Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Zambezi in one of the most splendid boats ever to move upstream the river, the famous Ra Ikane. Immerse yourself in luxury and comfort and be ready to navigate the channels and rapids like never before during Victoria Falls Tour.
The Ra-Ikane is a fleet of small, luxurious boats upstream of the Zambezi that provide you with a special Private River Safari. The boats travel in a circle around the islands to provide passengers a spectacular view of what the Upper Zambezi River has to offer.
The Ra Ikane is named after Lazarus Raikane, a significant guide and supporter to David Livingstone during his explorations of Africa and the eventual monumental discovery of the Victoria Falls.
Time of pickup: 6:30am
Duration: 3 hours
The Breakfast cruise is a perfect opportunity to go bird watching and spot many other animals as they quench their morning thirst by the river. You will also see the beautiful sunrise as you enjoy a continental breakfast and freshly prepared coffee.
Time of Pickup: 11:45am
Minimum Number: 4
Duration: 2 hours
The lunch cruise is a beautiful way to unwind and relax on the river while enjoying lunch. Lunch is served as a buffet, and you have a variety of options to choose from. The views during the afternoon are beautiful and a variety of native spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, mineral water, and cordials are available at the on-board bar.
Time of Pickup: 15:30pm in winter (May to August) and 16:00pm in Summer (August to April)
Minimum Number: 2
Duration: 2 hours
Guests are welcomed with cocktails upon arrival and are given a safety briefing as well as History of the river and everything you need to know. A fully stocked bar is offered as well as tasty snacks. If you prefer tea or coffee especially in the cool winters, it is available.
The dinner is combined with a small sunset cruise on the river first and gives you a chance to appreciate the Upper Zambezi channels. After that, you will be taken back to the Jetty side where you will dock and have dinner under the start with magnificent views of the river.
If you are going for the Ra Ikane Cruise, don’t forget to pack the following items:
The Ra-Ikane has the following amenities on board:
The Ra Ikane is a special kind of cruise that gives you a private and intimate river safari in style. The boats give you a sense of history and close touch with the Zambezi like the one David Livingstone had as he journeyed across the same river many years ago. It’s a perfect time to relax and unwind with family and friends.
The Ra Ikane is a small luxury cruise boat that is outfitted to suggest, in exquisite detail, the ambiance of a bygone era, paying tribute to Ra Ikane, one of the guides who first led David Livingstone to the Victoria Falls. Period decor, historic memorabilia, fine cuisine and refreshments characterize a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi. Snacks, imported drinks and wine are served on the boat. Make Sure to Book Victoria Fall Tour with us.
Duration: 2 hours
Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather: Weather permitting
Things to Bring:Clients are advised to bring the following with: · Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent · Hiking/running shoes
When: All year round
Guests or Spectators: No spectators allowed
What to Wear: Clients are advised to bring the following with: · Comfortable attire that provides sun protection. · Hiking/running shoes · Warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Inclusions Refreshments, local brand beverages and finger snacks, transfers from all Victoria Falls hotels within a 5km radius of the jetty are included in the rate.
Exclusions Items of a personal nature. Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person.
Age All ages allowed
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Experience Level None Experience
Ra Ikane Cruise is one of the most luxurious river cruises at Victoria Falls. The name Ra Ikane came after David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Fall 150 years ago, at which Ra Ikane was his guide.
Watching the birdlife of Zambezi River and having one of the best lunches ever served. Imagine what a sunset would look like on a luxury cruise, that’s what you can expect on a Ra Ikane Cruise.
$85. The Ra Ikane Cruise cost $85 per person. Ra Ikane cruise at Victoria Falls lasts for 4 hours.
Ra Ikane Cruise at Victoria Fall starts at your Victoria Falls lodges and ends at the same hotel you’re staying at. The whole tour lasts about 3 hours.
A maximum of 20 guests are allowed on a Ra Ikane Cruise. This includes one waiter, one guide, and a trained captain.
The things that you can bring on a Ra Ikane Cruise are –
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