Livingstone Island lies in the middle of the great waterfall, and is the island from which Dr Livingstone first viewed the Falls. Trips are run exclusively by Tongabezi between July and March (subject to water levels), with guests transferred to the island from the Royal Livingstone launch site by boat. There you'll have the opportunity to take in the scene – gazing over the edge, perhaps bathing in a few small pools, and having a gourmet meal in an exclusive setting. Three trips are offered daily; choose either breakfast (called 'breezer'), champagne lunch or afternoon tea and cocktails. When the water's at its lowest, around October and November, you can sometimes walk across the top of the Falls to the island, climbing over rocks, exploring pot-holes and crossing small streams along the way. Strictly speaking, it is not permitted for safety reasons and to keep people from trespassing on the island. More than likely, you will be turned back and prohibited from the island. You also run the added risk of being stuck on top of the Falls, should water levels unexpectedly rise. If you do go, be aware of the risks, proceed cautiously, stay along the Falls' edge and respect the privacy of the island.
Rates: All prices are inclusive of transfers and park fees. Breezer (full English breakfast) US$45; champagne lunch US$90; afternoon tea US$70 (this includes traditional high tea and a full bar with hors d'oeuvres)