Trips

From $110, trips depart 5 time daily in groups of up to 24 people.

7:30 - 9:00

Livingstone Breezer

Duration 1 hr 30 min Includes breakfast
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9:00 - 10:30

Livingstone Breezer

Duration 1 hr 30 min Includes breakfast
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10:30 - 12:00

Livingstone Breezer

Duration 1 hr 30 min Includes breakfast
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12:30 - 15:00

Lunch on Livingstone Island

Duration 2 hrs 30 min
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15:30 - 17:30

High Tea

Duration 2 hrs
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Trip Information

(Devil’s Pool and Angel’s Pool if available)

Official guided tours to Livingstone Island have a 100% safety record. It is illegal and dangerous to visit the Island with a private guide or on your own, and Livingstone Island is the only place to safely swim on the edge of Victoria Falls.

Time of Year

Devil's Pool is open during the drier months of the year, usually between mid-August and late December when the Zambezi water levels are low enough for swimmers to take the plunge. Angel’s Pool is usually open when Devil’s Pool is closed but Livingstone Island is still open. Livingstone Island is usually closed entirely between the end of March and the middle of of June.
Please be aware that these dates are entirely dependent on the Zambezi River water levels so do reach out for more details closer to the time.

Where

You will begin and end your activity at the Livingstone Island Launch Site - between the Victoria Falls border and Livingstone Town. The experience itself is right on the edge of Victoria Falls.

Time of Day

Please be at the Launch site jetty at least 30 minutes prior to stated activity time. We offer five trips a day to Livingstone Island, with a maximum of 24 people each time.

Weather

The Livingstone Island Tour and the Devil's Pool activities are very seasonal: when the Zambezi River is too high the island is closed. It can also be affected by rainfall, so although Livingstone Island operates when it is raining, be aware that the activity may need to be cancelled during heavy rainstorms. We provide raincoats for when the waterfall is at its most magnificent!

What to Wear

Swimwear, comfortable clothes and walking shoes. From June to August we recommend guests bring warm clothes because it can be cold and windy.

What to Bring

Sunscreen, swimming towel, hat, sunglasses and your camera.

Children

The minimum age for children on the island is 8 years old but for swimming activities the minimum age is 12. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will need to sign to confirm their ages.

Inclusions

Return boat transfer from the Launch Site to Livingstone Island. A guided tour of the island by our experienced local guides. A gourmet meal prepared for you on the island, with tea, coffee and a selection of drinks. Swimming activity only if the water is low enough

Exclusions

Items of a personal nature, transfers to/from your hotel.

About Swimming

NOTE: DEVIL’S POOL AND ANGEL’S POOL ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN THE ZAMBEZI IS LOW.

Safety is our first priority and therefore Tongabezi reserves the right to refuse the swimming activities without prior notice to weak swimmers or if the water levels seem too high. Children must be 12 and above to swim. Unless you are visiting between mid-August and late December, be sure to check the river levels with our team in advance so as to avoid disappointment.

The Boat Ride to the Edge

Tongabezi offers five trips a day to Livingstone Island, following in the bold footsteps of Dr David Livingstone who first famously reached the island via canoe. Today, we prefer to trust in the power of our twin engine boats to get you across the fast currents and to the very edge of the waterfall. This is a thrilling journey, but trust that our guides have been manoeuvring through these channels for years and know exactly what they are doing.

Doing Good

Livingstone Island is a World Heritage Site, on the edge of one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Naturally, this means that we are extremely careful about our impact on not only the island but also the community who knew about the 'Mosi oa Tunya' for hundreds of years before it was given another name. No part of your Livingstone Island experience will leave negative footprints on the island, as the only part of our activity that cannot be removed at a moment’s notice is the official plaque.

A percentage of the profits from Livingstone Island is also directed straight in the local Mukuni Village, to empower the community closest to the Falls. Over the years, this support has been used to build teacher’s houses, provide education and healthcare, and most recently to build an immense Community Farm which not only provides food but also a Training Centre for sustainable, organic farming. Our team on the ground love showing visitors the difference between produce that is grown with chemicals and pesticides, as opposed to their flourishing crops which rely on completely natural processes. Do drop by some time!

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about your booking, please contact the reservations team on:
Telephone numbers: +260 21 332 7450, +260 978291886
Zimbabwean cell: +263 772 239 877
E-mail: livingstoneisland@greensafaris.com

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