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African Queen River Cruise

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Address: Royal Landing jetty | on the Zambezi River, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Phone Number: +260 97 8770175
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Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the...

Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the African Queen Cruise Company, welcomes

you to the African Queen River Experience. Offering the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi

River and the gracious hospitality of the African Queen Cruise Company. A cruise on the African Queen or the

African Princess is an unforgettable experience that will take you back in time to an era where time stood still.The African Queen Cruise Company embraces both the mystery and tradition of an African way of life

untouched by time. It also offers the perfect alternative location for group

dinners and Weddings, either onboard the African Queen/African Princess or in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Landing.

We will give you the Ultimate Experience.

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Lovely evening watching African sunset

Took the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Beautiful views, pleasant tapas ands few nice beers watching the sunset!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Colxxxx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Beautiful views, pleasant tapas ands few nice beers watching the sunset!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the activities we decided to include as part of our 5 night stay at The Royal Livingstone was a sunset River Cruise on the Zambezi River. The brochure we picked up from our hotel stated "that it was fully inclusive...... had sophisticated views of the river and surrounding game reserves .... and they took great pride in their... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

As this trip was organised as part of a tour package I was just expecting a cruise down the river. However it far exceeded my expectations. I was impressed with the service of the staff, the food served (I was expecting nibbles but it was more of a meal and very tasty), the great sunset and the number of animals... More 

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livmargaret, Director of Sales at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

hi, it is my pleasure to receive this review from you! we as the African Cruise Company are humbled to have had u as our guest and it great to hear that u had a great time on board looking forward to hosting you again in the near future Kind regards More 

Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The African Queen river cruise is well organized with spectacular views and sitings of hippo, birds, crocodiles, etc. and is a short distance from the Avani Hotel to the boat dock. The experience is for the views and not the appetizers or sundowner offerings. Bring mosquito repellent as they are swarming at dusk when you disembark. Overall, it is a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

You have two boats to choice from. A larger multi deck or a smaller one close to the water. With the later one you get closer to the shore and you have better options to see more as it has more speed. You will go off at one of the islands for a picknick.

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livmargaret, Marketing Consultant at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

hi, its nice to get a review from you!! it was pleasure to host you and we are happy u enjoyed yo activity we look forward to hosting you again!!! kind regards! More 

Windsor, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset cruise on the African Queen. It included an all-you-can-drink open bar and substantial appetizers. We got the best close-up pictures of threatening hippos of our entire 3 week trip! The sunset over the Zambezi River was spectacular.

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livmargaret, Marketing Consultant at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

thanks for review it was a pleasure having you as our guest on the African Queen looking forward to hosting you again!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This sunset cruise made our evening out very special. The two hours we spent with staff was enjoyable. Sailor Joe was attentive and professional. The commentary during the trip was informative. You get three drink coupons and the food served (dinner)is more like a smorgasbord of finger food. The wildlife that we saw was quite extensive. The hippos were a... More 

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livmargaret, Marketing Consultant at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

hi impressed with your review its good u had a lovely time and enjoyed the cruise, how ever just a point of concern't on the part of; "You get three drink coupons and the food served (dinner)is more like a smorgasbord of finger food". as we don't offer drink coupons but for beverages it's drink as mach, just kindly give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

At $70 USD per person, this was the most expensive excursion of our 7-day trip, and totally worth it. After 30+ hours of traveling, I can't think of a better way we could have relaxed. Boat was gorgeous, staff was friendly, appetizers were delicious, and the cocktails were refreshing. Great way to experience your first sunset in Zambia.

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livmargaret, Marketing Consultant at African Queen River Cruise, responded to this review

wow! thanks for feed back its such a pleasure to hear from you!! it was also a good way of ending the day!! hope you had the best treat ever, and African Queen we look forward to hosting you again!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We did a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River on this fantastic boat. The atmosphere was magic and the sunset on the Zambezi simply magnificent. All the staff was so nice and cute, unlimited drinks and light meals are a plus! Don't miss this activity when you are at Victoria Falls!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We took this cruise along Zambezi with some concern given some of the less positive reviews. I don't know what some people expect, but we thought this cruise was fantastic and we need not have feared. There was plentiful wine and beer and snacks. The views were stunning. The staff were lovely. I would recommend this trip to anyone. It... More 

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