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Activities for all ages. We hope you will find an activity that will suit your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.

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Canoeing

You start your day 20 km up river and meander with the flow of the Zambezi. The canoes seat 2 people comfortably. Common animal sightings include hippos, crocs, giraffes, zebra and a variety of birds. Multi day trips can be organised for groups of 3 or more including camping on an island in the river.
The trip includes all equipment, water, dry bags for cameras and lunch. We recommend wearing clothes that can get wet and sport sandals. Minimum level of fitness required and don’t forget to bring your sunscreen.
Minimum age: 12 years

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Royal Livingstone Express

The trip on this historical steam train takes you to the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, in time for sunset. Once all a board delicious canapés and drinks are served before enjoying a delicious 5 course dinner.
No minimum age, but children must be accompanied by an adult

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Elephant Café

Choose either arrive via speedboat and enjoy a scenic ride past hippos and crocs or choose to take the less expensive road transfer option. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the elephants for an interaction. You can touch them and pose for photos with them. After which you’ll enjoy a delicious bush cuisine meal with a spectacular view of the Zambezi river. The food is African fusion with a fine dining menu which changes seasonally and focuses on traditional bush ingredients. They offer only unprocessed preservative-free food that is locally produced in Zambia. Drinks are payable by cash or credit card and they offer a wine list which pairs with the menu.
The lunch and dinner are 3 course set menus and include coffee and tea. Advance notice mandatory.

Minimum age is 10 years and accompanied by an adult.

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Breakfast and Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a serene time on the upper Zambezi when fewer boats generally out and about. The morning trip includes drinks as well as breakfast and the midday trip includes lunch. Common animal sightings include croc’s, hippo’s, a wide variety of birdlife and sometimes elephants. You’ll spend around 2 hours on the river.
Minimum age: 10 years, accompanied by an adult.

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Sunset/Booze Cruise

Amazing value for money! Unlimited spirits, beer, wine & soft drinks. Snacks and a braai (BBQ) provided while you’re on the boat. You have the opportunity to see some game and you get to watch one of the most magnificent sunsets you’ll see in Africa. You’ll spend around 2 hours on the river.
No minimum age, but children must be accompied by an adult. 

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Lady Livingstone Cruise

The newest luxury boat on the Zambezi and by far the best service! This 3 story boat includes freshly made snacks, homemade chocolates and a fully stocked bar. The best trip for those wanting a lovely chilled out river cruise!
No minimum age, but children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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African Queen

The original luxury cruise with waiter service, delicious snacks & 2 levels of amazing views. A very nice and relaxing cruise.
No minimum age, but children must be accompanied by an adults.

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Victoria River Cruise

This is a smaller, quicker boat, which can get closer to the animals that drink from the Zambezi River. An excellent choice for those who want a river experience with only a few people on board. Snacks and limited drinks are provided, or you can have a much longer river experience by combining the river cruise ending on the African Queen for an amazing Zambian sunset cruise.
No minimum age, but must be accompanied by adults. 

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Zambezi Upper River Float

A lovely chilled way to see the beautiful Zambezi river. You’ll be in rafts and can either assist with the paddling, or lay back and sunbathe as you pass by crocs, hippos and hopefully see lots of wildlife and many birds. A few beers and soft drinks are provided.
Minimum age: 12 years

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Visiting the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls

Every day Jollyboys offers a FREE drop off at the Victoria Falls at 10:00 am from Jollyboys Backpackers and 10:30 am from Jollyboys Camp. You can sign up at the reception, first come, first served. Alternatively, there are always taxis available through out the day.
The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural sites on Earth. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989. Victoria Falls is 1,7 km wide and has a vertical drop of over 100 meters.
Get a free map at the Jollyboys reception with all the walking trails. The park is open every day from 06:00 am – 18:00 pm, entry fee is $20 per person to be paid at the park gates. 

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Livingstone Island

You will be picked up by speed boat from the deck of the Royal Livingstone Hotel. The island is where David Livingstone first laid eyes upon the amazing Victoria Falls.
Swimming in Devil’s pool is available during low water season and Angel’s pool may be available during periods of higher water. After a quick tour around the island and a (seasonal) swim in Devil’s pool you will receive breakfast, lunch or high tea. This trip is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
This activity is seasonal and dependent on the water levels. Please do not hesitate to contact us, to enquire about the current water levels.
No minimum age, but children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Helicopter Flight

The helicopter flight shows you one of the most stunning views of Victoria Falls and the formation of the Batoka Gorge.
The 12 - 15 minutes flight goes over the falls themselves. The 30 minutes flight goes over the falls and includes a short flight through the gorge and a short game flight over Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. We recommend the first or last flight of the day, because that’s usually when the animals come out.
No minimum age, but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Lunar Rainbow – Zambian side

When the water is high and there is a full moon, you see a beautiful silver and colourful rainbow across the Victoria Falls. During this time the park stays open till 22:00 pm. It truly is an amazing sight.
Usually high water is December/January to June/July. Please do not hesitate to contact us, to enquire about the current water levels. Opening is dependent on the decision of National Heritage Coservation Commission the custodians of the park.

 

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Visiting the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls

It is certainly worth seeing the Victoria Falls from ‘the other side’ if you have the extra time and money. The Devil’s Cataract in Zimbabwe is the deepest point of the Falls. During low water more water passes over this side…but during high water, more water passes over this side. During high water there is so much spray, there is almost no point in bringing a camera. Just get soaked and enjoy! Depending on your nationality, the visa costs vary between US $30 and US $100. The park is open from 06:00 am – 18:00 pm and entry cost $30 per person. The Zimbabwean border is closes at 22:00 pm, we recommend crossing before 21:30 pm.

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Crocodile Farm

Head over to the local croc farm here in Livingstone, which has over 50 crocodiles, many of which have been caught in the local area as they sometimes become a problem. They also have several snakes you can view. They feed both the crocs and the snakes over the weekends between 14:00 pm and 15:00 pm. It’s impressive to watch.
No minimum age, but must be accompanied by adults 

 

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Game Drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The game drive takes place in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which is the local park here in Livingstone. It has beautiful scenery and its located right next to the Zambezi river. The park is the smallest National Park in Zambia and has a wide variety of game, including white rhinos. There are no predators except for crocs. Special highlight; it has a grave sight of the first settlers of Livingstone.
Minimum age: 3 years and above. Children must be accompanied by adults.

 

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Elephant Back Safari

Climbing on a ladder to reach the elephant back, you will sit together with a guide and wander through the bush. The guides are very knowledgeable and you can ask lots of questions and find out more about the local flora and fauna.
Minimum age is 10 years and accompanied by an adult.

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Livingstone Museum

The museum is just a stones throw away from Jollyboys. Recently renovated, the museum holds a collection of archaeology, ethnography, art and national history. There is a section dedicated to David Livingstone.

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Simonga Village

A fantastic opportunity to get involved in the day-to-day village life. The Simonga community has pulled together to create their own small tourism initiative, supported by Jollyboys among other agents and operators in town. As soon as you arrive at the village you will be welcomed into the community and embraced into Zambian village life. The 2 hour trip shows you around the village. The half day includes a home cooked Zambian lunch. A walk to the river is possible upon request.

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