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Address: Park Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
Phone Number:
+263 13 44737
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone by exploring the...

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.

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Awesome Cruise

We had a leisurely cruise along the river just before sunset. Saw hippos and crocs and many birds. Had wonderful nibbles and drinks supplied which was a surprise. The sunset was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a leisurely cruise along the river just before sunset. Saw hippos and crocs and many birds. Had wonderful nibbles and drinks supplied which was a surprise. The sunset was beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful time cruising along the Zambezi watching the wildlife pass us by and we also appreciated the open bar!

Thank ampress
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Ra Ikane sunset cruise along the Zambezi river was special because the boat is limited to only 16 people and is very lovely. You sit in comfortable chairs with tables to hold the price included snacks and cocktails. The boat sits low in the water and because of its hull, can get into the grassy areas where other boats... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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213 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well organised cruise with good staaf and snacks and drinks (we didn't do the diner cruise). Saw plenty of hypos and birds and some small crocodiles. Very relaxing to do

Thank dick f
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We all know that from Victoria Falls the waters eventually flow out into the Mediterranean Sea, but this Ra Ikane boat tour is what comes before the waters cascade over the edge. Only 13 max on the boat, a bit like being on an old English Pullman train car. Seating is generous, little Individual tables for couples, a welcome drink,... More 

1 Thank ferrariflier
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went on this river cruise on the last night of our visit to Victoria Falls, what a lovely relaxing experience. The boat was old but full of character as were the captain Oscar and his crew. They served us with unlimited drinks including champagne and delicious snacks while we gently sailed up and down the Zambezi watching the plentiful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We loved our cruise with Ra-liane! Turned out to be just the 2 of us on the boat.Captain Oscar ad guide Bangani Barman were wonderful hosts. The boat is smaller - much better than those huge dinner type boats. This means you can get closer to the animals We were served delicious snacks and whatever we wanted in terms of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 hour sunset cruise that included snacks and drinks. Food was nothing to rave about and the soft drinks were served warm with lots of ice. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Very intimate and comfortable cruise. We were lucky to see Hippopotamus, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys and varied bird life. Cruise ended up being 2,5 hours long,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a lovely relaxing, elegant cruise with unlimited libations and fancy snacks. The Captain and one other staff member did a wonderful job of taking care of the 12 guests (maximum 16?) and spotting hippos, crocodiles and impala as the red ball of a sun slowly sank. Peaceful, lovely!

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We decided to do a breakfast cruise as we were told that there would be no other boats out - and there weren't . All very peaceful loads of crocs , hippos, and birds, would go again.

Thank Brewersfriend

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