Zimbabwe Boat Trips

Private, authentic African river cruises and boat trips along the Zambezi

Set sail with Umdingi on an African river cruise

Introducing the Umdingi African river cruise! Set sail on the world-renowned Zambezi river on our beautiful, private African river boat, perfect for small, private Zimbabwe boat trips.

Picture yourself cruising through the Zambezi wilderness in the astounding Victoria Falls region, listening to the chattering of monkeys in the trees. Imagine the wind rushing through your hair and catching a glimpse of the sinister crocodile, lurking just below the water. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural Zimbabwe habitat and come closer to nature than ever before.

Private Zimbabwe boat trips tailored to you

A Zambezi river cruise is truly life-changing. And with optional add-ons including fishing, river safari and also birding, you’re guaranteed to have a truly inspiring experience. And whether you’re booking a half-day or a multi-day trip, our boutique cruises are designed entirely around you. So, please get in touch with us for any inquiries. We’ll make your dream African river cruise a reality.

Let us ask you some questions

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Have you always wanted to set sail on one of the largest rivers in Africa?
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Have you always dreamed about cruising along the water, a cold drink and some binoculars in hand?
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Are you looking to connect with nature and have an authentic experience – away from the busy, tourist hotspots?

Example Itineraries

We’ve put together some example itineraries that some of our previous adventurers have enjoyed. You can book any example itinerary, or you can pick and choose to design your own unique trip – it’s up to you!

Zimbabwe boat trips – authentic exclusivity

Here at Umdingi, we’re passionate about real, authentic experiences. We’re proud to stand out from package holiday providers offering conveyor-belt travel. We only offer small, exclusive African river cruises and Zimbabwe boat trips. In fact, our private African river boat can only be booked by 2 people This ensures that we deliver a personal experience every time.

It also means that we design each trip around you. Are you a thrill-seeker looking to sail rapid waters? Or are you looking for a laid-back Zambezi boat trip with somewhere to stop halfway and tie up a hammock? Whatever your dream, we make it a reality at Umdingi.

You haven’t truly experienced an African safari unless you’ve immersed yourself in the natural habitat. Think sleeping under the stars listening to the roar of lions, waking up to the sounds of the Zimbabwe wilderness and settling next to the fire for tea, coffee and a freshly cooked breakfast prepared by our in-house local chefs. All gear, equipment, food and beverages will be provided for you. All you have to do is sit back and take in what Zimbabwe has to offer!

Of course, if camping really isn’t your thing, get in touch with us and we’ll arrange a five-star lodge.

Meet your expert African safari guide

Umdingi is run by our very own Zimbabwe wildman, Clint – a born adventurer and Zimbabwe local. He grew up exploring Zimbabwe the way it was meant to be enjoyed – away from the busy tourist traps and with an adventurer’s spirit!

And as Umdingi bookings are so exclusive, Clint is able to accompany most of the trips that are booked. His vast knowledge of the local flora, fauna and culture, as well as his impeccable hosting abilities will make you feel right at home in the African wilderness.

What’s included in our
Zimbabwe boat trips?

What’s included in our Zimbabwe boat trips?

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Choose from half-day full-day or multi-day African river cruise packages.
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We most commonly offer a Zambezi river cruise, however we can arrange for African river boat trips further afield.
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Half-day African river boat trips are five hours (choose from sunrise – midday or afternoon – sunset).
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Half-day trips include one packed meal, snacks and drinks.
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Multi-day trips are all-inclusive – all food, beverages, camping equipment and transport will be provided.
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You’ll be accompanied by a local expert African river cruise guide.
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Multi-day trips are all-inclusive. They typically include a luxury camping package, where hot water showers, all cutlery and dining apparatus, as well as all food and drinks will be provided. However, we can also arrange alternative accommodation for your stay.
Masauso, one of our CREW

Some things to note before you go on a Zambezi boat trip

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Your safety is our absolute priority. Your guide will be there to keep you safe and make sure that you have a truly unforgettable experience.
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Make sure to bring plenty of skin-cover – sunhats, long sleeves, sarongs etc. But bear in mind it will be very hot, so loose, flowing fabrics like cotton.

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Bring a camera if you’d like, but please no flash.
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When booking your African safari experience, you’ll video chat with Umdingi owner, Clint. Clint will get to know your needs and tailor the trip around you. He’ll also provide you with full information about how to prepare for your holiday. So, you can be sure you’re in safe hands!

Zimbabwe Boat Trips

African river cruise add-ons

All of our trips are entirely bespoke here at Umdingi. So, you have plenty of options for adding more exciting experiences onto your African boat trip.

If you’re looking to book more than a half-day boat trip, we recommend adding: