Sindabezi Island

Victoria Falls, Zambia


Capturing the authentic African bush camp experience in true Tongabezi luxury and style, Sindabezi Island is ‘nature therapy’ for the soul.

Enjoy views of the Zambezi River floodplain and Victoria Falls National Park from your open-fronted chalet, knowing your only neighbours are the resident wildlife. Quiet hang-out spots and the main camp beckon you to unwind amidst the tranquillity of this tiny isle, just 12km upstream from Victoria Falls.

With zero grid dependence, Sindabezi is one of Africa’s top 10 eco-lodges according to Fodors. So the only footprints you will leave behind are in the island’s silky soft sand.

All the chalets are open-fronted and built to face the Zambezi River. They each have drop-down canvas and light curtains.

Chalet 1
Double. Open-air ensuite bath and shower and indoor ensuite toilet. Kettle.

Chalets 2 – 4
Double/twin. Open-air shower. Toilet with a view of the river (not en-suite).

Chalet 4
Double/twin with space for an extra bed, and open-air shower.

Chalet 5
Double. Open-air ensuite bath and shower and indoor ensuite toilet.

Personal Valet
Mosquito nets
Powered by solar panels

Plunge pool
Spa therapists
Free WiFi
Free laundry service

Food & Drink
Onsite organic vegetable garden
Picnic lunch

Victoria Falls
Game drives
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
eDhow cruise
Livingstone Island Tour
Devil’s Pool & Angel’s Pool
Elephant interaction
Microlight flights
Helicopter flights
Bungee jumping
White water rafting
Chobe National Park

Village markets
Livingstone museum
Tongabezi Trust School tour

  • How do I get to Sindabezi?

    Sindabezi is a 15-minute boat ride from the main Tongabezi lodge area.

    Tongabezi is nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River just 12kms upstream of Victoria Falls. Several airlines have regional flights to Livingstone, Zambia (approximately 25 minutes by road) Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (about 75 minutes by road) Kasane, Botswana (about 90 minutes by road and boat)

  • How long should I stay at Sindabezi?

    93% of our guest questionnaires recommend a minimum 3-night stay. Tongabezi has a large menu of inclusive activities and Livingstone also has an immense range of other experiences. A 3-night stay ought to allow for at least 6 adventures.

  • What wildlife can we expect?

    Sindabezi Island is famous for its birdlife. Over 300 species of bird feel very at home in this little paradise. You can also expect to see hippos in the water, and occasionally our friend Horace the Hippo on land, and elephants, buck, and other wildlife on the opposite river banks. If you are extraordinarily lucky you might glimpse lions coming down to the Zambezi for a drink, but you are more likely to hear them at night.

  • Should I be taking a malaria preventative?

    This is a Malaria area and Sindabezi takes every precaution to ensure guests are not bitten by mosquitoes. We employ regularly maintained, amply sized and custom made mosquito nets, fans and supply repellent. Our guests are advised to cover their arms and legs as much as possible and certainly early in the mornings and late in the afternoons.

    Please consult your health care professional regarding prophylactics for malaria at least 6 weeks before your trip or as early as possible.

  • What is the local currency?

    The local currency is Zambian Kwacha. Some nearby activities do accept US dollars. Kwacha can be drawn from ATMs at the airport or in town. At Tongabezi we accept all major credit cards for payment of activities and gifts from our shop. There is a charge of 3.5% on credit cards.

    For up to date exchange rates:

  • Do I need a Visa?

    Visas are required for most passports. If you are interested in a day trip to Zimbabwe or Botswana, we would suggest you research the Kaza visa before you land. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border – please confirm with your embassy whether it is advisable for you to apply for a visa before departure.

  • What if we get sick?

    Many of our staff members are 1st Aid trained. Please ensure your medical insurance is up to date – should serious medical attention be required Speciality Emergency Services will attend to guests. For Covid-19 specific information please head to our Covid-19 information page.

  • Is there electricity on the island?

    The island is run on solar power in order to minimise our negative impact on the environment. The solar runs lights, hot water, and plugs for charging, but please don’t use hairdryers.

  • Is there wifi?

    There is no internet on Sindabezi, but guests can relax in the main Tongabezi areas during the day and catch up on their work or with their families from the comfort of the Hangout or the Lookout.

  • Is there a pool?

    Sindabezi has its own gorgeous plunge pool, but guests staying on the island can also use the two main Tongabezi pools during the day.

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    Your luggage allowance will most likely be determined by the smallest carrier on your route. Please be aware that many charter flights (small planes) will only allow 12 kg per person. Luggage allowance on International flights (from Johannesburg for instance) will be anything between 20 and 30 kg on Economy tickets.

  • Is there disabled access?

    Sindabezi is a sandy island and only accessible by boat. The rooms are also raised in order to remain above the Zambezi when the water rises in the rainy season. Guests need to be comfortable with a couple of steps and walking on sand in order to feel at home here.

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