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1. Batoka Gorge Dinner

This spectacular dinner venue is perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, located down stream from the Victoria Falls as the Zambezi River continues to wind through the gorge for another 120km. Shangaan Warriors with their songs, drums and traditional dancers wait to greet the delegates as they disembark from the transfer vehicles and take in the incredible ambiance. The very nature of dining out in the open air next to the Batoka Gorge with wild country surrounds and the firelight brings out the basic human in all of us. With this and the elements added to age-old customs of the tribal dancers, the melody of their ancestral songs, the ancient beat of the African drums, and you have a potpourri of African magic in the palm of Mother Nature. Tasty and tantalising cuisine, cool beverages and excellent service, make up the rest of what is regarded as the ultimate in the Bush dinner experience. We have many options to enhance the table and the décor area at the Batoka Gorge. We could also arrange for pre-dinner cocktails, marquees, tents, enhanced lighting and entertainment for the group.

2. Village Lunch or Dinner

The Chief of our Village invites you to a truly African experience. The sun has set beneath a blanket of stars, as you arrive at the Village. Once seated, the dutiful maidens are tasked to serve you with a welcoming beverage of African Beer, served in traditional enamel cups. The Chief’s Courtier will briefly explain the ways of village life whilst the village ladies serve you snacks of special African Delicacies. Behind the firelight, African music sounds with delightful rhythms and tunes. Dinner is comprised of a delightful array of truly traditional fare. Seated around the fire, soak in the stars, the night sounds of the village and indulge in the idle chatter of your companions. This is how it has been for the thousands of years and is a truly African experience never to be forgotten. Shangaan dancers can be added to the nights entertainment to sing songs of welcome and entertain you through the night.

3. Elephant Café

Have a 5* star meal experience on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone, Zambia. The meals served at The Elephant Café are prepared using fresh local produce, with an emphasis on wild edibles. The dishes are beautifully presented, healthy and very tasty. Meals on offer between early morning breakfasts, lunches, high tea and three course dinners. The Elephant Café can be combined with an Elephant Interaction. Visitors have the choice of transferring to the Elephant Cafe by road which is an approximate 30 minutes’ drive or by speedboat which would collect them from either the David Livingstone Safari Lodge deck. If transferred by speedboat the ride would take approximately 30 minutes depending on game sightings along the River.

4. Lookout Café

Perched on the rim of the Batoka Gorge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe the Lookout Café is a fusion of spectacular views and exquisite food. The African Contemporary styled restaurant is designed to emphasize its unique panoramic view of the Victoria Falls Bridge and Batoka Gorges, which form part of the spectacular backdrop. Built with eco-friendly and recycled material, the Café is infused with conservation ethos. With a mouth-watering menu, a lively selection of cocktails, and the best view in Victoria Falls, the dining experience promises to be a sensory overload. The Lookout Café is the ideal spot for lunches in combination with a tour of the Victoria Falls or a high wire activity.

5. The Boma Dinner & Drum Show

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a “must do” Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specialising in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts. On arrival, you are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalising aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky. Your meal begins with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts. Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach. You can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energising interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening.

6. Vulture Culture Lunch

This award-winning restaurant is open on three sides and overlooks the waterhole at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, offering a unique opportunity to view elephant and other wildlife as you enjoy your meal – truly some of the finest dining in Victoria Falls. At 1300hrs daily guests are invited to have lunch at the restaurant and witness the feeding of wild vultures, clients are invited to an education session regarding the feeding habits and the conservation and ecological importance of raptors and scavengers. Book a table with gorgeous views of the waterhole, frequented by buffalo, elephant, warthog, various antelope and an endless stream of colourful African birds.

8. Bush Dinner

The star studded African sky, provides the most memorable dining experiences in the bush, where guests can dine in style and seclusion in the heart of the wilderness. Upon collection the guests are transferred from their hotels to the bush venue, where they can enjoy an evening of privacy with a delicious 3 course meal prepared by our chefs, undisturbed by anyone except the sound and sightings of wildlife. After-dinner bonfire or simply gaze up at the stars in this enchanted safari setting. Various bar options are available, from standard through to premium brands and transfer vehicles are on stand bye to transfer the guests back to their hotels once the evening draws to an end.

9. Zambezi House

Along the shores of the iconic Zambezi River lies the “Zambezi House – Restaurant”. Drawing upon the vibrant cultures of African markets and social scenes and the modern trends of “café life styles” found in the thriving metropolises of African cities, Zambezi House offers an ambience like no other. The only Restaurant in Africa to be named in the Conde Nast list of “the 25 most beautiful restaurants in the World”, the Zambezi House philosophy is simple- food should be enjoyed with family and friends. As such, the small concept menu focusses on informal and communal eating- a true African tradition.

10. Craft Beer & Gin Tasting

The River Brewing Company is the first and the biggest micro-brewery in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Each beer is brewed from pure Zambezi water, the finest German malted barley and hops from the Pacific North-West. All the ingredients offer something utterly unique. Time is spent with the The River Brewing Company Team and a full brewery tour including beer and gin tasting paddles. The brewery also serves delicious meals that are infused with local ingredients.

11. Raft Restaurant

The floating Raft Restaurant is stationary and anchored in the main stream of the Chobe River, Botswana. It overlooks what is arguably the most game rich island in the whole of the Chobe region… with regular sightings of elephants, buffalo, lechwe and host of large herbivores drawn to the endless supply of lush green grass throughout the year. The Raft Restaurant is open daily for lunch and access is a mere 15-minute boat ride from Kasane. The traditional barbecue is simple yet, delicious; with each person’s steak cooked to their liking. Lunch includes a traditional “braai” style menu of 3 meats, 2 salads, a warm dish with garlic bread and of course, a dessert.

12. Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest Café situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure. The perfect stop after a long, yet awe-inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site, and enjoying the spectacle of a natural wonder of the world. The menu offers a full range to suit any appetite, wraps, salads and toasted sandwiches, homemade burgers, famous Zimbabwean steak and fresh Zambezi Bream. The powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.

13. High Tea

The Royal tradition of ‘high tea’ stretches back to the mid-1700s as an afternoon meal. Sink into upholstered armchairs and enjoy sweet and savoury delights served by two of the region’s 5 star hotels. The Royal Livingstone Hotel and The Victoria Falls Hotel both offer an afternoon of traditional delights in combination with spectacular views of the spray from the Falls. Feast on a selection of sandwiches, patisserie creations, and scones with preserves and Chantilly cream.