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River Safaris

The adventure-filled Zambezi River in Africa is a legendary, many an intrepid traveller has dreamed about exploring this magnificent river via Victoria Falls River Safaris.

Stretch your legs and enjoy a refreshment stop on one of the Zambezi River islands during Victoria Falls Tour. A picnic is provided on our Lunch Safari and snacks are served on the Early Morning and Sunset Safaris.

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Are you an adventure lover ?

Do you love the outdoors and an incredible opportunity to be on the river?

The Victoria Falls River Safaris is an excellent way to explore the greatest and untraversed parts of the Zambezi. It allows you to go on an adventure into the deeper channels and some of the impressive sections of the river that were previously inaccessible.

What kind of boats are used ?

For the River Safaris, you will be on small boats that are specially made to navigate the rapids and rough sections of the river.

The boats are aqua-jets also known as jet-boats. Please note however that they are not as those that hurtle over rapids at great speed, turn 180 degrees in a split second, and become drenched, like the one below the Victoria Falls.

These boats offer the same thrill but much lighter and they allow you to relax as well as though you were on a cruise.

Why should you try the river safaris ?

  • The river safari offers relaxation as well as adventure on the Zambezi.
  • It allows you to explore more and see more than you would on a normal cruise in the big boats.
  • You can get closer to the river banks and water as shallow as 20cm to see wildlife up close.
  • The views are breath-taking, especially in the warm afternoon heat of Africa, and the Falls' rising spray is always visible further downriver.
  • The skilled captain maneuvers through canals and can approach the Falls from within 600 meters in high water.

What you can see on the Safaris ?

Expect to see lots of wildlife. You will be exploring the river between 2 National Parks, the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia. This gives you an incredible opportunity see more wildlife like the elephants, giraffes, water-bucks and other animals that come close to the river for a drink.

In the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, boats travel upstream in order to explore the numerous Zambezi islands and canals. Throughout the year, it is possible to see crocodiles and hippos.

The difference between river safaris and a normal cruise

  • The majority of visitors to Victoria Falls take a Zambezi River sunset cruise. These cruises typically have big propeller-driven motors, making it difficult for them to travel the rocky and shallow areas of the river, leaving them with only 5 km of navigable river.
  • The aqua-jets excel in this situation because they can travel through much shallower water opening up whole new sections of the river.
  • In the river safaris you explore more areas.

What time can I go on the safaris ?

The River Safaris is available throughout the year and you have an option to choose between 3 times, the morning (sunrise), the afternoon (lunch cruise) and the late afternoon (sunset). For the late afternoon, the Jetty departure time is 16:30 in summer and 16:00 (winter)

The time to return to the jetty is 18h30 (summer) 18h00 (winter)

Breakfast River Safari

For your Breakfast River Safari trip, which offers superb game viewing and fantastic picture chances, you will be picked up in the morning at your hotel at 08:00. Your two-hour river excursion is completed with muffins and warming beverages.

By 11:00 a.m., the road transfer will have you back at your hotel.

Sunset Safari ?

For the Sunset Safari, afternoon pickup is at 15:30 in the winter and 16:00 in the summer.

Your two-hour late-afternoon game viewing cruise starts as the light softens and the animals heads to the river for their final drink of the day. Sundowners and light fare round out this enchanted Zambezi experience.

What you need to know ?

About an hour before departure from the dock, the trip includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel.

  • Smart-casual attire is recommended.
  • Most boats offering the safari have restrooms.
  • Children are welcome
  • River fees, which must be paid in cash upon arrival and are presently $10, are not included in the price.
  • A complete bar with domestic and foreign spirits and mixers, wines, beers, and soft drinks are available on the trip.
  • Pack cameras, camcorders, a reservation voucher, sunscreen, a cap, and warm clothing for the winter.
  • Included is Mineral water, non alcoholic beverages, specific beers and wines, tea, and coffee as well as snacks.
  • Included is Mineral water, non alcoholic beverages, specific beers and wines, tea, and coffee as well as snacks.
  • If you are staying in Zambia, the activity is also available from that side.

The river Safaris is one of the most unique Victoria Falls Activities. It offers a mix between relaxation and a sense of thrill. Its unlike a normal cruise and it definitely isn’t as wild as the jet boat but offers similar experiences. It is perfect when you can’t decide or when you have gone on multiple cruises and want to try something new.

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A River Safari at Victoria Falls gives you an opportunity to explore wildlife around the Zambezi River. It’s for those who want to spend a relaxing time with nature avoiding crowds.

$100 per person. The morning River Safari at Victoria starts at 8 am and the afternoon safari starts at 3 pm. The full -day safari includes your transfers from your hotels, refreshment and a light meal.

The River Safari at Victoria is the best way to enjoy nature on the calm water of the Zambezi River. It allows you to discover wildlife, birds, and nature in your own comfort. Six back and relax with the calmness of Zambezi River.

Cameras, Sunglasses, and camera if you want to click the beauty of Zambezi River. If you love bird watching do not forget to bring binoculars.

2 hours. The River Safari at Victoria lasts around 2 hours. River Safari offers you an excellent game viewing experience.

Visitors can go for a morning safari and an afternoon safari.There is no age restriction for a River Safari at Victoria Falls.

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