Sunrise & Sunset Cruises

The Zambezi at Dawn and Dusk

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Greet the day or night by boat

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The Zambezi is truly at its best when lit up at sunrise and sunset, with those fiery golds and reds, hot pinks and deep purples. The colours of dawn and dusk create the most sensational of backdrops on your guided river cruise. Board our spacious, pontoon boat and relax while our guides whisk you down one of Africa's grandest rivers, a river of myth and romance. Watch crocodiles slip off the banks and into the mysterious waters and listen to the chorus of snorting hippos, while you enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner G&T.

In drier months, when the sandbanks are exposed, the skipper will anchor near “Ellie Corner”, where you can spot herds of elephants as they drink, play, and bathe nearby. Other wildlife to be spotted and photographed include baboon, impala, ottter, warthog, waterbuck, giraffe, and even buffalo and the odd elusive leopard. At sunset, watch the  African skimmers return to nest on the water's edge with their tell-tale red beaks, listen to the call of the fish eagles and see how many of the Zambezi's kingfishers you can spy through our binoculars.

Read more in our blog, How To Photograph A Zambezi Sunset.