“A cruise taking you where others want to go….”

 

Bushtracks is the only upmarket cruise in the Victoria Falls region that is able to access the lower part of the Zambezi river and the body of islands that form the entrance to the Victoria Falls. Take a river safari downstream towards the smoke that thunders, whilst lounging in comfort. Indulge in ultimate comfort aboard The Victoria, our queen of the fleet. Designed to mirror the style and sophistication of Old English safari, relax while a Victoria Falls Hotel chef prepares sushi and other gourmet canapés.

 

The Cormorant and Darter are designed for safari comfort and practicality. Explore smaller channels close to the Falls, and enjoy having the birdlife and wildlife all to yourself. The principle of exploration is that you travel to places that seem untouchable. Places that beg to be seen, yet seem to be out of reach. However, every aspect of this beautiful patch of earth deserves it share of our appreciation, and using specially designed jet propelled boats, the boats can take
passengers into the very shallow water amongst the islands directly above the waterfall. Meandering between the islands gives you a glimpse of the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, before and after it has rumbled over the edge of the Victoria Falls.


This peaceful part of the river is bathed in tranquillity, yet activity hums through the trees and vibrates along the current as the bush breathes with the flap of bird’s wings, hippos disorientate the water by blowing small pockets of water from their snouts, and the leave from the overhanging tree branches raze their tips in the water, or stroke the skyline and keep watch over the unfolding animal lives. Occasionally, elephants will submerge their bodies into the river and swim from island to island, as keen as we are to experience each one. Crocodiles break the face of the river and glide onto the banks to warm themselves in the sun’s rays. Set against this picturesque backdrop, delicious snacks and chilled refreshments are served by a team of friendly and informative staff, ensuring that you relax and enjoy a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi river. Bushtracks river safari boats each have two engines for increased safety and are jet propelled rather than prop propelled, so you can experience the Zambezi River as viewed by David Livingstone as he
canoed, unknowingly, towards The Victoria Falls.


NB animal sightings not guaranteed

General information:

  • Children of all ages welcome

  • Park fees are NOT included

  • Please advise any dietary requirements upon booking

  • There are three different boats that each offer a unique river safari experience. They are:

- The Victoria
- The Darter
- The Cormorant

premium river safari:

Sunset safari departs at 16h00 in Winter (1 May - 31 July) / 16h30 in summer (1 August - 30th April)

Includes a full bar and private chef from the Victoria Falls Hotel preparing gourmet canapes and sushi.

Victoria 

  • Seats 20 passenger in high end lounge style comfort

  • Has two jet propelled engines

  • A lavatory on board

  • 24 Life jackets

  • Fully qualified captain-guide and private chef and waiter

classic river safari:

Sunset safari departs at 16h00 in Winter (1 May - 31 July) / 16h30 in summer (1 August - 30th April)

Includes a full bar with local spirits and mixers, beers, wines, soft drinks and an assortment of snacks

Minimum of 2 px

Morning safari departs: 08h00 - 10h00

Includes tea, coffee, snacks and cold drinks

Minimum of 2 pax, Maximum 16 PAX

The Darter 

  • Seats 16 passengers comfortably

  • Has 2 jet propelled engines

  • Lavatory on board

  • 18 life jackets

  • Crewed by a fully qualified captain-guide and waiter

The cormorant 

  • Seats 16 passengers comfortably with seats that face each other in a 'social' setting

  • Has two jet-propelled engines

  • 18 life jackets

  • Crewed by a fully qualified captain-guide and waiter

enquire about our special river safaris


River Birding Safari with a professional guide
Offering you the perfect opportunity for bird watching with a professional guide. The Zambezi River becomes a confluence of water ways and small islands as it nears the edge of the falls. Bushtracks River Safaris offers the only boat that can safely navigate the shallow waters, allowing the guest to enjoy a private interaction with river birdlife above the falls. This trip includes tea, coffee, biscuits and muffins/rusks.
Minimum 3 passengers.


Photographic workshop/safari
Offers an opportunity for expert and beginner photographers alike to improve their photography with a professional whilst being guided through the waterways that characterise the mighty Zambezi as it leads up to the falls.
Minimum of 3 passengers.

all Excursions Include:
• Return Transfers from all major lodges and hotels within the Victoria Falls town center to the jetty site.
• Highly trained, knowledgeable guide
• Amazing photo opportunities.
• A 2 hour guided cruise on the Zambezi river
• Complimentary snacks and drinks (wine, spirits and local beers are served)


What you need to bring
• Cameras/Camcorders
• Booking voucher
• Sunscreen / hat
• Warm clothing in winter


Pick up times from the lodges/hotels in Victoria Falls town
• Sunset river safari±15:30, boat departs at 16h00 in winter and 16h30 in summer
• Morning river safari: ± 07h30, boat departs at 08h00 – 10h00
• Bird Watching Cruise: by arrangement, departs at 06h00 – 09h00
• Photographic workshop: by arrangement, departs at 06h00 – 09h00
Pick up times will differ for different lodges/Hotels and selected cruise

“A cruise taking you where others want to go….”
The principle of exploration is that you travel to places that seem untouchable. Places that beg to be seen, yet seem to be out of reach. However, every aspect of this beautiful patch of earth deserves it share of our appreciation, and using specially designed jet propelled boats, the boats can take passengers into the very shallow water amongst the islands directly above the waterfall. Meandering between the islands gives you a glimpse of the ‘Smoke That  Thunders’, before and after it has rumbled over the edge of the Victoria Falls.

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