The team at Sindabezi Island have been testing a new launch site and route for both safety and comfort so that late arrivals on the island on the Zambezi River are now possible. Previously, guests had to return before sunset, meaning that those with late flights or night activities in Livingstone or Victoria Falls were affected.

The new site bypasses the old detour through Tongabezi Lodge and takes a direct scenic river cruise to Sindabezi Island from the new downstream private jetty. Boating staff and guides have ensured that they avoid dry-season shallows and rapids while providing stunning scenery and plenty of birdlife along the way. The boat trip takes up to 10 minutes – depending on how often you stop to take photos!

A beach picnic at Sindabezi Island

Natasha Parker of Green Safaris says, ‘Although your journey starts differently, the wonders of Tujatane Trust School and the lush Tongabezi fruit and vegetable garden remain open for exploration. Sindabezi Island guests will now enter through the main entrance of Tujatane instead of through Tongabezi. While all guests will primarily use this new launch site, we’re more than happy to accommodate special requests for departures from Tongabezi.’

On arrival at the new launch site, Sindabezi manager and staff will be there to greet you, accompanying you on a safari river cruise to the island, complete with refreshing welcome drinks and a smooth check-in process.