Islands of Siankaba Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Islands of Siankaba Lodge

The Islands of Siankaba is a stunning, upmarket lodge with the most enviable of locations. This small retreat is spread across two islands, upstream from Victoria Falls and about an hour's journey from Livingstone.

Islands of Siankaba Lodge is among the most luxurious retreats in the Livingstone area. It is located upstream from the Victoria Falls, some 30 miles from Livingstone town centre, and built across two separate islands in the middle of the Zambezi River. Low suspension bridges link the two islands, with the main lodge buildings and guest chalets split between the two.

Islands of Siankaba Lodge is remote and exclusive, sleeping just fourteen guests in seven guest chalets. The chalets are positioned in the tree canopy, and blend in naturally with the dense forest surrounding them. It's a beautifully-designed lodge; a luxury retreat but at the same time very much a part of its natural environment.

Due to its distance from the Falls and Livingstone (about an hour's journey, by boat and by car), Islands of Siankaba is ideal for those looking to enjoy a longer stay in the area. The long journey to the Falls and back means it's not ideal for short stopover visits. A three or four night stay at the end of a safari is the best way to experience Siankaba, giving you time to take in the Falls as well as the many activities offered by the lodge, including excellent boat cruises and birding tours.


Fashioned out of teak and canvas, Siankaba's seven chalets enjoy a secluded location on the densely forested island, each with its own private viewing deck overlooking the Zambezi. The chalets are raised a few metres from the ground, and linked to the lodge's lounge and dining area by a foot bridge.

From the outside, the canvas and wood rooms barely stand out from the surrounding forest, but inside they are luxuriously furnished, with gorgeous full-size beds, polished teak furniture and wooden floors carpeted with thick rugs. The en-suite bathrooms are set on separate platforms at the back of the rooms, and feature large bathtubs and showers.

One of Siankaba's chalets is a honeymoon suite, which has its own private garden deck with loungers, and separate dining area and lounge.


Meals are typically served around the communal dining table overlooking the river, but you can choose to dine privately if preferred. Delicious set menus are provided for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a light buffet with hot dishes to order.


- Swimming pool
- Spa
- Lounge and bar


- Visit to Musi-Oa-Tunya National Park
- Fishing and sundowner boat trips (island lunches can be arranged)
- Visit to a local African village (Simonga)
- Croquet, Bush golf and Nature Walks all on the property

At extra cost:
- Specialist birding outing
- Water sports: white water rafting, river boarding, canoeing, jet boating
- Helicopter and micro light flight
- Abseil/Gorge Swing/High Wire/Bungee Jumping
- Lunar rainbow trip (Mar - June at full moon during high water)
- Horse riding
- Chobe safari

Child Policy

Islands of Siankaba will only accept children over the age of 10. It is recommended for families with older children only - the rooms are exposed to the water.