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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
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
₹4,720.32
per adult
from
₹4,720.32
per adult

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Ages 0-120, max of 100 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.

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.

Departure details
  • Traveller 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
  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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 sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers 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 Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River?
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River price starts from ₹ 4,486.96. 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

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.

CJ B
CJ B
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Absolutely spectacular
Amazing experience to do, company, food and drink was all great and couldn't have asked for a better way to end off
Cedw94
Cedw94
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100% recommended!
Absolutely incredible experience and one of the best activities we did in Zimbabwe! Pick up from hotel provided, th
IRE46
IRE46
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Sunset cruise
We were on the Ma Robert ship and completely enjoyed our trip. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. Ou
Resort189583
Resort189583
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After dark too long to disembark
Good staff, drinks, and wine, but food so so. Bream very well prepared, beef inedible and had to be sent back. Gr
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
jkel2538
jkel2538
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Spectacular
This is a "must" for any trip to Victoria Falls. Sunset over the Zambezi is a spectacular sight. Every hippo and el
Elenfirieth
Elenfirieth
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Unforgettable experience in Zambezi
Been there with my friends for a spectacular ending of our safari. The dinner was very very delicious (best bream I
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
SueGold2022
SueGold2022
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Superb cruise experience
Everything from arriving welcome drink 4 course meal the actual cruise and the welcoming duo who were enthusiastic
ranjanagigi
ranjanagigi
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Stunning
It was absolutely stunning. Excellent service. Professional and super friendly staff. Awesome food. The sunset is j
annie-cJohannesburg
annie-cJohannesburg
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Elephants at sunset, what a treat!
The best part was seeing a family of elephant swimming across the river! We got very close to them and this was a v
portiad719
portiad719
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Best customer service
We had a beautiful evening, more waitresses like Heather will make our cruises more memorable such a beautiful soul
enwelloliverb
enwelloliverb
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Good customer service and comfort
Heather from the Zambezi Reflections Dinner Cruise had the best service. Unparalleled customer service.
NH_SD
NH_SD
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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
Compass819723
Compass819723
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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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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 14 April 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 20 April 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 8 June 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 28 June 2022
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GJen_12
London, UK66 contributions
Sep 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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Memory K
We are so glad you enjoyed our sunset cruise Gjen-12 and thank you for such a great review.
Written 27 September 2022
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Michael C
Cape Town, South Africa490 contributions
Feb 2020 • 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 9 February 2020
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dab9914
Princeton, MA17 contributions
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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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 20 April 2022
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Gavafox
Pakistan4 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 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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Zalmi B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida2 contributions
Aug 2022
Very informative sunset cruise. Staff was extremely professional, courteous, and helpful. Especially Mandla, our waiter, who was very knowledgeable and helpful. Mandla went out of his way to make our cruise a very enjoyable experience.
Written 8 September 2022
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Memory K
Thank you so much for such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your cruise and we will definitely let Mandla know and this will go into his appraisals.
Written 27 September 2022
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TorquayBear
Paignton, UK33 contributions
May 2022 • 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 19 May 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 1 June 2022
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kavas08
Gothenburg, Sweden143 contributions
Jan 2020 • 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 13 February 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 21 December 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 12 January 2022
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