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. (Tongabezi is its sister lodge). You canoe or boat down the Zambezi river to the island. Here the main camp area has a shaded sitting area. But 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 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 they not for everyone). And each has en suite bathroom with bath or shower, some even have loos with views. State-of-the-art solar heating provides hot water and ambient lighting. The honeymoon chalet provides that extra 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 wake to 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. Elephant and hippo are often seen grazing on the nearby river banks. 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, Livingstone museum, game drives and visits to the Maramba market. Experience all these activities during the day. And then return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away.

Sindabezi Island is ideal for a small group or a family looking for complete privacy. (But 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 exploring afield to Victoria Falls, markets and village when at Tongabezi. Or you can combine it with a Victoria Falls hotel...

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Tucked 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

Chalet Five is our ‘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 our solar panelling, hot water and ambient bedside lighting is assured, The entire Sindabezi Island is also romantically lit with traditional hurricane lamps and candles.


Sindabezi River Lodge – Kate’s review

I’m a sucker for a stylish Robinson Crusoe vibe, and this certainly fits the bill. It’s much more developed/stylish than before. But still with oodles of charm and romance.

There are five chalets including two honeymoon chalets at Sindabezi Island Lodge. These are considerably smarter and don’t cost that much more so I would definitely plump for these.

These are larger with own bath with a view, and hammocks. The Sunrise room overlooks Zambezi National Park (Zim side) so sometimes have animals coming down to opposite riverbank to drink. The Sunset Room is same size of room but has a large open shady area to sit in, can do private dinners there Note - all rooms have open bathrooms to the side of the bedrooms (no enclosed loo)

The standard rooms are fine but quite a bit smaller. Th bathroom, incl toilet, is open to the room, which is not ideal so be warned.

Practical Comments

  • Sindabezi now has a small plunge pool for the camp
  • Dining and sitting central mess tents
  • Treehouse, quiet chill-out area
  • Note: Fans only at moment but adding the eco-friendly “Air-Breeze” cooling system over the bed in early 24 which will be a game-changer for the hot months of Oct-Nov.


Cedarberg : Kate Bergh

Special offers

Free Flights

Stay 4+ nights at any combo of Green Safaris camps and connecting flights or road transfers directly to/from the camps are free

Stay 4+ nights at any combo of Green Safaris camps and connecting flights or road transfers directly to/from the camps are free. Green Safaris lodges include Tongabezi Lodge, Sindabezi Island Lodge, Ila Safari Lodge, Chisa Busanga Camp, Shawa Luangwa Camp, Sausage Tree Camp, Potato Bush Camp in Zambia AND Kaya Mawa camp in Malawi on Likoma Island.

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Book a min of 4 nights at any one or combination of lodges and they include all flights and transfers

Book a min of 4 nights at any one or combination of lodges and they include all flights and transfers

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Family Suitability

Doesn’t accept children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Fishing, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife