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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River provided by Pure Africa

Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River
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Zambezi River sunset cruise and wildlife safari
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13819P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Four Course Dinner on the River
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
Exclusions
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
Duration
3h
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.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels/lodges only
  • 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 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Four Course Dinner on the River
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
Exclusions
  • USD 10 per person national park fees payable direct at check in.
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.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe based hotels/lodges only
  • 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 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Victoria Falls
    Zambezi National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
120 reviews
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105
Very good
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Susan Mildenhall
6 contributions
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 6 June 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 7 June 2022
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Brent203
Vancouver, Canada55 contributions
We really enjoyed the cruise, viewing the animals in the river, and the food. Great service too. We also saw elephants along the way to and from the boat dock while in the bus.

Highlights were a herd of elephants in the river, hippos, and the view from the boat in general. We found the food and drinks to be excellent. We thought the value was good. The staff sang the Africa song at the end of the cruise as the skies had opened and rain poured down. Absolutely worth doing when in VF.
Written 16 February 2020
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Sam F
London, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
We really enjoyed this cruise on the Zambezi river. There was free alcohol (which we weren't expecting) and a delicious 4 course meal with 2 options for starter and main. We met some very friendly couples sitting either side of us and it was great to chat with them about their travelling experiences and share local tips and recommendations. The cruise itself took us up an down the upper part of the Zambezi (before the falls) and we saw the 'smoke that thunders' from the deck, along with a crocodile, elephant, some hippos and some birdlife. The service was excellent the the crew were welcoming, amusing and attentive to our needs. The cruise itself was very relaxing and a great introduction to Vic Falls! Highly recommended!
Written 5 January 2020
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Compass819723
71 contributions
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 27 July 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 3 August 2022
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SailDragonfly
Upholland, UK12 contributions
Everyone was very friendly and obviously trying hard to do all the right things. The drinks were readily available and the descriptions of the animals and stories were thorough and nice. However, the food was sub-par for the price. We stayed a long way from any wildlife so we had little or no opportunity to appreciate any of them.

They put nice romantic candles on the table, but there was a lot of chitter chatter by the cooks and staff at the back of the boat the entire time. It was loud and distracting. They were obviously having a good time, which I'm happy for them. But it was not appropriate for the atmosphere we were expecting.
Written 11 February 2020
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Debbie B
5 contributions
Everything was amazing and well worth the cost! From the time we were picked up and dropped off, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were extremely polite and helpful and attentive to our needs. The service and menu was perfect for us and they had a great selection of wines and other drinks. The boat was comfortable and clean. Thank you to the whole crew who made our experience so enjoyable.
Written 1 February 2022
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Memory K
Dear Debbie, thank you so much for the amazing review, it is our aim that our guests enjoy their experiences with us and we are so glad you did.
Written 31 March 2022
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Emilie O
3 contributions
Dynamic crew and perfect timing With regard to sunset. Hippos spotted. Safe cruise with a boat well decorated. Limited number of tables, which guvrs you a feeling of mrovilege. We recommend 100% this expérience.
Written 26 July 2022
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Memory K
Thank you so much for the great review Emilie and for the high recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 3 August 2022
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Stephen L
5 contributions
It was an excellent dinner cruise. We saw lots of hippopotamus and crocodiles and a magnificent sunset. The staff were all nice and friendly and the food was well prepared and tasty. But be careful. There is no limit on cocktails beer or wine.
Written 21 November 2021
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Thank you for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed our famous dinner cruise and the food did not disappoint.
Written 23 November 2021
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Elizabeth P
1 contribution
Friends
A fabulous way to end our African adventure, excellent food and attentive friendly staff. Saw hippos , crocodiles and elephant. Picked up at hotel and taken back made the whole experience hassle free. Very good value.
Written 29 June 2022
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Memory K
Thank you so much for the great review. indeed no better way to end your holiday than on our Pure Africa Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed your experience.
Written 22 July 2022
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Sherry F
8 contributions
Our last evening in Africa was spent on this lovely boat cruise. The food was excellent and the views were lovely. We saw so many hippos in the water and it was such a relaxing evening, Blankets were provided for each person as the evening cooled. Highly recommend!!
Written 17 June 2022
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Memory K
Indeed a perfect way to end your trip is on one of our experiences and the dinner cruise was a great option. Thank you for the great review Sherry.
Written 28 June 2022
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By: Pure Africa
MelodyM877
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Large boat . Need to improve meal selection
Big boat which is very comfortable. Social distancing achievable because of the size of the boat . Only their snack
alan2303
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Fun sunset cruise on the Zambezi
We enjoyed our sunset river cruise very much. Transport from the hotel was at time arranged and our return back to
lisasv1954
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Pure Africa Cruise is a Pure Delight!
We took a beautiful sunset cruise last evening with Pure Africa. Everything was amazing! The boat itself is lovely,
TorquayBear
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Exceeded our expectations!
This trip exceeded our expectations! The staff were amazing - engaging & discreet at the same time. The snacks were
756MichaelA
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A fantastic river
We had an 3 hour evening dinner cruise and by the main course it was absolutely dark and you couldn't see anything.
188PaulL
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Enjoyable and worthwhile!
We were on the ‘luxury sunset cruise’ on the Zambesi above the falls. Seeing the size of the river close up, and it
dab9914
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Perfect start to our Africa Adventure!
Pure Africa did an amazing job on the sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. We arrived in Victoria Falls at ar
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Delicious Sunset Tour with Gourmet Dinner along the Zambezi River
This relaxed sunset river tour includes a delicious gourmet meal with excellent service. It was a perfect way to st
MelodyM877
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There’s room for service improvement
The boat is excellent, very big and clean. There are however things that I wish they improve. Firstly the snacks ne
cldtx
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Great choice for sunset cruise
Wonderful sunset cruise! The staff was friendly and attentive, offering snacks and asking if we would like more bev
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Bliss on the river
We are a group of old Africa hands, but still thoroughly enjoyed our sunset cruise on the second deck (not top). At
Khens13
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Luxury On-board
First and foremost?? Pictures don’t lie!!! Exactly as advertised hahaha!!! What a luxurious experience! Profession
GoVeni
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An unforgettable experience
It was my Father’s birthday and I had wanted an outing that had it all, good food, plenty of drinks, entertainment,
Linda G
Linda G
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Amazing family weekend getaway to celebrate my Dads Birthday
We wanted to do something different and this was truly breathtaking. From the time we arrived till we left we were
Chris S
Chris S
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Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi
This was one of the best trips we went on during our 18 day stay in Southern Africa, Food was first class and the v
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