Sindabezi Island Lodge

Zambezi River, Zambia

Sindabezi Island Lodge

Sindabezi Island Lodge is a beautiful 5-bed retreat situated on a remote island on the Zambezi River, some 20km upstream of the Victoria Falls. It is the sister camp to Tongabezi Lodge.

Sindabezi Island is a small, private island retreat on the Zambezi River, less than 20km upstream from Victoria Falls. It is sister camp to Tongabezi Lodge, which sits nearby on the banks of the Zambezi.

Sindabezi is a lovely lodge with a wonderfully rustic character. Accommodation is in thatched chalets similar to those found in many safari lodges, lending Sindabezi a real bush camp feel, quite different to most of the other lodges in the area around Livingstone. The small size of the lodge—just five guest rooms—only adds to the romance.

Sindabezi Island is a great option for honeymooners looking for somewhere exclusive to stay in the region of Victoria Falls. It can also be booked on a private basis by small parties and families, with a dedicated guide, vehicle and boat. Activities focus on the waters around the lodge, including sundowner cruises, game-spotting river boat rides, and private island lunches.

Though it is only some 20km upstream from Victoria Falls, Sindabezi isn’t a particularly practical place to stay if you wish to explore the Livingstone/Vic Falls area extensively or enjoy the various activities available in the area. Reaching Livingstone requires a 20 minute boat ride to Tongabezi Lodge, followed by a short drive into town. Tongabezi Lodge itself is much more practical for those wishing to explore Livingstone at leisure, while Sindabezi is best considered as a relaxing coda to a longer tour, or as somewhere to spend a few days relaxing after a hot, dusty safari.


Sindabezi Island Lodge offers just five thatched chalets, all situated on the shores of the island, overlooking the Zambezi River. The rooms are gorgeously made up with four-poster beds, private verandahs, and en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers. Sandy footpaths illuminated by hurricane lamps connect the rooms to the public areas.


Romantic dinners are served under the stars on the sands while overlooking the river.


- Visit Musi-Oa-Tunya National Park
- Fishing and sundowner boat trips (island lunches can be arranged)
- Explore Livingstone museum and the Railway museum
- Visit a local African village (Simonga)
- Visits to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls
- Guided nature walks

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 day trip

Child Policy

Children over the age of 8 years are welcome at Sindabezi. However, families with children between 8 - 12 years must book and pay for private vehicle use.