Islands of Siankaba

Reviews of Islands of Siankaba

Excellent(95%) From 44 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 44 of our travellers who have visited Islands of Siankaba, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr H & Miss M - Huddersfield
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Well-appointed lodge on the Zambezi

This lodge has a very special location on 2 small islands in the Zambezi river and arriving by motor launch adds a certain something to the experience of staying there. Lodges are very comfortable with excellent beds, showers and terrace area...but a little cool at night in the winter months (though electric blanket in the bed was greatly appreciated).

Food and service is of a high standard and we enjoyed the activities in which we participated e.g .Victoria Falls tour and Sunset Cruise each afternoon, but we thought there could have been more activities on offer at the Lodge itself - such as a bird-watching trip as there was plentiful bird-life all around. However we did both enjoy having excellent massage from the very good therapist who currently works there and it was unfortunate that our visit coincided with a public holiday period, which meant that a visit to the local school was not possible.

All in all, a very comfortable and beautiful location.

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Mr & Mrs M - Warwick
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

A great location and ambience which we would recommend to anyone. Staff friendly and helpful and sunset boat rides with drinks in the middle of the Zambezi fantastic.

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Mr F and Ms C from Toronto, Canada
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relaxing way to finish our trip

We were looking for a place to end our vacation in a relaxing manner and it did not disappoint.

We did the falls tour and took a mokoro ride and nature walk. The rest of the time we just enjoyed relaxing on the island.

Would have booked a massage as well but they were fully booked so book early if you know you want one.

Food could have been better and we were a little surprised they didn't acknowledge our 30th anniversary.

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Mr Z & Ms D - Vancouver
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Prof B & Dr B from Warwick
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

What a jolt from the bush camps! Fantastic location ( we had Room 3 - Mahogany - with breathtaking views of the Zambezi). But it felt more of a production line hotel experience than the bush camps - probably affected by a different clientele. This was compounded by having to make rapid choices about options for the Victoria Falls - all of which seemed very expensive (I still do not know if they would have been cheaper if we had arranged ourselves). Food seemed less interesting and vaired as we had experienced in the bush camps. In the end we took none of them and still felt very happy with seeing the falls on their included tour.

What really surprised us was how positive and interesting the village tour was - a really interesting insight into Zambian society that I would not have been able to get in any other way. The mukoro rides were brilliant and a final mukoro sundowner in the middle of the Zambezi an experience not to be missed.

In the end we warmed to the place. At first we thought it too far from the Falls but in the end it did exactly what we wanted as we relaxed on our last days in Zambia.

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Ms W from Austria
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay at Siankaba

Islands of Siankaba is a wonderful place. The staff is truly fantastic, after 10 days of safary they made me and especially my mom feel very comfortable and welcome as part of their family. My mom speaks very little English but she had no problem at all getting along and communicating with all members of staff, particularly Bessie (the esthetician), Humphrey (our host), Sector with whom we did the most amazing sunset cruise in a mokoro, the village tour and the nature walk as well as Lucky, with whom we visited the falls.

We were very happy that we had decided to stay three nights at Siankaba as this place is truly idyllic (the chalets are overlooking the Zambezi and you go to sleep with the sound of the river) and there is so much to do. On Sunday, we went to church (the choir lead by Lucky was great) and visited the village, including the school. We had an interesting chat with the village chief and the school teacher before heading back to the lodge by boat.

Next time at Siankaba, we'll have to stay longer to do the mokoro trip and the village walk again and to include hightee on Livingstone Island as well as the rhino walk. We would also love to see all of the staff again!

Siankaba was the perfect lodge at the end of our holiday.

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Mrs D from Ireland
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

Beautiful lodge, nice staff

As regards the spa, Bessie is Very good and gives excellent treatments and massages.

Would not call their food "Superb Cuisine", it's rather "hit an miss", with some good dishes and some not so good.

While staying there, you are quite far away from all the activities offered. Personally, it felt all too "quiet" after 10 days in the bush and it probably would have been better for me to visit the islands of Siankaba at the start of a trip rather than the end.



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Christina & Loukas - Greece
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A place to relax

Ilands of Siankaba was the perfect place to end our holiday in Zambia. It is a great place to relax after having spent some time in the bush!

The setting is lovely and quite, the tents are spacious, clean and comfortable. The food is excellent and the staff is very warm and polite.

The one thing that we found negative, given that the Falls is the area's main attraction, is that it takes about one hour drive to get to Livingstone.

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Mrs T. & Mr S. from Ohio - USA
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Islands of Siankaba

Our Zambia trip concluded with a stay at the Islands of Siankaba.

The lodge sits on two private islands on the Zambezi. It is about an hour from Livingstone airport or the Victoria Falls, but the location is definitely worth the drive. We were fortunate enough to spend two nights in the Honeymoon Suite, which sits at the very end of an elevated path connecting the tents to the main lodge. Equipped with a large balcony, an additional patio and an outside seating area it felt even more private than the other suites.

Just like in every other place we stayed the staff and the food here were excellent. We visited the Victoria Falls "old style", i.e. walking along the falls and getting very wet. If you want to feel its power there is no better way than walking along the Knife Edge trail and hearing the thunder of Mosi-Oa-Tunya.

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Mrs K & Mrs T - California
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

The Islands Of Siankaba is located on a small island in the Zambezi River. The rooms are connected by walkways above the ground. The property is very unique it it's design.

The staff were always available and very helpful. The only draw back it is at least a 45min drive to get into town and the falls. The food was excellent, our favorite of the trip.

Whilst in Victoria Falls these travellers did 25-minute Helicopter flight. Here's what they said about it:
The flight over the falls was fantastic. Well worth the cost. We sat in the front and had an exceptional view of the falls. This was the best way to see them and I highly recommend a flight.

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