The Zambezi explorer Cruise Company has launched the new refurbished Ma Robert. The flag ship of the company the luxurious Zambezi Explorer is also the largest cruise boat on the Upper Zambezi, was launched on the Zimbabwe side of the river two years ago.
The company broke new ground in providing luxurious and refreshingly new Sunset cruise options on the river for large groups when it launched the ZE. The re-launch of the refurbished Ma Robert is in keeping with this and the boat will provide a similar experience for a smaller crowd. The boat will have a capacity of 80 people whilst the ZE can cope with groups of around 140.
A sunset cruise is something that is included in many visitors’ itineraries, clients are collected by coach from their hotel at 1530 or 1600 depending on the time of year and return after sunset in time for dinner. Cruise options usually include drinks and snacks whilst a national parks fee is paid separately. Apart from enjoying the incredible sunset and views on the river visitors will also see Hippo in the river and other wildlife on the river banks. The bird life is prolific. Sunset cruises take place on a flat part of the river only 3km above the Victoria Falls.
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