Islands of Siankaba

Reviews of Islands of Siankaba

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Below are independent comments from 49 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.
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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Ms 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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Mr & Mrs B from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Island Life on the Zambezi

After the intimacy of the bush camps, a bit more touristy with other guests clearly doing Africa and stopping over primarily for the Falls. Rooms starting to look a bit weary, but staff very friendly and helpful, and our guide was superb.

The walk around the village was enlightening and uplifting in spite of the obvious difficulties facing the villagers in their daily lives.

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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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