Exotic, Safari Escape along Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Zambia

Simonga, Southern Province (Zambia)

Exotic, Safari Escape along Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Zambia

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16 units
32 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Swimming pool
The Honeymoon House - The secluded cabin features a private balcony overlooking the gorgeous river. This house is perfect for a cozy candlelight dinner underneath the stars.

The Bird House - The Bird House comes with an open-air sunken bath and a private terrace for dining under the stars.

The Tree House - A hidden path winds along the cliff face to this off-the-beaten path tree house. It is set against basalt rocks and surrounded by Ebony trees. The house is equipped with a pine deck affording romantic views of the Zambezi River. It includes a king size bed with large, canopied mosquito net, A/C, and a spacious dining and lounge area. The bathroom features a claw foot tub. The Anatolian carpets, the Asian chests and West African artwork make this accommodation even more exquisite.

The Dog House - comes with 2 en-suite rooms, a large living area and private plunge pool.

The Nut House - Check into this house where colorful glass tiles reflect the sunrise in African patterns onto the wood and stone walls. The accommodation has folding doors that lead into a private garden and an infinity plunge pool. Its elevated position on the river bank provides spectacular views over the Zambezi.

River Cottages - are ideal those who do not wish to sleep in open fronted rooms but still want to fall asleep to the sounds of the wilderness. These cottages are close-fronted with netting in the windows.

The Garden House - is set at the river's back and is suitable for families. It is a very private and safe accommodation that comes with a spacious dining room, a large lounge, 2 double en-suite bedrooms and a private plunge pool.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Cell service
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Safe box
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fridge
  • Dining room
  • Game room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toiletries
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit
  • Pool table
  • Bathtub
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
Dinning - The dishes are prepared with fresh, seasonal food, and have a sophisticated presentation and impeccable taste. The lodge has 4 chefs, 2 pastry chefs and 2 full kitchen teams. The menus are updated on a regular basis according to the latest international trends and the seasonal produce that is grown in the escape's vegetable and herb gardens and fruit orchard. Guests are welcome to take a tour of the state-of-the-art, well-equipped kitchen, the large cold storage, stock rooms and kitchen garden. The garden is fertilized with organic compost that is made by the personal gardeners. The gardens provide organic local greens, herbs and citrus picked on a daily basis. Guests are invited to take a private table on 1 of 3 open air dining decks or book an entire floor at the Lookout for a stunning lunch or dinner. Meals can also be served in a Sampan anchored offshore in the Zambezi River and attended by waiters and sometimes a singing choir who deliver each course by canoe.

The Lookout - is a chill lounge with dining and cocktail decks overlooking the Zambezi river.

Spa - Exclusive massage and body treatments include Shiatsu, Reflexology, Swedish massage, sports massage, Indian head massage, Tonga Traditional and Aromatherapy.

Weddings - Whether it's tying the knot, renewing your vows or celebrating your romantic honeymoon, the hosts are experts in creating a lavish, unforgettable and expertly-tailored experiences to commemorate the most important day in your life on the very edge of the majestic Victoria Falls. Your wedding day starts off with a formal registry ceremony at Livingstone City offices, followed by a traditional blessing from a local pastor. No matter how big the groups is, the hosts will cater for all of your guests and can arrange suitable accommodation in the surrounding area. The professional staff will take care of everything from legalities required by the registry office (a Zambian wedding is internationally recognized), the blessing, the order of service, flowers, menus, cakes, and guest gifts, to the choir, professional photography and local entertainment (DJ, local dancers), and more.

Honeymoons - The romantic escape is a natural fit for your honeymoon. Each of the six houses is set in a private, intimate area affording picture-perfect views of the Zambezi river and private decks for cozy candlelight dinners under a canopy of stars. The following activities are recommended for honeymooners: candlelit dinner floating on a Sampan in the Zambezi while having the courses delivered to you by canoe, a sunset boat trip along the Zambezi under white cotton sail on an original bleached wood Malawi Dhow, a meal for 2 in The Lookout, and more.

Community Support - The hosts are part of the Tujanane Trust School, which provides education for uneducated children, and take part in HIV awareness programs such as the Aids Council of Zambia and Share, an American funded public private partnership in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

Sustainable Practices - The lodge's objective is to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible. To achieve this goal, the lodge:

Recycles uniforms, books and educational supplies. Tujatane community school is very actively engaged in teaching environmentally friendly practices to the kids. The school has a gardening club and children visit the escape's gardens to learn more about gardening.
Orders wood supplies from sustainable forests in the Copper belt near Ndola. On-site, there is also a Vivreau still and sparkling bottling system that saves 20,000 plastic water bottles a year and around 2,000 tin cans.
Has an organic garden where fresh produce is picked on a daily basis for your dining delight.
Brings in world specialists to pass on skills and expertise to the local staff.
Has bought 3 aluminum boats that are similar to the old banana boats, but more spacious and more stable .
Has installed a purification plant. The recycled water is used for irrigation and to feed the lodge's wildlife dam.
Uses solar power as an energy supply. The waste water system pump is also solar powered. Cooking is done with gas. All the soap shampoo and cleaning products for the rooms and kitchen are biodegradable.

Guest Services

  • Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Front desk service
  • Laundry service
  • Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Sports equipment storage
  • Spa

Location + Surroundings

Entertainment
  • Museums
The eco-chalets lie tucked away on the private island of Sindabezi, only a short boat ride away from the main lodge with its stylish dining area, bar overlooking the mighty Zambezi river (Africa's 4th largest river), plunge pool, spa treatments, and more. The island is just upstream from the grand Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfalls. The over-the-top luxury yet sustainable retreat spoil its guests with high-class accommodation that perfectly blends with the stunning natural beauty. Guests will able to see big game such as elephants splashing right on the river banks.

For adventurous travelers, the escape offers activities that will make your heart skip a beat: microlight flights and helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, game drives, gorge swings, and more. For more relaxing days, guests can participate in village visits, candlelight dinners on a Sampan, kayaking, Livingstone Island and Chobe National Excursions, and more.

The chalets are suitable for families, couples and honeymooners alike! The perfect lush Zambia safari wedding can be expertly tailored with everything that the heart desires!

Activities

General activities
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Safari/Game drive
  • Whitewater rafting

The following activities are included in the rates:

Canoeing on the Zambezi, island Lunch, Sampan floating candlelight dinner, visit to Mukuni Park, sunrise and sunset boating, Simonga village visit Victoria Falls visits, guided bush walks, museum Tour, fishing, game drives, Maramba Market visit.

Other activities include: Livingstone Island visit, elephant trails, white water rafting, helicopter rides over Victoria Falls, microlight flights over Victoria Falls, luna rainbow (witness a lunar rainbow over Victoria Falls during full moon. Best moon bow viewings are just after the rains from April-September.), gorge swing, bungee jumping, jet boating, tandem kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, quad biking, golf, a day at Chobe National Park ,and more.

Family-friendly activities include: trekking in and around property grounds while learning the sights and sounds of the surrounding nature, visit to Tujatane, where children can play games with the local children and learn some interesting facts about their daily lives, Tiger fishing lessons, African story telling around the campfire, tailored tours of the Victoria Falls, town center and games drives, African treasure hunt, drumming sessions around the campfire, board games in case of bad weather. Also check out the Mosi-Oa-Tunya game park and visit the baby rhino, beetles, worms, and lion ants, and learn some survival skills.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Moderate
Free cancellation up to 7 days

You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

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