Victoria Falls
& Sengwe

Victoria Falls – Sengwe River Cruise

2 Night Cruise

Departure day starts with an early morning collection from your Victoria Falls Lodge or Hotel, for an interesting road transfer through tribal lands en route to Binga. We will set sail at midday enjoying a scrumptious lunch whilst we cruise to the Sengwe Basin. On arriving in the late afternoon the main vessel will moor on the shoreline allowing use of the smaller tender boats to explore the remote Sengwe River system. With stunning scenery, resident hippo & crocodile populations , great birding and possible game sightings before returning to the main vessel over sundowners for dinner served on board.

Day Two

A light continental breakfast before setting off on our morning activities of fishing , game viewing and birding , followed by a delicious lunch whilst we cruise to Elephant Bay . Here we moor on a beautiful sandy beach on one of the many islands and then set off to explore the new surrounds. Ending the day with a relaxing sunset cruise on the tender boats, with drinks and snacks as we soak up the beautiful scenery and magical colours of the notorious Kariba sunset.

Dinner will be a relaxing beach Braai around a campfire under the African night sky.

Day Three

The cruise returns to Binga Harbour by 9am allowing one last opportunity for early morning activities, followed by a full Breakfast served while cruising back to harbour for your transfer back to Hwange National Park or Victoria Falls to continue your safari.

3 Night Cruise

Departure day starts with an early morning collection from your Victoria Falls Lodge or Hotel, for an interesting road transfer through tribal lands en route to Binga. We will set sail at midday enjoying a scrumptious lunch whilst we cruise to the Sengwe Basin. On arriving in the late afternoon the main vessel will moor on the shoreline allowing use of the smaller tender boats to explore the remote Sengwe River system. With stunning scenery, resident hippo & crocodile populations, great birding and possible game sightings before returning to the main vessel over sundowners for dinner served on board.

Day Two

A light continental breakfast before setting off on our morning activities of fishing, game viewing and birding, followed by a delicious lunch on board the main vessel whilst we cruise through the Chete Gorge and into the Ruze River system. Our afternoon will be spent in the Ruze exploring this beautiful bay with its small inlets and mountainous forested hillsides, followed by sundowners and dinner back on the main vessel.

Day Three

Early morning activities followed by lunch as we cruise through to Elephant Bay. Here we moor on a beautiful sandy beach on one of the many islands and then set off to explore the new surrounds.

Ending the day with a relaxing sunset cruise on the tender boats, with drinks and snacks as we soak up the beautiful scenery and magical colours of the notorious Kariba sunset.

Dinner will be a relaxing beach Braai around a campfire under the African night sky.

Day Four

Possible early morning activity before the cruise returns to Binga Harbour by mid-morning for your onward transfer to Hwange National Park or Victoria Falls.

Check your transfer rates here

$795
2 Night Cruise
Departs every Wednesday
$1036
3 Night Cruise
Departs every Saturday
STEP BY STEP BOOKING GUIDE
  1. CLICK YOUR CRUISE CHOICE:

Read up on each cruise and decide which cruise option suits you by clicking on the cruise name i.e Sengwe River Cruise

  1. PICK A DATE:

Once you have decided on a cruise pick a date from the set date options below that cruise. Note these are set departure dates.

  1. CLICK YOUR DATE CHOICE:

Once you have decided on a suitable date, click that date which will take you into the booking form page.

  1. PICK A CABIN:

From the booking form choose a cabin, configurations are given next to each option.

  1. CLICK BOOK NOW:

Once your cabin is selected with a 1 click BOOK NOW to get to the next page.

  1. ADD A TRANSFER:

From the extras booking list select your transfer option TO & FROM the cruise. Please note these are PER PERSON so you need to enter the number of people you are booking for, for each option.

  1. ENTER DETAILS:

Please enter all the required fields in this information form.

Be sure to add any additional details such as special dietary requirements, allergies etc.

  1. CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTION:

There are 2 options for payment, CARD or BANK TRANSFER.

A bank transfer must be done within 12 hours in order to confirm your booking, thereafter the booking is released.

  1. CLICK FINALISE BOOKING:

Once you click finalise booking you will receive an email notification with all your booking details.

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General Details
  • All rates are in United States Dollars (USD). Payment can be in equivalent Intl Currency (GBP/EUR/ZAR).
  • All rates are per person (pp) sharing in a cabin
  • Single Supplement – Per Person (pp) Rate plus 50% for cabins.
  • National Parks Conservation Fees, Fishing Permits and River / Lake Usage Fees are
  • Boarding and / or disembarking could be by speed or pontoon boat from and / or back to harbour.
  • Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to limit the number of single cabins.
  • Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to sail ANY of our vessels on ANY cruise itinerary and in certain circumstances may SUBSTITUTE another vessel of similar standard.
  • Minimum Sail Policy :
    • Binga / Sengwe / Ruzi Cruises – 4 Pax
What’s Included
  • All Taxes and Tourism Levies
  • Full Board (All meals)
  • Beverages: All local Zimbabwean beers, spirits, soft drinks, still purified water, tea and coffee and selected South African wines.
  • All boat based activities from smaller tender boats which include fishing, game viewing, birding and sunset cruises
  • All fishing equipment and bait.
Optional Extras
  • Land based activities and canoeing.
  • Land Based National Parks fees and Entry Permits (where applicable).
  • All Road and Air Transfers (see our Transfers section).
  • Visa Costs.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities.
Child Policy
  • No Children under 7 (unless a full charter), over 12 charged as an adult
  • One adult sharing a cabin with a child under 12 will be charged at a full adult sharing rate
  • Please note there are no separate children activities, menus and programs on the cruises but we will endevour to accommodate where possible.
Tour Guide Policy

For Agent Information Only

  • Each cruise will have a guide/ host on board for activities.
  • *Please note *For guided group series there is no specific tour guide cabin on our boats, therefore (unless a vacant cabin is available, for which there will be no charge) the guide will be required to use day beds on the covered deck areas with mosquito nets and public ablutions.
  • Tour Guides not using a dedicated cabin will be charged at $ 75 per person / night including meals & drinks
  • If a cabin is required for the guide / pilot this will be charged at standard cabin rate.
  • *Please note* Unqualified tour guides (under Zimbabwe Regulations) cannot walk /canoe or guide any activities alone. Any qualified guide must submit a copy of his permit to us two months prior to departure to allow us to add him /her to our Matusadona walking and driving
Transfers

All rates for all transfers available on request.

BOAT TRANSFERS

Available to all of our partners lodges on Lake Kariba; Rhino Safari Camp, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Musango Safari Camp (others by request).

AIR TRANSFERS – (Min 4 Pax)

Zambezi Cruise Safaris can organise a seat and charter rate for Air Transfers from Victoria Falls to Binga / Binga to Victoria Falls ( 40min) / Victoria Falls – Bumi Hills / Bumi Hills to Victoria Falls (50min) / Kariba to Victoria Falls / Victoria Falls to Kariba (60min) and all destinations including Pamuzinda Safari Lodge.

ROAD TRANSFERS

Durations:

  • Harare International Airport (HRE) <> Pamuzinda (1h30m)
  • HRE <> Kariba/Mana Pools (4h30m)
  • Kariba <> Mana Pools (Chirundu) (2h30m)
  • Mana Pools <> Pamuzinda (5h)
  • Victoria Falls <> Binga (5h)
  • Hwange Main Gate <> Binga (3h)

RATES

Please contact us directly for up-to-date transfer rates.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to supply as much detail as possible to our cruise itinerary (overnight mooring, described routes, activities etc ) There is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations . The trip details and general guide to what to expect on a cruise and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered (Lake Levels , Green Season ,Weather) – All effect the wildlife experience.

Zambezi Cruise Safaris reserves the right to amend or change any route, activity or destination.

For more information please contact us

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