The Islands of Siankaba is a beautiful river lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, between the Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. The islands are reached by a good tarmac road, a well maintained dirt road and finally a great boat ride on the lodges own barge. The entire trip takes approximately 40 minutes. The views are simply breathtaking and we even got to see hippos further down river.
The lodge consists of two densely forested sand islands linked by a beautiful rope and wooden foot bridge. The principle guest amenities are found on the larger of the two, while the smaller island is home to the guest chalets. This island overlooks the Zambezi towards the game reserve on the southern bank, making for some spectacular views. Siankaba is very exclusive and only sleeps a maximum of 12 people in its 6 teak and canvas cabins. Each cabin is far removed from its neighbour, ensuring a private and secluded retreat from any disturbances.
These luxury cabins are raised high above the ground and into the tree canopy, where their balconies overlook the river below. The effect this creates is quite unique and it feels as if youre actually living in some kind of an extravagant tree house. The construction materials used to build the chalets are all natural and blend perfectly into the surroundings.
We were informed that the design of the chalets was based on extensive research into the specific needs of travellers. It definitely seems to have worked!
Accomodation at Islands of Siankaba The rooms consist of 6 wooden cabins perched on teak platforms overlooking the Zambezi River. They can be reached by a beautiful footbridge from the main island and are all connected by winding raised pathways. They are however placed quite far apart to ensure your utmost privacy.
Their en-suite bathrooms are truly beautiful and even come equipped with ball and claw bath tubs - adding that special touch. They have private toilets and complimentary toiletries. The bathroom is on a raised level, while the bed is downstairs, overlooking the river.
Double or twin rooms are available and are extremely stylish and well-equipped with ponchos for those wet days, laundry bags, mini bars, ceiling fans, private safes and large mozzie nets to ensure your utmost comfort. The finishes compliment the natural surrounds and are of a very high quality.
They are currently building a honeymoon suite with a much larger deck and room for a private sitting/dining area. The views from this one are spectacular, and it will attract many newlyweds and romantic couples.
Dining at Islands of Siankaba The dining room has a great view over the river and is a nice laid-back area where guests can come to enjoy a good meal. The lounge area, which is right next to the bar, has a selection of comfy couches and almost looks like a lounge straight out of a classy house only it is out in the open on an island!
The meals are haute-cuisine in the bush and of a high calibre. In the afternoons tea and snacks are served on the deck of the main lodge.
The bar is fully stocked and offers a variety of drinks to quench your thirst after a long, hot day. Look out for the rain frog that likes to sit on the framed painting behind the bar.
Amenities Swimming pool
Sun loungers and hammock
Partially open river-view dining room and lounge
Fully stocked bar
Room facilities: En-suite bathrooms (ball and claw baths and separate showers)
Large mosquito nets
Ponchos for rainy days
On-site Nature trails (great for bird watching)
Sunset river cruises
Guided fishing trips
Makoro (dugout) canoe trips (with your own paddler/guide)
Local village visits, including clinic and schools
Off-site Game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya and Chobe National Parks
Guided tour to Livingstone Town, museum and Victoria Falls
White water rafting
Elephant back safaris
Horse back trails
Helicopter and micro-light flights
Islands of Siankaba - Zambia Victoria Falls Accommodation
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