Zambezi River Cruises

Explore the calm above Victoria Falls on one of our Zambezi River Cruises.

Lady Livingstone

MV Makumbi

MV Mambushi

Lady Livingstone

Lady Livingstone Need-To-Know:
  • Minimum 4 Pax – Maximum 154 Pax
  • Departure from The David Livingstone jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked exclusively, 120 pax max
  • Lower deck – 80 pax (exclusive booking 70 pax minimum)
  • Middle deck – 50 pax (exclusive booking 40 pax minimum)
  • Top deck – 24 pax (exclusive booking 20 pax minimum)
  • Exclusive booking for entire boat – 120 pax minimum

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, Canapes and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$75

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light Mediterranean styled bites and salads and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$85

MV Makumbi

MV Makumbi Need-To-Know:
  • 100 People Max
  • Departure from The Victoria Falls Waterfront jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked for private hire

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$60

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$50

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

MV Mambushi

MV Mambushi Need-To-Know:
  • 23 People Max
  • Departure from the Victoria Falls Waterfront jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked for private hire

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$60

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$50

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

Lady Livingstone Need-To-Know:
  • Minimum 4 Pax – Maximum 154 Pax
  • Departure from The David Livingstone jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked exclusively, 120 pax max
  • Lower deck – 80 pax (exclusive booking 70 pax minimum)
  • Middle deck – 50 pax (exclusive booking 40 pax minimum)
  • Top deck – 24 pax (exclusive booking 20 pax minimum)
  • Exclusive booking for entire boat – 120 pax minimum
MV Makumbi Need-To-Know:
  • 100 People Max
  • Departure from The Victoria Falls Waterfront jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked for private hire
MV Mambushi Need-To-Know:
  • 23 People Max
  • Departure from the Victoria Falls Waterfront jetty
  • Children 5 – 15 years pay half price, under 4 years are free
  • Boat may be booked for private hire

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, Canapes and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$75

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$60

SUNSET CRUISE – 2 hours

Summer Hours: 16h30 – 18h30 (15 Aug – 14 April)  Winter Hours 16h00 – 18h00 (15 April – 14 Aug)

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

$60

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$50

BREAKFAST CRUISE – 1.5 hours

8h30 – 10h00

Includes Continental Breakfast, hot beverages, fresh juices and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$50

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light Mediterranean styled bites and salads and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$85

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

LUNCH CRUISE – 2 hours

12hoo – 14h00

Includes House Beverages, light BBQ dinner and return transfers from your accommodation in Livingstone

Minimum Pax Requirement

$60

Please note: 

* Department of National Parks River Fees NOT included in the above rates ($10 applicable to all guests besides those staying at Avani, Royal Livingstone, Sussi & Chuma and Toka Leya.

* Special Sunset & Full Moon cruises are available at certain times of the year, please enquire.

Cruise Combos

Essential Info

*These activities should be done on the same day as the Game Drive to avoid paying additional park fees

**Clients staying at Avani / Royal Livingstone, Sussi & Chuma and Toka Leya do not need to pay park fees for Game Drives as this fee is covered by their accommodation

 

Essential Info

*Clients staying at Avani / Royal Livingstone, Sussi & Chuma and Toka Leya do not need to pay park fees for Cruises as this fee is covered by their accommodation

The Experience

The Zambezi River, above the mighty Victoria Falls is a wide, meandering treasure trove of wildlife and stunning views. Situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi is a host to a myriad of bird life, wildlife and panoramic vistas. The river is calm and perfectly suited for sedate and relaxing Zambezi River cruises.

Safpar offer no less than 6 options when it comes to cruising on the Zambezi. Whether you want a breakfast cruise to start your day, a lunch cruise for that afternoon relaxing or a sunset cruise to see the day out, there is something for everyone.
With 3 different types of cruise boat to choose from, you will not struggle to find something that fits your needs.  MV Makumbi and MV Mambushi are based at the Victoria Falls Waterfront. These boats offer a more affordable Zambezi River Cruise experience for the more budget conscious. Sunset cruises on either of these boats can sometimes bring a party atmosphere along with them. Needless to say, all local spirits, beers and soft drinks are included in the price of your cruise, as is the food served on board.
The Lady Livingstone is based at David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and is a 5 star Zambezi River cruise experience. All food and drink are included in the price of your cruise. This cruise is usually more sedate and calmer than the Mambushi and Makumbi cruises making for a relaxing excursion on the Zambezi River.

The Zambezi River cruises will take you along the river boundary of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, around Siloka Island and back with plenty of opportunities for game viewing, bird watching and sunset photo opportunities. The day time cruises last for about an hour and a half and the sunset cruise lasts for two hours.
Things you may spot along the way – Elephant, hippo, crocodile, various antelope, Buffalo, bee-eaters, fish eagle, zebra and giraffe to name a few.

Additional Information for your River Cruise Experience:

Wildlife Sightings:
Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, Various Antelope, Buffalo, Bee-Eaters, Fish Eagle, Zebra & Giraffe
Photo Opportunities:
The Mighty Zambezi gifts us with specular sunsets each evening and you don’t want to miss this photo opportunity. When Golden Hour comes around be ready to snap that perfect moment. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram! (#safparzambia).

Eat & Drink

Lady Livingstone

Complimentary Drinks List

*Premium brands can be pre-arranged and are available at an additional fee

  • Castle & Castle Lite
  • Mosi Lager
  • Gilbeys Gin
  • Chateau Brandy
  • Bells Whisky
  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Captain Morgan Rum
  • House Cabernet Sauvignon
  • House Sauvignon Blanc
  • House Rosé
  • Coke / Coke Zero / Fanta / Sprite
  • Soda / Tonic
  • Roses Cordials
  • Assorted Juice
  • Still Water
Sunset Canapés

*subject to change at any time.

  • Cucumber cups with feta
  • Avocado tart with tomato relish
  • Basil pesto crostini with roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Thai chicken skewers
  • Beef, Olive and Red Onion
  • Pear and blue cheese basket with chopped nuts
  • Caprese salad skewers
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Brownies
  • White chocolate rocky road

 

MV Makumbi & Mambushi

Complimentary Drinks List
  • Mosi Lager
  • Castle / Castle Lite
  • Gilbeys Gin
  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Harrier Whiskey
  • KWV 3 Years Brandy
  • Desert Island Cane
  • House Red Wine
  • House White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc)  
  • Tonic & Soda Water
  • Coke / Coke Zero / Sprite / Fanta
  • Lime / Orange Cordial
Light BBQ
  • Groundnuts, Carrot & Cucumber Batons, Tortilla Crisps with Dips, Mini Pizza, Sausage Rolls & Chicken Wings
  • Boerewors, Grilled Chicken, Green Salad, Coleslaw &
  • Fresh Bread Roll