Livingstone Island Tour - Picnic at Devils Pool
Livingstone Island near Devils Pool- Picnic on the Edge of Victoria falls - Zambian Side only
Devils Pool on Livingstone Island will be open from the 16th of August 2013. Please remember to carry your swimming gear
Located in the middle of the Zambezi River, touching the lip of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 103m drop.
Livingstone Island was opened in 1995 to provide exclusive and unique picnics on the edge of the Victoria Falls
It caters for Lodges and Hotels around the Victoria Falls area both on the Zambian and the Zimbabwean sides.
Livingstone Island being part of the Victoria Falls, makes it a very unique picnic spot.
Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely
on the water level in the Zambezi River.
You get there by boat (two engines, just in case)
Due to the unique nature of the Island only 16 guests may visit and enjoy a choice of five island safaris, restricting this exclusive island to only 60 visitors per day.
Equipment : Speed boat - twin engine - 14 Seater Tent - Sits 12 guests Comfortably - Kitchen area - The world famous loo with a viewDevils 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
Swimming usually opens during the last week of August and stops around the months of December or January depending on the amount of rains
"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?
recommend that you bring the following for Island Safaris
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 HotelTransfers 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 to 30 November 2013 (low water only)Livingstone Island - Seasonal Trip approx Aug - Dec
Morning Breezer - US$ 75 per person
7; 30- 9:00 am
9:00- 10:30 am
10:30 am-1200 pm
12:30- 15:15 pm :
Welcome Fruit Punch
Afternoon Tea 15:30- 17:30 pm. Welcome Punch\Fruit Punch, Sandwiches,
Tea, Coffee and Cake
NB: Please notify us in advance of any special dietary requirements
Unique attributes of the Island
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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