Room facilities:Bath, Bathroom, Catering services, Courtyard, Desk, Room service - full menu, Seating Area, Shower
Set within the tree canopy on the banks of the river are just six tented chalets fashioned from teak and canvas. Each privately situated room is large and spacious with ceiling fans, luxurious furnishings and private viewing decks overlooking the ever changing Zambezi River. Enjoy the privacy of these viewing decks by settling down with a cold drink from your mini bar, to while away an afternoon watching the Zambezi meander by
The romantic en-suite bathrooms feature huge bath tubs, separate showers, luxurious bath robes and offer a unique range of hand selected aromatherapy bathroom products.
The large and comfortable beds, complete with down duvets and pillows, are positioned to maximize the river views. Awakening to the view of the sun rising over the Zambezi River is certainly an unforgettable experience.
To our professional room stewards, attention to detail is paramount in the rooms and requires our guests to ‘want for nothing’.
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Bed size:King Size
Room facilities:Bath, Courtyard, Ironing Facilities, Room service - full menu, Seating Area, Shower
Exquisitely positioned to maximize privacy and river views this suite has been designed for romantic getaways, honeymoons and second or even third honeymoons!
In the evening, on return from a sundowner cruise, guests are often surprised with an aromatherapy bath for two. On occasion this is followed by an extravagant romantic starlit meal on the private dining deck connected to the suite.
Siankaba’s Honeymoon Suite is the quintessential romantic river side retreat.
Bed size:King Size
The Islands of Siankaba luxury lodge is located on two private islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the ‘Seventh Wonder of the Natural World’, the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park.
Our lodge has been developed as a luxurious five star retreat with outstanding cuisine and uncompromising levels of personal service to exclusively sleep just fourteen guests. Each of Siankaba’s seven secluded chalets have been uniquely designed to maximize comfort and privacy whilst boasting spectacular views of the Zambezi River.
The unique feature of the lodge is the series of walkways and bridges that link the two islands together. The quirky design incorporates the use of natural materials that blend in with the feel of the surrounding bush while taking full advantage of the beauty of the riverine setting.
The Islands of Siankaba is the perfect retreat for discerning travelers who wish to witness the wonderful Victoria Falls yet also escape the crowds and enjoy being in an area of exceptional natural beauty with quiet, unspoiled surroundings.
Our team of attentive professionals at the lodge looks forward to welcoming you to their ‘home’ and ensuring that your stay is truly an experience of a life time…
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- Catering services
- Room service - full menu
- Safety Deposit Box
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Livingstone & Surrounds
Livingstone was, until 2012, the capital of the Southern Province of Zambia. Lying 10 km (6.2 mi) to the north of the Zambezi River, it is a tourism centre for the Victoria Falls and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Victoria Falls. A historic British colonial city, its present population was estimated at 136,897 inhabitants at the 2010 census.It is named after David Livingstone, the British explorer who was the first European to explore the area.
Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855 from what is now known as Livingstone Island, one of two land masses in the middle of the river, immediately upstream from the falls on the Zambian side. Livingstone named his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria, but the indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya—”the smoke that thunders”—continues in common usage as well. The nearby national park in Zambia, for example, is named Mosi-oa-Tunya, whereas the national park and town on the Zimbabwean shore are both named Victoria Falls. The World Heritage List officially recognizes both names.
In 2013 the government of Zimbabwe declared its intention to officially rename the falls “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, citing continuity with other renamings such as Harare (from Salisbury), and Zimbabwe (from Rhodesia).
While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water.
Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park
Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park is divided into two sections; a game park along the riverbank and the staggering Victoria Falls, each with separate entrances. The immense and awe-inspiring Victoria Falls are known to the local people as Mosi-oa-Tunya – “Smoke Which Thunders”, and is the greatest known curtain of falling water in the world.
However you describe them, the falls are a breathtaking spectacle which, “roar as if possessed”, and spew vast clouds of mist from a dark and seething cauldon.” They are one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.
This is a small wildlife sanctuary (only 25.5 square miles (66 square kilometres) running along the north bank of the Zambezi, encompassed in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. It is worth a short visit not only for the sight of what are probably Zambia’s only remaining rhino, but also for some other common species.
Within this park is the Old Drift cemetery where the first European settlers were buried. They made camp by the river, but kept succumbing to a strange and fatal illness. They blamed the yellow/green-barked ‘Fever Trees’ for this incurable malady, while all the time it was the malarial mosquito causing their demise. Before long the community moved to higher ground and the town of Livingstone emerged.
Livingstone’s main street is dotted with classic colonial buildings, and while some are decaying, many others have been restored. Victorian tin roofed houses with wooden verandas are a typical example of the English settler architecture and there is also a distinct art-deco influence. Livingstone is a quiet lazy little town with much charm and a feeling of optimism in the air.
Baboons are frequently seen on the paths leading to the falls and small antelopes and warthogs inhabit the rain forests that hug the edge of the falls. In the wildlife reserve, the pastures and tall riverine forests contain plenty of birds and a scattering of animals including some white rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, eland, buffalo and impala.
Sports & natureLivingstone is rich in variety of activities as there are several Adventure Companies offering Riverboarding, White water rafting, Canoeing, Horse riding trails, Abseiling, as well as Boat cruises, Walks with lions, Elephant back safaris, Quad bikes riding, Kayaking and tours to the Victoria Falls, Mukuni Cultural Village and the places of interest in Livingstone.
Nightlife infoLivingstone's nightlife centres largely around dancing and drinking, although the bars at various restaurants (Hippos, The Waterfront, Sun Hotel, Zig Zag, etc) offer a pleasant atmosphere if you simply want to relax and chat. Those wishing to dance and partake of the 'local' nightlife should try Eat Rite's open-air disco on Kapondo Street (not to be confused with the EatRite Snack Bar on the main road), which moonlights as a nightclub – Steprite Sounds – on Fridays and Saturdays. Dress code is 'no shorts, no tropicals and no vests'. Ravestone, across the street, can also be a fun spot where you can shoot a round of pool as well.
Culture and history infoMukuni, 9.6 km to the south-east of present day Livingstone, was the largest village in the area before Livingstone was founded. Its Baleya inhabitants, originally from the Rozwi culture in Zimbabwe, were conquered by Chief Mukuni who came from the Congo in the 18th century. Another group of Baleya under Chief Sekute lived near the river west of the town. The most numerous people in the area, though, were the Batoka under Chief Musokotwane based at Senkobo, 30 km (19 mi) north. These are southern Tonga people but are culturally and linguistically similar to the Baleya and grouped with them as the 'Tokaleya'. Memorial to David Livingstone The Tokaleya paid tribute to the Lozi of Barotseland but in 1838 the Kololo, a Sotho tribe from South Africa displaced by Zulu wars, migrated north and conquered the Lozi. The Kololo placed chiefs of their subordinate Subiya people of Sesheke over the Tokaleya. In 1855 Scottish missionary traveler David Livingstone became the first European to be shown the Zambezi in the Livingstone vicinity and to see Victoria Falls when he was taken there by the Subiya/Kololo Chief Sekeletu.