Like the exquisite bird after which it was named, “Malachite” is one of the Zambezi River’s crowning gems, offering the best dinner cruise in Victoria Falls.
Guests are welcomed on board with a refresher towel and chilled flute of sparkling wine before they settle down on the top floor of the vessel for a sunset cruise before dinner.
Amuse bouche and snack platters are served while the sun sinks below the shimmering surface of the Zambezi. A barman and three intuitive waiters anticipate guests’ needs, serving a selection of lively cocktails and imported premium spirits throughout their journey. T
he plush, cushioned furniture and high vantage point on the upper deck provide the ideal space to watch one of Victoria Falls famous sunsets.
After the sun has sunk below the river line, dinner is served on the lower deck of the vessel, exemplifying the hallmarks of exquisite cuisine prepared on board by two Chefs.
The rich aroma of locally sourced, fresh ingredients wafts around diners as the dishes are plated.
Time seems to stand still as the boat gently glides along to the sound of water lapping up against her sides. Far removed from the glare of city lights and noise, the moon and stars shine brightly in the sky and an atmosphere of mystery and romance envelopes the evening’s experience.
The seven-course meal and all-inclusive drinks on board the luxurious Malachite are great value for money and promise an exceptional sunset dinner cruise experience in Victoria Falls.
For other great dining experiences, check out our restaurants page.
Additional Information about the Malachite Dinner Cruise
Duration Approximately 3 ½ – 4 hours
When All year round
Times Winter and Summer
Winter (May – August)
Transfer collection times: 16:30
Depart from jetty: 17:00
Transfers back to hotels: 20:15 – 20:30
Summer (September – April)
Transfer collection times: 17:00
Depart from jetty: 17:30
Transfers back to hotels: 20:30 – 20:45
Where Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather Weather permitting
What to Wear and Bring Insect/Mosquito repellent
• Polarised sunglasses
• Cameras (spare film/SD cards/disks!)
• Warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed
Items of a personal nature. Parks River Usage Fee.
Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels; a four-course dinner (choice of soup, starter, main and dessert); cocktails, imported spirits, beer, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee & tea.
Child Policy: Children – Infants (0-2 years) do not pay, children (3-11 years) pay 50% of the adult rate
Dietary Requirements: Please notify Wild Horizons of any specific dietary requirements, or allergies prior to arrival. We endeavour to accommodate most requests, but require a reasonable time to do so.
Private Safari Min charge/ pax number: 32 guests.