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From Livingstone: Livingstone Island and Devils Pool Tour

1. From Livingstone: Livingstone Island and Devils Pool Tour

Get a completely different perspective of Victoria Falls unlike any other when you swim in Devils Pool and tour Livingstone Island. Choose to just take the tour, or upgrade your experience to include a 5-star lunch or high tea. Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. After pickup at your hotel, make your way in a minibus across the border into Zambia to the Royal Livingstone Hotel. Meet your experienced guides and receive a detailed safety briefing taking you through what to expect on your upcoming adventure step-by-step. Then, go on an exhilarating 5-minute boat ride through the Zambezi River current, twisting and turning as your captain navigates their way through rocky channels toward the column of spray rising from the falls. When you get to the rocky Livingstone Island, the staff will greet you with a traditional energy drink before you are guided to the edge of the waterfall on the eastern side of the island, which overlooks Rainbow Falls and the Horseshoe. You’re then led to the island’s western side that overlooks the Main Falls. Enjoy magnificent views of the main water torrent gushing over the basalt edge of the falls from a perspective completely different from the rainforest paths on the Zimbabwean side of the canyon. When it's sunny, the rainbows are jaw-dropping. Next, head into Devils Pool — but only if you’re comfortable. Once ready in your swimming costume, your guide will lead you while explaining the route. Swim upstream in a slow current with a rope in place for safety, then climb onto a different rocky outcrop near the falls' edge and the Devils Pool. Lie on the rock lip at the pool’s edge and gaze right into the chasm of Victoria Falls, as massive water torrents flow just meters away. If you bring your camera, the guides can take photos and videos of you while you enjoy an adrenaline rush. Upon your return to the island, get treated to a wonderful lunch, high tea, or snacks, depending on the tour option selected. Finally, return on the boat to the Royal Livingstone Hotel to board your transport back across the border and on to your hotel in Victoria Falls town.

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From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

2. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

Choose the adventure of a lifetime by rafting in the famous Zambezi River. After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in Livingstone, sit back and relax as you drive in air-conditioned comfort to the entrance of Victoria Falls, your starting point for the day. After a comprehensive safety talk from your guide, set off on a small hike down to the Zambezi River where you will pass through spectacular basalt rocks and have the opportunity to take photos of the splendid views. Then, take to the water to start practicing the techniques you will need to tackle the rapids.  Once you are ready, you will tackle the first rapid of the day, 'the Boiling Pot'. Get drenched as you continue through the rapids, riding the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travel and the Washing Machine in a non-stop heart-pumping adventure down the river. Once you reach the small rapids, you can choose to swim the Zambezi River for a final splash in the water. Finish the day by hiking back up the gorge where a delicious lunch and refreshments will await you before you transferral back to Livingstone. 

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Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

3. Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle, drive for about 30 minutes to the Victoria Falls entrance where the tour will start. Receive a comprehensive safety talk given by your guide before you hike down to the Zambezi River. The hike will last about 10-15 minutes depending on your fitness level. Find your raft in the river, prepared by the raft crew. Then start practicing the techniques with the assistance of your guide. Tackle the first rapid of your day called the Boiling Pot. Paddle for the first 10 rapids, covering a throng of class 5 rapids that include the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travels, and Washing Machine. When you reach rapid number 10, stop for a snack break and a short rest. Tackle the remaining section of the river with rapids like Terminator, Mother All, and Oblivion. A the end of the adrenaline-filled trip, hike back through the Batoka Gorge. When you reach the top, find a delicious lunch with refreshments waiting for you. Drive back to Livingstone, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Receive videos and photos of your trip the next day online. 

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From Livingstone: Victoria Falls Day Trip

4. From Livingstone: Victoria Falls Day Trip

Get picked up from your hotel in Livingstone at 9:00 for a guided tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The transfer takes approximately 45 minutes. Once you reach Victoria Falls, witness one of the greatest shows on earth, the raging waters of the Zambezi River crashing into the Batoka Gorge. Voyage through parts of the Victoria Falls rain forest to the cliffs opposite the massive cascade. From there, you’ll get a fantastic view of the main falls, as your guide reveals interesting facts about the wildlife, geology, and history of this famous African landmark. Get ready to witness the remarkable power of nature and a spectacle that you will remember for a lifetime.  At around 13:00, your local guide will take you to The Lookout Café, where lunch will be provided with a spectacular view. At the restaurant, select your lunch from a tasty à la carte menu as you relax and take in the amazing views. Alcoholic drinks as well as non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the well-stocked cash bar. After lunch, make your way to the local craft market. Here, you will be able to view and purchase gifts and souvenirs, such as skillfully carved wooden articles in the form of ornaments, dishes, and bowls, as well as many other attractive and useful objects. See the colorful dyed and painted tablecloths, aprons, cushion covers, and wall hangings. Marvel at life-sized metal sculpted wild animals. There are also smaller painted metal lifelike birds and animals, which are often used as features in gardens. Finally, at about 15:00, make your way back to Livingstone, accompanied by your guide.

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Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

5. Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

Start your journey on a hike through the basalt rocks in the Batoka Gorge to the stunning site of the Victoria Falls, also known as the Devil’s Delight. Take a swim below the sprays and raft the top section of the Zambezi River starting at the Boiling Pot rapid all the way down to your camp site. Relax at the camp and refuel with some tasty snacks as you gaze at the breathtaking sunset over the Batoka Gorge. In the morning, enjoy a delicious full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead tackling the next section of the Zambezi River. Make a splash as you take on The Mother, The Terminator, and the world’s most action packed rapid, The Oblivion. On Day 3, start the day with a paddle to Baby Victoria Falls and marvel at the stunning views. After lunch it’s time for another hike through the Batoka Gorge and a bus ride to the magnificent Makuni Village to donate food to the elderly as part of the Maano Social Responsibility Programme.

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Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park: Half-Day Guided Nature Walk

6. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park: Half-Day Guided Nature Walk

Explore African bushlands and search for game and birdlife on a 3-hour nature walk in Musi-oa-Tunya National Park. Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Zambia side of Victoria Falls with a professional guide. Enjoy a nature walk to see a diverse range of animals, including Africa's "Big Five" of  lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Also, admire the variety of vegetation and plant life. Start with hotel pickup in Livingstone and travel to Musi-oa-Tunya National Park. Begin a nature walk which is a natural and eco-friendly way of seeing African game. In addition to large game, see other species such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, primates, and antelopes. Discover a variety of local trees, including teaks, mahoganies, and the mopane and marula trees. During a mid-walk break near the Zambezi River, enjoy some light snacks and observe hippos and ibis along the riverbanks. When your time ends, be returned to your pickup location to end your tour.

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Livingstone National Park: Half-Day Bird Watching Tour

7. Livingstone National Park: Half-Day Bird Watching Tour

Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Livingstone National Park to discover some of Zambia's estimated 750 bird species. With a professional guide, try to spot some of the rarest species of the area, including the Taita falcon, the elusive African Finfoot, the Brown Firefinch, and Schalow`s Turaco. In the wetland and swamp areas, find waterfowl such as herons, storks, ibises, as well as the stately crowned and wattled cranes. If you are lucky, catch a glimpse of Zambia's most sought-after wetland species, the shoebill stork. In drier terrain, learn about the country's only truly endemic bird species, the Chaplin's barbet, with its distinctive red eye patch. Other colorful highlights of birdlife here include Bohm's bee-eater, the racket-tailed roller, and the spotted creeper. After 3 hours in the park, be returned to your hotel or accommodation.

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What people are saying about Livingstone

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

Naprosto nezapomenutelný celoživotní zážitek, kdybych si měla vybrat jedinou aktivitu v celé oblasti, volila bych tuto. Není to ovšem pro každého, ze začátku je třeba zdolat ostrý sestup k řece, na konci kopec opět vyšplhat nahoru. Rovněž samotné pádlování a v případě obrácení raftu i plavání v peřejích by mohlo někomu připadat náročné, nicméně za všechny tyto "úskalí" to na 100% stojí absolvovat. Jednoznačně doporučuji !

The best adventure activity at the Zambezi river! Enock and the team made sure we had a fabulous day with facts about the river and playing games in between the excitement of the rapids. We finished off the best day with a delicious lunch cooked by Mike. If you are looking for a thrilling and unforgettable experience then this is the activity for you.

Enock and his whole team at Maano Adventures were incredible. They are an experienced team that put safety first at all times, but also put a lot of effort in to make everything fun for our group. Fully recommend this to anyone thinking about it!

Guide, Simon was excellent. He was informative and easy going, with an excellent sense of humour. Victoria falls is a spectacular scenery in itself, and visiting towards the end of the rainy season makes one to appreciate nature's forces.

Úžasný zážitek, skvěle organizovaný i zabezpečený. Jednoznačně doporučuji !