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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
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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
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
  • Traveler 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
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
  • Traveler 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • 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 sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers 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.
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4.5
63 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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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 April 14, 2022
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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 April 20, 2022
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alan2303
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK785 contributions
We enjoyed our sunset river cruise very much. Transport from the hotel was at time arranged and our return back to the hotel also quick. The ticket we had allowed us seating on first or second deck while those with slightly more expensive tickets got to go to the top deck. Snacks were provided and the drinks from the bar were included. Regular top ups available. The view of the falls downstream was pretty distant but the sunset viewing was excellent. We did spot Hippo and Crocodile but it’s a bit more booze cruise rather than nature experience but that was fine with us. We were able to move about freely and the bathroom was good for a boat. All in all good fun. Friendly staff looked after us
Written June 8, 2022
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Memory K
Many thanks Alan for the amazing review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written June 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael C
Cape Town, South Africa490 contributions
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 February 9, 2020
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dab9914
Worcester, Massachusetts16 contributions
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 April 13, 2022
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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 April 20, 2022
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Gavafox
Pakistan3 contributions
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 October 18, 2021
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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 November 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TorquayBear
Paignton, UK33 contributions
Couples
This trip exceeded our expectations! The staff were amazing - engaging & discreet at the same time. The snacks were really good & the whole ambiance of the trip just wonderful. Definately good value & well worth experiencing!
Loved the layout of the deck - tasteful, spacious & comfy.
Written May 19, 2022
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Memory K
We are so glad we exceeded your expectations Torquay and its always our aim to exceed guests expectations. Thank you so much for the great review.
Written June 1, 2022
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kavas08
Gothenburg, Sweden143 contributions
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 February 13, 2020
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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 December 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written January 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harry
2 contributions
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 February 12, 2019
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Julius T
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
The boats are quite spacious even though there were quite a few people. We never felt cramped. There was a free open bar and nice snacks. The boat ride wasn’t rough at all so it was a very relaxing trip. Our captain was hilarious and we got to see lots of hippos and a variety of birds if you’re into birdwatching. And of course, the sunset was beautiful!
Written November 21, 2019
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Not to be missed!
After a mix up at our hotel, Pure Africa was able to accommodate our family at the last minute. We came on board kn
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Room for improvement
The staff were amazing. Lyn our waitress was attentive and sweet. And our captain and bartender were fantastic. Def
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Hippo and sunset dinner
Dynamic crew and perfect timing With regard to sunset. Hippos spotted. Safe cruise with a boat well decorated. Limi
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Holiday finale
A fabulous way to end our African adventure, excellent food and attentive friendly staff. Saw hippos , crocodiles a
Sherry F
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Beautiful Views!!
Our last evening in Africa was spent on this lovely boat cruise. The food was excellent and the views were lovely.
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Wonderful evening
Lovely boat, great food, and great wine. All the staff were attentive and couldn't do more to look after us. We to
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Pure Africa Cruise is a Pure Delight!
We took a beautiful sunset cruise last evening with Pure Africa. Everything was amazing! The boat itself is lovely,
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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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