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Ra-Ikane

Park Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44737
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Surprising Great Sunset Cruise, Include in your trip

Usually I associate sunset cruises with a lazy ride and some drinks and maybe a good sunset. If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoBertie
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Pleasanton, California
Breakfast with bathing elephants!

We were offered this cruise by our hotel, Ilala Lodge, complimentary due to construction (which was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kittyg1307
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone by exploring the mighty Zambezi aboard the Ra-Ikane. Named after his guide, the boats are full of old world charm, setting a romantic and intimate setting whilst you sit back, relax and take in the surrounding views. With a maximum of 16 seats available on each boat, the Rai-Kane offers a unique vantage point for viewing birdlife and wildlife up-close on the islands along the river. This is unquestionably an activity to add to your bucket list when in Victoria Falls.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“small boat” (17 reviews)
“larger boats” (5 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Park Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 44737

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually I associate sunset cruises with a lazy ride and some drinks and maybe a good sunset. If you decide to take a boat trip on the Zambezi, which you should, pick this boat. It is much smaller than the other boats, teak with a...More

Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were offered this cruise by our hotel, Ilala Lodge, complimentary due to construction (which was not a problem). It was a wonderful surprise. It was just the two of us on a cute little boat and the river is beautiful. Able and his first...More

Thank kittyg1307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our travel agent arranged for us to take this Sunset Boat ride, and I didn't know what to expect, but was thinking it probably would be a standard boat with too many people and little in the way of amenities. Boy, was I wrong. The...More

Thank Ono O
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ra-Ikane is a small boat and great way to experience the Zambezi Rover without huge volumes of people on board. Thank you for the feedback and for cruising with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having a sunset cruise on the Zambezi aboard the Ra-Ikane was definitely a highlight for us. The boats are small and personal. The two staff members were very knowledgeable and attentive. The light supper and drinks were all very good. We got to see lots...More

Thank Jackiefm
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope to welcome you back on board one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years this was my 3rd visit, and we were a little disappointed. The river of course is beautiful and so relaxing but we werent out there very long at all. Snacks were disappointing, and they ran out of beer. Our friend face planted...More

Thank makena35
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry we slipped up on this cruise but thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear of the accident whilst boarding the boat and hope your friend has recovered.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Ra-Ikane sunset cruise was like something out of a bygone era. It is a small boat but full of character and is the perfect way to start an African holiday. We sat back enjoying our gin and tonics watching the sun set over the...More

Thank Deb5335
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for cruising with us. Ra-Ikane is a special boat and a great way to see the Zambezi River as well.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Ra-Ikane is a small boat accommodating approximately 20 people for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Dress casually and bring your camera. The advantage of a smaller boat is that everyone has a good seat and the boat is able to get closer...More

1  Thank banjo45
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the river experience on board our lovely Ra-Ikane.

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant relaxing way to enjoy the afternoon. The 2-man crew were friendly & knowledgeable as they pointed out the wildlife on the river. And the delicious 6-course lunch was served buffet style with an open bar. Highly recommend this as the small boat...More

1  Thank bskgoo
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for cruising with us. Glad you enjoyed the lunch experience.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved the boat trip a lot, it is a small boat, so little people are on it. Nice and elegant decor. Drinks are plenty and snacks are great. The staff is friendly and the skipper has a lot of knowledge. We saw a lot...More

Thank Kinski T
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback on our cruise and lovely to hear that you enjoyed the trip.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I liked the boat trip a lot, it is a small boat, little people are on it (our boat had 7, then other one 5 pax. Drinks are plenty, snacks are great. The staff is friendly and the skipper has a lot of knowledge, whatever...More

Thank travelling_sab
MartinVaughan, General Manager at Ra-Ikane, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for the lovely feedback on our cruise and staff. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Ian V
29 August 2017|
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Response from MartinVaughan | Property representative |
Hello Ian, Yes this can be paid for at the hotel with a credit card. I have provisionally held a reservation for you on the day of arrival which can be amended if you wish.
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Accessy
13 August 2017|
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Response from MartinVaughan | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately due to the terrain the boat is not wheelchair accessible. However, our staff are able to assist to get you on board.
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KimRtravel
20 March 2017|
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Hi - yes there is.
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