IMPORTANT INFO

Lodge Fact Sheet

MAXIMUM GUESTS12
NUMBER OF ROOMS6 free-standing tents, each with their own deck and en-suite bathroom
BEDSEach tent has 2 twin beds, all easily convertible to king size beds
SIZE10m x 3.5m including inside bathroom and verandah, excluding outside shower
MINIMUM STAY2 nights
CHILDRENNo children under the age of 12
CHILDMINDINGNo
TRIPLESYes children aged 12 to 16 may be included in your tent on a stretcher bed (no triples for adults)
AIRCONDITIONINGNo
OVERHEAD FANSYes
CELL PHONE COVERAGEYes, though guests will need international roaming
Wi-FiNo
ELECTRICITYSolar power and candlelight
BATHROOMSAn indoor and outdoor shower, flushing toilet (no bath)
SWIMMING POOLYes, 2
MOSQUITO NETSYes, all openings are covered with mosquito netting
SAFEYes
HAIRDRYERNo
TELEPHONESNo
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSNo
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT14h00 and 10h00
MALARIAYes
LAUNDRY SERVICEYes
DISTANCE BETWEEN TENTS20 metres
NO SMOKING POLICYYes
GPS CO-ORDINATESS17°51’00” E25°32’31”
HELICOPTER LANDINGYes, on the mainland 1km from the island
TOURIST SEASONSThe high season is June to October when the water is at its highest and the Victoria Falls are most impressive. White water rafting is also available during this time.

CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT INFO

Check in at 14h00 and check out at 10h00

CANCELLATION POLICY

We require written confirmation for all cancellations (e-mail or facsimile)
Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

What to pack

  • You will feel most comfortable wearing cool cotton layers in light shades like khaki
  • Bring a swimming costume, walking shoes, hat and warm jacket and trousers for those cooler evening game drives
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, medication, sunglasses, anti-malaria medication (optional), your own medication, reading glasses and contact lenses

HEALTH & Travel

Before you embark on your exciting adventure, please make sure that all your health and travel requirements are taken care of.

Malaria and Medication
Malaria is endemic to this region, so ask your doctor for anti-malaria medication before you travel. Remember, some medications require you to start taking the medication before arrival.

If you take any special medication, be sure to bring enough with you to last the entire visit.

Passport and Visa Requirements
To enter South Africa/Zimbabwe, all foreign nationals need a passport valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure. Ensure that your passport has at least two blank visa pages for entry stamps. Check your country’s visa requirements with the South African/Zimbabwean embassy.

Travelling with children

ADULTS12-16 YEARS
2 adults sharing with 1 childAdult rate X 2Pays 75% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 childAdult ratePays adult rate

WEATHER

Zimbabwe experiences 3 dramatic seasons. Traditionally the dry season, April to October, has been the time for game viewing as the vegetation is less lush allowing better opportunities to see. But many visitors like the wet season which is  November to March,  summer being a great time to view migrant birds from the North. Fishing is superb in September and October.

The average temperature in summer is between 25C to 35C (77 - 95 Fahrenheit) and in winter from 6C to 24C (43 - 75 Fahrenheit).  Zimbabwe generally has a moderate climate with intense heat felt usually in the valleys.

Season Highlights

Hot and dry: From August to October, game concentrations are at their height toward the end of this period. October is also the hottest month.

Cool and dry: Warm, sunny days and cool nights characterise the period from May to August which are the dry winter months.

Warm and wet: From November to March, the rainy season is magnificent; vegetation takes on a vibrant green colour becoming a lush jungle.

How To Get There

GPS CO-ORDINATESS17°51’00” E25°32’31”
ACCESS BY ROADThe 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.
NEAREST AIRPORTSVictoria International Airport

FLYING TO AND FROM VICTORIA FALLS

FLYING TO / FLYING FROMDEPARTURE TIMEARRIVAL TIMEDEPARTURE TIMEARRIVAL TIMEAIRLINE
Johannesburg / Victoria Falls / Johannesburg10:5012:5513:0514:45Airlink
11:2513:0513:5515:35British Airways
Cape Town / Victoria Falls / Cape Town
excluding Sundays
08:3011:1511:4514:40Airlink
Cape Town / Victoria Falls / Cape Town
Mon / Thurs / Sat
14:1517:1010:2013:25Kenya Airways

FLYING TO AND FROM LIVINGSTONE

FLYING TO / FLYING FROMDEPARTURE TIMEARRIVAL TIMEDEPARTURE TIMEARRIVAL TIMEAIRLINE
Johannesburg / Livingstone / Johannesburg10:4012:2013:3014:35Airlink
11:0012:4513:3015:15British Airways
Cape Town / Livingstone / Cape Town
Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri
14:2517:1510:2513:35Kenya Airways
Nelspruit / Livingstone / Nelspruit
Mon / Thurs / Sat
11:3513:1013:4515:25Airlink

PLEASE NOTE

Times subject to change. Please check with relevant airline.

Map & Directions

FROM VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT OR VICTORIA FALLS TOWN
Guests are transferred in a closed air-conditioned vehicle (operated by local transfer company) from Victoria Falls Airport (47km – 50 minutes) OR Victoria Falls town (27km – 30 minutes) to our private entrance to the Zambezi National Park.  From there they are transferred in our open game viewer 4x4 vehicle on a sand road (12km – 20 minute) to the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking Tsowa Safari Island, which is a 3 minute boat crossing in our island river cruiser.

 FROM KASANE, BOTSWANA
Transfers are offered from Kasane.  Guests are transferred to the border post in a closed air-conditioned vehicle (operated by local transfer company) (12kms-20 minutes from Kasane). Guests walk through the border post and alight a second vehicle (operated by local transfer company as it is a lengthy procedure for vehicles to cross the border post). They travel 30kms – 30 minutes from the border post to our private entrance to the Zambezi National Park, where they are transferred to an open game viewer 4x4 vehicle and driven for the last 12 kms – 20 minutes on a sand road to the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking Tsowa Island, which is a 3 minute boat crossing in our island river cruiser.

Distances Table

Victoria Falls AirportTsowa Safari Island59kms1hr 15mins
Victoria Falls TownTsowa Safari Island39kms1hr
KasaneTsowa Safari Island54kms1hr 15mins (dependant on border crossing time)
LivingstoneTsowa Safari Island68kms2hr 30mins (dependant on border crossing time)

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