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Sindabezi Properties

5 Thatched Cottages

Sindabezi Island Camp sleeps only 10 people in 5 thatched cottages dotted around the shores of the island. The cottages have open fronts facing onto the river. This unique design allows you to encounter up close all the sights and sounds of the river and the creatures that live in and around it. Each chalet has its own unique, private river view and every amenity you could wish for including a sundeck, outside heated shower, canopied bed and ‘loo with a view’. At night, you will fall asleep in the glow of a hurricane lamp and be awoken by magnificent sunrises over the flood plains of the river. At night, Sindabezi Island Camp's main camp is transformed into a world of yesteryear, with the absence of electricity adding to the romance and charm of this magical island. 5-star dining on the sand, under the canopy of stars, with the river meandering past and the unmistakable sounds of hippos wallowing nearby, assure an experience never to be forgotten.

Victoria Falls

Year Round

Zambia’s distinctive seasons provide visitors with different perspectives depending on the time of year. As Zambia has a tropical climate, it is distinguished by a dry season and a wet season, instead of summer and winter.

The dry season is from May to November and is the easiest time to travel, with June to August being the coolest months. October is the hottest month in Zambia, so be prepared for temperatures of over 40 degrees celcius if you travel then.

The wet season, from December to March, is has variable weather. In one day, you can have bright sunshine and heavy downpours. The rain does not usually last long, though, and the main downside of travelling to Zambia in the wet season is that many dirt roads become impassable.

The Victoria Falls are spectacular in April and May after the rainy season, though the thick spray may obscure your view. At the end of the dry season, October to December, the water levels are low and one can see the magnificent rock formation.

River rafting on the Zambezi is not safe when the river is in flood in the rainy season from December to March, so check with your consultant on expected conditions if you are considering this.

Game viewing is excellent from June to August, but is best in September and October as game gather around perennial water holes or rivers.

Due to an abundance of water after the rainy season, wildlife is scattered. Vegetation is lush, green and beautiful, but obscures game viewing. However, birdwatching is fantastic at this time of year - much better than during the dry season.
Bird Watching, Fishing, Game Viewing, Canoeing, Boating, Island Lunches & Island Walks.

The Victoria falls is one of the seven "Wonders of the World" and is arguably the greatest waterfall anywhere. Daily excursions to the Falls are a highlight and boating trips to the Zambezi River's islands provide wonderful activities. Fishing and sundowner trips are offered, as are daily visits to the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park for White Rhino and other game. Trips to the Livingstone and Railway Museums and a nearby African village are also offered. Other activities available at extra cost include: white water rafting, river surfing, bungi jumping, abseiling, parachuting, microlight and helicopter flights over the Falls, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and canoeing. The Zambezi National Park is located just across the river, and Lion calls can often be heard at night. Rich birdlife is found in the area. Hippo are regularly sighted (and heard) along the river's edge. Fishing is good, with Tiger fishing featuring prominently in the warmer months. Birding in and around the lodge is superb.
Local Info

Zimbabwe’s north-western border with Zambia is demarcated by the Zambezi river, which flows across a level plateau, thick with riverine bush. It's big game country, and National Parks and private game reserves abound. For some African peace and quiet, the remote Kazuma Pan National Park on the western border with Botswana is little-known and less developed. But the wildlife is the tamest of the attractions on offer here. The Victoria Falls or "the smoke that thunders" is the premier attraction in these parts. Although not at full flow during the winter months from June to September, this is actually the best time to view and photograph Vic Falls - at other times the spray tends to obscure visibility. (Take note that October and November are very hot.) While the Victoria Falls are one of nature’s greatest splendours and Zimbabwe’s most famous World Heritage site, the attendant tourist boom-town is also the adventure capital of the world. Here you can take a canoe up the river (past hippos in the water and elephant on the banks), brave the white waters of the Batoka gorge in a raft, or fling yourself from the world’s second-highest bungee jump.

Sindabezi Island is unique - the discerning traveler's best kept secret. An idyllic, exclusive camp on our very own 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 Island Camp is a private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls. Sindabezi Island is unique as the only island lodge on the Upper Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls area. Hippo and elephant are regularly seen at Sindabezi Island Camp. There is also a resident pels fishing owl and whitefronted bee-eaters nest in the banks under the dining area. Activities include sunrise and sunset boat trips, an afternoon canoeing, fishing, bird walks, a visit to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and a visit to Livingstone town and its 2 museums. Access to Sindabezi Island Camp is by motorised banana boat or canoe.

Sindabezi has only five open-sided thatched cottages, allowing guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in the perfect, pristine setting. Views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience.

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