Sindabezi Island Lodge
Sindabezi Island Lodge is utterly unique – a private island paradise on the Zambezi river, upstream of Victoria Falls. This is the discerning traveler’s best kept secret.
Your stay at Sindabezi Island Lodge begins with either a short boat ride (20 mins) or a guided canoe trip from Tongabezi Lodge (its sister lodge) down the Zambezi river to the island. The main camp area has a shaded sitting area whilst lunch and dinner are usually alfresco under the trees. Sindabezi Island is the perfect place just to relax, unwind and simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this little peace of heaven.
Sindabezi sleeps only ten people in five open-sided thatched chalets dotted around the shores of the island. Here you can soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in luxurious yet rustic style. The chalets are completely open to the front (so not for everyone) and each has en suite bathroom with bath or shower, some have loos with views. Hot water is provided by state-of-the-art solar heating which also provides ambient lighting. The honeymoon chalet provides just that extra little touch of romance with a ball and claw bath and stunning view but frankly, all the chalets are stunning. At night, you will fall asleep to the quiet grunts of nearby hippos and in the morning you are woken by magnificent sunrises over the flood plains of the Zambezi river.
Activities at Sindabezi
The chances of spotting game from Sindabezi Island are very good as it is situated just across the water from the second largest national park of Zimbabwe. Often to be seen grazing on the nearby river banks are elephant and hippo as well as cavorting baboons and monkeys. There are also over two-hundred species of birds for bird-watching enthusiasts.
Inclusive activities at Sindabezi are exactly the same as at Tongabezi (but with an added 20 minute boat transfer to and from the island). This include canoeing on the Zambezi, island lunches and picnics, a visit to Mukuni park, boating at sunset, a visit to Simonga village, guided tour of the Victoria Falls, guided bush walks including bird watching, fishing, tour of Livingstone museum, game drives and visits to the Maramba market. Experience all these activities during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night.
Sindabezi Island is ideal for a small group or a family looking for complete privacy. (Children can only stay here if the island is taken on an exclusive use basis). If you have time, we recommend combining some nights at both Sindabezi Island and Tongabezi, perhaps enjoying the river related activities at Sindabezi and venturing further afield to Victoria Falls, markets and village when at Tongabezi.
Chalet - Price per person from: $ 520Tucked away on the banks of the island all four Chalet's have solar heated showers and distinctive ‘loos with a view’ set along private wooden walkways. Although perfectly secluded, the island is also ideal for families or groups who would like to consider a private booking.
Honeymoon Chalet - Price per person from: $ 566Chalet Five is the ‘Honeymoon’ chalet and is situated on a secluded sandy shore at the end of the island. The brand new, old fashioned clawfoot bath is perfect for two. Thanks to the solar panelling, hot water and ambient bedside lighting is assured.
The entire Sindabezi Island is also romantically lit with traditional hurricane lamps and candles.