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Zambezi Sands

Zambezi Sands, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

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Zambezi Sands is a luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River within the Zambezi National Park, upstream from the famous Victoria Falls. It offers a peaceful, luxurious base deep in the bush with wonderful views over the fast flowing Zambezi River and easy access to all the activities around the Falls.

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Zambezi Sands
  • rooms

    The camp is made up of 10 spacious, luxurious tents, each with a private deck and plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi River. Raised on platforms and accessed by wooden walkways it is the outside space that is the real draw with views to swoon over and the mighty Zambezi literally lapping the edge of the expansive decks that front the riverside. A plunge pool, tables and chairs, hammocks and even outdoor showers ensure you make the most of it all.

    Inside, the lounge area has teak furniture with a concealed minibar and fridge, and armchairs overlooking the river. Polished wooden floors and white canvas walls enhance the elegance of the tents.

    Inside, the white canvas walls of the tented suites offer a classic backdrop to teak furniture and polished wooden floors. Rooms feature a king or two double beds with mosquito netting over, a dressing area, spacious en-suite bathroom with standalone bath and a seating area overlooking the Zambezi. What more could you want?

  • facilities & activities

    This luxury tented camp is dominated by the soothing flow of the Zambezi just beyond the tents and it is very much the focus for activities. On offer are river cruises, tiger fishing and canoeing, as well as tours of the falls. You can also join a game-drive or game-walk in the reserve, but it’s worth bearing in mind that wildlife-sightings are fairly scarce here. The camp is part of Imvelo Safaris Lodges which does tremendous work developing schools, clinics and domestic water supplies so a stay at Zambezi Sands benefits local communities as well as wildlife conservation projects.

    The main lodge is a vast canvas on stilts and houses the dining area as well as a relaxing lounge with leather sofas and bar. Spa treatments are offered at an extra charge. Please note that Wi-Fi is only available in the main area.

  • dining

    Expect to dine in style al-fresco, either riverside, or on the expansive deck has dining tables and a sunken fire pit, which is ideal for pre-dinner drinks. The breakfast buffet is a sight to behold and hot food such as omelettes, full English and pancakes will fill you up ready for the day ahead. Lunch is usually a simple, tasty affair and after an afternoon spent exploring guests love the sundowner canapés that are rolled out, accompanied by cocktails, South African wines and Zambezi beers. Just make sure you leave enough room for dinner which is guaranteed to be delicious.

  • family

    Minimum age for children here is 7 years, however we feel it might be better suited to families with slightly older children. Up to two children can share a suite with one adult, or one child can share a suite with two adults. Families of four may need to split with one parent sharing with each child. Tents three and four have an interconnecting walkway so they are suitable for families.

  • location

    Victoria Falls Airport is accessed via a number of regional and international flights and is the nearest airport to Zambezi Sands. From there it takes about an hour to drive the 26 miles to the Lodge.

    For the ultimate indulgence, book a helicopter transfer to take in the stunning sights below en-route to the Lodge.

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