Experiences

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Inhouse Activities

We provide a range of activities which are done right here at Maramba river lodge. We have experienced guides in house that make your experience worth while

Apart from the activities we offer here at Maramba, Livingstone city offers a wide variety of activities which can be organised for you at the lodge as per your request

Other Activities

Boat Cruise

The deluxe Maramba Legacy River Boat Cruise offers two and a half hours of delightful scenery and animal views through the Maramba River and onto the mighty Zambezi. They take place at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and a sunset cruise at 16:00 pm in summer (October – March) or 15:30 pm in winter (April – August).

Fishing

Our fishing motorboat accommodates up to six passengers and offers rod hire, bait, drinks and snacks as well as an experienced guide to put you right on the fishing! Please note that fishing is seasonal and on a “catch and release” basis.

Bird-Watching

Go out with our resident guide to try and spot some of the amazing birdlife that we have at the Lodge. Please book a day before as this is an early morning activity.

Microflight

Take a flight with us and experience magnificent views of the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls up close.

Elephant Café

The Elephant Café offers three unique experiences and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your Livingstone adventure! The experience begins with a jetboat adventure through the Zambezi islands to an enchanting riverside location. Here you will be met by a magnificent herd of rescue elephant for a once-in-a-lifetime intimate encounter. You will then experience a meal like none other at the internationally acclaimed restaurant with a unique dining experience featuring seasonal wild edibles sourced locally.

Quad Bike Rides

Push the limits and feel the force as you explore rough terrain on Quad bikes. Discover the spectacular landscapes surrounding Livingstone and the Batoka Gorge on all-terrain quad bikes.

Abseil Activities

Descend the gorge face to the base of the Batoke Gorge on this abseiling adventure with unparalleled views of the waterfall, Victoria Falls Bridge, and the Boiling Pot. Secured in a full body harness, you abseil to the base of cliff for rarely seen views.

 On reaching the base of the gorge you have the choice of walking back up the gorge or being lifted back up. The walk up has been designed as an integral part of the day’s activities and is a pretty and easy walk on a gentle slope with plenty of rest stops.

Bungee Jump

Jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge for the world’s greatest bungee jump: the original, the one and only, the must-do ultimate thrill!

The 4 seconds of free-fall into the 111m abyss into the Batoka Gorge leaves you plummeting towards the rapids of the Zambezi River against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls – the photos are something to brag with for years to come!

- White Water Rafting

This excursion takes you down the Zambezi through the Batoka Gorge and features some of the most exciting and challenging rapids anywhere on the planet. The Zambezi River changes water levels significantly throughout the year making this a seasonal activity.

Lion & Cheetah Walks

In the Mukuni Big 5 Safaris Park, you walk alongside lions and cheetahs at a private nature park outside of Victoria Falls. While most game parks require you to keep your distance from Africa’s big cats, this private park provides an intimate experience with hand-reared lions and cheetahs. For those that love the thrill and want to get an up-close view/walk with the animals as well as get great photos of big cats, this is the place to go.

Livingstone Island

These are infinity pools like no other in the world! Just a easy swim from Livingstone Island, Devil’s Pool and Angel’s Pool are exhilarating and give you the chance to peer over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water in the world.

Swimming in the pools has a 100% safety record and our guides will be with you at all times to offer a hand, share fun facts, or take the most amazing photographs of you sitting on the edge of the Falls.

Devil’s Pool is open during the drier months of the year, usually between mid-August and mid-January. Angel’s Pool opens just before the water levels get too high, from about mid-March to mid-June. However, these dates vary from year to year.

Guided Tour Of The Falls

“Mosi-Oa-Tunya: The Smoke That Thunders” – Victoria Falls is known as one of the seven greatest natural wonders of the world due to being the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The enormous waterfall spans 1688 meters wide (the entire width of the river) and plummets 108 meters over a basalt cliff to continue the Zambezi River below.

The rain forest is part of the broader Victoria Falls National Park. Among the animals that may be seen here are bushbuck, baboons and mongooses. The birdlife is profuse, with special sightings being the trumpeter hornbill, Schalow’s turaco, the coppery sunbird and the blue waxbill.

Mopane woodland savannah predominates in the area, with smaller areas of miombo and Rhodesian teak woodland and scrubland savannah. Riverine forest with palm trees lines the banks and islands above the falls. The most notable aspect of the area’s vegetation though is the rainforest nurtured by the spray from the falls, containing plants rare for the area such as pod mahogany, ebony, ivory palm, wild date palm, batoko plum and a number of creepers and lianas.

Lunar Rainbow at the Falls

Time your visit to catch a Lunar Rainbow or ‘Moonbow’ – when the moon is full, the sky is clear and Victoria Falls are at their peak flow, huge rainbows appear through the mist at night.  The light of the moon is refracted through the spray that rises up from the base of the Victoria Falls.  This unique event is visible only on the days immediately before and during full moon.

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter flights are a thrilling introduction to the beauty of the Victoria Falls region.

Due to the close proximity of the Maramba Aerodrome to the Zambezi River, the helicopters fly over the spectacular scenery of the Zambezi River within 30 seconds after take-off.

Rhino Walk

Take a Safari walk with a White Rhino in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone Zambia. This is a unique and rare opportunity to experience the thrill of walking in the untamed Zambian bush and to see wild game animals in their natural habitat.

“Take a Walk on the Wild Side”

Game Drive

Game drives are a great way to spot and see some of Africa’s finest wildlife as you go through the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park along the Zambezi River in Livingstone. This is an experience you want to take part in and catch a glimpse at hundreds of different wild animals.

Most animals can be spotted early in the morning or later in the day just before sunset.

Gorge Swing

Take a thrilling ride on the same gorge swing featured on the show “The Amazing Race”. Taking a running jump off a cliff, you descend 50 meters toward the ground before swinging out and over the Batoka Gorge. The operation has more than 20 years of experience with a 100 percent safety record.

Horse Back Safari

Horseback rides depart from the Minor Hotel Resort along trails within the National Park, taking you through scenic African bushveld with good bird watching and game spotting. On offer are half hour children’s pony rides, two hour trails and half day outrides with lunch in the fragrant herb garden.

Bicycle Tours

This bike tour is the best way to explore the city of Livingstone as you get to leisurely ride along the picturesque Zambezi river, visit local villages and markets, and interact with locals. We stop along the way to discuss the local cultures and landscapes.

Gwembe Reptile Park

The Livingstone Crocodile Park allows visitors a unique encounter with Africa’s iconic Nile crocodile! This is a safe haven for crocodiles that are regarded as a danger to local communities. A visit to the park is a fun and educative experience for the whole family. Learn about these incredible apex predators and see some of the largest crocodiles from the Zambezi River alongside a fascinating display of snakes on a guided tour with our Reptile Rangers.

Livingstone Museum

Established in 1934, the Livingstone Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Zambia. It is located in the heart of Livingstone, the home of the Victoria Falls. It holds internationally significant collections in Zambian archaeology, history, culture and natural history and provides an important insight into the natural and cultural heritage of Zambia. It is renowned for its important collection of David Livingstone letters and memorabilia.

Segway Tours

There are Segway machines based at the Falls Resort where the guides will take you on an educational tour along the footpaths through the surrounding areas of the Zambezi Sun and the Royal Livingstone Hotel. The knowledgeable guide will point out places of interest, birds, trees and game on the resort.

Mukuni Village Tour

Chief Mukuni’s Village is a Royal village, which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs.

The chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts. They show you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various artisans and women at work and ask you to taste some tradition-al foods and beer.

Chobe Day Trip

A Chobe Day Trip is a full day safari experience that includes a cruise on the Chobe River and a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park.

A Chobe day trip is a unique opportunity to experience some of the best game viewing in Africa. A Chobe day trip is designed for visitors staying in Livingstone (Zambia) that would like to visit the Chobe National Park in Botswana for the day.

Royal Livingstone Steam Train

Experience fine wining and dining aboard The Royal Livingstone Express as you travel from Livingstone to the Victoria Falls Bridge in Pullman style coaches. The coaches have been lovingly restored to their former glory.

Railway Museum

The Railway Museum in Livingstone is open to the public from 8:30am to 16:30 hrs for a nominal fee. The Museum holds some of the finest examples of Zambia’s railway heritage, ranging from historic steam locomotives and vintage coaches to the tiniest rail-way memorabilia.