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Mushili Way, Livingstone, Zambia

The Elephant Cafe, Livingstone, Zambia.

The Elephant Cafe, Livingstone was awarded Zambia’s Best New Restaurant 2016 and is now rated as the number one restaurant in Zambia on Tripadvisor. The Cafe is a tented exclusive restaurant built on a wooden deck overlooking the Zambezi River, just a few kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. Sitting only 24 people, this exclusive Livingstone restaurant is like nothing else in the country. The cafe grounds are home to a herd of hand-reared elephants, saved as orphans from poaching many years ago.

The River Safari

The Elephant Cafe, Livingstone, is a 25-minute boat ride upriver from the Victoria Falls. The boat transfer becomes a meandering river safari within minutes after setting off. You can see many species along the way including elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, crocodile, zebra and a variety of antelope and bird life. This Victoria Falls restaurant sits in a place that is not only breathtaking, it is alive with the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Elephant Interaction

Once you arrive at the Cafe you will have the opportunity to interact with the resident elephants. These gentle giants, hand reared after being rescued from the ravages of poaching, are awe inspiring. The size of these magnificent beasts needs to be seen to be believed. When one of the large males eats from your hand, your heart can’t help but to skip a beat or two.

The Dining Experience

The Elephant Cafe Livingstone experience ends with a 5 star gourmet meal produced by the Chef-de-Cuisine, and the team, who specialise in creating incredible food using fresh, locally-sourced food and wild edibles.

The Elephant Cafe Livingstone offers three experiences in one:

The Elephant Cafe

You have the option of arriving by speedboat or by road transfer from your Livingstone accommodation. Return transfers and limited alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks are included in the rate. Minimum Age is 10yrs.

Reservations for Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea or Dinner are available. Advance Reservation and Notification of any Special Dietary Requirements is essential!


High Tea (by boat) – US$180.00

High Tea (by road) – US$135.00

Dinner (by road) – US$180.00

Dinner (by boat) – US$220.00

Breakfast (by boat) – US$195.00

Lunch (by boat) – US$220.00

Lunch (by road) – US$185.00

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Your Livingstone Accommodation
  • Departure Time

    See Description
  • Included

    All Inclusive
    Guide Included
    Meals Included
    On-Site Bar
    On-Site Restaurant
    Photos/Video Available (Extra Charge)
    Refreshments Available
    River Views
    Safety Equipment Provided
  • Not Included

    5 Star Accommodation
    Air-Conditioning in Room
    Airport Shuttle (Extra Charge)
    Airport Shuttle (Free)
    Breakfast Included
    Cleaning Service Provided
    Garden Views
    Laundry Service (Extra Charge)
    Personal Guide
    Photos/Video Available (Free)
    Swimming Pool
    TV in Room

Pick Up

You will be picked up at your Livingstone accommodation.

Transfer to the Cafe

Depending on whether you have chosen a road transfer or speedboat transfer, you will be picked up from your pick up location and will either be driven to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge where you will begin your speed boat transfer to the Cafe, or you will be driven directly to the Cafe.

Welcome Refreshments

Upon arrival at the Cafe you will be provided with refreshments and a welcome message from the Manager who will explain the do's and don'ts and the safety aspects of the elephant interaction.

Elephant Interaction

You will spend a little time with the orphaned elephants, getting up close and feeding them whilst the head guide tells you their stories about how and why they ended up where they are.

Meal Time

After further refreshments you will be asked to take your seats as you are served an exquisite 3 course meal (or high tea). After your meal you will have time for some after meal drinks.

Return Home

Transfer by road back to your accommodation in Livingstone.

Tour Location

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone

Situated upstream from the Victoria Falls and the hustle and bustle of Livingstone, The Elephant Cafe's deck protrudes out into the river making you feel a part of the scenery that surrounds you. The boat trip to the cafe takes you up the slow meandering river where sightings of animals such as elephant, hippo, crocodile, zebra, buffalo and various birds and antelope are possible.