Recently launched boat the Ra- Ikane named after one of David Livingston’s guide, who led him to the Victoria Falls.
This boat was hand made to our specifications to resemble a turn of the century riverboat and is luxuriously finished with teak superstructure, brass fittings and club chairs giving our guests a taste of Victorian splendour in the heart of Africa.
Mono Hull Fiberglass boat, 10,4m x 3,5m with a maximum capacity of 14 Pax plus crew
2 x 40 hp outboard motors
The boat carries the following safety equipment and is surveyed, licensed and insured annually in accordance with the Zimbabwe Inland Waterways and Shipping Act.
First Aid Kit
At the outset of the cruise the guide gives the guests a comprehensive safety briefing.
Our boats have a radio link to the town office as well as a dedicated frequency to contact Medical Air Rescue Service (MARS), a private ambulance service based in Victoria Falls. All our guests are covered in case of injury for the duration of their activity by our policy with M.A.R.S. In addition the Duty Manager is equipped with a hand held radio and maintains a “listening watch” while the cruise is in progress.
Ra-Ikane is equipped with the following features on board:
Canvas sides with windows that can be lowered in the event of rain.
The area of the Zambezi that we conduct our cruises on is one of outstanding natural, scenic beauty with a wide diversity of game and bird life. Large animals such as elephants, hippo and crocodiles are frequent sightings, as this area lies within Zambezi National Park. Being a mono hull, the boat has a low profile in the water and guests are comfortably seated closer to the water line than on the conventional pontoon cruise boats. The boat has a carpeted deck with comfortable club chairs and teak topped tables each seating a maximum of 3 PAX. The boat is staffed with a boat captain; guide, hostess and waiter to ensure that all the guests needs are taken care of. With a flat deck there is plenty of room to get up and move around during the cruise, in fact, this is encouraged so that the guest’s experience is maximized.
Pick Up Time- 11:45
Duration- 2 Hours
Includes- Transfer, full bar, cold meats and salads buffet Lunch, Tea/coffee, cheese and biscuits.
Minimum No– 4
On this trip guests are offered drinks at the outset and during the course of the cruise. The tables are set out with condiments and a buffet meal. The bar on board is fully stocked with a range of local spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water and cordials.
Pick Up Time- Summer (August to April) 16:00 winter (May to August) 15:30
Duration- 2. Hours
Includes- Transfer, tea/coffee, full bar and snacks.
Minimum Pax- 2
On this cruise the guests are welcomed with a cocktail on the boat whilst given a safety talk and a brief history of the river on the outset of the trip. Whilst on the cruise the guests are offered drinks from the fully stocked bar and a range of mouth watering snacks.
Sunset Cruise – US 75 per person, plus $10pp Park fees