Matetsi Boat Cruise Panoramic

Glide along the mighty waters of southern Africa’s largest river

Sunset river cruise

The essence of the River Cruise

Set off on a completely exclusive riverboat cruise along the rolling waters of the mighty Zambezi. Time your outing to catch one of the two most beautiful times along the river’s banks and choose whether to marvel at the rising mists of the early morning or to marvel at the golden colours of an Africa sunset reflecting off the tranquil river waters. Board a sturdy pontoon boat and make your way slowly upstream, drinking in the stunning setting of Africa’s fourth largest river.

Broad and powerful, the river is dotted with lush, wooded islands, while craggy shelves of rock in the shallow gurgle and foam with small rapids. Keep an eye out for movements in the dense fringes of forest that line the banks and watch out for animals sunning themselves on the wide floodplains after coming down to the river to drink. Listen to the deep chuckle and grunt of families of hippo and the quiet splash that signals the stealthy approach of the crocodile.

As you float gently back with the current, pull out your binoculars for a close look at the river’s thriving birdlife. Listen to the forlorn call of the African fish eagle, watch the African finfoot darting through the shallows and the green-backed heron striding amongst the rushes or marvel at the speed of the pied kingfisher as it swoops down to the river’s surface.

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