Cruise along the Victoria Falls aboard the " African Queen".  Other boats sailing in the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is famous for its sunset booze cruises and this is a “must do” experience. But you don’t have to be an alcohol drinker to enjoy the experience of being on Southern Africa’s largest river. You are certain to see hippo and crocs and possibly elephant during the excursions, which last about two hours on average. During the dry season, elephants often swim to the islands to feed and there are a couple of pachyderms that have taken up full-time residence on the island of Kalunda opposite the jetty on the Zimbabwean side of the river. Generally, tour operators arrange for you to be picked up from the hotel, lodge or B&B, and driven to one of the many launch sites along the western bank of the Zambezi. From the Zimbabwe side, the ride out to the boarding points varies depending on where you are staying and how many pick-ups the drivers have to make, but generally the wait is not more than 10 to 15 minutes. From the Zambian side, boats tend to depart from hotel docks.