Capturing the authentic African bush camp experience in true Tongabezi luxury and style, Sindabezi Island is ‘nature therapy’ for the soul.
Enjoy views of the Zambezi River floodplain and Victoria Falls National Park from your open-fronted Chalet, knowing your only neighbours are the resident wildlife. Quiet hang-out spots and the main camp beckon you to unwind amidst the tranquillity of this tiny isle, just 12km upstream from Victoria Falls.
With zero grid dependence, Sindabezi is one of Africa’s top 10 eco lodges according to Fodor's. So the only footprints you will leave behind are in the island’s silky soft sand.
Our five thatched Chalets are designed to blend into the Zambezi wilderness, bringing elements of nature indoors so that you are completely immersed in island living whenever possible.
Where else do you travel to and from your lodge in a speed boat, game and bird watching on the way. Our room was large with wonderful views overlooking the river and stunning sunsets. In the morning, our butler brought our tea, but we were already up and watching the large variety of beautiful birds. The food was great and more than plentiful with lovely fresh vegetables and salads all grown at Tongabezi.
- The Cahills
While Captain Ronald (the closest you will come to meeting a real-life Indiana Jones) takes you over the sparkling Zambezi and its multicoloured banks, you descend on this pearl of an island. This short boat trip, which we took nearing sundown, forebode our stay on the island - you don’t have words for it, it is phenomenal. From the staff’s hospitality and delicious meals to the all-surrounding wildlife, this small river getaway is a once-in-a-lifetime’s experience.
Our multi-generational family stayed for three nights over new year's. Ronald, our boat captain/guide, was wonderful! He shared lots of knowledge about the animals, the river, Zambia. On the island, Lawrence and his staff make you feel like family and are very accommodating to needs of kids (we had two teenagers with us). We had a mobility issue with my mom and the staff was ALWAYS available to help her on the island.
- Leigh H
We are deeply embedded within our community and environment, and encourage your engagement in our education, health, farming and sustainability projects.
Be inspired by how a small classroom has become a school of over 240-students from surrounding villages and be a part of supporting its ongoing success.
Meet some of the people of Simonga village, found just outside Livingstone, while on a locally guided tour, from which funds are directed back into community development here.
Visit this farm that is run jointly by the Tongabezi team and Mukuni community to promote food sustainability by supporting residents to grow their own gardens.
Learn about how the Tongabezi team is championing healthy environments and small-scale farming in neighbouring communities by planting indigenous trees, including fruit-bearing species.
Dip your sandy toes into our splash pool while taking in the beauty of neighbouring islands on the Zambezi River.
Continue your fitness routine in our fully-equipped gym, with the added bonus of stunning garden and river views.
Take a seat at one of the world’s most exclusive pop-up bars and tuck into a private picnic lunch or sundowners next to the Zambezi.
Celebrate one of Africa’s most famous natural icons, Victoria Falls, from within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Falls.
Explore the mighty Zambezi River by power boat at sunrise or sunset, complete with snacks and drinks.
Encounter a variety of wildlife in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park from the comfort of an open vehicle.
Set a rod up against your very own river and wait for a nibble – is there anything more relaxing than that?
Invite your guide or host to sit with you around the campfire if you’re keen to stargaze and hear tales of the African wilderness.