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.
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:
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
DepartureYour Livingstone Accommodation
Departure TimeSee Description
IncludedAll InclusiveGuide IncludedMeals IncludedOn-Site BarOn-Site RestaurantPhotos/Video Available (Extra Charge)Refreshments AvailableRiver ViewsSafety Equipment Provided
Not Included5 Star AccommodationAir-Conditioning in RoomAirport Shuttle (Extra Charge)Airport Shuttle (Free)Breakfast IncludedCleaning Service ProvidedGarden ViewsLaundry Service (Extra Charge)Personal GuidePhotos/Video Available (Free)Swimming PoolTV in Room
Transfer to the Cafe
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