- Lodge type; Luxury Lodge
- Location; Victoria Falls, Zambia
- Lodge size; 5 Thatched cottages
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
- Private island paradise
- Sleeps only ten people
- Five star dining on a sand bank
- Bird watching
- No electricity
- Sister lodge to Tongabezi lodge
Sindabezi Island Camp is a private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls. Not only is it is the only African bush camp in the area, but the island is also the only bush camp that can be enjoyed exclusively as a private booking. Here, in a haven of natural tranquillity, you will truly experience the sights and sounds of the African bush.
From Sindabezi, the flood plain of the mighty Zambezi and the views of the wildlife in the nearby National Park will capture your soul.
Your stay at Sindabezi Island Camp begins with either a short boat ride or a guided canoe trip down the Zambezi. Along the way, there are lots of opportunities for game viewing, as we pass close to the shores of Zimbabwe where many animals wander from the Zambezi National Park to water at the river's edge.
The Sindabezi main camp area is set on the sand and is the perfect place just to relax, unwind and simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this tiny strip of land. The staff is always on hand to guarantee your every comfort.
At night, this Victoria Falls Island Camp is transformed into a world of yesteryear, with the absence of electricity adding to the romance and charm of this magical island. Five-star dining on the sand, under the canopy of stars, with the river meandering past and the unmistakable sounds of hippos wallowing nearby, assure an experience never to be forgotten.
Sindabezi sleeps only ten people, in five open fronted thatched chalets dotted around the shores of the Zambezi. The camp is very rustic in style with no electricity, wood fires and hot bucket showers on demand. The unique design of the chalets allows you to encounter up close all the sights and sounds of the river and the creatures that live in and around it, including regular visits from Horace, our resident hippo. At night, you will fall asleep in the glow of a hurricane lamp and be awoken by magnificent sun rises over the flood plains of the river.
Sindabezi is ideal for families or a small party looking for complete privacy and is particularly good value. Taking Sindabezi privately ensures a private guide, boat, and vehicle. You can still do all your activities as at the main Tongabezi lodge, but with an added 20-minute scenic boat transfer to and from Sindabezi.
Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island share four chefs, two pastry chefs and two full kitchen teams, headed by the inimitable Chef Zuwi Nawa.
The menus are regularly updated according to the latest international trends as well as the seasonal produce that grow in their own state of the art vegetable and herb gardens and fruit orchard.
Sindabezi is fully staffed and each member of staff acts not only as a host but as a qualified guide, enhancing this unique African experience. Our guides will use their expert knowledge on all of the many inclusive activities that are available from Sindabezi. These include Bird watching; Fishing; Game viewing; Canoeing; Boating; river lunches; river walks; Picnics.
The chances of spotting game from Sindabezi are very good as we are situated just across the water from Zimbabwe's second largest national park. Often to be seen grazing on the nearby river banks are elephant, hippo, many types of game, as well as cavorting baboons and monkeys. One may even be lucky enough to hear the roar of distant lions - a sound you will never forget. There are also over two-hundred species of birds for bird- watching enthusiasts.
Rates from US$ 555.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- local drinks, house and sparkling wine
- Tongabezi Trust School visit
- Lunch on local Island
- Visit the Victoria Falls on the Zambian Side
- Game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
- Walk in the gorge below the Falls
- Mountain bike trail to the local village
- Champagne, premium wines and liqueurs
- Any activities not listed
- All transfers
- All lights
- All curios
- Telephone calls
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature