Zambezi Truth, Victoria Falls | Hideaways Life-Changing Experiences

Zambezi Truth, Victoria Falls

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.

Your Experience

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.

Zambezi Truth, Victoria Falls


The Zambezi flows through six countries and along its course is characterised by floodplains, rapids, gorges, and a gentle steady flow. The Zambezi is the lifeblood of Victoria Falls town, a travel hub for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. The small town is home to the massive waterfall that is a World Wonder and there are many adventure activities to partake in as well as charming cafes, restaurants and bars to mingle with locals and other travellers.


From USD 120 per person

SADC rates available. Please contact us to enquire.

Zambezi Truth, Victoria Falls

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Safari Collection

Each of our Hideaways collections have been designed to deliver an extraordinary safari experience, in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique conservation areas. With over 30 years of travel experience, unprecedented hospitality and the finest bespoke eco-offering, we ensure that our guests experience the best of Southern Africa in absolute comfort and style.

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Join us on Zambezi Origin or Zambezi Tribe, one of our two hand-crafted dhows; where every plank and every screw was hand-cut and passed through the capable hands and inspection of exceptionally skilled East-African craftsmen.

Comfortable cushioning along the entire length of the boats invites you to sit back, rest your head and absorb the sounds of the river while silently gliding through the waters of the Zambezi.

We strongly believe that the most memorable moments are the ones we share with friends and create ourselves – allow us to take you along a journey where you become part of the experience, it could be mixing your own gin-cocktail, connecting with your skippers and learning some sailing skills.

Drinks and mezze-style snacks – ideal to share with new friends in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere – are creatively prepared by innovative chefs.

Choose from sunrise, morning, sunset or afternoon voyages or hire the entire dhow for your own private experience.

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