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Tsowa Safari Island

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Tsowa Island is situated in the Zambezi National Park, a 56 000 ha game reserve which is also a renowned birding hot spot of 400 different species and home to lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, sable and numerous antelope. Zambezi National Park stretches from the Victoria Falls approximately 50 km upstream. Tsowa Island, 1.5 km long and 400m wide has never been inhabited and is fringed by lush forests. Guests are accommodated in stretch Bedouin style tents with timber frames and sides on wooden decks situated under massive Jackalberry trees, overlooking the Zambezi River. The outside deck area, which is also in the cool forest, has a dining area flowing onto a sunken fire pit which overlooks the river. The main area is linked to the pool area which overlooks the river and is situated in a sunny spot. Easy access to explore Victoria falls on a day excursion.
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Free breakfast
Canoeing
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Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary welcome drink
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Private balcony
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Tsowa Safari Island
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Victoria Falls Airport
35.7 km
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Livingstone Airport
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maren2016 wrote a review Jan 2024
Stellenbosch, South Africa15 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very special place - lovely tented rooms under exquisite huge trees, with the river flowing by - absolute peace ! We were very active with walking trails (you have to ask them to organise this ) boat cruises , canoeing on the river ( great fun through the rapids ! ) and safari drives. Fantastic birding - saw a lot of specials ! Animals were a bit scarce due to the good rains, but we still saw quite a lot of elephants. This is a green paradise - the absolute star is their guide - Stanley - he is one of the best we have ever had - such a charming man, with huge passion for birds and wildlife and infectious with his enthusiasm ! He is a fantastic birder - quite rare ! On new years eve he drove us to a field full of fireflies and switched off the lights - it was absolutely magical, our best firework display ever ! And add the unbelievable stars above - memories to last a lifetime .... Their food was fresh and good , the service a bit slow, but due to a relief manager maybe not quite where it should be.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear Maren2016, Thank you for taking the time to write this really lovely review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are totally delighted that you enjoyed such a magical experience with us, wow what a fantastic treat to see those fireflies! We note your comment on the service and our Operations Manager is currently at the lodge and will be addressing this. With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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643jennifer wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful stay at this lodge who had the most professional staff looking after everyone. Friendly and accommodatting and making our stay really special. The finest and most informative game ranger that we have encountered anywhere over the past 30 years of travels in Africa. The food was a total treat as well and always beautifully presented. Well done Tsowa!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Der 643jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this super review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the most wonderful experience with us and found the finest ranger on our little piece of pradise! With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Isobel G wrote a review Nov 2023
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5 nights at Isibindi Africa safari lodge on the Zambezi, never to be forgotten! Such fun on the river, having coffee on the rocks or on a sandy island in the middle of nowhere, watching crocodiles and hippos, or an elephant having a mud bath on the back. A real highlight was canoeing on the river (with an instructor) and negotiating some rapids along the way. The main lodges and bedrooms were excellent, as was the food and service. Our guide, Stanley, was extremely knowledgable about the animals and birds we saw on the game rides and was an excellent communicator, we were very blessed to have him. All in all an excellent holiday!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Isobel G, Thank you for taking the time to write this simply wonderful review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are so delighted that you enjoyed such an excellent holiday with us, hopefully with memories for a lifetime. With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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MOVINGMONICA wrote a review Nov 2023
Arizona3 contributions
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TOP NOTCH high-end luxury safari experience at Twosa Bush Lodge just outside of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It's located on an island in between Zimbabwe and Zambia and is surrounded by all of the natural wildlife you would expect in Africa. I saw elephants, giraffes, spotted dogs, and the list goes on and on. The amazingly wonderful staff, delicious gourmet food, and experience provided me with the absolute time of my life. If you must choose between bush lodges, chose Twosa. You will not regret it!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Best experience ever!
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Quest44003117707, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this really fabulous review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are totally delighted that you enjoyed such a wonderful experience with us. Your recommendation is highly appreciated. With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Monica F wrote a review Nov 2023
Scottsdale, Arizona7 contributions
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An upscale 5 star luxury bush lodge, positioned on an island in between Zimbabwe and Zambia! My experience was absolutely amazing! The staff are so incredibly kind and polite. I felt like everything was catered perfectly to my liking! The gourmet food was absolutely delicious. The guides are so well informed and I learned so much about the wild game the live on and around the lodge. My luxury tent was supplied with everything I needed, from the high end shampoo and conditioner to the well stocked fridge. The design is so incredibly eco-friendly and well thought out! Twosi Lodge comes highly recommended! Top rated!!!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Leave your technology behind and enjoy the wild!
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear mfree20, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this comprehensive review and highly recommending Tsowa Safari Lodge. We are thrilled that you enjoyed such a fabulous experience with us. With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Kelli R wrote a review Sept 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa22 contributions3 helpful votes
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My family and I just spent 5 days at the Tsowa Safari Camp, it is hard to describe just how incredible this place is. Located in the middle of the spectacular Zambezi River, this luxurious tented camp has absolutely everything you need. Everyday was filled with the most incredible activities; game drives, fishing, sunset cruises, and of course a trip to see the Victoria Falls! The staff are simply remarkable and make you feel at home. Last but not least, another noteworthy point is the food, we certainly did not go hungry as the chef prepared restaurant quality meals. Seriously could not recommend this place enough! Can’t wait to go back. Thank you Tsowa!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 21 Sept 2023
Dear kellireynolds03, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this simply wonderful review on our Tsowa Safari Island. We are totally thrilled that you had such a magical experience with us from activities to great meals. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Pioneer31343909626 wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
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We spent 3 night gets here and we loved every minute. Eric the camp manager was lovely and so welcoming, Wilfred was the sweetest, kindest and funniest guy and we loved Vusi our guide. He knew EVERYTHING about the game we saw and we laughed so much with him “I know my poop”. We had another safari elsewhere in SA after and we missed Vusi. Thank you for everything all of you. We miss you so much and can’t wait to come back. Miranda and Wendy
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 29 Aug 2023
Dear Pioner3134390926, (Miranda and Wendy) Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed an incredible experience with our island getaway and great staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back again one day soon. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Wendy B wrote a review Aug 2023
London, England, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a really authentic camp experience. The guys who run this camp are all lovely and we really felt they looked after us and helped us experience the wildlife. We cannot thank them enough for the attention to detail. The camp tents were really beautifully set up and there were enough opportunities to experience the game drives, visit the falls or opt for other activities.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 29 Aug 2023
Dear WendyB501 Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are delighted that you so enjoyed our authentic bush camp experience and so enjoyed the wildlife. Happy travels further. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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dino1993 wrote a review Aug 2023
New York15 contributions3 helpful votes
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This 4-star resort is in a very unique location right on the Zambezi River was STELLAR! Amazing animal viewing + you are constantly fed delicious food/snacks + provided refreshments without even asking and the sundowners are Virgo perfection. My guide, Linos Nyoni, was a mini David Attenborough! This was my 5th safari and I learned many new things! I highly recommend this off the beaten path lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Go in August, which is Zimbabwe's winter, but less crowded!
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Responded 21 Aug 2023
Dear dino1993, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review on Tsowa Safari Island. We are totally thrilled that you experienced such a wonderful experience with us and thank you for your high recommendation. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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MeganBrownJHB wrote a review Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa18 contributions8 helpful votes
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Incredible attention to detail in this luxury lodge from room comforts to fine dining. The location affords the best of the bush and scenic sunset cruises on the river. We enjoyed canoeing down the Zambezi in 2-man canoes with our family (youngest 11 oldest >70). The park has lots of elephant, buffalo, hippos and crocs. We saw lion several times on our 4 day stay. Our guide Stanley is a trove of knowledge about the local Flora and Fauna.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 21 Aug 2023
Dear MeganBrownJHB, Thank you so much for this wonderful review on our Tsowa Safari Island. We are so delighted that you enjoyed such a fabulous experience with us and took away many happy memories. Kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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R 12,182 - R 19,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tsowa Safari Island
What are some of the property amenities at Tsowa Safari Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tsowa Safari Island?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Tsowa Safari Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tsowa Safari Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tsowa Safari Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Tsowa Safari Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.