HEALTH & SAFETY
Before you embark on your exciting adventure, we would like to inform you of the following to make sure that all your health and travel requirements are taken care of:
We would like to provide you with additional peace of mind by sharing with you the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay stay us. Please view our Health and Safety protocols for details.
We have also added special provisions to our booking terms and conditions to make allowance for changes due to Covid-19. Please view our booking terms and conditions for details.
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.
Lodge Fact Sheet
|NUMBER OF ROOMS||6 free-standing tents with en-suite bathroom|
|BEDS||Each tent has 2 twin beds, all easily convertible to king size beds|
|SIZE||10m x 3.5m including inside bathroom and verandah, excluding outside shower|
|MINIMUM STAY||2 nights|
|CHILDREN||No children under the age of 12|
|TRIPLES||Yes children aged 12 to 16 may be included in your tent on a stretcher bed (no triples for adults)|
|CELL PHONE COVERAGE||Yes, though guests will need international roaming|
|ELECTRICITY||Solar power and candlelight|
|BATHROOMS||An indoor and outdoor shower, flushing toilet (no bath)|
|SWIMMING POOL||Yes, 2|
|MOSQUITO NETS||Yes, all openings are covered with mosquito netting|
|CHECK IN/CHECK OUT||14h00 and 10h00|
|DISTANCE BETWEEN TENTS||20 metres|
|NO SMOKING POLICY||Yes|
|GPS CO-ORDINATES||S17°51’00” E25°32’31”|
|HELICOPTER LANDING||Yes, on the mainland 1km from the island|
|TOURIST SEASONS||The 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.|
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
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.
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-ORDINATES||S17°51’00” E25°32’31”|
|ACCESS BY ROAD||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.|
|NEAREST AIRPORTS||Victoria International Airport|
PLEASE NOTE: Times are subject to change. We advise to still 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.
|Victoria Falls Airport||Tsowa Safari Island||59kms||1hr 15mins|
|Victoria Falls Town||Tsowa Safari Island||39kms||1hr|
|Kasane||Tsowa Safari Island||54kms||1hr 15mins (dependant on border crossing time)|
|Livingstone||Tsowa Safari Island||68kms||2hr 30mins (dependant on border crossing time)|