Sundowners and a stunning Zimbabwean sunset is simply a magical and breath-taking experience especially if the location is VICTORIA FALLS. A visit to the Victoria Falls warrants at least one encounter with the mighty Zambezi, surrounding wildlife and spectacular views of sunsets and African skies. The luxurious, Zambezi Explorer Signature deck provides the ultimate cruise experience on the upper Zambezi River for guests to indulge in sheer luxury whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife sightings along the river with deliciously made canapes and bottomless cocktails.
While planning my girls getaway trip to the falls , I knew a sunset cruise was a must during our weekend trip. Having previously come across the beautiful deck and boat, the stylish Zambezi Explorer – a cruise along the Zambezi on this beauty was inevitable. My never ending growing appetite for luxury in Africa ultimately led me to this stunning signature deck. On our first day of arrival , our memorable culinary experience on Ma Robert another Vessel part of the Pure Africa fleet only increased my desire to experience the Zambezi Explorer . Bookings finally made, the Signature deck lived to its appeal and intrigue. Pure Africa’s Zambezi Explorer is the perfect afternoon escape for the luxury appreciator and holidayer wanting some leisurely time sailing along the Zambezi .
Sunset Cruise Snaps
After a hot day in the falls , our Zambezi Explorer Signature Sun deck commenced around 1600 hrs. From arrival, every little detail is taken care of -starting with the welcome towel wipes and cool ice tea to the friendly and attentive staff . The Signature deck is certainly the highlight of this majestic boat which has an impressive 3 levels. This impressive vessel is solar powered and beautifully styled with comfortable and elegant seating . The signature deck is inclusive of drinks and canapes which makes the whole experience even more luxurious. My hand was never empty with cocktails keeping me hydrated and relaxed under the Falls sun. Sipping refreshing Margaritas, Pina Coladas and Mojitos while taking in the surrounding animals , company , the river bank and beautiful colours in the sky is definitely my way of holidaying.
The movement of the elephants across the river to the islands and banks is a sight not to be missed. The playful animals frolicking in the water much to the amusement and fascination of tourists is truly a memorable African experience. The wild life encounters adds to the overall experience as guests take in the Zimbabwean outdoors .
The canapes are another great addition to the Signature Deck , from sushi , kebabs, to several other canapes deliciously prepared and presented. The experience is simply world class and highly recommended for the luxury traveller . As the sun proceeds to lower itself , the sky ignites with all shades of orange and warm tones as the sun proudly displays its beauty and power in the African sky! This showcase is spectacular and a beautiful way to end a day in the Victoria Falls. A memory to treasure for a lifetime!
The encounter is highly recommended and as we disembarked from the boat to head to the bus returning us back to the hotel . We encountered an elephant close to the river bank feeding , a reminder of the up close and powerful encounters with wildlife that call Victoria Falls and the Zambezi home
I look forward to my return to the falls later this year and for another luxurious Pure Africa Experience. The Signature Deck would be ideal for some Afro House meets Seista de Sol classics and light music in the background . Now let me add that to my next bucket list when I return to the Falls!