Ilala Lodge Hotel, a luxury hotel based in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, is proud to boast three elegant, monohull cruising boats that provide guests a unique and unsurpassed experience on the mighty Zambezi River. The Ra-Ikane 1, II and III offer a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch and sundowner cruises, as well as private charter cruises. These boats represent the grace of a bygone era and honour the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers and heroes.
Fashioned after David Livingstone’s exploration boat, the Ma-Robert, the Ra-Ikane boats are named after the instrumental guide who accompanied and assisted Livingstone in his monumental discovery of the majestic Victoria Falls. The design of the Ra-Ikane boats enables them to position passengers closer to the water, further up the Zambezi River, and closer to the banks in the shallow water; all these features provide for unrivalled views of African wildlife, which is rich and plentiful in the areas where we conduct our cruises.
Enjoy a brief history of the river with a cocktail in hand as you set out on the Sunset Cruise. Snack on delicacies from the high tea selection, as well as other delectable snacks, and be treated to any of the thirst-quenching beverages...READ MORE
Travel upstream toward Kandahar Island while you enjoy tea or coffee and a delicious continental breakfast buffet. Watch the sun rise over the exquisite river and begin your day with a fresh start and extraordinary views....READ MORE
Sip on cool drinks and find repose from the midday sun on the shady deck, as you watch the banks of the Zambezi pass by. Feast on a mouth-watering lunch buffet of cold meats and fresh salads, while being treated to breath-taking....READ MORE