Guests per Safari Vehicle
"Tsowa" means 'new beginnings,' and each day at Tsowa Safari Island offers new adventures. Set along on a pristine island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. This luxury tented camp is fringed by a beautiful forest, a soft path leads to a cluster of century-old baobabs.
Featuring a stylish lounge and dining area for 12 guests, Tsowa is the perfect setting to make new friends and connect with those around you. The bar tent is adjacent to the main living area and boasts a vast outside deck making the most of the river-front setting and the cool forest. The open air-dining area flows onto a sunken fire pit that overlooks the river. The main lodge is linked to the pool which is in a sunny spot, from which you may enjoy your favourite cold drink while watching the river glide by.
The island features 6 eco-sensitive safari tents which are nestled on the edge of the island on the banks of the Zambezi River under the shade of a deep forest. Each tent has a small covered verandah set on the river’s edge and looks directly across the mainland's Zambezi National Park. From the comfort of your tent, you will see wildlife coming to the water's edge. Tsowa is all about offering privacy and each of the free-standing tents is set well apart from one another, with 20 metres separating each tent.
The en-suite bathrooms feature a large indoor shower and a separate outdoor shower offering guests an opportunity to take in the African sky. Nothing quite beats lying back on soft, white linen at the end of a fun day, to the night sounds of wildlife – maybe an owl hooting softly, a hyena calling or even lions mating.
The land which Tsowa is set on was was chosen for its magnificent forest canopy and enormous termite mound resting gently alongside the lounge. The golden-green light pours through the trees in the early morning and late afternoon. The fire pit deck is suspended over the Zambezi River and afternoons can be spent watching the reflection of the sunset over the Zambezi National Park as animals come down to drink.
The Zambezi National Park is a 56 000 hectare park, regarded as one of the most beautiful and lush parks in Zimbabwe. The park is named after the mighty Zambezi River, which forms the northern border, where the park neighbours onto parts of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Zambezi National Park is home to a wide range of African wildlife, including lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard. You may also see antelope such as kudu, eland, waterbuck and, if you are very lucky, the rare sable. The more frequent sightings include warthog, zebra and impala, and at the riverside you may see crocodile, hippo and a variety of water birds such as the goliath heron, the long-toed plover and various species of kingfisher.
The Zambezi National Park is very rewarding for bird lovers, with more than 400 recorded species including the African skimmer, the half-collared kingfisher and the collared palm-thrush.
The park is a fisherman’s paradise, with 75 species of fish found in its rivers. The most famous of these is the fighting tiger-fish, which can get up to 15kg in weight and has the reputation of being the greatest fighting fresh water fish. Other popular angling fish in the park include upper Zambezi yellowfish, yellow-belly bream, African pike and silver barbel.
6 Eco-Sensitive Tents
12+ welcome on game drives
Tsowa Safari Island, Victoria Falls, Zambia
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