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About Ra-Ikane
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 Ra-Ikane 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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If you are big on birds, then this is the perfect cruise for you! Enjoy a relaxing few hours on our small and nimble boats as they take a circular route around the islands of the Zambezi River. Rare birds such as the African Pitta and the Narina Trogon have been sighted here, as well as hundreds of other bird species. Our very knowledgeable and experienced guides conduct these early morning river cruises.
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This was a really fun experience! My wife and I did the sunset cruise! The boat was low to the water so we could get close to the river bank to see the animals. The boat was also only 10 passengers. It didn’t feel crowded or packed. We were able to move around easily enough when
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you had a great time on the Ra-Ikane.
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If staying at the Falls. Be sure to book this boat trip. The wonderful boats carrying no more than 8 to 10 passengers max are simply gentlemans drinking clubs on water. The boat trips is worth it for the free bar alone. But when you factor in the wildlife seen from the comfort
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Thank you Mark for taking the time to review the Ra-Ikane. We are glad you had a great time on the river.
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We have been on a few sunset cruises here but first time with this company. Staff were good ito both service and history / animal knowledge (although bar service could start sooner!) and you are in a small group in a historic boat, which adds to the appeal. However, this does
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Thank you for the review, we are glad you had a good experience on the Zambezi river.
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This is a nice way to get out on the Zambezi River. We enjoyed some appetizers and drinks (all part of the price) while cruising along the river. You are seated at small tables according to the number in your group. We saw some animals which the guide pointed out along the way
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane
Responded Nov 14, 2019
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience on the Zambezi river and the Ra-Ikane.
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Loved this river cruise. The boats were replicas of the old boats used on the river. They served great snacks and drinks. The captain was very informative and amazing at maneuvering the boat to give us the best views. We saw 3 elephants crossing the river a bunch of hippos
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Response from Masibanda77, Guest Relations Manager at Ra-Ikane
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Thank you for a great review of the Ra-Ikane. We are glad you had a great experience on the river.
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