Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

At approximately 3-4pm (depending on time of year), you will be collected from your hotel and taken on a Sunset Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River. The Zambezi River is the fourth largest in Africa after the Nile, Zaire and Niger respectively. From the source in North Western Zambia, it flows approximately 2800km to the mouth in Mozambique and into the warm Indian Ocean.  It is a wide, attractive river dotted with islands and sandbanks. The stretch of river preceding the Falls is bordered on the Zimbabwean side by the Zambezi National Park.

Cruise boats vary in size and style but generally all offer comfortable seating in safari chairs with bar service, snacks and toilet facilities on board.  Cruise boats have life jackets and rings and safety features are pointed out by the skipper. The cruises are shaded and gently make their way upstream towards the National Park, usually accompanied by a brief talk about the river and its wildlife by your skipper.

Relax and enjoy the riverine vegetation, one of which is the Mulala Palm, a tall attractive palm tree that produces a vegetable ivory fruit that grows to the size of a cricket ball. The bird watching is excellent while cruising past Hippo and occasionally Crocodile.  In the drier months, wildlife such as Elephant and many Antelope species can be seen grazing on the riverbanks or swimming across to the smaller islands.

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