What and Where
The lodge is situated some 38km from the Victoria Falls and is
almost equidistant to Chobe National Park in Botswana. It is
located on two islands on the Zambian side of the Zambezi
The open lounge at Siankaba evokes images of style and elegance
in a truly African way and creates an atmosphere of peace and
tranquility. Enjoy the beautiful forest scenery from the sun
loungers next to the sparkling pool or take a cool dip to
refresh yourself after a hard day's relaxation!
From the onset in 1998, the local community was closely involved
in the development of the Islands of Siankaba. The success of the
lodge was completely dependant on a good 'partnership' with the
local community, who were keen for employment and development
within the Siankaba area. Environmental awareness has always been a
key factor of the lodge. A combination of wood and canvas was
used for all lodge structures, creating a 'non permanent' feel
to the camp.
The lodge is named after the local headman of the area
(Siankaba). His name in the Toka- Leya language means 'witchfinder'
as apparently his ancestors were adept at spotting witches in their
A massage suite or 'Ukuchina boma' has been developed as a
sanctuary of pure simplicity for those seeking tranquillity and
rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.
The 'Ukuchina boma' offers unique, signature treatments using
indigenous plant ingredients. Professional massage techniques,
facials and body treatments from all over the world are combined
with ancient African holistic practices. Therapists follow African
traditions by, for instance, using termite mound mud to exfoliate
before a deep cleanse with Marula, cocoa and Zambian coffee and
moisturizing with aloe vera infused cucumber wraps.
Set within the tree canopy on the banks of the river are just
six tented chalets fashioned from teak and canvas. Each room
is spacious with ceiling fans, luxurious furnishings and private
viewing decks overlooking the ever-changing Zambezi River.
The romantic en-suite bathrooms feature huge bathtubs, separate
showers, luxurious bathrobes and offer a unique range of
hand-selected aromatherapy bathroom products.
The large and comfortable beds, complete with down duvets and
pillows, are positioned to maximize the river views.
Room Amenities include:
- Ceiling fan
- Private safe
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
Exquisitely positioned to maximize privacy and river views, this
suite has been designed for romantic getaways and honeymoons!
In the evening, on return from a sundowner cruise, guests are
often surprised with an aromatherapy bath for two. On occasion this
is followed by an extravagant romantic starlit meal on the private
dining deck connected to the suite. Siankaba's Honeymoon Suite is
the quintessential romantic riverside retreat.
Tips and notes
The activities below are included in the International Rate but
may be subject to seasonal variations:
- Guided Tour of Victoria Falls (Choice of Zambian side or
Zimbabwe side* passport conditions apply)
- Curio market shop
- Sunset cruise
- Fishing (seasonal and strictly catch and release)
- Makoro trips
- Guided Nature trail walk
- Cultural Tour of Siankaba village by foot or mountain bike
- Visit to community nursery school
- Picnic Island lunch