A slice of heaven awaits the explorer, traveller and adventurer at the mighty Zambezi River, which has captured the hearts and minds of explorers for centuries.
Now modern-day explorers (like me – and you) can experience the area’s many wonders from the shores of an exclusive island safari getaway. Tsowa Safari Island, located in the Zambezi National Park, is Isibindi Africa Lodges’ (Isibindi Africa) newest property and offers guests the chance to truly appreciate one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.
Isibindi Africa Lodges’ founder Brett Gehren says: “It’s a great privilege and honour to have been awarded the concession to develop a camp on Tsowa Safari Island. As with all our lodges, every care and consideration has been taken to ensure our six eco-sensitive luxury tents (12 beds) have a minimal environmental impact and blend into the stunning natural surroundings. I feel that if David Livingstone had to walk through Tsowa Safari Island… he would feel right at home.”
The main camp with its stretch tents features a stylish lounge and dining area, with open sides that overlook the Zambezi. The spacious open areas are situated beneath massive Jackalberry trees where full advantage can be taken of two swimming pools by day and the sunken firepit by night. Guests can watch the river glide by or view the abundant wildlife from every vantage point.
Tsowa Safari Lodge is an ideal spot from which to explore the area’s many attractions; morning game drives and guided walks in the Zambezi National Park, a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls and day trips to Chobe. Closer to camp sunset river cruises, canoeing, island walks and fishing, are on offer.
“While the island is remote, it’s surprisingly accessible and easy to get to,” adds Gehren, “because it’s almost equidistant from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Livingstone in Zambia, Kasane in Botswana and the Namibian border.”
With four lodges located in some of Southern Africa’s most pristine settings, Isibindi Africa Lodges pride themselves on partnering with the communities in which they work. Through their recently launched Isibindi Foundation, the group is involved in a number of community upliftment and conservation projects.
“The same will go for Tsowa Island Safari and we’re confident that our guests will be delighted to know that they are journeying with purpose when they stay with Isibindi Africa” concludes Gehren.