Tsika Island Camp

Reviews of Tsika Island Camp

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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited Tsika Island Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tsika Island Camp review

During my stay at Chongwe, I spent one night at Tsika Island - Just 40 minutes by boat from the camp. This intimate camp "forces" you to switch off from the rest of the world! It is a very special place.. The accommodation is slightly rustic but very comfortable and by the time you have tasted the excellent food prepared especially for you by the local chef and enjoyed conversations without interruptions with the only other guest (that was my case!), you can enjoy a privileged private island sleep! It is a wonderful place to disconnect.

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Mr & Mrs B from Maryland
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tsika Island Camp review

We went to Tsika primarily to canoe back to Chongwe the next day, but unfortunately there was too much wind for safe canoeing on the Zambezi. However, we had a wonderful sighting of elephants playing in the river and a very interesting walk through the nearby village.

Tsika is a very small and basic camp, but our bungalow was comfortable and the food was superb.

We were accompanied on the trip by 2 guides, a boatman, and a chef, and there were 3 staff members stationed at Tsika, for a staff:guest ratio of 7:2, so we were very well taken care of.

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Mr & Mrs G from Bristol
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tsika Island Camp review

This was the highlight of our trip to Lower Zambezi. It felt like a mini expedition setting off to the island for the night. The island is beautiful and the accommodation the perfect balance between rustic charm and comfort.

We took the time to visit the local village and school, which was fascinating and put our whole trip into perspective. Spending the following day canoeing back to Kasaka was great fun and gave us some great wildlife sightings along the river.

We were surprised to find that not many people were aware of this being an option from Kasaka but would thoroughly recommend it.

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Mrs W from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tsika Island Camp review

The boat trip to get there was interesting and fun

The elephants wandering around the camp

Canoeing back to base was exhilourating dodging hippos

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Ms W from Berkley, CA
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tsika Island Camp review

Very secluded lovely location on the Island in the Zambezi river. It was wonderful at this peaceful secluded camp.

We enjoyed the visit to the village which was educational for us. Seeing an actual subsistence farming village and listening to our guide describe the challenges of life with elephants as the primary pest opened our eyes to the problems of life in other cultures.

The canoe trip back to Chongwe was provided an active way to see the sites.

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Mr & Mrs G from Sweden
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Relaxed and peaceful setting at the riverside

Long river trip to Tsika Island, rather windy, beautiful scenery. Tsika island is perfect for a day or two of complete relaxation (apart from the 45 elephants in the camp the morning we arrived), between different activities.
We went up to Chiawa culture village as well as the village itself. Went to the school and the orphanage and had the opportunity to talk to some of the representatives of the village.

Once again deeply impressed by the work performed by the teachers and head master at the village school. As we have understood the schools lack recourses and yet they are able to make "miracles".

Relaxing evening, with sundowner, a nice dinner in candle light and early to bed. And as always hippos walking around the house during the night, only this time the elephants were there as well.

We did the 35 km canoeing back to Chongwe the following day. Partly bumpy due to strong wind, unusual for this time of the year. The logistics around the canoeing was very good. After we had done two thirds of the distance it was time for warm and very good lunch, and some discussions on the various tracks on the beach. Further down during the canoeing we had elephants coming down to drink. We had hippos and crocs also during our entire trip. When we were almost at the the camp Caroline waved welcoming to us from the top of the riverbank

The guides were very good, knew what they were doing.

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