Islands of Siankaba

Reviews of Islands of Siankaba

Excellent(94%) From 43 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 43 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.
Mrs H. from Andover
Arrived on: 27-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

Lovely stay, we stayed early in the season and the Zambezi was huge. We were a party of 4 people and the evening
Sundowner boat trip was fantastic, we went out on both evenings. Very comfortable rooms with stunning views. All staff very

Attentive though we were the only guests staying.

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Mr & Mrs S - Sydney
Arrived on: 30-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A lovely quiet place to recover from jet-lag!

We thought the Sundowner cruises were a very enjoyable and relaxing way to see lots of hippos.

We also really enjoyed the visit to the local village and school, where we were most impressed by Malindi the head master, who joined us for dinner one night at the lodge.

Islands of Siankaba is a great place to recover from jet-lag as the sound of the Zambezi river rushing past is extremely soporific. It's also a great place from which to visit Victoria Falls.

Note that there is no air conditioning or wi-fi in the rooms, but this didn't bother us.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Mr & Mrs J - West Sussex
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

Siankaba offers great luxury after the ardors of safari life. A splendid way to end the trip.

Victoria Falls were worth the visit though we went at the lowest point of the year fro flow. It might be worth crossing to view from Zambia at this time of year.

Highlight was the village walk and especially the time with Malindi (who was also with us for dinner one night) at the voluntary funded pre-school was inspirational. There was an unfortunate but important contrast when we visited the underfunded state primary school which lacked the same energetic leadership.

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Mr & Mrs D - West Sussex
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Siankaba is a great way too end your holiday.

We wanted a relaxing few days to end our holiday and the Islands of Siankaba was a brilliant choice.

Run by Bret and Clare with Mellindi, who runs the local pre-school supported by the lodge, in close support. The staff were excellent and looked after us well in a friendly atmosphere and this visit was all we hoped it would be.

Highlight was the visit to the pre-school and as it was my birthday having 'Happy Birthday' sung to me by forty small children.

Being out on the river for sunset and fishing was highly enjoyable if not very successful.

We visited the Victoria falls (45 minute drive) and having seem the falls from the Zimbabwe side some years ago at the same time of the year the view from the Zambian side was disappointing as the eastern cataract is dry in September. It may take more time but going to the Zimbabwe side might be preferable.

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Mr & Mrs L from Aldershot
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Island of Siankaba

Our arrival on the island was very impressive very clean very welcoming and our room was wonderful, we were given the honeymoon suite as we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary . Our first meal, there was a table of 14, the food was served on cold plates therefore the food was cold and not appetizing and one of the guest did not receive a dinner at all which some of the kitchen staff found amusing , it appeared that there was not sufficient food so he had to have a pizza, The next day we were due to visit the Falls so we had a PICNIC, one cold chicken breast one muffin, not good. We did complain and the food did improve slightly but the damage was done we will not go back . Island of Siankaba is not cheap and you do expect first class food, the lack of management on the ground may be the reason

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Mr & Mrs W - Washington
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

A fantastic place on 2 tiny islands in the Zambezi river, the seven double-occupancy chalets are extremely well appointed and spaced out, each has its own private deck, where you can relax and watch the waters of the Zambezi floating by, providing a great feel of nature with a good but not pretentious touch of luxury.

Management and staff were very attentive and kind, the food, including complimentary drinks, was excellent and inventive. We particularly enjoyed the smoked warthog with balsamic dressing and thin slivers of a hard cheese. A nice extra touch was the hosting of the communal suppers by different members of management (including the school teacher Malindi) - bringing local flair and knowledge to the table.

The evening sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi with sightings of hippos and birds and a stop for hors d'oeuvres and drinks in a sheltered cove was a nice experience, as was the visit to the falls on the Zambian side, enveloped at points by the spray from the falls hitting you from the top, bottom and sides - a glory to behold! The Siankaba village morning walk with Joseph, where we visited the school built by the lodge, met some of Joseph's relatives and plenty of other people was lovely. An afternoon nature walk on the island with sightings of monkeys, a giant king fisher, monitor lizards and tracks of more animals brought us even closer to nature.

Overall a great and relaxing experience, which we highly recommend.

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Mr H - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

Siankaba deserves a mention as they went out of their way to make us happy..and when I return with my partner will end the trip there..the sunset cruise and the staff were spot on. Exeptionally helpful and friendly..nothing was too much trouble.

We hope that next year to be able to repeat and possibly expand..
agreat place to visit the Falls from , eveing cruise very good , massage exeptional got rid of my fibrocitis !.. good peaceful place .Staff were all pleasant.. we didnt have time to visit the village. Brett and Graeme were extra helpful regards my son Guy...Thanks to them his bike got him to Lumwana.. 2500 across Africa in two weeks !
Plan to take my partner there sometime in the future..

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful location.

Outstanding food and service. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.

Really enjoyed the sundowner boat trips and being able to sit on our deck and look out over the river. We were able to watch the most beautiful sunrise without leaviing our bed!

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Mr & Mrs J - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Islands of Siankaba is a real treat

We stayed at Islands of Siankaba on our way home, having spent 2 weeks in the bush in Botswana. It was a wonderful return to civilisation, but still with an african feel.

The location and facilites are unbelievable and should not be missed if you're going to Victoria Falls. Nothing could ba faulted about our time there, and we highly recommend it. They went out of their way to facilitate our getting a helicopter ride over the Falls, another unmissable experience. The sunset cruise on the Zambesi was magical.

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The W Group - Berkshire
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

What a shame we were only staying for one night! We were whisked efficiently by boat to the islands. Our tents on stilts over a backwater of the Zambezi were luxuriously appointed, and linked to the main restaurant by an exciting swaying suspension bridge.

A refreshing pool with lovely river views.

A fascinating little hideaway to recover from the excitement of the Kazangula crossing!

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