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

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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.

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Enjoy sundowners at the boma on the edge of the Zambezi River!

Take your sundowners out of the bush and on to the water. Opt to take a sunset cruise during your stay at Zambezi Sands. A great opportunity for incredible sunset pictures and you can’t get more relaxing than cruising along the Zambezi.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Zambezi Sands River Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Zimbabwe


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.

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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.

Holiday Ideas

  • A Week in Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park

    from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Take a guided canoe trip along the mighty Zambezi
    • View the magnificent Victoria Falls
    • Experience incredible Zimbabwean guiding on safari in Hwange

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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