Dr David Livingstone was paddled in a dugout canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which the whole of the mile wide Zambezi River plunged.
The ‘Makoro’ (canoe) paddlers skilfully landed him on ‘Goat Island’ (now known as Livingstone Island) right on the lip of the chasm.
A few steps through the small rainforest on 16thNovember 1855, he gazed upon one of the most spectacular sights in the world – ‘Mosi-o-Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders) which he named in honour of his Queen as The Victoria Falls.
Minimum 2 pax – Maximum 16 pax (Children below 12years old are NOT allowed)
Visits to the island are only during the ‘low water season’, which usually begins in mid-July and goes through to the end of January.
Guest will need to climb in and out of a boat and over rocks on the island.
Swimming in Devil’s Pool is only available between middle of August and end of January (depending on actual water levels)
Special dietary requirements need to be communicated in advance.
Because the island is very popular and has a maximum number of 16 pax at any one time it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Return transfer by boat from the Royal Livingstone Sun deck
A guided walking tour of the Island
A guided swim in Devil’s Pool or the rock pools, depending on the season
Raincoats and umbrellas when there is a lot of spray from the Falls
A sit-down meal and drinks after the tour
Morning Breakfast Breezer – Eggs Benedict, muffins and scones, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and fruit punch
Lunch - buffet lunch, with soft drinks, beer and wine
Afternoon High Tea - light snacks, tea, coffee, , soft drinks, beer and wine
What you need to bring
Comfortable/non slip shoes or sandals
Camera - clients to handle this at their own risk, even if guides assist
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
A swimsuit when the pools are open
Jacket/sweater in winter
Picking you at your hotel
Tafika Travel Advisor is an owner run Tour Operator based in Zambia.
We specialize in tailor-making itineraries and travel packages within Zambia and other Southern African Countries. Putting together an itinerary or a trip to this part of the world can be very discouraging as there is so much to choose and so many different aspects to the trip.
Based on our in-depth experience, knowledge of the destinations and facilities as well as our personal relationship with the hotels, lodges and activity providers, we are able to advise and guide you to put together a tailored safari taking into considerations your interests and passion and your budget.
We have a deep passion for Zambia and the other Southern African countries – it’s a friendly people its many wonderful cultures and its still, beautiful and unforgettable nature!
We give a dedicated advise and offer the highest standard of services to our clients by ensuring that expectations are always met and exceeded and that no special needs are ever overlooked.