Overview: Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool
Guided tours to the island are run by Tongabezi Lodge five times a day, but can easily be booked no matter where you are staying. You will depart from the town of Livingstone in a twin-engine boat, weaving you way past the islets and through the rapids of the Zambezi River. Once you reach Livingstone Island you will be given a guided tour, learning about the ancient history of the site and it's past role as a sacrificial area, through to it's modern day designation as a World Heritage site. Depending on the time of your tour you will also have a full lunch or high tea prepared by a team from the luxury Tongabezi Lodge.
If the water levels are low enough you will also have a chance to take a dip in Devil's Pool, a natural infinity pool perched on the crest of the waterfall. If you're brave enough to take a dip in here you'll feel the Zambezi flowing around you moments before plummeting over the edge while a rock wall stops any chance of you being swept over yourself. You can even take a peek over the edge to the bottom of the Batoka Gorge below.
Availability: The availability of Livingstone Island and Devil's Pool depend heavily on the level of the Zambezi River, and therefore the rains in a given year. Normally though Livingstone Island is available from late-June to early-March, and Devil's Pool from late-August to early-January. This is a popular activity, especially when Devil's Pool is available, so we strongly suggest booking in advance.
Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.
- Start location
- Any of Expert Africa's hotels or lodges in the vicinity of Livingstone
- End location
- Back at your hotel
- Meals included
- Lunch, high tea or snacks - depending on tour booked
- Three hours
- Maximum group size
- 24 people
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