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Sindabezi: Information from the owner

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About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Sindabezi, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
23 Apr 2024
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Facilities at Sindabezi

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Restaurant, Spa
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Clothes Press, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic
Nearby activities
Adrenaline Activities, Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Hiking, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Kayaking / Paddling, Massages, Mountain Biking, Museums, Quad Biking, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises, Scenic Flights, Wildlife Tours

Room types at Sindabezi

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Chalets 2-4

Tucked away on the banks of the island all Chalet's have solar heated showers, and distinctive ‘loos with a view’ set along private wooden walkways. Although perfectly secluded, the island is also ideal for families or groups who would like to consider a private booking.

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Honeymoon Chalet

Chalet Five is our ‘Honeymoon’ chalet and is situated on a secluded sandy shore at the end of the island. The brand new, old fashioned clawfoot bath is perfect for two. Thanks to our solar panelling, hot water and ambient bedside lighting is assured, The entire Sindabezi Island is also romantically lit with traditional hurricane lamps and candles.

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Sunrise Chalet

The Sunsrise Chalet has all the same features as chalet's 2-4 but is on the other side of the island and gets to enjoy those beautiful sunrises and a little more privacy.

Activities at Sindabezi

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Join one of our guides on a walk around the island with binoculars and a bird book to spot some of Sindabezi’s diverse birdlife. Or if you would prefer to range a little further afield, you can take your talking bird book (Captain Ronald, for example!) into one of the boats and float around the nearby islands to see what you can find.

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Explore the Mosi oa Tunya National Park

This is the only wildlife park in the area that provides refuge to white rhinos, which are closely protected by anti-poaching units. While on your game drive, keep an eye out for giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra and diverse bird life.

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Set a rod up against your very own river and wait for a nibble – is there anything more relaxing than that? There is no need to leave Sindabezi Island at all, although if you’re looking for a little more excitement, our guides do know the best spots to take a boat and hope for tiger fish.

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Introduction to Simonga Village

Enjoy a short cycle to meet the friendly people from the Simonga village

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Island Picnic

Let our guides pick you a shady spot on a sandy island nearby – Sindabezi is not the only magical island on the Zambezi for those that love feeling entirely isolated from civilisation. Good company needs equally marvellous food and drinks, and our picnic lunch or sundowners and snacks match the occasion.

Livingstone Museum

A place to learn about Zambia's culture and natural heritage.

Maramba and Mukuni Markets

The Maramba and Mukuni markets are visited daily by hundreds of people from Livingstone and surrounding areas. They come to buy everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to chitenge, the bright patterned fabric characteristic of Southern and East African fashion. One of our team will be there to guide you through the marketplace and will be there to help you with buying from vendors if you need.

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Plunge Pool

Dip your sandy toes into our splash pool while taking in the beauty of neighbouring islands in the Zambezi River. Even the hippos will be a little jealous as you float in the cool water or relax on a lounger under the trees.

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Sampan Dining

Dine in true Sindabezi style while anchored offshore in the Zambezi River on a floating platform. This is a breakfast or dinner experience quite unlike any other. Attended by waiters, each meal is paddled out one course at a time to your private sampan. For breakfast, we advise an early start before the real heat of the day settles in. The sampan dinner is the only activity that will return to the island after nightfall.

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Sand Bar

Kick back at the Sindabezi Sand Bar in the middle of the Zambezi with that special person (or people) in your life. In true pop-up style, the location of our sandbar in the changes depending on the time of the year as nearby islands appear and disappear. So you never know where on the river we might take you.

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Sunset & Sunrise Cruise

There's always plenty to see on the Zambezi River

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Tujatane School

All guests are invited to visit, engage with, and learn from the Tongabezi Trust School’s 280 bright, talented students, all of who receive free education and nutritious meals at Tujatane. In fact, if you are only going to do one happy thing during your stay at Tongabezi, we’d suggest it is a tour of this school.

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Visit the Mukuni Community Farm

Come and explore some of our 1,200 hectares of sweet veld, which is rapidly becoming a fully sustainable, organic community-run farm. You can personally compare our sustainable farming techniques with nearby traditional farming methods.

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Visit Victoria Falls

See one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with a trip to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side and as a non-inclusive activity take a trip to Livingstone Island and a dip in the famous Devil's Pool

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