Tsowa Safari Island
"Tsowa" means ‘new beginnings’, which is what you will find on this pristine island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River. A surreal place, the whispers of this majestic river are broken only by occasional calls of the African fish eagle. This is our safari island Tsowa, sensitively situated within the Zambezi National Park.
The camp comprises a stylish lounge and dining area for 16 guests. The bar tent is adjacent to this main living area. The vast outside deck makes the most of its river-front settings and is also in the cool forest. It has an open-air dining area flowing onto a sunken fire-pit which overlooks the river. The main lodge is linked to the pool which is in a sunny spot
Tsowa Safari Island is surprisingly easy to reach - situated almost equidistant from 4 access areas: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Livingstone in Zambia, Kasane in Botswana and the Namibian border.
The tents are of generous proportions, stylishly furnished and situated to take full advantage of the shade and river views.
The River Deck Safari Tents are situated in a prime spot on a secluded spur of the island in the shade of magnificent trees giving one fabulous view upstream and across to the mainland where wild animals roam free.
Frequently Asked Questions
The large airy safari tents of Tsowa Safari Island are nestled on the edge of the island on the banks of the Zambezi River under the shade of deep forest. Each tent has a small, covered veranda set on the river’s edge and looks directly across to the Zambezi National Park on the mainland.
The free-standing tents are set well apart from one another, with 20 metres separating each tent. The en-suite bathrooms each have a large indoor shower and a separate outdoor shower so that you may shower under open African skies.
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.
There are 3 distinct seasons in Zimbabwe. The dry season Apr-Oct which is the best time for game viewing. The wet season Nov - Mar when the river is at its highest and the Victoria Falls are most spectacular and migrant birds are prolific. Sep-Oct is superb fishing season.
Early morning game drives are offered through this scenically beautiful national park. They last approximately 3 to 4 hours and include a refreshment stop at one of our favourite view points. The Zambezi National Park is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena, giraffe and numerous antelope species.