Tintswalo Lodges has taken over management of the Siankaba camp on the banks of the Zambezi River, serving up a distinctive African experience that few can match.
- Tintswalo Lodges has an exquisite collection of six family-owned and run properties situated in unique locations within Southern Africa.
- Tintswalo at Siankaba is the latest addition to the portfolio, offering a unique offering on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia.
- Sipping a gin & tonic during a water safari or enjoying a luncheon on an island are just some of the unique experiences offered at Siankaba.
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Accessible by train on a luxurious Rovos Rail voyage or a 90-minute flight from Johannesburg, Livingstone in Zambia is seeing some significant growth and development. From lush resorts to boutique lodges, the area is seeing a resurgence of interest post-Covid, as adventure seekers and romantics at heart are heading to this world-famous location, partly to view the spectacular Victoria Falls but also to experience all the attractions this slice of Africa has to offer.
The Sandton Times set out to see some of the latest attractions and developments, getting a first-hand feel of what guests can expect – and it’s nothing short of fabulous!
Having visited Livingstone’s latest major resort development, Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, it was time to head upriver for an intimate experience. Situated on natural islands in the Zambezi River, accessible only by small speedboat, Tintswalo at Siankaba offers scenic elegance that blends into its environment.
Situated on two densely forested islands in the mighty Zambezi River, Tintswalo at Siankaba is a luxury tented camp well placed around 38km from Victoria Falls and 48km from the Chobe National Park, providing convenient access to some of the region’s top tourist attractions. Tintswalo at Siankaba marks a milestone for the well-known Tintswalo brand as it crosses borders for the first time, selecting this slice of paradise along the Zambezi River in Zambia.
Tintswalo at Siankaba brings a new adventure and another unique perspective to our portfolio, but it does have that one unique characteristic shared by each of the Tintswalo properties – it really has ‘soul.’
// CEO of Tintswalo Lodges, Lisa Goosen
In November 2022, following a thorough renovation, the camp reopened as a luxurious tented camp, able to accommodate 14 guests in seven suites perched high above the ground in the shade of the Zambezi River’s canopy. Every one of the tented suites has a luxurious bathroom and an own balcony that overlooks the river, encouraging guests to unwind while taking in the scenery of the river and the Zimbabwean riverbanks nearby.
In a uniquely African fashion, Tintswalo at Siankaba conjures up ideas of adventure and beauty. A natural forest serves as a backdrop, fostering a sense of calm. A home for an astounding variety of plant and animal life, it is a location of breathtaking natural beauty. A meandering, elevated walkway and a rope bridge connects the tented accommodation, keeping visitors secure whilst safeguarding the delicate African habitat below. Overlooking the natural splendour is a sizable deck with seating and dining places, as well as a pool with loungers beside the water.
A visit to the Victoria Falls and a trip to a local market are both included in the stay. At the lodge, visitors may also go fishing, take a sunset boat cruise, and go on informative nature walks to learn more about the island’s forest and its amazing trees, some of which have medicinal uses.
Other activities include taking a cultural tour and seeing the nearby communities, taking a Mokoro boat excursion down the Zambezi River, indulge in an in-room massage, or riding a bicycle with a bamboo frame made locally to explore the area around the island.
Rates are full inclusive of accommodation, all meals and house drinks, Wi-Fi, guided excursions, as well as round-trip transfers from Livingstone Airport, which is served with non-stop flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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