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- Even if you have to do just one thing on your visit to Zambia or Zimbabwe... Do this!
The Devils Pool, Livingstone Island Experience is one of the most incredible and empowering experiences that you will ever do in your life. Green Safaris have created a unique experience that includes a boat ride, the private island visit with welcome drinks when you arrive , The Bucket List Experience of swimming , laying and enjoying being on top of the largest waterfall in the world as you take on Devils Pool and enjoy a delicious 3 course meal prepared by a private chef just for your group!
There is no other way to do it than booking with Green Safaris and there is nothing more important than getting this off your bucket list!
Ps. You even get pictures on the edge! #bestselfieever!
You just have to! And if you are a bit scared...be rest assured you are in great hands. They are experienced and thoughtful. They help you and guide you, every step of the way.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- So we viewed the VF from Zambia today having viewed them from Zimbabwe yesterday. Both experiences are amazing.
We got a taxi to the Zimbabwe border, went through a relatively simple process to leave Zimbabwe, and then walked across the border. We then went through immigration o access Zambia with no difficulty. It involved completing a form, answering a few questions as to how long we were staying etc. and then walking through. The day visa cost nothing.
The VF NP is just a few metres beyond and is easy to find. It cost U$20 each. A significant discount on the Zimbabwe cost of U$50, We tried to follow the All Trails walking app directions. Normally they are spot on but in this case they were old. We ignored them. The directions in the park aren’t great but the new path is obvious and we muddled round. Now, the views re fantastic but very different from the views in Zimbabwe. In Zambia they are very in your face to start with and a total contrast to Zimbabwe. We loved them and have some great memories.
After walking the trails we went to the Royal Livingstone hotel. This is outside the NP but still with animals in its grounds! Zebra and giraffe and Impala. We had a coffee which turned into lunch and was very reasonable. The bar had great views over the river and we saw loads of hippos. We got a cab back to the border and the driver ushered us into and through the Zambian border. Nice and easy. He they dropped us at the Zimbabwe border and our hearts sank. There was a bit of a queue. But within two minutes three different people has told us that there were two queues. One involving visas, and one that appeared to be for daily trippers who were local. We checked it out no the security guard said we couldn’t go to a different area. But one woman came after the 4 of us and said that there was a separate area. She showed us where and placed us in the queue. We were through in minutes.
You should go to both sides for a good view of the VF, but Zimbabwe are in danger of pricing themselves out.Written 1 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- They have lots of animals, Zebras are my favourie animals and i saw then up closely. They have Giraffes too. And the highlight of the trip was actually the White Rhinos. We walked closely to them and took pics..Written 17 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was definitely a thrilling experience. Words still fail me on how to explain the free fall but once on it, it's downhill all the way! Will definitely do this again.
Mulele was the one! Made sure our booking was done, time followed, picked up and sent us straight o he airport after.
Do ask for him for a great service.Written 20 August 2023
- The museum had several sections. The prehistoric times would be mostly of interest to historians. The transition from village life to urban life was evocative, complete with sand for a floor. The average tourist is most interested in the David Livingstone section, the room outlining his epic journeys in Africa, complete with some of his personal effects. The last section covers the transition from local slavery days to Zambia’s independence in 1964. There is a craft shop and washrooms. The entry was $5.00 US, about right for the venue. It’s not a great museum but you will leave with a better sense of the area’s greatest explorer and the political figures who have shaped modern Zambia.Written 9 July 2023
- What an inspiring place this is! Run by a family of artists, taking care of local
community by giving art classes. Some really interesting art works and a really nice tour by the daughter of the artists who is an amazing artist herself.Written 20 August 2023
- Fascinating look into where man-eaters go after being captured. Also some deadly snakes on display. Got to hold a baby croc! Highly recommend this place.Written 31 December 2022
- A must visit to get close to the falls, to get right on top of the falls in one area on the right! We stayed at Victoria Falls hotel, and walked over the bridge (get a two entry visa when you land at the airport). From the Zimbabwe side you are far from the falls, great views still. On the Zambia side things are a lot less hectic, the falls are way less crowded, and even the vendors haggle less. There is one place for lunch, just outside the entry gate, but you are better off bringing a sandwich and water. We loved the hike up to Danger Point, heavy mist and all. Lots of baboons around you, they are not aggressive but still keep to yourself and under no circumstances feed them as they will come back with 25 friends.Written 27 July 2023
- We're glad we made this trip. It happened on the second day of our vacation and started off perfectly. We traveled in October 2021 at one of "lulls" in Covid spikes. It's unfortunate for the area that tourism was still at a very low level. We had the boats to ourselves. Mike and Michael did an outstanding job of showing us a wide variety of plants and animals. This was a sunset cruise and the boat was always positioned (if possible) to put the sun at our backs for the best possible photography. There was a delightful stop for snacks as the sun started setting followed by a trip through some minor rapids above the falls. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.Written 6 January 2022
- Getting in a small boat, with fabo cocktails spotting hippos and crocs was amazing. Seeing the sunset on the River was a memory I won't forget.Written 8 August 2014
- We had an incredible experience visiting the Zambezi Elephant Trails. Taking an hour ride on Marula with a trainer was so much fun. The elephants are friendly, calm, interesting animals. The group consists of orphaned elephants and a couple of youngsters who were born at the camp. Marula wanted to stay walking in the water and took convincing to return to the rest of the group. Feeding the elephants afterward just added more fun to the experience. They told of one of the elephants who actually ran away for about 10 months. They were unable to find him when searching. But 10 months later the giant returned and has stayed ever since. Loved it!Written 1 March 2016
- Nice collection of commercial crafts. Most appeared to be mass produced. Prices were reasonable.Written 5 November 2023
- At $15 US per person it is overpriced. The origin of the local railway with a local sawmill operation is detailed, a separate room with a focus on the latter. While the information is useful for context, the locomotives and other rail cars in the yard are the star attractions, including a first class carriage of Rhodesia Railways. A chap gave us a tour. We were the only visitors at the time. Depending on your degree of interest, about 30-40 minutes would cover it.Written 9 July 2023
- Both museums are part of the same $15 US entry fee, probably a bit steep in all candour. A guide took us around. There is ample written material on both museums, especially the latter. The rail cars are the best feature re the railway portion though the area’s railway history is worth reading. While thee are some items to view—like a torah, sundry gravestones or cornerstones—most of the Jewish sector focus is the original arrival of Jews as traders, eventually developing communities, building synagogues, etc, the role of several men [and some women] detailed in panels.Written 9 July 2023
- The story of Sun International's commitment to ecotourism and the investment in the local population is shown on the TV and is absolutely worth watching. All credit to the group for promoting sustainable tourism and helping the local population to benefit directly from tourism.Written 9 July 2014
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- The best day trips from Livingstone according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Chobe Full Day Trip
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- Half Day Zambian Cultural Tour
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