Zambezi Sands River Camp
Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
At a Glance
Just one hour from the Victoria Falls
Exclusive Zambezi safari experience
Eight tented suites, each with private deck and plunge pool
Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and motor boats, tiger fishing and island picnics
One of just four lodges set with in the Zambezi National Park
Best time to Visit
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There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.
To start planning your holiday to Zambezi Sands River Camp
Zambezi Sands is one of just a handful of lodges set within the Zambezi National Park. On the Zimbabwean bank of the Mighty Zambezi, an hour upstream from the Victoria Falls, guests will enjoy an exclusive safari experience from a luxury tented camp.
The newly completed Zambezi Sands offers guests to this area of Zimbabwe the opportunity to combine an experience at the Victoria Falls with an exclusive safari on the bank of the Zambezi River.
At just over an hour from Victoria Falls town to Zambezi Sands, you'll be within easy access of the famous falls with their wealth of activity, but set away from the hustle and bustle surrounding the waterfall.
With just eight luxury tented suites, each enjoying a private deck and plunge pool, Zambezi Sands offers visitors a luxury tented option in a prime location.
Aside from the wide variety of activities available at the falls, from Zambezi Sands guests enjoy game drives, walking safaris, river trips, canoeing and fishing accompanied by experienced professional safari guides.
There are just eight tented suites set along the river bank with views over the Zambezi. Each room can be configured as a king or twin and features a sitting area, private deck and plunge pool. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with outside showers, 24 hour electricity, mini-bars and ceiling fans for the warmer months.
Children under the age of 7 are only permitted at Zambezi Sands with prior agreement. Up to two children can share a suite with one adult or guardian, or one child can share a suite with two adults. Families of four may need to split with one parent sharing with each child. There are plans for a two bedroom, four bed family unit, so do ask us about that when enquiring.
Guests are spoilt for choice with the range of activities in the Victoria Falls area including: helicopter and micro-light flights, white water rafting, gorge swings, community visits to name but a few, whilst at Zambezi Sands you can choose from a wide variety of safari activities which show-case the area.
Devil's Swimming Pool
Take a swim in the infamous Devil’s Pool, an infinity pool unlike any other. It is a small, natural plunge pool enclosed by rocks and right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls.
Dinner on the Livingstone Express
Dine onboard the Livingstone Express, a vintage train, offering guests the chance to travel in style, discover the mighty Victoria Falls at sunset and enjoy fine dining with a difference.
Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls
Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
The Boma - Place of Eating
The Boma - Place of Eating is a restaurant that specialises in a selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes and is famous for its warthog fillet.
White-water rafting on the Zambezi
Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Zambezi River on the rapids below Victoria Falls. This stretch of water is home to the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on the planet. An adrenaline fuelled experience in a dramatic setting.
Location & directions
Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
Situated within the Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, a 90-minute drive upstream from the Victoria Falls.
How to get there
Victoria Falls Airport is accessed via a number of regional and international flights. International flights from Europe or the Middle East to Johannesburg link with two daily flights to the falls, there are also daily services from Harare and other regional capitals.
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