Islands of Siankaba
40 km (25 mi) from Livingstone along Nakatindi road on the Zambezi, Livingstone, Southern, Zambia
The lodge, located on two beautiful forested islands in the Zambezi River about 48 km (30 mi) upstream from Victoria Falls, was awarded the Environmental Certificate by the Environmental Council of Zambia in 2002. A suspension bridge links the two islands and leads to an overhead walkway in the tree canopy that connects the elevated chalets to the lodge's restaurant. The walkway protect the islands' delicate riverine environment. The lodge was constructed utilizing mainly commercially grown, nonindigenous pine. Where local wood was used, the lodge planted hardwood saplings to replace them. Electricity is drawn from the Victoria Falls hydroelectric plant, and river water is recycled and treated on-site for use in the camp. Local tribes are employed by the lodge, where sunset cruises, mokoro rides, guided nature walks, white-water rafting, and bungee jumping are all on the menu. Guests can also opt to fly over Victoria Falls in a microlight plane.
- beautifully secluded location
- innovative design
- easy access to Chobe National Park just across the border into Botswana
- 40-minute transfer from Livingstone might be daunting for visitors planning to partake in many of the activities based in town and around the Falls
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