Bushtracks Africa : Go to the Victoria Falls

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Livingstone Island Visit-Zambia

You will be collected from your hotel reception and transferred across to the Royal Livingstone Hotel; this activity leaves from the jetty next to the sundeck on the front lawn at Royal Livingstone Hotel.

"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 ‘Mukolo’ (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 and on 16 November 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”.

Today visitors are picked up in a twin engine boat with powerful motors and a skilled skipper retraces Livingstone’s approach to the island to witness the very best view of the Falls that there is. All visits to the island are during the ‘low water’ season which usually begins in mid July and goes through to the end of January. High water visits are not possible due to the dangerous currents and as the island is continuously covered in the spray/downpour from the Falls.

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Pick up is from the jetty adjacent to the Royal Livingstone River Deck by an aluminium 12 seater launch with twin water jet propelled engines which then transfers guests on a 5 minute ride to the island. Drop off is again at the Royal Livingstone jetty one hour later.

Children under 12 are not encouraged to visit Livingstone Island. If for any reason special permission is granted, children then pay the adult fare.

Return Transfers min 2 pax

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Morning Breezer Options
1. 07:15 depart 7:30 - 09:00 Traditional Maheu drink, tea, coffee, bacon rolls or egg rolls and biscuits will be served.
2. 08:45 depart 09:00 - 10:30 Welcome. Traditional Maheu drink, tea, coffee, bacon rolls or egg rolls and biscuits will be served.
3. 10.15 depart 10.30 -12.00 Welcome. Traditional Maheu drink, tea, coffee, bacon rolls or egg rolls and biscuits will be served.
Lunch Visit: Depart and Return Victoria Falls Hotels (11:45 – 15:30); Departing Royal Livingstone at 12h30 and returning at 15h15. Includes a buffet lunch, with soft drinks, beer and wine.
Afternoon Visit: Depart and Return Victoria Falls Hotels (14:45 – 18:00); One afternoon visit of two hours, departing Royal Livingstone at 15h30 and returning at 17h30. This visit includes tea, coffee, light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine.
* Visa implications