Fodor's Expert Review Sindabezi Island

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia Fodor's Choice

This is the most environmentally friendly property on the Zambezi. The island makes use of solar power for heating, all the gray water is recycled, the secluded chalets are constructed mainly from sustainable forests, and there's a strict 10-guest maximum. Each of the island's five chalets is raised on a wooden deck built artistically around the existing trees, and they are all completely open to the river with spectacular private views. Each guest can plan a completely private itinerary. There's absolutely no electricity on the island, but it's barely noticeable. If your party takes Sindabezi exclusively, the guide, boat, and land vehicle are at your disposal. Dinner is served by lantern and candlelight on a sandbank or wooden deck under the stars.

PROS

  • lovely views of the national park on the Zimbabwean side from parts of the island
  • if you're lucky, elephants might swim across the Zambezi and graze a few meters from your bed
  • service is top-notch

CONS

  • it's very open, so if you are a bit nervous in the African bush, this might not suit you
  • there's no pool
  • it's difficult to get to

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenRomantic
Intimate
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0979-312–766

HOTEL DETAILS

5 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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