Isibindi Africa Lodges is opening an exclusive tented camp, Tsowa Safari Island, on a small island in Zambezi National Park, about 25 miles upstream from Victoria Falls.
The modern and intimate tented camp will open on Aug. 1 and will only welcome 12 guests at a time on safari, making the camp uniquely personable. The island on which the camp is situated is just 5,000 feet long and about 1,300 feet wide and has never been inhabited. It is fringed by lush forests in the middle of the park, which is home to lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, sables and numerous antelopes.
The large, airy safari tents are nestled on the edge of the island on the banks of the Zambezi River. Each tent has a small, covered verandah set on the river's edge and looks directly across to Zambezi National Park on the mainland. Wildlife frequents the water's edge in the late afternoon and early morning. The ensuite bathrooms have a large indoor shower and a separate outdoor shower.
Activities include game drives and walks on the mainland of the park. Daily guided walks are offered, along with a sundowner cruise or canoe trip on the river.
Rates, which start from $440 per person, per night, are fully inclusive of accommodations, meals, local drinks, game drives and walks, guided island walks, sundowner cruises, guided canoeing, one return trip to Victoria Falls and laundry.