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Address: 316 Sichango Road | Box 60760, Livingstone 10101 , Zambia
Phone Number: +260 21 3322508
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Taonga Safaris is a Livingstone registered company that has been game...

Taonga Safaris is a Livingstone registered company that has been game viewing and chasing the sun for over ten years. Our customer's satisfaction is second to none. Our jetty and launch site is at The River Shack, situated next to the Livingstone Boat Club. With its white sands, palm trees and spectacular views of the Zambezi River, The River Shack is the perfect spot for a sundowner. We offer weekly entertainment of live bands, traditional dancers and interactive drumming. Taonga Safaris cruises have a well stocked bar on board, full barbeque and other amenities for your comfort. We welcome the free spirited voyager who will appreciate the breathtaking views of the awesome river

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Great local cruise for the price

Enjoyed our evening on this homemade boat. The staff didn't really interact with us at all and was not a party atmosphere. The braii was tasty and free drinks were nice. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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English first
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192 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Enjoyed our evening on this homemade boat. The staff didn't really interact with us at all and was not a party atmosphere. The braii was tasty and free drinks were nice. There were only maybe 12 of us on the boat which was nice because it was not crowded. Saw tons of hippos which we loved. Beautiful Zambezi is breathtaking.... More 

Thank Monkeytoez
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, Great drinks, Great views, Best trip possible on zambezi. Stuff will show you all Animals to be sure that you didnt miss anything

Thank Adam K
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Been on the taonga twice and doesnt disappoint. Like the fact that its the only criuse boat that follow close to were the animals are and stop for you to get a good view. Price last time was around 400 kwacha but definately worth it...all youbcan drink both softies and alcohol plus meals

2 Thank Mwamba S
Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There is a one-to-one customer relationship and very local cuisine. It is very affordable, with an extended time of adventure and it goes into shallow water and around the island. I've tried other boat cruises around Zambia, they're not affordable or more adventurous than this one. Taonga was longer in time and longer in distance.

Thank martinsshumba
Kerry, Ireland
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I would recommend this boat over other more expensive tour operators in Livingstone. Purely because it was all local staff that I dealt with and it is better value at $65 for 2 hours boat cruise. Furthermore, the bigger boats set off after us so our little boat (space for 30 people, only 5 of us on board!) set the... More 

3 Thank KerryGirl_14
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I am a Livingstone "home boy" residing in Lusaka.The originality & basic lay out/aproach is what you are looking for.The owner now makes his own "in house boerewors" from ordinary to his Famous Ring Sting Wors,marinates the chicken with an old secret recipe,as well as the marinated spareribs are to DIE for.The informal warmth & rustic swing you get at... More 

3 Thank GrooverLusaka
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is much better than the upmarket cruises with their big boats, ordinary seats and no real food. The owner built the boat himself out of drums and rafia and wood and metal. WONDERFUL. The shade is all over the boat from a rafia shade. You sit in large colonial wicker armchairs and their is plenty of space. this is... More 

3 Thank drmalcolm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I looked into the Booze cruises on the Zambezi River and most seem to be very short, and around the 55usd mark. I was offered a 2½hr cruise for 45usd around an island and to meet the legendary “Duncan the crocodile” , Duncan believes that the booze cruise boat is his mother , he sleeps under the boat and follows... More 

1 Thank Gavinleeds
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Taonga safaris sunset cruise did it for me. The boat it self is belt with a beautiful afrocentric touch making it even more adventurous.we had a variety of snacks on board,enough to drink(with Gin and mineral water),i dont know about the other writer??? The main meal, delicious and filling,not to mention the braii.(esp their self made sausages) the animal view,excellent... More 

1 Thank nasilm
United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The river cruise is worth it for the pretty sunset and the wildlife is quite good on the sides of the river. However the 'booze cruise' as it is advertised is somewhat lacking. The meal was ok but fairly ordinary. The 'all snacks included' was one bowl of pop corn! The drinks did not include eg sparkling water or gin... More 

1 Thank alwaysunderway

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