So pleased that we made this choice. Where to start -- beautiful & quite a unique location. Not simply on the Zambezi, but this superb lodge is "in" the Zambezi -- at least on 2 islands as the name suggests, where the excellent chalets along with all facilities are located, whilst the boat trip from reception on the mainland round to the island jetty provided both a delightful & intriguing start to 3 memorable days.
The service from management & staff was first class, the holiday enhanced by the tip top, highly trained, friendly folk from Siankaba & Siandavu villages who gave us the best of attention throughout our stay.
To hear the regular calls of fish eagles prior to observing a pair in nearby trees, their cries mixing with the grunting evidence of hippos nearby, each being only a prelude to the evening river cruise, where pied kingfishers, open-billed storks, cormorants, Egyptian geese, swallows & crowned plovers were all spotted nearby. After an absorbing meeting with a pod of hippos close to the Zimbabwe side of the river, and nearby a pair of frolicking otters, there through the trees a group including waterbuck, bushbuck, zebra, and kudu paraded in perfect timing before the sun set, whilst we began to anticipate another delightful meal in the restaurant overlooking the lagoon.
Islands of Siankaba offers so much and hopefully there will be another opportunity to enjoy this special location and all that it offers. Could say more, but certainly sincere thanks to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Islands of Siankaba is a luxurious lodge, exclusively sleeping just fourteen guests. The principle guest amenities (dining room, lounge, bar and swimming pool) are located on one island whilst the seven guest tree suites are situated on the smaller island overlooking the river towards the game reserve on the southern bank. The two islands are linked by a series of suspension bridges and overhead walkways in the tree canopy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Islands Of Siankaba Hotel Livingstone