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Livingstone's Adventure

Livingstone, Zambia
Luxury cruises
Water sports
Horse riding
Micro flights
Helicopter flights
Quad bike trails
White water rafting
Livingstone's Adventure is a one-stop tourist adventure destination and booking facility for activities and things to do in Livingstone. Experience Zambia's abundant wildlife and scenic views, and choose from river cruises and safaris, canoeing, white water rafting, helicopter and microlight flights, quad bikes, horse-riding, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Livingstone is considered the tourist capital of Zambia, but it has also become the region's adventure capital. A wide variety of world-class activities are on offer.

Luxury cruises

Livingstone's Adventure gives you an opportunity to experience all the natural wonders that the mighty Zambezi River has to offer on luxurious cruises. This service is offered by the African Cruise Company. Its fleet is made up of the African Queen, a triple deck 70-foot catamaran and the slightly smaller, but equally luxurious, African Princess.

The African Cruise Company fleet of cruisers offers amazing panoramic views of the mighty Zambezi River at various times of the day. On-board, you will experience exceptional service and the food is delicious. This is an unforgettable experience that will take you back to an era when time stood still.

Luxury cruises are perfect for celebrating life’s milestones and are also ideal for various formal and informal functions. You can choose to go on a breakfast, mid-morning, lunch or sunset cruise. If you want some privacy, the Captain’s Cabin provides the ultimate in luxury and uniqueness.


Breakfast cruise: Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on this two-hour sunrise cruise. It is the ideal way to start your day of exploring. If you are lucky, you might see some hippos or hear the cry of the fish eagle.

Mid-morning cruise: A leisurely two-hour cruise that lets you experience the African savannah as it goes about its day. You will be served with light snacks and pastries while you enjoy tranquillity at its best on the spectacular Zambezi River.

Lunch cruise: Enjoy a wide variety of delicious African cuisine surrounded by nature and wildlife basking in the midday sun on this one and a half hour cruise.

Sunset cruise: On this wonderful two-hour cruise, you can sip a wide selection of traditional cocktails and enjoying delicious snacks while you heed the call of Africa.

Captain’s cabin: Enjoy your choice of one of the above cruises on the top deck, in the company of the Captain. This is perfect for those wanting a more private affair.

Luxury cruises
Livingstone's Adventure · Luxury cruises


Victoria Falls river safaris offer you an exceptional upper river safari experience. You will view a wide array of the game as you explore the mighty Zambezi River in a propeller-free safari boat. This operator will take you to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. You will get to choose from various cruise options to give you the ultimate experience.

On a Victoria Falls River Safari, you will enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids then slowing down for a leisurely game viewing trip around the islands and channels above the Victoria Falls.


Early morning cruise: Starting at 08:00 am, this safari offers fantastic game viewing and great photographic opportunities. You will be served with freshly baked muffins and hot refreshments. This is a two-hour river experience.

Lunch cruise: Pick up time at 11:30 am. This is a two-hour cruise on the majestic Zambezi that gives you a chance of seeing white rhino, breeding herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and smaller antelope as well as a wide array of birdlife. A light meal and drinks are included.

Sunset cruise: Pick up time is 15:30 hrs in winter and 16:00 hrs in summer. This is a two-hour late afternoon game viewing cruise. Light snacks and sundowners complete this magical experience on the Zambezi.

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Do you want to do something different? How about going on a fishing excursion on the Zambezi River. With more than 75 species in these waters, this is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences for avid anglers: an opportunity to catch the Tiger Fish. It is rated by many anglers as the finest freshwater fighting fish in the world.

At 07:30 am, Minor Resort Hotel residents are collected by boat at the Royal Livingstone Hotel deck, and a road transfer will collect guests from accommodation venues in Livingstone town. Departure is at 08:00 am from the Royal Landing Jetty for an exciting morning’s fishing on the Zambezi. Both trips return at 12:00 pm.

Your fishing trip starts at Kalai island about 9 km above the Victoria Falls. You will be moved downstream between the islands looking for the best spot where the fish are found. The operator supplies all fishing equipment and tackle. A standard replacement fee will be charged for all lures lost.

Non-fishing partners can also join the river safari experience at a special rate. The maximum number of anglers is 6 and a minimum number of anglers per boat is 4 plus two non-fishing partners. The rate includes return transport to your hotel, early morning tea and coffee, a light snack and cold drinks.

Livingstone's Adventure · Fishing

Water sports

Canoe on the Zambezi River through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Zambezi canoe trips combine the exquisite stillness of the river with a raw wildness that is not easy to find in many other Livingstone activities. With a water taxi service, residents at Minor Hotels Resort can now arrive at their destination in splendid style.

On Zambezi canoe trips, you will enjoy the breath-taking scenery and great bird and game viewing. You can choose from the following packages:

Half-day canoe safari: Choose between a morning canoe safari from 08:30 am to 12:00 pm or an afternoon on the Zambezi from 13:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs. You will enjoy hours of canoeing while you explore narrow channels. Light snacks and beverages are included.

Full day canoe safari: For an amazing day’s game viewing on the mighty Zambezi River. The adventure starts at 08:00 am until 17:00 hrs. You will Paddle past crossing elephants and hippo pools and spot abundant birdlife and game as you drift past the Zambezi Game Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Light lunch and refreshments included.

Multi-day safari: Two days of canoeing with day one starting at 08:00 and day two finishing at 11:00 am. You will enjoy a full day and night quest on the Zambezi, stopping to explore islands and enjoy amazing game viewing, an activity which can only be surpassed by a night camping under the stars.

Team building: Perfect for organizations, this is an incredible two-night, three-day adventure on the Zambezi River. The hours spent together canoeing down narrow channels, drifting peacefully down the river, viewing game and exploring islands is an ideal bonding experience. Your team will camp under the African sky, learning about survival techniques and being close to nature. This is an unforgettable group getaway.

Water taxi

As a guest, you will be dropped off at the Royal Landing Jetty, with your luggage conveniently taken to your hotel by road. You will then be whisked away on a boat for a thrilling 10-minute ride to the Royal Livingstone’s Sun Deck and welcomed by the hotel’s check-in staff. This is a wonderful start to exploring all Livingstone has to offer.

Water sports
Livingstone's Adventure · Water sports

Horse riding

Accompanied by a team of experienced riders and instructors, enjoy peaceful horseback trail rides while you explore Zambia’s magnificent landscapes as well as exciting bird and wildlife sightings. The Victoria Carriage Company also operates Victorian-style horse-drawn carriages around the Minor Hotels Resort, as well as the magnificent rides within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

The Victoria Carriage Company offers magnificent rides along trails within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which boast stunning landscapes and the chance of spotting game. The company also operates Victorian-style horse-drawn carriages in and around the Minor Hotels Resort, transporting you back to a former era of grace and charm.

Horseback trails packages

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, this operator has designed specific horseback riding lesson packages for your skill level.

Two-hour trial: Exciting rides within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with beautiful scenery near the Zambezi River. Departure times are between 07:00 am and 15:00 hrs.

Half-day ride with lunch: Ride through the unspoiled Zambian bush followed by a delicious lunch at the stables. Departure time from the stables is at 08:00 am.

Half hour pony rides: An introduction to horse riding for children over the age of four years. Rides are between 08:00 am and 16:00 hrs.

Horse-drawn carriage package

Half hour horse-drawn carriage: A ride around the Minor Hotels Resort complex in a truly unique way. This will take you back in time to a bygone era of elegance and style.

Horse riding
Livingstone's Adventure · Horse riding

Micro flights

Batoka Sky’s microlight and ultralight flights offer unique and breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls and the spectacular gorge that the mighty Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. Book now and feel the thundering river and the incredible power of the falls.

15-minute flight of the angels: This is an exciting introductory flight over the Victoria Falls, the islands near it and mighty Zambezi River.

30-minute flight of the angels and game viewing: Fly over the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. After this, you will head upstream along the Zambezi River to Kalai Island, where the pilot will do a low-level swoop over the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park for game viewing.

Micro flights
Livingstone's Adventure · Micro flights

Helicopter flights

Batoka Sky gives you the chance to experience the flight of angels, a memorable helicopter flight with breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, Zambezi River, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You can choose from 15 minutes, 22 minutes and 30-minute flights. This will definitely give you the experience to remember for the rest of your life.


Short helicopter flight (approx. 15 min): You will depart from the Maramba Airfield and fly over the incredible scenery of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.

22-minute flight: A slightly longer flight with the addition of an exciting fly down into the Batoka Gorge.

Long flight (approx 30 mins): After viewing the falls, you will be flown over the local villages to the Batoka Gorge, following the Zambezi River to rapid 26.

Gorge lift outs: After your white water rafting activity on the Zambezi River, climbing out of the Batoka Gorge and the subsequent road transfer can take up to two hours and is challenging. Lift outs, on the other hand, take just 15 minutes and include an exciting flight through the gorge, circling over the falls and then landing at the Maramba Aerodrome.

Helicopter flights
Livingstone's Adventure · Helicopter flights

Quad bike trails

The Livingstone Quad Company offers exciting quad bike trails. You can push the limits and feel the force as you explore rough terrain on a quad bike. You will be treated to amazing panoramic views and wildlife sightings under the supervision of a guide. Trips vary from bush track riding (while experiencing the local village life) to quad bike eco safaris.

Quad trails

60-minute Eco-Trail at Batokaland: An exciting fun-filled one hour ride through the Zambian bush which takes you over humps, through ditches, around bends and downhills. Chances of meeting game as you ride adds to the thrill of the trail. Departure times, every 2 hours from 07:00 am.

150-minute village trail: Ride from Mukuni to Machenje Village over a dune, through dense bush and on to the Sichilobe Village. This trail gives you an opportunity to interact with the locals. When you reach Machenje, you can stop for a drink, turn around and the adventure starts all over again. Departure times are on request.

Quad bike trails
Livingstone's Adventure · Quad bike trails

White water rafting

Livingstone's Adventure gives you a chance to experience world class white water rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls. With its deep channels and high water volumes, the Zambezi has adrenaline-packed class 3 – 5 rapids interspersed with tranquil pools. Trips on offer vary from a couple of hours, to an incredible five-night, six-day excursion from the Victoria Falls all the way to Lake Kariba.

After rafting, to avoid the strenuous climb out of the Gorge, the best way to get out of the gorge is by helicopter. The flight takes just 15 minutes, and includes an exhilarating flight through the Batoka Gorge and over the Victoria Falls before landing; a wonderfully exciting finish to a great Zambezi adventure.

Although the Zambezi River’s water levels change significantly throughout the year, Bundu Rafting offers rafting activities in the low and high water seasons. All rafting excursions are dependent on river levels, during the highest water levels in April and May, rafting activities are usually closed. The multi-day rafting excursions are available in the low water season however, depending on water levels, trips may be done by request in the high water season too.

White water rafting
Livingstone's Adventure · White water rafting
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