The luxurious and remote Siankaba consists of two islands located amidst the Zambezi River, 24 miles upstream from the thundering Victoria Falls and just 30 miles from Chobe National Park which teems with wildlife.
The 7 luxury chalets (located on the smaller of the two islands) are raised up above the ground in the tree canopy on the edge of the Zambezi River linked by a winding raised walkway, keeping guests safe and protecting the fragile environment underneath. The dining room, bar, massage suite and swimming pool are located on the larger of the two islands. The islands are linked by a suspension bridge and raised walkways.
The chalets are made from teak and canvas and offer spectacular views across the mighty Zambezi, lie awake at night to the sounds of wildlife all around you and enjoy the morning chorus from the array of birdlife to arouse you from your comfortable bed, which has been positioned to maximise the river views. The private viewing decks from each room offer the perfect spot to savour a gin and tonic from your mini bar whilst you watch the Zambezi meander by.
During your stay enjoy the variety of activities on offer, many of which are included in your rate, especially a trip to the Seventh Wonder of the World – Victoria Falls. An additional activity which is something unforgettable is a helicopter trip over the falls and if you opt for the 30 minute ride rather than the 12 minute ride you get to experience flying through one of the gorges which is a magical feeling. Sunset cruises from the lodge and mokoro rides are highly recommended as you get up close and personal to the grunting hippos which reside in the river and the chance to spot an enormous crocodile basking on the banks.
Islands of Siankaba Information
- Location: Livingstone. A 45 minute road transfer from Livingstone airport.
- Accommodation: 6 tents and 1 honeymoon tent
- Activities: Tour of Victoria Falls, nature trails, cultural tour of Siankaba Village, helicopter flights, elephant back safaris, trips to Livingstone Island, micro-light flights, fishing
- Facilities: Swimming pool
- Weather: The dry season is from April to August when it can cool down at night and during the early mornings and then it starts to warm up from September through to November when it is dry, the falls are less full at this time of year. The wet season from December to April is good for birding and the falls are “mightier”.
- Children: 10 years and over are welcome