TSOWA SAFARI ISLAND
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
"Tsowa" means ‘new beginnings’, which is exactly what you will find on this pristine island in the middle of Africa's mighty Zambezi River. Introducing Tsowa Safari Island. A surreal place, the whispers of this majestic river are broken only by occasional calls of the African fish eagle. In a camp fringed by a beautiful forest, a soft path leads to a cluster of century old baobabs.
In the main camp, stretched canvas tents overlook the Zambezi River so that you may view wildlife from every part of the lodge. With timber frames and sides, set on wooden decks, the spacious open areas rest in the shade of massive jackalberry trees. The camp comprises a stylish lounge and dining area for 12 guests. The bar tent is adjacent to this main living area. The vast outside deck makes the most of its river-front setting, and is also in the cool forest. It has an open-air dining area flowing onto a sunken fire-pit which 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.
It is a great privilege and honour to have been awarded the concession to develop a camp on Tsowa Safari Island and for this reason every care and consideration has been taken to position the 6 eco-sensitive luxury tents to create minimal environmental impact and blend into the natural surroundings as much as possible while giving guests the chance to appreciate the trees, river, animals and birds of the Zambezi National Park.
The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. A bucket-list experience for many an explorer, the sheer volume and breadth of thundering water will take your breath away. The local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya", ‘the smoke that thunders’. The misty spray of this mighty thundering spray can be seen by aircraft kilometres away and the thundering roar, when standing close to one of nature's majesties, will stay with you forever.
This luxury modern day explorer's camp offers 6 luxury tents with en-suite indoor and outdoor showers. Each tent is carefully positioned in the shade of the forest to ensure guest privacy and maximize the river views. The camp comprises a stylish lounge and dining area for 12 guests. The bar tent is adjacent to this main living area. The vast outside deck makes the most of its river-front setting, and is also in the cool forest. It has an open-air dining area flowing onto a sunken fire-pit which 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.
There are 3 distinct seasons in Zimbabwe.
The dry season Apr-Oct which is the best time for game viewing. The wet season Nov - Mar when the river is at its highest and the Victoria Falls are most spectacular and migrant birds are prolific. Sep-Oct is superb fishing season.
The river cruise is offered in the late afternoon to enjoy the spectacular sunsets along the Zambezi River. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks with our guides on our comfortable river cruiser while keeping an eye out for game coming down to drink at the banks of the river.
Game drives are offered through this scenically beautiful national park in the early mornings. The game drives are approximately 3 to 4 hours and include a refreshment stop. The Zambezi National Park is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena, giraffe and numerous antelope species.
Victoria Falls is one of the most incredible "must see" destinations in Africa. Straddling the Zambezi Rivers, the Falls are "shared" between Zimbabwe and Zambia, linked by an iconic road and rail bridge.
Rapidly developing a reputation as the "Adventure Capital" of Africa, Victoria Falls warrants at least a 4 or 5 day stay to truly experience a sampling of the activities that it has on offer. From white water rafting, gorge swinging, bungee jumping and jet boarting to more mundane pursuits such as canoeing, fishing, game drivings and a must-do sunset cruise on the mightly Zambezi River.
Victoria Falls is also a great add-on to a safari in Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana.
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Each of our Accommodation Partners has a distinct Health & Safety Policy in place which can be found below. Please be advised, though, that this can differ from property to property.
ISIBINDI AFRICA LODGES COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
The health and safety of both our guests and staff is paramount to us and we are putting plans in place to ensure that we adhere to the highest standards laid out by the World Health Organization as well as government and industry standards. We are coming up with innovative ways to ensure that while we maintain these standards we can still give our guests the best possible experience while staying at one of our lodges.
The following procedures will be implemented at all Isibindi Africa Lodges to prevent the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
1. INFORMATION & ORIENTATION
1.1 Orientation & familiarisation of precautions taken for new guest arrivals
1.2 Guest travel and medical declaration as per national guideline
1.3 Recommended precautions will be strictly adhered to
- Frequent hand washing (Soap and water/sanitizer)
- Masks / Face screens
- Social distancing
- Readily available sanitizers throughout all areas
1.4 Visible signage and information
1.5 Designated responsible person at each lodge introduced to guests on arrival to address any
concerns during their stay regarding health and safety
1.6 Lodge & room orientation to contain relevant information regarding specific contact points during
2. GUEST ACCOMMODATION
2.1 Stringent sanitization procedures of all guest accommodation and protocols to eliminate
2.2 Use of approved sanitization products in all areas to sanitize all surfaces
2.3 Specialised training for housekeeping staff on sanitization protocols and procedures by registered
2.4 Luggage to be sanitized on arrival and on departure by our staff
2. All rooms are free-standing units set at least 10 metres apart. All pathways are open-air and all
public areas easily allow for social distancing
3. DINING AND BAR
3.1 Social distancing will be implemented in all dining and bar areas
3.2 Open air dining areas for meals for increased air circulation (weather permitting)
3.3 Private dining areas are available (weather permitting)
3.4 Intensified dining area and furniture sanitization between meals
3.5 There will be no open buffet options. Some meals may be presented on a butler tray per
individual table. Meals will be available in sealed units or individually plated and presented. There
will be no common or shared utensils
3.6 No sharing of menus between guests and tables
3.7 Utensil & cutlery precautions by improved measures and individual presentation
3.8 Intensive & on-going staff training on new health and safety standards
4. LODGE – RECEPTION, GENERAL AREAS & LOUNGES
4.1 Stringent sanitization procedures of all common guest use areas to eliminate contamination risk
4.2 Hand sanitizers readily available in main areas and main area guest bathrooms
4.3 Furniture and equipment regularly sanitized and placed to allow for social distancing
4.4 Bar, pool and deck set up to allow social distancing measures
4.1 Dedicated staff training by registered service providers with specific focus on Covid-19 regulations
4.2 Masks and or face screens (PPE) to be worn by all staff at all times
4.3 Strict hygiene procedures by frequent washing of hands and social distancing measures in all back of
house and common staff areas
4.4 Temperature and health screening for staff and contractors and deliveries
4.5 Stock and all equipment to be sanitized at regular intervals
4.6 Keys and devices used by staff to be regularly sanitised
4.7 Daily staff meetings to ensure all health and safety protocols are being strictly adhered to
4.8 One senior member of staff will be designated as a Covid-19 Health and Safety Officer
5. 4X4 TRANSFERS
5.1 Transfer vehicles will be thoroughly sanitised before and after each trip
5.2 Guests will be required to sanitize hands before start of transfer
5.3 Guests will be required to wear masks during the transfer
5.4 Hand sanitizers will be readily available during transfers
5.5 Driver to wear facemask / face screen
5.6 Luggage will be sanitized before and after loading into the vehicle
5.7 Lodge staff will not be permitted to park guest cars. Guests will be required to park their own cars in
5.8 Drivers will receive training to ensure health and safety protocols in respect of Covid-19 are
6.1 All game viewing vehicles/boats/kayaks/canoes are open air allowing required social distancing
6.2 Social distancing will be implemented during activities and numbers will be kept to the minimum required to allow ease of distancing
6.3 Guests will be required to sanitize hands before and after all activities
6.4 Hand Sanitizers readily available during activities
6.5 Refreshment and snack offerings to be offered on an individual basis
6.6 Staff and guests will be required to wear face masks and/or face screens during activities where
6.7 Vehicles and all equipment will sanitized before and after all activities
7. SPA (Where applicable)
7.1 Improved social distancing measures by therapists
7.2 Sanitizing procedures for guest and therapist to take place before and after treatments
7.3 Staff will be required to where full PPE as per industry standards
7.4 Entire treatment room, all equipment and furniture will be sanitized before and after each
7.5 Hand sanitizers readily available during treatments
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