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African Queen River Cruise

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Address: Royal Landing jetty | on the Zambezi River, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Phone Number:
+260 97 8770175

Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the...

Her Royal Highness Be Dyango XVIII of the Leya, the patroness of the African Queen Cruise Company, welcomes

you to the African Queen River Experience. Offering the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi

River and the gracious hospitality of the African Queen Cruise Company. A cruise on the African Queen or the

African Princess is an unforgettable experience that will take you back in time to an era where time stood still.The African Queen Cruise Company embraces both the mystery and tradition of an African way of life

untouched by time. It also offers the perfect alternative location for group

dinners and Weddings, either onboard the African Queen/African Princess or in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Landing.

We will give you the Ultimate Experience.

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Customize your experience of the Zambezi!!!

This is a classy operation with hands-on involvement from the owners! Recommended in the strongest possible terms! Yes they run the famous African Queen and African Princess... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert T
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a classy operation with hands-on involvement from the owners! Recommended in the strongest possible terms! Yes they run the famous African Queen and African Princess cruises on gorgeous boats but they do more! We did a customized sunset boat ride for four people with an expert guide/skipper and tracker. They listened to and were responsive to what we... More 

Thank Robert T
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting and different experience in Africa! The Zambezi Queen is beautiful and rooms are generally good and comfortable with some minor points to be improved upon (e.g. conditions of bathroom and shower). It's clearly an older ship and for sure there are always things to maintain...which is normal. Breakfast was okay but nothing special. There was a cold buffet... More 

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New Jersey
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1,823 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the evening full of magic. Pleasant, well organized sunset river cruise on mighty Zambezi. What can be more enchanting. Just sit, relax and let it all sink it. Create memories of your lifetime. Gorgeous and very pleasant. It is a slow pace activity; so different from white water rafting below the falls. We bought the tickets in our... More 

Thank podrozniczka60
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were lucky to have a trip up the Zambezi river in the captain's cabin! We had our own butler (Mike) who not only served good gin & tonics but was also an encyclopedia of knowledge when it came to wildlife. The captain and Mike told us all we wanted to know as the boat gently cruised up the river.... More 

Thank shazzer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Friendly welcome, snacks and drinks were ok, wildlife a bit scant but the atmosphere was great - a wonderful way to end the day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I opted for one of the smaller boats that only accommodates around 8 to 10 people. I was here during the rainy season, so there wasn't a spectacular sunset, which is fine, that happens when a storm front moves in. The amount of wildlife viewed from the boat was very sparse. I saw maybe 1 elephant, some birds, hippos and... More 

Thank Zebra_45678
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very nice evening spotting wildlife and enjoying drinks on the river. Servers were very friendly and attentive and the scenery was gorgeous. We even caught a beautiful sunset.

Thank Jessica W
Rockville Centre, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this trip for its relaxing evening, light snacks, drinks, great scenery and super friendly staff. Well worth it. Saw many animals and a great sunset.!!!

Thank muddyrts
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the sunset cruise and met many fun people. This cruise was definitely more about the drinking than the wildlife spotting however

Thank Boagsforman
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bartender was very nice but cook was not friendly. The river was cool and refreshing after a long day. I was on The Makumbi boat as part of a package through Bundu. The food was poor in quality and taste. The experience was good, though. Saw hippos displaying territorial boundaries and lots of birds. No elephants or crocs spotted. It... More 

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