Livingstone is known as the base for global travellers wanting to explore one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. Livingstone has numerous accommodation options, but for those still wanting to get their ‘safari’ fix close to the falls, Islands of Siankaba, Toka Leya Camp and Waterberry Zambezi Lodge all offer their own twist.
Islands of Siankaba – An intimate, remote and cultural private island experience
Nestled amongst the trees and arriving only by boat or mokoro to the lodge, Islands of Siankaba is situated on two small quaint islands on the shallower, smaller channels of the Zambezi River. All tents are connected via a wooden walkway, intertwining within the trees and in the company of curious vervet monkeys. Guests can dine al fresco under a canopy of Mahogany and Milkwood trees on the island’s nature trail.
Toka Leya Camp – A feeling of true wilderness close to the Falls
Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya Camp is located within the core of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Situated on risen decking complete with infinity pool and convivial fire pit, guests can sit with a drink and relax in true safari style, whilst looking out onto the river where hippo, crocodile and elephant can be seen.
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge - Relax after safari or recover from a long haul flight
Falling asleep to the grumbling of hippos making their way out of the river to graze on Waterberry’s lush lawns and the night sounds of lion, hyena and elephant across the river in the Zambezi National Park, then waking to Zambian coffee served on a private terrace is simply living the safari dream. Waterberry guides are eager to share their love of birdlife with a list of 140 to be found whilst cruising along this peaceful section of the Upper Zambezi.