Livingstone Island Tour - Picnic at Devils Pool

Livingstone Island near Devils Pool- Picnic on the Edge of Victoria falls - Zambian Side only

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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 the 103m drop.

Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.

All visits to the island are during the 'low water' season, which usually begins in mid July and goes through to the end of January.

High water visits are not possible as the island is continuously covered in the spray/downpour from the Victoria Falls.

The trip includes a short guided tour of the island, viewing the Victoria Falls and a light snack depending on the time of the morning visits.

Devils Pool - Swimming on the Lip of Disaster

The Devil's Pool at the falls' brink - a small lagoon enclosed by rocks where, in the dry season, some people swim and even climb up on the very lip of the Devils Arm Chair

"Devils Swimming Pool" on the top of Victoria falls. During the months of Sept to Dec, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls without falling over 128m Would you dare?

We recommend that you bring the following for Island Safaris
- Swimming gear - Sun block - Binoculars - Cameras and batteries - Personal medication - Insect repellant - Guests should wear; flat shoes, rafting shoes (tevas) or trainers.
- From June to August we recommend guests to bring warm clothes because it can be very cold and windy.

Transfers from Zambia : The pickup point is the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the sun deck 5-10 minutes before the activity. Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel

Transfers from Zimbabwe - Kingdom Hotel

All pick ups from Kingdom Hotel - Zimbabwe are 30 minutes before the actual activity e.g. for lunch, its at 12h00 o'clock with lunch at 12h30

Rates 2014
Livingstone Island - Seasonal Trip approx Aug - Dec
Rates are quoted per person

Morning Tea tours :
07h30 : 09h00 : 10h30

US$ 104.50
Includes tea and coffee, soft drinks and light snacks

Lunch Tour :
12h30 to 15h15 :
US$ 174
Includes buffet lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
Afternoon Tea
15:30 to 17:30 pm :
US$ 145
Includes tea, coffee, light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine

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The Livingstone Island plays a major role in the history of Zambia

David Livingstone missionary explorer viewed the Mosi-Oa-Tunya [the smoke that thunders] from this Island, on the 16th of November 1855 with help of the local tribesmen [the Kololo under Chief Sekeletu] using dugout canoes. He later named the Mosi-Oa-Tunya The Victoria Falls after Queen Victoria

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