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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
4.5

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

By Pure Africa
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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.
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Ages 3-74, max of 100 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, the ideal time to see active wildlife
  • 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

  • Beverages
  • Canapes Freshly Prepared Onboard
  • Complimentary Transfers to/from Hotel/Lodge in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Only.
What's not included
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
  • Transfers from Livingstone Hotels/Lodges from Zambian Side

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.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Complimentary pick up is only offered for guests staying in Victoria Falls Town’s Lodges/Hotels Zimbabwe within 5km radius. We do not pick guests staying in Livingstone Hotels Zambia.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller 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: 13819P1

        • 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
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

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

        How much is Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River?
        Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River price starts from ₹ 7,653.79. Discover and book Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
        What is the Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River cancellation policy?
        Sunset 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 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River?
        Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River is hosted by Pure Africa. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Pure Africa on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Sunset 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: 13819P1

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • Pass by
          Victoria Falls
          Zambezi National Park
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Pure Africa
          676
          Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
          Joined in June 2013
        • davidbE924MO
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyable evening cruise
          Picked up at our hotel, picked up a few others on the way and were at the dock shortly. We were seated promptly, although others seems to have issues (a lot of reshuffling). Good table service and good food throughout. Loved the different types of gins offered. This was a good way to see a different part of the river, saw a lot of hippos. It seemed like we hung out in a certain part of the river, killing time or something, before heading back. Enjoyable evening over all though.
          Written 2 March 2024
        • marminiac
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip on the river, with opportunity to spot wildlife whilst having dinner watching the sun go down
          Absolutely great experience. Not overcrowded so perfect for being able to service all on board. Very good food along with wines of your choice. Very good service and very welcoming staff from start to finish. Saw hippos and elephants. A must do
          Written 29 February 2024
        • 374JohnD374
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great cruise. Average meal.
          Struggling to get enthusiastic about this trip. Views amazing, the river is beautiful and a unique experience. I don’t think it goes with dinner. What can be achieved on board is limited, though I am sure they try very hard. If there again I would take a cruise, but maybe eat elsewhere.
          Written 18 February 2024
        • Nicki D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful boat, sunset cruise
          After reading reviews, and so many dinner cruises on offer we decided on Pure Africa. We booked on line before leaving the UK, and were led to believe transfers were included, however our hotel called and checked and it wasnt included, strangly as we had been given a pick up time. On arrival though we were given a refund for this, so all good :) The crew were extremely friendly and we set sail immediately spotting a family of hippos and crocs. Food options were good, and the food was lovely, unlimited drink too and beautiful sunset pictures.
          Written 16 February 2024
        • MarizeMarit
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do cruise
          We enjoyed the trip, amazing views and relaxing vibe on our cruise. The snacks were tasty and enough and the drinks were unlimited and they kept coming. The staff were helpful and looked good in their sailor clothing. Can recommend this when in Vic falls.
          Written 11 February 2024
        • B5258CZjoannew
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous experience
          A fabulous experience, great food, lovely staff and lots of animals along the river. Loved the trip and would definitely recommend it, excellent value for money. Thank you
          Written 1 February 2024
        • pmharbroe
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to end the day
          Our sunset cruise was extremely relaxing & the dinner was excellent. Staff were efficient & friendly. We were able to see a crocodile & lots of hippos. Our sunset was spectacular & my husband was able to get some wonderful photos.
          Written 31 January 2024
        • Agsmith004
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful experience
          End to end booking so pickup was prompt although you will probably stop for other customers, checkin easy for paying the $10/head park fees, cash or card. Just is nice and large with good space, drinks ran free all night with a good range of everything, meal was good 4/5 star for the location. But the best part of the evening were the views and ambience of the whole experience, very calm and relaxing…a good choice if you are doing this.
          Written 30 January 2024
        • summerd255
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Experience!
          Wonderful experience! The crew was very professional, the boat was very clean and the decor was quite classy and well done. The food was excellent and the meal was timed well and not rushed at all. We saw a ton of hippos and the staff was great at taking photos of couples. We were one of the last cruise boats to leave the river and they waited until the sun went completely down and all the colors in the sky were done changing before heading back to port. Highly recommend this experience and Pure Africa!
          Written 28 January 2024
        • eviea724
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible evening cruise
          We had the most amazing evening on the Pure Africa dinner cruise. The food was incredible with lots of choice for main course. The captain gave an incredible introduction to the zambezi river and stopped everytime there were any animals, so all the guests could watch and take pictures. The staff were amazing, with incredible service and even ended with a song for us. Could not recommend enough you definitely get your moneys worth!
          Written 21 January 2024
        • Mage_cph
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don’t miss this trip!
          Highly recommendable tour! The food was good and the service was excellent. You get a 4 course dinner with all inclusive wine an drinks. They pick you up at your hotel. On the way down the river we saw lots of hipos, crocs, elefants and monkeys plus cudos. We also saw buffalos on our way back with the driver. This is very a cheap Safari and on the top of that the crew sang african songs before we left the ship.
          Written 13 January 2024
        • xoxo_kir
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible!
          I would highly recommend booking any experience with Pure Africa. We did their Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River as well as a Private Lunch Cruise. They arrange a pick up from your hotel and the grounds from where the boats launch are beautifully maintained. The delicious food is prepared on the boat while you cruise down the river and spot the wildlife around you. Their bar is also well stocked and both cruises we did with them during our trip were an incredible experience!
          Written 11 January 2024
        • chrislL6781UL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pure Africa - Great Cruise
          When you visit Vic Falls, you have to see and get wet at the actual falls. But you also cant leave without a river cruise above the falls. Pure Africa offers an amazing evening. You have your own table and waiter/waitress who keeps your glass full from beginning to end, and serves you with a sumptuous 4 course dinner while making sure that you see all the sights and all the game that we pass. Pure Africa picks you up from your lodge or hotel and drops you safely again at the end of the evening. If I come again I will cruise again.
          Written 27 December 2023
        • dominiquemY4664QN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A magical evening on the Zambezi
          What an entirely wonderful experience! The staff were a delight - so friendly and nothing was a hassle. Food and drinks were all delicious and plentiful. The cruise itself had a lovely, relaxed vibe with stunning views. A truly magical evening that's thoroughly recommended!
          Written 26 December 2023
        • katyf2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Food and Experience!
          My husband and I went on a dinner cruise with Pure Africa on our honeymoon and it far exceeded our expectations! We saw hippos, buffalo, and crocodile on the river and had outstanding service on the boat. The food was excellent as well. Overall a great value and one of our fondest honeymoon experiences!
          Written 17 December 2023
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        GJen_12
        London, UK67 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        This was the highlight of our trip to the Falls (other than the trip to the Falls themselves of course). We were served delicious canapés and white wine (a large variety of drinks are available) as we glided down the Zambezi watching elephants and Hippos in the water as the sunset. For a few dollars more it is worth choosing the luxury decks one and two.
        Written 21 September 2022
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        We are so glad you enjoyed our sunset cruise Gjen-12 and thank you for such a great review.
        Written 27 September 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        dab9914
        Princeton, MA18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        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 13 April 2022
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        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 20 April 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Benetta M S
        Atlanta, GA6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Solo
        Calming, peaceful, leisuring activity to close out my final night in Victoria Falls. The 2 hour journey was a smooth cruise along the Zambia side of the Zambezi River Wildlife sightings included: elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles, grouces, giant lizards, trumpet hornbill birds, and tons of other birds.

        The Tour Africa staff and team took great care of me as a solo traveler, ensuring I got amazing photos.

        The vessel was beautifully appointed with gorgeous furnishing, lighting and several African cultural/tribal decor pieces.

        The food selection was pleasant but not exciting or delicious. The cocktails and drinks were lovely. Great wine selection.

        My transport driver Steven was absolutely amazing. He was both personable and knowledgeable.
        Written 6 July 2023
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        Thank you so much for the great review our Solo traveler. We are glad you had a nice time, and you were well taken care of.
        Written 24 July 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Lee S
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Couples
        Excellent evening trip. The boat is a really high standard, we were on the top deck affording amazing views of the Zambezi and all it has to offer. Take your camera and binoculars as the wildlife is all around you! Top quality free flowing drinks for the duration of the trip from a very wide selection. Canapes were excellent as well. Well worth the money.
        Written 30 September 2023
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        Thank you for such a great review, we are glad you had an excellent time with us, and it was value for money.
        Written 10 October 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Anonymous855
        Trabuco Canyon, California1,712 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023
        Check in for pay the $10 National park fee was fast and we were escorted to our table on the upper deck for the dinner cruise. It was not too crowed, only one table was empty but there were sufficient servers to help everyone. During the cruise we saw some elephants on shore but alas, no hippos that day. The sunset was beautiful. Appetizers were okay, not great, and although the entree presentation was nice, the food was no longer hot...sad. Good beer & wine. Pleasant evening, not cold at all.
        Written 31 May 2023
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        Thank you so much for valued review, we are glad you enjoyed the service and had a nice time with us. Our sincere apologies that your food was no longer hot, we have since tasked the waiters to ensure the serve the plate whilst still hot since the food is Freshley prepared onboard.
        Written 16 June 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Mira V
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Friends
        The river cruise was an incredible experience. We did this on our first day in Victoria Falls and had nothing but the best experience. The boat was absolutely beautiful, the food was amazing and the staff were VERY generous with their pours 🥳 I would definitely recommend sitting on the middle level so you can chat with the captain. Moses was very welcoming and gave us a wonderful tour of the Zambezi!

        Looking at other boats passing by, I think we definitely chose the right one by far!
        Written 16 January 2023
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        Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad you had an incredible experience with us. Zambezi Explorer is indeed the best sunset cruise boat on the river.
        Written 31 January 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        MishQah Abrahams
        Cape Town, South Africa17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wow! What an absolute phenomenal experience.
        There is no other words I can use to explain this.

        Nature is always a win, then you pair it with amazing service from the boat staff. The waiter in our level was so professional and attentive to everyone on our deck level. He remembered drinks and kept he’s eye on our glasses, Riley is he’s name. We got off the boat and Riley lit the huge fire for us to sit around and coversate & appreciate the beautiful Zambezi River!

        Highly recommended because is a fulfilling experience! If I could do this everyday of my life I do so 🌻
        Written 14 September 2023
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        Thank you for the beautiful review and recommendation. We are glad you had a phenomenal experience with great service. We will definitely include this in Riley's appraisal.
        Written 15 September 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Gavafox
        Pakistan8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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 18 October 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 23 November 2021
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        Safari01049254415
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Couples
        What an absolutely incredibly experience! I loved every second of it!!! Given was our bartender, and Riley, our waiter. They took such great care of us for two solid hours. Given made us a couple of specialty drinks (we just told him what base we like, and he did amazing things with that!) And Riley was so kind and helpful! We would absolutely come back!!!

        If you have an opportunity to do so, upgrade to the luxury cruise! Worth every penny!

        The sunset was incredible and the crew couldn't have been better! If you're thinking about it, definitely book this tour!

        Thank you, gentlemen!
        Written 22 September 2023
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        Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad you had an incredible experience with us. We will include this in Given and Riley's appraisals.
        Written 10 October 2023
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        Telly G
        Vienna, VA596 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great start to your Victoria Falls adventure. The Signature option was perfect. Good selection of canapés & drinks. Very relaxing. Pure Africa’s boat was the nicest & biggest one floating on the Zambezi. We were happy we did this sunset cruise with Pure Africa.
        Written 15 January 2023
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        Thank you so much for the great review, Celestine, we pride ourselves in having the bests boats and services and we are glad we exceeded your expectations.
        Written 31 January 2023
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