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African Queen River Cruise

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Address: Royal Landing jetty | on the Zambezi River, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Phone Number:
+260 97 8770175

Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the...

Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the African Queen Cruise Company, welcomes

you to the African Queen River Experience. Offering the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi

River and the gracious hospitality of the African Queen Cruise Company. A cruise on the African Queen or the

African Princess is an unforgettable experience that will take you back in time to an era where time stood still.The African Queen Cruise Company embraces both the mystery and tradition of an African way of life

untouched by time. It also offers the perfect alternative location for group

dinners and Weddings, either onboard the African Queen/African Princess or in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Landing.

We will give you the Ultimate Experience.

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We were lucky to have a trip up the Zambezi river in the captain's cabin! We had our own butler (Mike) who not only served good gin & tonics but was also an encyclopedia of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a trip up the Zambezi river in the captain's cabin! We had our own butler (Mike) who not only served good gin & tonics but was also an encyclopedia of knowledge when it came to wildlife. The captain and Mike told us all we wanted to know as the boat gently cruised up the river.... More 

Thank shazzer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly welcome, snacks and drinks were ok, wildlife a bit scant but the atmosphere was great - a wonderful way to end the day.

Thank SamMac17
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I opted for one of the smaller boats that only accommodates around 8 to 10 people. I was here during the rainy season, so there wasn't a spectacular sunset, which is fine, that happens when a storm front moves in. The amount of wildlife viewed from the boat was very sparse. I saw maybe 1 elephant, some birds, hippos and... More 

Thank Zebra_45678
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very nice evening spotting wildlife and enjoying drinks on the river. Servers were very friendly and attentive and the scenery was gorgeous. We even caught a beautiful sunset.

Thank Jessica W
Rockville Centre, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this trip for its relaxing evening, light snacks, drinks, great scenery and super friendly staff. Well worth it. Saw many animals and a great sunset.!!!

Thank muddyrts
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the sunset cruise and met many fun people. This cruise was definitely more about the drinking than the wildlife spotting however

Thank Boagsforman
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bartender was very nice but cook was not friendly. The river was cool and refreshing after a long day. I was on The Makumbi boat as part of a package through Bundu. The food was poor in quality and taste. The experience was good, though. Saw hippos displaying territorial boundaries and lots of birds. No elephants or crocs spotted. It... More 

Thank BlueFalconRidge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Took the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Beautiful views, pleasant tapas ands few nice beers watching the sunset!

Thank Colxxxx
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

One of the activities we decided to include as part of our 5 night stay at The Royal Livingstone was a sunset River Cruise on the Zambezi River. The brochure we picked up from our hotel stated "that it was fully inclusive...... had sophisticated views of the river and surrounding game reserves .... and they took great pride in their... More 

Thank Janette1704
Shefford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

As this trip was organised as part of a tour package I was just expecting a cruise down the river. However it far exceeded my expectations. I was impressed with the service of the staff, the food served (I was expecting nibbles but it was more of a meal and very tasty), the great sunset and the number of animals... More 

livmargaret, Director of Sales at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

hi, it is my pleasure to receive this review from you! we as the African Cruise Company are humbled to have had u as our guest and it great to hear that u had a great time on board looking forward to hosting you again in the near future Kind regards More 

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