Friday, October 11, 2013

Navigating Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi - Part 2: Zambian side

Several weeks ago we detailed the many options for Zambezi River cruises departing from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Today we're covering the Zambia side, departing from Livingstone. There are boats of all shapes and sizes on both sides of the river and New Frontiers Tours can help you choose the most suitable and comfortable boat for your clients. For more information, contact your New Frontiers Tours consultant or email us. Enjoy!

Key sales points: Gentle, relaxing and typically African, the Zambezi River above the mighty Victoria Falls is an area of outstanding natural beauty offering a diversity of game and bird life. Large animals such as elephants, hippo and crocodiles are frequent sightings. The Zambezi River on the Zambian side is bordered by the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Zambia River Cruises

The Lady Livingstone


A luxury motor vessel with three covered decks the Lady Livingstone was built accommodate guests of David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa.

Seating Capacity 
Total of 150 passengers spread across the three decks.
The following seating configuration is a guideline as so much depends on the number of passengers booked on a given day.
Lower Deck - 75 passengers
Middle Deck - 55 passengers
Top Deck - 20 passengers

Exclusive Use 
Minimum 120 passengers

Refreshments 
Freshly prepared finger snacks and a bar stocked with soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wine. There is a cash bar on board for premium brand beer, spirits and wine.

Departure Time 
Cruise duration is 2 hours
Boarding is 20 minutes prior to cruise departure
Summer: 1st August to 30th April - departs at 16h30 returns at 18h45.
Winter: 1st May to 31st July - departs at 16h00 returns at 18h15.

Jetty 
A private jetty situated to one side of the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa.
Includes transfers from The Falls Resort, Royal Livingstone, all Livingstone hotels and Thorntree River Lodge.

African Queen and African Princess 


The African Queen is a triple deck, 70ft catamaran, furnished with Rhodesian teak, beech wood and brass finishes. The African Princess is similar in design and build to the African Queen, though slightly smaller.

Seating Capacity 

African Queen 
Total capacity 120 passengers spread across three decks
Lower Deck: 40 - 70 passengers
Mid Deck: 40 - 60 passengers
Captain’s Cabin: Up to 8 passengers

African Princess 
Total capacity 80 passengers spread across three decks
Lower Deck: 40 - 70 passengers
Mid Deck: 40 - 60 passengers
Captain’s Cabin: Up to 6 people

Exclusive Use 

African Queen 
A minimum number of 50 passengers required for a single deck and 110 passengers for exclusive hire of the boat.
African Princess 
A minimum number of 35 passengers required for a single deck and 80 passengers for exclusive hire of the boat.

Refreshments 
Lower & Mid decks : Local brand beverages and finger snacks
Captain’s Cabin : Premium brand beverages and finger snacks

Departure Time 
Cruise duration is 2 hours
Summer: 1st August to 30th April - departs at 16h30 returns at 18h30
Winter: 1st May to 31st July - departs at 16h00 returns at 18h00

Jetty 
The Royal Landing which is a ten minutes’ drive from the Falls Resort. On arrival at the Royal Landing passengers are greeted by the sounds of a Marimba Band and again when they disembark.

Transfers

Lower and Mid deck passengers 
Includes transfers from/to the Falls Resort Activity Centre, Royal Livingstone and all Livingstone based hotels. Transfers from/to the river lodges are at extra cost.
Captain’s Cabin 
Private vehicle transfer from/to the Falls Resort Activity Centre, Royal Livingstone and all Livingstone based hotels.

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