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Zambezi Sands

Zambezi Sands is a luxury Safari Camp nestled in the heart of the Zambezi National Park with glorious panoramas of the Zambezi River only 1 hour from Victoria Falls

Zambezi Sands deck with views of the river The lodge at Zambezi Sands Wildlife activities Luxurious rooms Safari spa

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This luxury safari camp is only 1 hours' drive from Victoria Falls in the beautiful and remote western end of the Zambezi National Park. The game viewing is good with regular sightings of elephant, buffalo and lion but the animal concentrations are not quite on par with safari giants such as Hwange National Park, Mana Pools or Chobe National Park. However this area does come with its own special and unique feel - the main focus being the Zambezi River with its exquisite clear waters and endless channels. The birdlife along the quiet shores of this stretch of river is second to none, and can boast some very rare species indeed. There is also nearby springs sometimes teaming with wildlife - great and small.

The main lounge/dining area and each of the eleven tents are built on raised wooden platforms, perfectly placed to overlook the Zambezi River in all its glory - the views are quite spectacular. During high water season the river actually flows under your private veranda.

The bedrooms are enormous Bedouin Style tents with luxurious furnishings, each tent having its own en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Relax and enjoy the view from the huge veranda or your own private splash pool. The boardwalks that interlink each tent with the main dining area and bar offer protection from wandering hippos who often spend at least part of the night feeding in and around the camp.

Zambezi Sands offer a variety of activities included in the rates, including some for the younger guests, such as walks around the lodge with a professional guide. Other family-friendly activities include game drives and sunset river cruises.

Our Opinion

Zambezi Sands is ideal for clients who want to combine a mini safari with seeing the largest waterfall in the world - the magnificent Victoria Falls. For guests who want to sample the multiple Victoria Falls activities on offer then we would suggest rather spending a night or two in town before or after, as commuting to and from this camp is a bit arduous. However, if you just want to spend a day in Victoria Falls to see the Falls and maybe do a couple other activities followed by a few relaxing days in a luxury safari camp with good game viewing and wonderful scenery – we can't recommend Zambezi Sands enough.


• Located 1 hour's drive from Victoria Falls
• Within the Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River
• Luxurious safari lodge on raised wooden decks with spectacular views of the river
• Fantastic birdlife with many rare species
• Good game viewing but not quite the same concentrations as Hwange, Mana or Chobe
• Various water and land activities offered at the camp
• Great for those who want to combine seeing Victoria Falls with a safari experience

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

US$ 1000  1 to 5 January
US$ 875  7 January to 31 March & 1 November to 20 December
US$ 1200  1 April to 31 October & 21 to 31 December

US$ 650  7 January to 31 Mar & 1 November to 20 December
US$ 780  1 April to 31 October & 21 to 31 December

Accommodation at Zambezi Sands

• Eleven luxury tents in total - twin beds convertable into king-size beds
• Six pool suites
• Four deck suites
• One family suite
All rooms have:
• Tea/Coffee making facility
• Safe
• Free standing fan
• Mosquito net
• Lounge
• Mini bar & fridge - complimentary
• En-suite bathroom with bathtub
• Outdoor shower
• Private viewing deck with dining table and chairs
• Private splash pool in six of the suites

Why Stay There?

• Stunning location on the banks of the Zambezi River
• Located in the western end of Zambezi National Park which is particularly beautiful
• Luxurious, well designed and positioned
• Various game viewing activities available including drives, walks, and river cruises
• Only 1 hour drive from Victoria Falls
• Professionally licensed guides onsite
• Daily transfers are available into Vic Falls town


• Main lodge has dining room, lounge and bar
• Al fresco dining area by the main lodge
• Meals during excursions are included

Facilities and Services

• 220V electricity supply via solar
• Mobile lamps
• Transfers
• Laundry service
• Internet access - in main area only
• Air horns / whistles
• River cruise
• Game drives
• Game walks
• Guided tour of Victoria Falls (excluding National Park fees)
• Painting
• Birding
• Village visit and school tour (at additional cost)
• Fishing
• Children's lodge walk

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All meals
• All local soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits
• Laundry
• Shuttle to and from Victoria Falls town
• Return Victoria Falls Airport transfers
• 2 In-house activities (as listed above per paying night)
• Zambezi National Park entrance fee per paying night
• Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance

Rates Exclude

• Premium imported beverages
• Other activities and transfers not listed above


• Children under 6 to 16 years old sharing with parent(s), pay 50% of the adult rate. Children 17 and older are considered adults and pay the full adult rate.
• Zambezi Sands has a family suite for up to two adults and four children.
• Children 6 to 16 are permitted on game drives, sunset drifts, and children's lodge walks. They are not permitted on walking safaris and fishing.
• It is not recommended that children younger than 16 years occupy a room on their own (without an older sibling/adult present).

How to Get to Zambezi Sands

• From Victoria Falls, drive along Kazungula Rd. At 16km peg turn right into dirt road (4x4 only), and follow to the river (approx 1hr).
• Airport transfers from Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe) are included in the rates.
• Road transfers from Victoria Falls town are included in the rates.

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