Explore the Zambezi in the lap of luxury on a Shearwater Zambezi Cruise.

Whether it is breakfast, lunch or Sunset Cruise, this 50-seat luxury boat offers comfort and tranquillity. Quality service is custom on two decks, each of which has a range of options for lounging and socializing and its own bar. You’ll also find free WIFI if you want to share your photos with family back home.

The Shearwater Zambezi Cruise offers the perfect opportunity to see some of Africa's amazing wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot Hippo, Elephant, Crocs and there is always an abundance of birdlife close to the river.

Choose from 3 cruise options


Watching the Zambezi River come to life as the sun rises over the Victoria Falls is a magical experience most popular with guests on their last day at these majestic falls as a farewell to Zimbabwe.

Tea, coffee, juice, water and muffins are served on the cruise. You’ll get back to your hotel before breakfast starts so you can enjoy it there too.

Pickup is 30 minutes before sunrise.
WINTER: 1 May - 31 August pickup is from 6:00am.
SUMMER: 1 September - 30 April pickup is from 5:30am.
The boat is on the water for 2 hours and the full turnaround time is 2.5 hours.
This trip confirms with a minimum of 2 passengers.


Enjoy an incredible experience at this nature-filled event—dining on the mighty river with a backdrop of wildlife cooling down in the water, while you enjoy warm finger food and drinks.

Pickup from 11:30am.
The boat is on the water for 2 hours and the full turnaround time is 2.5 hours.
This trip confirms with a minimum of 2 passengers.


A sunset cruise is an ideal way to round off your day. Sit back and relax on one of our sofas as you watch the sun go down over the Zambezi. Keep an eye out for hippo, elephant and crocodiles. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres throughout the journey accompanied by a selection of cocktails, beer and soft drinks.

Pickup time depends on the season.
WINTER: 1 May - 31 August is from 3:30pm.
SUMMER: 1 September - 30 April pickup is from 4:00pm.
Depending on the season, the boat is on the water for 2 – 2,5 hours. The turnaround time is 3 hours.
This trip confirms with a minimum of 2 passengers.

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More Information

  • Included in the package fee is your transfer from hotels in Victoria Falls and refreshments such as bottled water, cocktails, premium drinks, and savoury snacks.
  • A park fee is also payable, so please bring some cash along with you.
  • No minimum age, but children under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. There’s no maximum weight limit nor is there any requirement for fitness level to participate in the actual boat tour.
  • To be better prepared when traveling, bring your voucher with you.
  • Private trips are also available and are based on a minimum of 40 passengers.
  • The captain is fully trained in advanced first aid and will provide a full safety briefing before the journey. The boat has multiple first-aid kits, safety equipment including life rafts, jackets, fire extinguishers and 2-way radios for easy communication with our office.
  • Make sure to pack some sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Bring a camera or binoculars in case the opportunity arises.
  • Leave valuables and anything else that you do not need at your hotel.
  • In summer, wear light clothing to avoid the heat. In winter, bring a sweatshirt or jacket for the morning and evening cruises because it can get chilly.

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