Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Travel to the edge of the world Livingstone Island tour

The essence of the experience

Famous explorer David Livingstone may have been forgiven for thinking he had reached the end of the world when his local guides paddled him through swift rapids in a dugout canoe. Approaching a huge plume of mist suspended over a cliff into which the waters plunged, he landed safely on the spit of land now known as Livingstone Island. A few steps through the dense rainforest revealed one of the most spectacular sights in the world, Victoria Falls, then known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders. Follow in his footsteps and gaze on the same view from this historic island in low water season.

Once a sacred site for the local tribes called Goat Island, this protected area only allows a maximum of 16 people on at any one time. For an exhilarating experience make a splash in the Devil’s Pool (dependent on water levels). This thrilling infinity pool peers over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water and is a breathtaking sight. This is no dip in a swimming pool, but a plunge into a magnificent natural body of water that boasts mesmerising views of cascading landscapes. Take a swim on the wild side; this is an experience you will never forget.