The Livingstone island tour retraces the tour by David Livingstone in 16 November 1855, when he was paddled in a dugout canoe ‘Mukolo’ through the swift rapids to towards the roaring plunge forming a cloud of midst as the vast Zambezi flow plunges over a cliff in to the Batoka Gorge. David Livingstone was safely paddled to the Goat Island known as the Livingstone Island. This is where he gazed the spectacular sight of Mosi-Oa-Tunya which he named “Victoria Falls” in honour of his queen.

Visitors are picked from their hotel or location within Victoria Falls and transferred to Victoria Falls border at different intervals stated below. After border formalities they will be picked up by another driver from the Zambia side who will transfer them to Royal Livingstone Jetty where the tour begins. Visitors are picked from the Jetty by a twin engine speed boat and transferred to the Livingstone Island. A maximum of 16 visitors are allowed per visit. Picnics in the Island where snacks or breakfast is served add the adventure to this tour. Include is this tour is a guided tour of the falls from the Zambian side.

Livingstone Island Transfer intervals (Min 2 pax)
Depart and Return Victoria Falls Hotels – (06:45 -09:30)(08:15 – 11:00)(09:45 – 12:00)
The Livingstone Island Morning Breezer
Three morning visits of one and a half hours each
Departing Royal Livingstone at: 07h30, 09h00 and 10h30
These visits include tea and coffee, soft drinks and light snacks

Depart and Return Victoria Falls Hotels (11:45 – 15:30)
The Livingstone Island Lunch
Departing Royal Livingstone at 12h30 and returning at 15h15
This includes a buffet lunch, with soft drinks, beer and wine.

Depart and Return Victoria Falls Hotels (14:45 – 18:00)
The Livingstone Island Afternoon visit
One afternoon visit of two hours, departing Royal Livingstone at 15h30 and returning at 17h30
This visit includes tea, coffee, light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine

Children under 12 are not encouraged to visit Livingstone Island. You will be advised of Visa requirements before finalising your booking for this tour.

Available departures

Select your tour date using the calendar below to book this tour.

This is a daily tour.


Victoria Falls

Victoria FallsThe Victoria Falls are the most significant feature of the Victoria Falls National Park, and when the Zambezi is in full flood (usually February or March) they form the largest curtain of falling water in the world. During these months, over 500 million litres of water per minute go over the falls, which are 1708m Read more

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