A Remote Safari Island Ideal for exclusive use getaway


"Tsowa" means ‘new beginnings’, which is what you will find on this pristine island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River. A surreal place, the whispers of this majestic river are broken only by occasional calls of the African fish eagle. In a camp fringed by a beautiful forest, a soft path leads to a cluster of century old baobabs. This is our safari island Tsowa, sensitively situated within the Zambezi National Park.

GPS: S17°51’00” E25°32’31”


It is a great privilege and honour to have been awarded the concession to develop a camp on Tsowa Safari Island and for this reason every care and consideration has been taken to position the 6 eco-sensitive luxury tents to create minimal environmental impact and blend into the natural surroundings as much as possible while giving guests the chance to appreciate the trees, river, animals and birds of the Zambezi National Park.


The camp can only be accessed by
pre-booked transfers. Guests are transferred in closed air-conditioned vehicles to our private entrance to the Zambezi National Park, where they will be met by a guide and transferred in an open 4x4 vehicle to the river's edge. From here it is a quick boat trip across to the island.


This luxury modern day explorer's camp offers 6 luxury tents with en-suite indoor and outdoor showers. Each tent is carefully positioned in the shade of the forest to ensure guest privacy and maximize the river views.


There are 3 distinct seasons in Zimbabwe.
The dry season Apr-Oct which is the best time for game viewing. The wet season Nov - Mar when the river is  at its highest and the Victoria Falls are most spectacular and migrant birds are prolific. Sep-Oct is superb fishing season.

If you want a restoring escape then Tsowa is for you



Experiences River Cruise

The river cruise is offered in the late afternoon to enjoy the spectacular sunsets along the Zambezi River. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks with our guides on our comfortable river cruiser while keeping an eye out for game coming down to drink at the banks of the river. There is nothing like sipping a sundowner while watching elephant come to drink on the river bank!

Tsowa Safari Island - Zambezi National Park

Game drives

Early morning game drives are offered through this scenically beautiful national park. They last  approximately 3 to 4 hours and include a refreshment stop at one of our favourite view points. The Zambezi National Park is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena, giraffe and numerous antelope species.




“Island Paradise”

We just so enjoyed the tranquility and timeless feeling one gets as soon as you are on the island.

Staff are great, sun-downer cruise up the mighty Zambezi is always so special.Tents were private and one feels you are in the real africa. All in all, a special place to be revisited


Howick, South Africa
Stayed January 2020


“Peaceful Island Trip”

A blend of Safari and luxury with such attention to detail. The tents are nestled amongst the trees and the whole camp is very eco friendly overlooking the Zambezi river. It is peaceful as not many other boats around.

The birdlife and animals are great to see.

Francie and her team offer great service and the food is delicious.

Robyn H

Johannesburg, South Africa
Stayed December 2019



My spouse and I went to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park. We had the good fortune to stay at picturesque Tsowa Lodge for three nights, which was a highlight of our month in Africa. The camp is fabulously small. In addition to lovely sitting/dining/bar area, campfire area, and swimming pools, there are currently 4 well-appointed guest tents nicely spaced for privacy. We were very impressed with the friendly and capable team Francie has put together, who collectively treated us like celebrities while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable vibe. The food was astonishingly good and guide Vusi was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and he made sure we saw a huge variety of terrestrial and aquatic animals and birds. We do not hesitate to recommend Tsowa to anyone contemplating staying in the area.


Stayed December 2019



We have just come back from a family visit to Tsowa Lodge, we had an amazing few days. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The accommodation is five star. Food really, really good! We had a super
efficient guide that took us on lovely walks and river cruises. Thank you, we will be back.......

Candace James

Stayed September 2019


“Exquisite Safari Lodge on an Island in the Zambezi River”

From the moment we boarded the transfer boat across the Zambezi River to Tsowa Island we knew we were experiencing a very special destination. From the cool welcoming ice tea drink and the friendly attentive staff to the exquisite evening dinner menus - the crocodile tail kebab and Kariba crayfish starters were epic - this lodge met all our expectations. The island itself can best be described as a small piece of paradise.

Gerald D

Eshowe, South Africa,
Stayed August 2019


“Simply incredible”

What a gem we found - we spent 2 nights at this new stunning lodge on the Zambezi. From warmth of the staff, the great food, comfortable tented accommodation and wonderful experiences both on the river, walking and game drives we didn't want to leave. Highly recommended.


Loughton, United Kingdom
Stayed August 2019


“Tsowa Safari Island, what an unforgettable destination!”

From our arrival right up to our departure we received only the best possible service & attention from Fransie, the manager & all the staff members of Tsowa Safari Island. We were spoiled for two nights in fabulous accommodation & enjoyed the most unbelievable meals, sunset boat cruises on the mighty Zambezi and game drives the Zambezi National Park. Tsowa Safari Island is an absolute winner and can only be highly recommended!

Hartmut & Irene

Stayed September 2019


“Lovely New Vic Falls option”

Absolutely loved my time at Tsowa - from extremely helpful staff and management to an idyllic setting, I loved every minute of my stay. The management even handled my gluten free dietary requirements perfectly. For a brand new property Tsowa is already a well oiled and professionally run camp!

Geoff Mayes

Naivasha, Kenya
Stayed October 2019


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