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Located on a private island in the Zambezi River, Sindabezi is a small and exclusive camp that sleeps 10 people in five open-fronted thatched chalets dotted along the shore among the trees. The majestic river flows directly past the rooms, which are built on stilts just above the water, which gives life to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and an array of birdlife. This award-winning eco-lodge is solar powered, and adding further romance to the ambiance are hurricane lamps that provide the only source of light after dark. Sindabezi’s sister property, Tongabezi Lodge – a 20-minute boat trip away – offers activities that include trips to the Victoria Falls, boat cruises and canoeing and fishing.

Visit Africa’s favourite water feature, the Victoria Falls, and witness ‘the smoke that thunders’ from the Zambian side (for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, coincide your trip with full moon to experience an incredible lunar rainbow over the falls). Raise your adrenalin levels battling grade 4 and 5 rapids on an exhilarating white-water rafting trip down the mighty Zambezi. Try to land a feisty tiger fish or hit the quieter channels for some fly-fishing in breathtaking surroundings. Spot big game on a 4x4 game drive through the Victoria Falls National Park, which boasts a tropical rainforest growing in the spray of the falls. Clink glasses of bubbly with a loved one as the setting sun paints a dazzling picture on the Zambezi’s sparkling waters during an open-air boat cruise. Or simply stay put and enjoy personalised hospitality while soaking up marvellous river views or having a soothing massage treatment.

Sindabezi is suited to seasoned travellers looking for a barefoot-luxury wilderness experience that includes open-air bathrooms. Prioritising romance, privacy and seclusion, this solar-powered riverside camp offers a sanctuary from where eco-conscious guests can enjoy the best of the region from exclusive accommodation founded on exceptional service.

highlights

  • Excellent river views from all chalets
  • Accredited International Ecolodge
  • Low carbon footprint & solar power
  • Proximity to Victoria Falls while maintaining privacy
  • Scenic dining locations by lamp light
  • Exclusive honeymoon chalet

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Sindabezi’s sister property, Tongabezi Lodge is a 20-minute boat trip away and offers numerous activities, ranging from day trips to see Victoria Falls and sunset boat cruises, to quad biking (ATVs), scenic helicopter flights and cultural tours.

The rustically gorgeous riverside chalets are connected by a wooden walkway to the communal area where a covered dining area, cosy lounge and bar make guests feel right at home. There are several small secluded areas to relax away from other guests while enjoying superb river views.

The Tongabezi Trust School is an education facility set up by the owners of the lodge – who also own Sindabezi – for the teaching of underprivileged children in the surrounding community and can be visited by guests from either property.

 

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Bar

Dining

Enjoy meals under the thatched gazebo alongside the river teeming with wildlife. Breakfast starts with a small buffet before English-style options are cooked to order. Intimate lunches are occasionally served right on the sand just metres from the water’s edge or in the comfort of your open-fronted suite. The absence of electricity adds to the charm and romance of mealtimes with the soft light of hurricane lamps illuminating the delicately laid tables. As a special treat guests are taken out by boat at sunset to a table floating in the middle of the river where they enjoy a 3-course dinner by lantern light. 

Thatched Chalet

The thatched chalets built on stilts above the water are open-fronted to offer totally unobstructed river views. The en suite bathroom faces the water and is complete with beautiful brass fittings, free-standing tubs and a ‘loo-with-a-view’. The decorative elements complement the neutral tones of the natural surroundings with wooden floors and high ceilings creating a relaxing space. The quaint sundeck outside the front is equipped with furniture made for lazing around and an outdoor, solar-powered shower. Your only light-source is romantic hurricane lamps, of which you will find plenty in your suite. This is ‘unplugged’ at its truest (camera and phones may be charged in the main lodge).

The charming honeymoon chalet has an outside claw-foot bathtub built onto the sundeck.

Thatched Chalet AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area
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    Outdoor shower

Activities

  • Boat excursions
  • Canoe trails
  • Day tours
  • Fly-fishing
  • Full-day safari
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • Historical tours
  • Horse-riding
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Quad-biking trails
  • Sunset cruise
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $570 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $495 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Honeymoon Chalet Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The people and workers were wonderful and pleasant at each of the resorts. Every place was clean and quite comfortable. The food was exceptional and of the highest quality at all of our resorts. Arathusa and Sindabezi were luxurious, even though Sindabezi didn't have electricity on the island there was however solar power. We loved listening to the sounds of nature at night, and we are not the camping type.

    Maryann Walaski, August 2013
  • How wonderfully pleasant it is to be on your own island with a small group of other seasoned travelers. Watching the Zambezi river flow past the deck, colorful birds perching in the tree nearby is just the average morning and afternoon at Sindabezi. The managers work very hard to make all request happen and are often directly involved to the activities. I don't know how they prepare the food to be so tasteful in such a small setting. These folks try very hard. I like the kind of travelers the Sindabezi attracts, a traveler seeking a different experience with importance more towards quiet more personal activities. I think I like the Zambia view more than the Zimbabwe view of the falls, at least during the month of April.

    Steve Peterson, May 2013
  • Sindabezi was absolutely fantastic - so much so that I almost cried when I had to leave!

    Emma Martin, May 2012

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Ashley Groenevelt

Ashley Groenevelt

Africa Safari Expert

"Sindabezi is one of the most romantic places I've ever stayed! While quite remote and rustic, the views and nighttime sounds are incredible. Total wilderness!"

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Sindabezi was absolutely fantastic - so much so that I almost cried when I had to leave!

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