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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River
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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

By Pure Africa
Recommended by 94% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
This Zambezi River sunset cruise combines a sunset safari with a romantic dinner on the water. Views of animals wading in the river at sunset pair with fresh Zambezi-style cuisine and unlimited drinks—perfect for winding down and beginning your evening in luxury. A limited number of tables makes for more intimate dinner parties and better viewing opportunities from the open-sided boat.
from
$87.19
per adult
from
$87.19
per adult

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Ages 0-85, max of 50 per group
Duration: 3h
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Highlights
  • Zambezi River sunset cruise and wildlife safari
  • Catch sight of wildlife like elephants, hippos, and more
  • Gourmet-quality dinner of local dishes and unlimited drinks 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Victoria Falls included

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Four Course Dinner on the River
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
What's not included
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.

Your evening begins with pickup from your Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe hotel. After a short drive, arrive at the boat put-in to begin your Zimbabwe Falls dinner cruise. Choose your seat at one of a limited number of tables. Candles and flowers set the scene for gourmet Zambezi-style cuisine, freshly prepared by an onboard chef. Enjoy sunset views from the open-sided boat while you dine, and keep your camera close by to capture the incredible views. This tour doubles as a Zambezi River safari with opportunities to sight animals like hippos, elephants, and crocodiles. Once the sun fully sets, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13819P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NOTE regarding accessibility: While it is possible to get onto the boat in a wheelchair, please note that the toilet on the boat does not allow enough space for a wheelchair.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels/lodges only
  • 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 50 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River?
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River price starts from $87.19. Discover and book Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
What is the Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River cancellation policy?
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River?
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River is hosted by Pure Africa. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Pure Africa on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13819P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Victoria Falls
    Zambezi National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

82Heidi82
82Heidi82
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Highly reccomend
Exactly what we expected, saw some hippos, light appetizers, flowing drinks and a spectacular sunset.
fungaigloriac
fungaigloriac
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Dinner review and Pure Africa
The boat cruise waa awesone. Our waiter and bar tender were exceptional. The food was extremely horrible. Rotten an
alicemepa
alicemepa
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Sunset cruise was simply wonderful!
Wonderful hospitality (shout out to Mandla, Tracey, and Dominic!) and a perfect sunset cruise for wildlife spotting
VillaC219
VillaC219
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Wonderful way to spend an unforgettable evening
We took the dinner cruise option - the cruise was wonderful. A cruise with lots to drink including prosecco type dr
rebecca819614
rebecca819614
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Fantastic experience!
An amazing trip with an amazing crew! We really enjoyed the views, apps and drinks as we coasted down the Zambezi.
C6480LSmiras
C6480LSmiras
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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi
The river cruise was an incredible experience. We did this on our first day in Victoria Falls and had nothing but t
Celestial G
Celestial G
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Great start to your Victoria Falls Adventure.
Great start to your Victoria Falls adventure. The Signature option was perfect. Good selection of canapés & drink
Paytons
Paytons
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Luxury on the Zambezi
What a surprise! Sunset cruise on the Zambezi? We expected the normal tourist boat with benches, a guy on a micro
Katerina K
Katerina K
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Zambezi river cruise.
It was a beautiful experience having the luxury cruise deck. The Zambezi river is wonderful and we saw hippos and c
Sherpa812187
Sherpa812187
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Magical Sunset Special on the Zambezi River
We had the most amazing experience! We witnessed two herds of elephants crossing the Zambezi River and we saw a few
Karen M
Karen M
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cocktails above Victoria Falls
Wonderful boat trip, Staff was amazing and the scenery unbelievable. Open bar was plentiful and the snacks were en
GJen_12
GJen_12
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Unforgettable experience.
This was the highlight of our trip to the Falls (other than the trip to the Falls themselves of course). We were s
julialG9
julialG9
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Fantastic.
We had a fabulous time on the sunset cruise (signature deck). The Pure Africa team were fabulous. Great communicati
PeterJoslyn
PeterJoslyn
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Beautiful and memorable sunset cruise on the Zambezi
An amazing experience, highly recommended! Special thanks to Captain Moses and bartender Mandla Eliesha and the ent
LauB74
LauB74
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Charming way to end a day
the sunset it’s amazing , Kipton from our hotel ( Azambesi) booked us on this luxury boat (45USD) , it looked more
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Char and Luke
Taunton, UK3 contributions
Absolutely incredible experience and one of the best activities we did in Zimbabwe! Pick up from hotel provided, they managed to seat all 8 of us together. Staff were always ensuring we had drinks, chef made speech about the menu (food is unreal!) I am also vegetarian and had amazing choice of food. Scenery was beautiful and we saw a herd of elephants crossing the river for the first time!
Written October 3, 2022
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Memory K
It was a pleasure hosting the 8 of you and we are glad you had an amazing experience.
Written January 30, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SweetestOrange
Farivew, Texas62 contributions
Feb 2023
Since many people just see the beginning of the review, I will start by advising all USA travelers to bring with them many dollar bills and five-dollar bills for tipping. The currency used in Zimbabwe is US dollars. My only regret with this dinner cruise that I had not brought much change. I was not thinking of tipping but his crew certainly deserved tips! At the end, a basket was passed around and it was apparent that the staff was really counting on the tips and I felt so badly that I had not thought of this. This cruise was really pleasant! The staff was friendly and attentive. Several times the captain came downstairs to explain things and he was very good about pointing out the wildlife. The food was gourmet! I was amazed that such a meal could be prepared in the very tiny kitchen at the front of the boat. I highly recommend this dinner cruise.
Written February 12, 2023
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Saar G
Tel Aviv, Israel104 contributions
Father and son trip, but for couples it was very romantic. Pick up, cruise, and drop off were exactly as expected and very efficient. The crew was lovely and very friendly. It was an all inclusive so except for a tip to the staff, there were no surprise costs. The food was very tasty, although portions were a bit on the small side. Open bar and seating was on two levels. We did come across elephants, many hippos, a family of giraffes and lots of birds and the animals of course were the highlight. Unfortunately we had a cloudy day which took away some potential for the sunset views and starry night views so definitely recommend on a cloud free night if possible.
I only have two suggestions for improvement:
1. Coffee/tea could be served with the dessert
2. I would have liked a bit more explanation from the captain in the first 30 minutes about what we were seeing, a bit of history of the river and area.

Highly recommended.
Written November 2, 2022
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Memory K
Thank you so much for the valued detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We will definitely take into consideration the much-valued recommendations.
Written January 30, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Compass819723
71 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
The staff were amazing. Lyn our waitress was attentive and sweet. And our captain and bartender were fantastic. Definitely room for improvement but this needs to come from the owner's side. Chipped glasses that us as guests had to drink out of, cracked plates and bowls. These dinner cruises are not cheap to attend and as this was supposed to be considered a premium cruise, we weren't impressed! The cheapest brands of wines, gins and vodkas are made available, no option of different tonics or fruit additions... Just the standard! Canapés were minimal. Food was delicious but again credit to the fantastic staff who keep this cruise going. Overall a good experience but owner needs to invest a little more to give clients the 'premium' cruise that is advertised
Written July 27, 2022
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Memory K
Dear Compass819723 Thank you for the valued feedback. We're glad to hear that you were well taken care of by our team on the boat, enjoyed the food and the cruise overall. We're sorry to hear though, that not all your expectations were met. We have since done a full quality check on all our crockery and glassware as opposed to waiting for our scheduled inspection. We have identified a few pieces with chipped corners and removed them from the stock. In addition, due to the pick-up in tourism numbers we have decided to carry out the scheduled inspections more often from now on to avoid any such situations in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. When it comes to the drinks, it is true that we carry a slightly smaller range of drinks on the Dinner Cruises than on our Sunset Cruises as there is more of a focus on the food than drinks on this experience. However, we will relook at our drinks offering on the Dinner Cruises to evaluate whether the range should be extended. We would like to point out though, that we do not carry our premium range of drinks on the Dinner Cruise and don't advertise as such. It would not be feasible to do so. For guests who enjoy premium drinks, we usually recommend booking The Eatery Dinner & Signature Sunset Cruise as our premium range is available throughout. Although, we can of course understand your disappointment if you came with the expectation to be served premium beverages. If that was the case, then the experience must have been wrongly sold to you and it would be very valuable for us to know who sold it to you so that we can retrain them to ensure that what is sold is in line with what we advertise and deliver. On the wines, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy them. We serve our own range of Pure Africa house wines from South Africa that our owners select regularly. To date, we have only received compliments from guests, but we accept that tastes differ and that it is potentially not to everyone's liking. We do carry a selection of other wines on the boats that can be purchased. We hope that this response is helpful to you and we'd like to thank you again for taking the time to share the feedback.
Written August 3, 2022
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Felix G
2 contributions
Jun 2022
Best cruise, excellent staff and the Food OMG it was out of this world. The entertainment was refreshing the drinks and the crew were very respectful. I do not hesitate to recommend anyone who would want to use them well done Zambezi reflection
Written December 28, 2022
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Memory K
Thank you for the amazing review and recommendation Felix. we are glad you enjoyed your time with us on the river.
Written January 31, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan Mildenhall
6 contributions
May 2022
Lovely boat, great food, and great wine. All the staff were attentive and couldn't do more to look after us. We took some great photos of wildlife - hippos were amazing - and the sunset was spectacular. Thanks for a wonderful evening. Susan
Written June 6, 2022
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Memory K
Thank you Susan for the great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your entire experience with us.
Written June 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jkel2538
7 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a "must" for any trip to Victoria Falls. Sunset over the Zambezi is a spectacular sight. Every hippo and elephant sighting (and there were many) was just as thrilling as the first, but the highlight had to be watching an elephant swim across the river, trunk raised in the air like a snorkel against the setting sun. Unforgettable! The food and service was superb. Sipping a gin and tonic, enjoying a delicious meal, while watching the elephants and hippos as the sun goes down is an experience that's hard to beat!
Written September 16, 2022
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Memory K
Thank you so much Jkel2538 for the great review and for naming our experience a "must" do . We are glad you enjoyed your experience and you were so lucky with game too.
Written September 27, 2022
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NH_SD
Derry, NH93 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
After a mix up at our hotel, Pure Africa was able to accommodate our family at the last minute. We came on board knowing nothing about the menu or what to expect, but it was no problem as this cruise was truly wonderful. I would rate it as one of the top experiences of my life.

There was a good variety of drinks and my wine glass was refilled without having to ask. The menu is fixed and on the evening we visited included a selection of starters, a soup and bread course with a choice of a cauliflower or tomato soup, an entree of either Zambian bream or beef filet, and cheesecake for dessert. The food was outstanding.

The views are nearly indescribable. We saw hippos and crocodiles along the river and the sunset was just so beautiful. It felt magical. After sunset lanterns are lit instead of using harsh lights.

It was just a wonderful, unforgettable evening. Highly, highly recommend.
Written August 9, 2022
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Memory K
Wow what an experience you had NH_SD!!, thank you so much for such a great detailed review. Indeed we do try to cater as much as we can whenever there is a mix up as we understand how important these experiences are to all our guests from all over regardless of who has booked them. We are glad this turned out to be one of the top experiences of your life as it is our aim that we offer all our guests more than just an activity but a cherished experience.
Written August 11, 2022
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Susan
45 contributions
A privilege to experience and to be reminded of natures beauty. It was amazing to see the Wildlife on the river such as Elephants and a crocodile, although these aren’t certainties. This was a surreal experience with some breathtaking views, including sunset across the river.

The courses were served at good intervals, the cream of cauliflower soup and fresh fish from the river were beautifully cooked. The Captain gave a good level of info about the river too. The open bar was a real highlight too.
Written November 2, 2022
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Memory K
Thank you, Susan, for such a great review and we are glad you enjoyed your meal and the service.
Written January 30, 2023
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Carina
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Been there with my friends for a spectacular ending of our safari. The dinner was very very delicious (best bream I ever had!!), and our glasses always have been refilled by our talented bartender Mandla, who also made professional pictures of us in the sunset. The animal sightings where great too, we've been so lucky to see a swimming elephant! 🥰
Gonna go there next time, maybe for lunch cruise, who knows!
Written September 15, 2022
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Memory K
Beautiful review Elenfirieth and thank you so much. We are so glad you had your best bream with us and enjoyed your entire experience with us. iI will be a pleasure to host you again.
Written September 27, 2022
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