Sindabezi Island

Livingstone

Sindabezi Island is unique - an idyllic, exclusive camp on a private isle on the Zambezi River, it is the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored. Experience the large number of activities in the area during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night.

Sindabezi has been on this stretch of the river for over twenty-five years, and some of the team members have been with the company from the beginning. With an extensive menu of inclusive activities which range from river safaris to a visit to our very own Trust School, Tujatane. Guides also recommend an additional range of exclusive excursions throughout the area.

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Sindabezi Island
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An island on the Zambezi River in Zambia overlooking Zimbabwe. Accessed via a fifteen-minute boat ride from Tongabezi, which is a 25 minute drive from Livingstone Airport or a 35 minutes drive from Victoria Falls. 

Information

4 open-sided thatched Chalets and1 honeymoon open-sided thatched chalet

The chalets features include:

Fans
Charging plugs
Out door showers overlooking the Zambezi River (The Honeymoon Chalet also has a bath)
Mosquito net
Safe
Private dining 
Private valet

Room Interior View from the bathroom Honeymoon Outdoor Bath Honeymoon Chalet Exterior

The island has:

Plunge pool and deck
Sampan – Floating deck for private dining on the Zambezi
Lounge and Dining area

 

Worth knowing: Guests have to be back on Sindabezi before dark. This means that certain late activities may not be possible when staying on the island. Many guests work around this by spending one night at Tongabezi and two on Sindabezi.

Included activities are:

Guided visit to Victoria Falls 
Game drive through Mosi oa Tunya National Park
Island picnics
River Safaris (sunrise and sunset)
Private sampan breakfast or dinner (depending on availability)
Fishing with our guides
Visits to the local markets
Guided tour of Simoonga or Mukuni Village
Guided bike rides
Lunch or breakfast on a Malawian wooden dhow on the Zambezi
The Island Sand Bar
Visits to the Tongabezi Trust School or Twaabane Art Centre

All external activities are extra and can be arranged directly at the lodge or pre-booked through our team.

Sanpam Boating Canoeing Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls

Children 15 years and above are welcome.

There are no family rooms on the island.

Island accommodation is open all year round.

The Tongabezi Trust School was set up by Vanessa Parker, who was previously teaching as a volunteer in Livingstone. Vanessa is the wife of Ben, who established Tongabezi in 1990 together with the late William Ruck-Keene.

Tujatane has grown from a pre-school class of 15 children, to a primary school with over 290 students. The school has charity status in the UK and is completely funded on donations. Apart from the first classroom, which Tongabezi built, the development of the school has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of donors all over the world. These donations range from individual child sponsorship, teacher sponsorship, help with food programme, medical programme to building projects.

The Tongabezi Trust School also funds many of their students through to high school, university, and apprenticeships. Tujatane alumni now include pilots, doctors, lawyers, teachers, clinical officers, accountants and much more besides. In fact, many of them work at the school or at Tongabezi itself, proving how empowering and supportive our little community is.

Sindabezi runs on solar power, which means no air conditioning or hairdryers.
There is no WiFi at Sindabezi. Guests can access internet before and after activities whilst at Tongabezi.

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