A canoe safari is the perfect way to explore the Zambezi in Zimbabwe or Zambia. Ranging from an afternoon’s paddle to multiple night journeys, this is a peaceful and ecologically-sound activity. A canoe safari will allow you an exciting safari experience in a unique setting, going largely undetected by the wildlife. Here we give our top five reasons for why you should consider going on one…
Visiting Victoria Falls is a highlight of any trip to Southern Africa, but it is all in the timing. Water levels fluctuate throughout the year, which not only affects what you get to see but also what you can do, with certain activities only available at certain levels of flow. Here we give our rundown of water levels throughout the year, what you can expect to see and when best to go based on what you want to do.
On returning from a safari in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe specialist Pierre described it as one of the most full-on safaris that he has ever experienced in 15 years working in travel. Pierre highly recommends Hwange as a holiday destination for the more seasoned safari-goer. Read on to find out why…
There is no doubt that the Victoria Falls are an impressive sight, but we are often asked which side is best. Technically visiting the Zimbabwean side will allow you to view 70% of the Falls and there are more viewing points, but some of the most popular experiences to be had are only available on the Zambian side. Here we give you our top five points to consider when deciding whether to plump for Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Emerging from a period of uncertainty for tourists, Zimbabwe is one of the most underrated countries that Africa has to offer with a plethora of gems ready to be explored. Here we give the low down on why Zimbabwe should be where you head to next…
Zambezi Sands River Camp
Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
Best for: Spectacular scenery, Family, First time
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, Zambezi Sands River Camp offers and exclusive and pristine stay in luxury tented rooms. Excellent hosts and guides are on hand to make your stay as peaceful or active as you wish, offering an unforgettable stay.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Situated in Zambezi National Park, Zambezi Sands occupies a quiet and almost exclusive part of the park. An hours road transfer from Victoria Falls town, it is the ideal location for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle and is the perfect way to round off a busy safari. Time spent at Zambezi Sands could be spend relaxing on the Zambezi on a motorised boat or for the more adventurous, paddling up on a canoe. Its location within the park also means game drive and walks are possible, with a resident lion pride often spotted and prolific birdlife all around. Guests could also head out in the morning and grab a quiet breakfast spot in the bush, often overlooking the river.
The main lodge and rooms have been built on raised platforms, with wooden walkways connecting each room. Ten luxury tented suites make up the camp, all offering plenty of space and privacy with a secluded deck overlooking the river complete with a plunge pool. Rooms have double beds, along with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. The main area of camp has a large lounge and bar area and a wonderfully large deck looks out onto the river offering up the perfect location for breakfast or dinner.
A transfer will be provided if you want to head into town for a tour of Victoria Falls, and other activities offered in town range from river cruises to bungee jumps and white water rafting.
When to go
There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Things to do
Free Accomodation for Children at Zambezi Sands
Children sharing with an adult/s will be offered free of cost accommodation at Zambezi Sands, Zimbabwe during certain dates in 2020. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Stay 3, pay 2 at Zambezi Sands
Stay 3 nights at Zambezi Sands, Zimbabwe and only pay for two during certain dates in 2020. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Stay 4, Pay 2 at Camelthorn Lodge
Stay 4 nights and only pay for 2 when you stay at Camelthorn Lodge, Zimbabwe. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Stay 4, Pay 2 at Zambezi Sands
Stay 4 nights and only pay for 2 when you stay at Zambezi Sands, Zimbabwe. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
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Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi
Take to the water towards the end of the day for an atmospheric cruise on the mighty Zambezi before watching the sunset over a cold drink. Make sure you keep your binoculars and camera handy as there is plenty to see along the river.
During low water (August-January), take a dip in the ultimate infinity pool whilst visiting Livingstone Island perched on the lip of Victoria Falls. Not for the faint heart, an exhilarating plunge into the pool is our top Livingstone recommendation.
Ra-Ikane River Cruises
Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River in the Ra-Ikane, a luxurious boat fashioned after David Livingstone's exploration boat. Reminiscent of the rich history of the explorers of Victoria Falls, this is the perfect opportunity to spot incredible wildlife.
Fishing in Zimbabwe
No visit to Zimbabwe is complete without trying your hand at fishing in the Zambezi. It is possible to catch tiger fish, bream, catfish, tilapia and many other species throughout the country
Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls
Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the Falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Microlight flight over the Victoria Falls
Experience the majestic Victoria Falls in a truly unique way from the open cockpit of a piloted microlight where you can hear the roar of water right below your feet and see the falls from a whole new perspective.
Bungee Jumping in Victoria Falls
For the thrill seekers out there, can you find a more spectacular setting to experience a bungee jump than from the Victoria Falls Bridge? For those who dare, this is a 111 metre jump of pure adrenaline.
White-water rafting on the Zambezi
Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Zambezi River on the rapids below Victoria Falls. This stretch of water is home to the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on the planet. An adrenaline fuelled experience in a dramatic setting.
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Victoria Falls and Hwange
Take in Zimbabwe's highlights with a breath-taking visit to the majestic Victoria Falls before enjoying an exciting safari in Hwange National Park. Famed for its impressive elephant population you are in for a treat and can get truly off-the-beaten-track!