side of the river not very clear when you book. I was staying in Livingston and booked the Zambezi sun set cruise which states hotel pick up, on day they refused to pick me up as was on wrong side of river, however they did state I could get a taxi at my own cost $30, then pay $210 entry fee to Zimbabwe, then pay $60 to get back into Zambia!!! not happy. Also clearly stated when booked I was staying at the Avani hotel in Livingston.
Written 12 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SebastionSt
Las Vegas, NV149 contributions
This is a perfectly fine way to spend the evening. Drinks and appetizers are part of the price. We saw a gigantic herd of about 35 elephants. We also saw several hippos and crocodiles. The sunset was pretty enough. Overall it was worth it.
Written 17 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joypani
Chalakudy, India17 contributions
Aug 2019
great evening voyage saw many animals in wilderness great food excellent beverages polite & helpful staff
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jacinda R
Mauritius88 contributions
This is a fairly pricey activity at $95 per person on the Signature deck, but absolutely beautiful experience. Good quality drinks and canapés provided. The two hours flew by so fast! The only slightly irritating issue was the presence of three loud and inebriated ex employees of the boat charter company who were somewhat intrusive on the peace and quiet.
Written 8 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Susan M
Susan M
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Stunning sunset cruise!
Stunning sun set cruise on the Zambezi, I would highly recommend this trip from the boat to the food, staff and sce
756MichaelA
756MichaelA
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A fantastic river
We had an 3 hour evening dinner cruise and by the main course it was absolutely dark and you couldn't see anything.
GeographerOnHoliday
GeographerOnHoliday
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Delicious Sunset Tour with Gourmet Dinner along the Zambezi River
This relaxed sunset river tour includes a delicious gourmet meal with excellent service. It was a perfect way to st
DebbieBatty
DebbieBatty
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A dinner on the Zambezi
Everything was amazing and well worth the cost! From the time we were picked up and dropped off, we thoroughly enj
MelodyM877
MelodyM877
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There’s room for service improvement
The boat is excellent, very big and clean. There are however things that I wish they improve. Firstly the snacks ne
S1021FZchristined
S1021FZchristined
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Amazing Dinner and experience!
We loved every minute of the dinner cruise - fantastic hosting, great food and drinks and above all wonderful scene
Stephen L
Stephen L
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Well worth the cost
It was an excellent dinner cruise. We saw lots of hippopotamus and crocodiles and a magnificent sunset. The staff w
GoVeni
GoVeni
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An unforgettable experience
It was my Father’s birthday and I had wanted an outing that had it all, good food, plenty of drinks, entertainment,
Linda G
Linda G
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Amazing family weekend getaway to celebrate my Dads Birthday
We wanted to do something different and this was truly breathtaking. From the time we arrived till we left we were
Chris S
Chris S
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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi
This was one of the best trips we went on during our 18 day stay in Southern Africa, Food was first class and the v
Brent203
Brent203
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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 elepha
SailDragonfly
SailDragonfly
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Disappointment for the price
Everyone was very friendly and obviously trying hard to do all the right things. The drinks were readily available
lindadownunder
lindadownunder
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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 de
389samf
389samf
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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 deli
KRLouise
KRLouise
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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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