Tsowa Safari Island is located 40km upstream from the Victoria Falls, in the Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe. It is a 16 bed luxury modern day Explorer style tented camp. Guests are transferred in open 4x4 vehicles from a private entrance to the Zambezi National Park to the edge of the Zambezi river and then transferred by boat to the island. Total transfer time from Victoria Falls is approximately 1 hour.
Sleeping under canvas on the Zambezi River listening to laughing hippo’s upstream or watching a herd of buffalo coming down to drink, it’s simple and natural luxury living in our safari tented camp.
Activities include game drives and guided game walks on the mainland through the Zambezi National Park, guided walks around the island home to magnificent Baobab trees and wonderful bird life, guided rafting down the Zambezi river with a picnic lunch and sun downer cruises on the river. Regrettably no children under 12 years.
Guided walks on the island are on offer daily and are a fantastic way to appreciate the true exclusivity of being on Tsowa Safari Island.
The trail touches all corners of the island with so much to see and learn from your guide along the way. Rare ground lilies flower early in the year and huge Mangosteen and Jackalberry trees line the tranquil river where a breeding pair of Pel’s fishing owls reside.
Other birding highlights can include the Schalow’s Turaco, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Rock Pratincole, African Finfoot and a multitude of other species.
This activity is for children 12 years and older.
Game Drives and Bushwalks
Your game drive "starts" when you are gliding across the swift waters of the Zambezi River to the mainland a few minutes away where your safari vehicle will be waiting to take you on a journey of discovery into the Zambezi National Park. The park is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lion, hyena, giraffe and numerous species of antelope and other plains game.
These guided safari drives are approximately 4 hours and include a refreshment stop – either a coffee stop for morning drives or a sundowner stop for the afternoon safari drives. This activity is available for children 12 years and older.
Walking safaris are offered on the mainland in the Zambezi National Park which is considered a prime big game walking safari area. Your guide will keep you enthralled with his bush craft and abundant knowledge of the creatures, tracks and signs that you encounter along the way, all the while keeping your safety as paramount. There is so much to learn about the bush and being on foot encourages you to really tune in all your senses to fully appreciate all the sights and sounds. This activity is available for children from the age of 16 years and guests taking part do require a moderate level of fitness.
If you are unsure speak to your guides on arrival.
These take place in the late afternoon to enjoy the spectacular African sunsets along the Zambezi River.
Drinks and snacks are served as you cruise up the river while keeping an eye out for animals coming down to drink on the banks of the Zambezi National Park. The river cruise also provides a good opportunity to see some of the abundant aquatic birdlife that inhabits the banks of the Zambezi. This activity is for children 12 years and older.
The Tented Suites
3 River View Safari Tents - doubles/twins. Size 10m x 3.5m including inside bathroom, verandah and outdoor shower
5 River Deck Safari Tents - doubles/twins. Size 10m x 3.5m including inside bathroom, verandah, outdoor shower and private deck overlooking river
Facilities at Tsowa
Battery Charging Facilities
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service (Available)
Laundry Service (Complimentary)
Balcony / Deck
Tea / Coffee
All rooms face the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi National Park, so you'll often see wild animals grazing on the hotel lawns - while seated comfortably on your private patio area.
River View Safari Tent
2 adults + 1 child u16
These tents are of generous proportions, stylishly furnished and situated to take full advantage of the shade and river views, nestled as they are on the edge of the island on the banks of the Zambezi River under the shade of deep forest. Each tent has a small covered verandah set near the river’s edge and looks directly across to the Zambezi National Park. The tents have both indoor and outdoor showers.
River Deck Safari Tent
2 adults + 1 child u16
The River Deck tents are situated in a prime spot on a secluded spur of the island in the shade of magnificent trees providing fabulous views upstream and across to the mainland where wild animals roam free. Each tent has a private deck over the river’s edge and looks directly across to the Zambezi National Park. Indoor bathroom with shower and an outdoor shower.
Rates and Packages
pps from $322
Book within 14 days
Accommodation in a luxury tent
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas, coffees and soft drinks
Local beers, housewines and non-premium spirits
One Zambezi National Park game drive per day
One sundowner river cruise per day
1 guided island walk
Return transfers to Zambezi National Park entrance
Price excludes flights/ transfers to the lodge. Please request these when enquiring.
Last Minute SA Res rate can only be booked within 14 days of stay.
Please Note that all packages marked in Rands are issued by the lodge for SADC residents only. Rates for international guests will be quoted seperately in USD. Please send us details of your intended itinerary, we have excellent rates for international visitors and will advise you on an itinerary that will suit you and your budget
Rates may change due to currency fluctuations.
Although airport taxes are included these may increase or decrease slightly due to currency fluctuations and changes in govt taxes
Tsowa Safari Island Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
nightly rates from $322
nd Safari Lodge
Situated on a 1.5 km long and 400m wide island that has never been inhabited and is fringed by lush forests, guests will be accommodated in stretch Bedouin style tents with timber frames and sides on wooden decks overlooking the Zambezi River.
Our travel experts will be able to advise you on all aspects of your trip, from a weekend break for locals to a multi destination itinerary for international visitors to the region. Contact us with your requirements or to set up a Skype call and we can discuss your trip with you.
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Kind regards John and Alissa
Royal Livingstone Hotel,
Victoria Falls, Zambia
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