Livingstone Island is a 5 - 8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, touching the lip of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down. Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.
Due to the unique nature of the island only 22 guests may visit at any one time and enjoy a choice of Five daily visits, restricting this island to only 110 visitors per day.
The pick up point is at the Livingstone Island Launch site between Dry Manzi and Royal Livingstone. Location is marked by a blue billboard written LIVINGSTONE ISLAND LAUNCH SITE. 40-30 minutes before the activity.
A speedboat - twin engine 10 seater takes you across the river to the Livingstone Island.
While on the Island you will be given a tour of the Falls where you will see the Zambian side and the main falls which are partly on the Zimbabwean side. An expert guide will explain the history and the geology of the Victoria Falls..
When the water is very low in the Zambezi, usually between August and January, there is a possibility to swim in a natural rock pool at the edge of the falls. Towels are provided.
Breakfast will be served for the Morning Breezers. All rates include breakfast.
Drinks will be served during the lunch and afternoon visits. These include Wine ( Red/White), Beer, Gin, Port, and Soft drinks. Guests will then be dropped off at the Livingstone Island Launch Site by speed boat.
All bookings should be confirmed by 12:00 hrs the day before the activity
15% deposit is required to secure your bookings
Cancellations between 30 and 60 days before arrival will attract a 50% of the normal rate
Any cancellations 48 hours or less before the booking will attract a 100% penalty of the actual activity charge.
Children under 12 years are not allowed.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR
Cameras with enough film and battery
Swimming gear ( seasonal: August - December )
Guests should wear; flat shoes, rafting shoes (tevas) or trainers
From June to August we recommend guests to bring warm cloths because it can be very cold and windy.
From December to August, it gets muddy and wet on the island.
The Livingstone Island Lunch will cost $US 175.00 Per Person
The Livingstone Island High Tea will cost $US 150.00 Per Person
Beginning the end of October to 1st December experience the Livingstone Walk on the Livingstone Island over the edge of the Falls only.