Zambezi Truth (Hideaways)

Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park

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Join us for a unique voyage aboard a bohemian styled dhow and experience the humble serenity of the magnificent Zambezi River before it ultimately cascades into the mighty Victoria Falls.

Sail gently upstream, without the noise of loud motors or bustling crowds, where only the lapping water and gentle swooshing of the sail punctuates the ambiance as guests take in the exquisite natural beauty of their surroundings from this unique vantage.

As the only traditional sail boats in Victoria Falls, the two dhows, Zambezi Tribe and Zambezi Origin, stand out beautifully and romantically on the Zambezi River with their striking silhouettes, providing the ultimate sense of personalised adventure.

Experience authentic barefoot luxury and feel in-tune with nature, floating along the river, feeling the boat gently rocking you, taking in the sights and sounds around you, literally taking off your shoes to lounge luxuriously on large light blue canvas cushions, feeling freedom and simplicity without compromising on comfort.

As a sail-boat, no noisy engines interfere with your experience; the boats are sustainable & eco-friendly, which is at the heart of Hideaways’ ethos of touching the earth lightly. The soft natural materials and light colours of the dhows blend in beautifully with the environment.

By respecting the past and using traditional African innovation we are providing a truly unique memory of a beautiful journey along one of Africa’s most legendary rivers. The only one of its kind.


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Reviews 4

African Sojourner - via Trip Advisor, USA 13 February 2020
Our time on the Zambezi Truth helped us to exhale and soak up the beauty of the Zambezi River at sunset. Being with a small group, away from the crowds and having "the quiet" of the dhow all make the experience special. Thank you for your great review. Glad the experience could help you exhale and just relax for a few hours. Sounds amazing. Please do return for another voyage in the near future. All the best for 2020.
30Oogs, South Africa 1 February 2020
We went on the Zambezi Truth boats on our visit to Vic Falls in December 2019 and had the most fantastic experience. It truly is a unique and one of a kind experience sailing down the majestic Zambezi river in silence on the beautiful on the only dhows on the river. The hosts were fantastic and informative and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the river... we will most certainly do it again! Thank you for your lovely review.We are pleased that you had a great experience.You welcome to sail again at anytime. All the best for 2020.
Tourist 677410 - via Trip Advisor 31 January 2020
Stepping onto the dhow is like stepping into a dream. We were welcomed by the captains who immediately transported us into the tale of how this boat travelled from the East coast of Africa, to the top of the Victoria Falls. As we sailed, the story continued - explaining the explorations of David Livingstone down the same channels. Glass of wine in hand, and the water lapping against the wooden boat slats, it was easy to disappear into tales of the past. The captains were extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife we spotted along the river, and were open to all our wine fuelled questions! Such a fun and unique cruise experience, seated amongst cushions below the sails - wine, food and incredible sunsets! Zambezi magic. Thank for the beautiful review. Zambezi Truth is a very special experience and we are super happy that you got to sail with us. Please take care and all the best for 2020.
EvJones - via Trip Advisor, South Africa 28 January 2020
Excellent river cruise. Delicious snacks and well informed crew who provided an informative and unforgettable way to enjoy the Great Zambezi Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and hope that you took many beautiful pictures.
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Telephone +27 21 671 7729
Mobile +27 72 490 3287
Skype Hideawaysafrica
Price Mid-range


SADC Specials
With the Zambezi breeze in your hair and and your feet rooted to the wood of East Africa, hop aboard a Zambezi Truth dhow on the Zambezi River upstream of Victoria Falls for a wonderful sundowner sail. Special SADC rates of US$50 or US$30 per person (includes drinks and snacks). Expires: 1 December 2020
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