Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

RIVER ACTIVITIES

Livingstone is home to the mighty Zambezi River which offers a range of exciting activities. From boat cruises to fishing to canoe safaris, you will find it all here. Add any of these activities to your enquiry form to us and we will sort out the rest.

Encounter wildlife up close and personal

Discover the magical islands on the Zambezi River

Enjoy lunch on an island on the Zambezi River

RIVER SAFARI

River Safaris offers you an exceptional upper river safari experience. Specifically designed propeller-free safari boats can operate in water as shallow as 20cm, as a result, they can offer cruises to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids then slowing down for a leisurely game viewing trip around the islands.

A river cruise is an absolute MUST

Watching the sunset while cruising on the Zambezi River

If you're lucky you might spot an elephant or hippo on the banks of the Zambezi River

RIVER CRUISE

Floating along the river to the evening sun, sipping a gin and tonic whilst listening to hippo chorus is , unsurprisingly, a popular pastime in Livingstone. Chat to us about the operators and boats available.

Swimming on the edge of the Victoria Falls

Your most exciting adventure lies ahead

Overlook the falls from Livingstone Island

DEVIL’S POOL

Historically famed as the first place that Dr David Livingstone first set eyes on Victoria Falls, Livingstone Island today is renowned for being the closest accessible place to experience the Victoria Falls. Swimming on the edge of Victoria Falls is certainly an experience of a life time. A short boat ride will take you to the island for either breakfast, lunch or high tea. Low water season gives you the option take the cheaper route and walk to the Devils pool with a guided tour.

Swimming below the Victoria Falls

Swimming under the Victoria Falls

SWIMMING UNDER THE SPRAY

Runs daily in July to January depending on water level. Your trip starts with a climb down to the boiling pot below the Victoria Falls, you are taken by raft to the perfect spot to swim in the rock pools below the waterfalls. .Average fitness is required to climb down and back up to the top. The trip also entails some scrambling over rocks and boulders to find the ideal spot to swim

Fishing for the famous Tiger? No better than the Zambezi River to make it happen!

Spend your morning or afternoon fishing on the Zambezi River

FISHING

Discover the spectacular landscapes surrounding Livingstone and Batoka gorge on all-terrain quad bikes. The ultimate adventure vehicles allow both the novice and experienced rider to explore at their own leisurely pace. Bike trips vary from bush track riding, while experiencing the local village life to quad bike eco safaris.

Glide through the channels of the Zambezi River

CANOE SAFARI

Glide through the hidden channels and islands of the Upper Zambezi. In the dry season (June-November) expect to be inundated by hippos, crocodiles and elephants with giraffe, kudu, impala, waterbuck, baboons, and warthog also regularly seen. The wet season (December-April) is noted for its birding, with over 350 species recorded along the river banks.