We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Zambezi Explorer Jetty, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Phone Number:
+263 13 42475
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company has a fleet of four vessels offering a...

The Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company has a fleet of four vessels offering a variety of experiences and Cruises in Victoria Falls. The flagship vessel is the luxurious Zambezi Explorer, which offers Eco-friendly cruises, as facilities on board are entirely solar powered and include WiFi and wheelchair accessibility.

The Zambezi Explorer boasts three decks with a total capacity of 150 guests. The Signature deck offers a VIP cruise with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages. The two lower decks provide guests with a five star cruise offering a wide range of snacks and drinks.

The Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company vessels are available for Sunrise, Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset and Dinner Cruises in Victoria Falls, as well as Corporate Conferences, Weddings and Specialized Functions.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 250 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 189
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
Stylish, welcoming, accommodating - a touch of class

Having experienced several other Zambezi sunset cruise operators, I can confirm that the Zambezi Explorer is a cut above the rest. I wont be looking any further than these chaps... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
James R
Harare, Zimbabwe

Similar Things to Do in Victoria Falls

Add Photo Write a Review

250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 219: English reviews
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having experienced several other Zambezi sunset cruise operators, I can confirm that the Zambezi Explorer is a cut above the rest. I wont be looking any further than these chaps on my future visits to the Victoria Falls!

Thank James R
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought the luxury deck and signature lounge dinner. There were only a few people on the luxury deck so I paid an extra $25 USD to move up to the top deck where the fun was. It was all you could drink alcohol - they ran out of some of the alcohol in the first few minutes so couldn't... More 

Thank William P
Level Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a dinner cruise on the boat, Zambezi Reflections. We were picked up from the hotel to the jetty where we received a welcome drink and a refreshing towel. There were only 13 of us on the boat and the service was impeccable. We enjoyed numerous drinks and cocktails and the captain gave us a brief summary of... More 

Thank Sharon G
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclosure: I think Hippos are cute; dangerous as heck, but cute. 'just like a redhead I used to date in high school; but that's another story... I was assigned to the mid-deck. (The price, and ammeneties, of each of the three decks rises with the position of the deck.) I don't know how they change; but on the mid-deck,... More 

1 Thank G D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
98 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Delicious food served on board while cruising Zambezi river. Excellent service, pre-set menu, wonderful views and if lucky you will see hip, crocodiles, and maybe some elephants and zebras on the shores. Recommended activity especially if you are as a group.

Thank Maggie1508
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing!! The sunset cruise (part of a helicopter and sunset cruise tour combo) was a holiday highlight. We chose the Signature deck, including drinks and canapés, on the 2 hour sunset cruise. Cruising along the Zambezi River enjoying the company of our friends and seeing the resident hippos and crocodiles. The incredible transitions into sunset were so memorable. Being able... More 

1 Thank Andrea C
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I were one of six couples who enjoyed a dinner cruise called "Zambezi Reflections Sunset and Dinner Cruise" operated by Zambezi Explorer. The smaller size boat comfortably accommodated six tables for the six couples with plenty of space in between the tables. It felt very private. The price included transportation and a three course dinner aboard with... More 

Thank Christine F
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I did the cruise last night. The team was very professional, friendly and dinner was delicious. We saw crocs, hippos, and birds. 4 tables, 9 of us in an intimate atmosphere. Thank you Jerry, Goodwill, Innocent and the Captain for a wonderful night.

Thank Myriam L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The lodge we were staying at recommended this and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the bar fully stocked and we got to see quite a few animals.

Thank Sasjordan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

With the help of this wonderful company we were able to plan a small wedding ceremony and dinner on the boat. They were excellent. The 4 course meal was amazing. The service was fast and efficient. The Bride and Groom were very happy. If you have a trip planned to Vic Falls, a cruise down the Zambezi is a must!

Thank janine p

Travellers who viewed Zambezi Explorer also viewed

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province

Been to Zambezi Explorer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zambezi Explorer and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Zambezi Explorer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?