Whether you’re feeling laidback and lazy or active and adventurous, you set the pace of each day spent on Sindabezi Island. There is something indulgent in waking up knowing you have the whole day to yourself, without a set itinerary. The only thing we ask of our guests is to be back on the island by nightfall. You won’t want to miss the magic that settles over the island at night.
There is a lovely range of Zambezi activities to enjoy while staying on Sindabezi Island. You might like to start the morning on lazy sunrise boat cruise drifting down the Zambezi River and then end the day on our river sampan for a dinner quite unlike any other. And of course, the activity that steals the show, is your visit to the mighty Victoria Falls. Explore all options below.
All the activities at Tongabezi, our sister property, are open for our Sindabezi guests to enjoy.
Besides our wide range of safari activities and other adventures, we absolutely love to engage our clients in local experiences that make a positive difference in our communities.Find Out How
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?
A groundbreaking addition to the Sindabezi experience – the world’s first electric dhow! Float along the Zambezi River on a sunrise or sunset cruise in a hand-crafted wooden dhow, without any of the noise or emissions of a fuel-engine boat. All cruises start and leave from Tongabezi main.
A superb vantage point from which to witness Victoria Falls is from Livingstone Island. Tongabezi offers five trips a day to Livingstone Island. A twin-engine boat will take you on a thrilling journey through the fast-moving channels of the Zambezi River. Once on the island, you will be given a guided tour, learning about its history from ancient times when it served as a sacrificial site to the present day and its UNESCO World Heritage status. Tuck into some teatime treats, which are made and served to you on the island by the Tongabezi team.
Devil’s Pool is famous for attracting thrill-seekers from around the world, offering daring swimmers the chance of a life-changing adventure that is completely safe. It is just a short swim from Livingstone Island and one of our guides will be with you at all times. It features as part of the Livingstone Island tour. Devil's Pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January when the Zambezi water levels are low enough for swimmers to take the plunge.
This is a breath-taking experience that opens up a different perspective of the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge and Zambezi River. Whether you choose the 15-minute or 30-minute flight, you can expect spectacular views from this completely open air aircraft that is able to fly fairly low over 'The Smoke That Thunders'.
The 'Flight of Angels' helicopter trip is the chance to see and appreciate the Zambian landscape in all its vast beauty. The helicopter has specially designed bubble-shaped windows that allow for panoramic viewing and great photographic opportunities from all seats. It is an incredible angle from which to view the Victoria Falls and the winding Zambezi River.
This one is for the daredevils! The incredible force of the Zambezi River crashing down Victoria Falls creates world-famous rapids in the gorge below. With names like ‘Mother’s Revenge’ and ‘Devil’s Toilet Bowl’, you will understand why we say these rapids are not for the faint-hearted. If you get a kick out of extreme water sports, then these raging rapids will get your adrenaline pumping.
Chobe National Park is home to Africa's greatest concentration of elephants and it is amazing to see these iconic animals drinking, swimming and playing in the river while out on a boat safari. It’s not just about elephants though, as hippo, buffalo, bushbuck and puku are regulars to the riverside as are various kingfisher species, saddle-billed stork and African darter. The park is on Botswana’s northern border with Zambia, which makes a day trip to see some amazing wildlife relatively easy.
The Royal Livingstone Express is an exceptional nostalgic experience which combines the luxury and charm of five-star rail travel with the wild beauty of the Zambian bush. The train is an all-inclusive leisurely journey starting just before sunset and taking you through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You can do this activity with a happy heart knowing about their reforestation carbon-offset programme!
You are completely immersed in the bush during this walking safari in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, as your knowledgeable guide leads you to where the rhinos have been spotted that day. Once you have located the rhinos, you may be able to get quite close and it is difficult to not be humbled while in the presence of these tragically endangered animals. Along the way, your guide will talk about the surrounding ecosystem and animal spoor you come across.