Islands of Siankaba

Reviews of Islands of Siankaba

Excellent(95%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 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.
Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 25-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful Location

Fantastic location - beautiful room overlooking Zambezi. Loved the rope bridges and mastered them very quickly! Very relaxing and picturesque with the opportunity to do a variety of activities - something for everyone. Excellent food and service. Fantastic sunrises over the river. Great for birds and hippo.

Management were pleasant, friendly and competent. We were persuaded to take helicopter trip over Victoria Falls - I'm glad we did as it was very enjoyable and we would probably have regretted it if we hadn't.

The walk with village elder to the local villages was worthwhile, interesting and rewarding.

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The Louries from London
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Quite outstanding in all respects!

A very impressive and beautifully appointed series of small lodges ideally located on the banks of the Zambezi. Most of the staff beamed with pleasure almost continuously and the more senior managers (Lisanne and Sonia ) went out of their way to meet our every wish and at very short notice, including activities that were not normally undertaken (such as horse riding.) A wonderfull start to our brief Africa holiday for both of us.

However be warned that use of Mastercard incurs a 10% extra charge.

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Mr & Mrs G - Norfolk
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

A lovely camp in an idyllic location on the river. Only downside is the distance from Livingstone as if you arrive in the afternoon and want to go to Victoria Falls the next day it is 3 quite long and dull car journeys on the trot - it may be better to go to Victoria Falls before going on to Siankaba if you are flying in to Livingstone if that is possible?

Birdwatching is quite interesting but if i had gone to Botswana first it would have been a real let down. Much better to do this at the start rather than at the end of a trip.

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Dr D - Berkshire
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Islands of Siankaba review

Personal attention, just the right amount of encouragement to socialise with other guests, very relaxing,safe, a great place all round.

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Mrs R Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Blissful end to the holiday

This was a complete change from the safari part of the holiday but the perfect end to our visit to Zambia. The staff could not have done more to make us feel welcome; they did all possible to make our stay relaxing whilst still doing what we wanted to do in the area. They arranged our visits off-camp to the Falls and we were accompanied by an excellent local guide at all times.

The highlight was the visit to the local village and school, which was a privilege and so interesting.

The accommodation at Siankaba is sublime, with the pleasure of enjoying a luxurious bath after a week on safari being beyond my powers of description! We left the Islands reluctantly - we felt totally rested and loved the location right on the Zambezi which just seems to encourage peace and quiet. The staff were wonderful - mindreaders all!

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Mr H from Camberley
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great camp in lovely position on zambesi

friendly and efficient team , flexible approach to your needs
good food
lovely position and stylish lodges
lovely sundowner and mokoro trips
we didn't do the village ran out of time which was a real pity
why would you want to stay in a hotel in livingstone?

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Mr C - Berkshire
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A wonderful introduction to Zambia

Once we arrived we were delighted with Siankaba - we had to wait for over 4 hrs for our flight and wondered if we would have been better driving up? When you get off a night flight a bit of action would have beenb prefereable to waiting around for all that time. Also we were not met by the Zambian airline rep although we saw other people being met and directed to where they needed to go.

Everything about Siankaba was beyond our expectation. It was VERY cold at night and only one room had electric blankets - the other hot water bottles.

We enjoyed the walk to the village. We were not able to have a go on the canoes (can't remember the proper name) as not enough to go round and another group of 4 had booked them.

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