Experience the Wonders of Zambezi River Cruises – A Mesmerising Journey of Discovery

Unleash your inner explorer as you embark on a cruise along the mighty Zambezi River amidst the untamed natural beauty and exotic wildlife of southern Africa; if such an adventure has got you excited, read on to find out more!

How to Get Started

There are various cruises on offer at both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of the Zambezi River. A good option would be to find accommodation in Livingstone, Zambia that offers such river cruises as well as unlimited access to Victoria Falls, known for being the largest sheet of falling water on the planet! In this regard, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara makes an ideal choice offering luxurious rooms and suites, various Zambezi River activities, dining venues and spa rituals.

Sunset Cruises

The most popular Zambezi River cruises would undoubtedly be sunset excursions which provide a magical setting. Such experiences can be enjoyed when based at a Livingstone hotel; Victoria Falls can also be viewed on one of these unforgettable journeys along the river. Such cruises can be taken with a knowledgeable guide along the boundary of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park giving you a chance to spot wildlife too; be on the lookout to see bush elephants, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles and more!

Image via Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Other Cruises & Safaris

Keep in mind you also get early morning and afternoon cruises on the Zambezi River; those taking place at sunrise provide an enchanting view of life on the river as the day begins as well as the perfect setting for photographs and birdwatching. Apart from cruises, some resorts will also provide thrilling river safaris right from their onsite jetties; such excursions are well worth experiencing too and offer a wonderful opportunity to observe free-roaming animals, diverse bird species and the stunning Victoria Falls.

Additional River Experiences

Keep in mind there are other escapades as well, so look to stay at a resort that provides more river-based experiences and things to do in Victoria Falls. These can include exhilarating journeys to Livingstone Island along the river where you will find the intriguing Devil’s Pool offering breathtaking views beside a 100-metre drop. Families can look to go exploring on a canoeing safari, while adrenaline junkies can go white water rafting or bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, 111 metres above the Zambezi River!

The best safari experiences in Zambia – Beckoning the passionate wildlife enthusiast

Voyage across African savannahs in search of elusive leopards, majestic elephants, and a host of other species as part of a safari expedition in Zambia that is likely to be etched in your memory.

Make plans for South Luangwa

Few in the African continent rival the flora and fauna on show within the nation’s most traversed wildlife park – South Luangwa National Park. One could choose from a guided walking tour to driving within its territories come morning or night. With some luck, you will be able to spot a leopard on the prowl. If not, you need not wait long before a herd of African elephants fills your gaze.

Access Lower Zam

Though, small in stature, the Lower Zambezi National Park found running the length of the Zambian border along the mighty Zambezi River is one of Africa’s picturesque reserves. While diverse species call the Lower Zam their home, perhaps, a reason in chief for calling by the Park is the opportunity it presents anglers to cast their line in the Zambezi in search of tiger fish.

Admire Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Encounter giraffes moving towards and out of dense thickets as you ride a robust 4×4 that will deftly take you across rough terrain. Stretching out for 12 km along the banks of the Upper Zambezi is the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which can be conveniently reached from Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara which is a lavish Livingstone hotel Victoria Falls has to offer. During your outing, you are sure to come into contact with antelope, buffalo and the white rhino which is the 2nd largest land mammal on earth.

Fabio Achilli from Milano, Italy, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia (48598532326), CC BY 2.0

Roam Kafue National Park

From witnessing prides of lions, cheetahs, hippos to the 490 species of birds that find refuge within the borders of Kafue National Park, one is in for the ultimate wildlife experience when at Africa’s largest national park.

Diverse Safaris in Zambia That You Can Enjoy – Thrilling Wildlife Encounters Await

From national parks home to exotic wildlife to stunning natural landscapes, Zambia offers much to discover on a safari and the great thing is, you get various adventure-filled options too!

Game Drive Safaris

A great way to explore national parks is while being driven in 4×4 open safari vehicles that take you to the heart of these reserves home to plenty of wildlife. An ideal place for this is Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park near The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara; on your game drive, you will get a chance to see white rhinos, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelopes and much more.

Canoeing Safaris

Apart from game drive safaris, you can look to enjoy those on water too! For example, for travellers staying at a Livingstone hotel, Victoria Falls is not the only natural attraction to experience here; one can also embark on exciting canoeing safaris along the Zambezi River to spot wildlife and birdlife. Other areas for such escapades include the Kafue and Luangwa rivers as well as various lagoons in the country.

Image via The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Walking Safaris

For more up-close exploration, certain areas can be toured on a walking safari. As you would expect, such excursions, be it on short trips or longer mobile safaris, are done with highly trained guides. Getting closer to animals will be truly rewarding and unforgettable and places, where you can look forward to such experiences, include the South and North Luangwa and Lochinvar national parks. 

Other Safaris

For something different, look to set off on a safari in Zambia on horseback or even atop an elephant! Such excursions are available for those staying at hotels in Livingston close to Victoria Falls. Since the country is a place where one can see over 740 bird species, it has also become a prime destination for bird-watching safaris at spots like the Lower Zambezi and Lochinvar national parks.