Zambezi Sands River Camp
Honeymoon Suite Campfire on The Deck
Honeymoon Suite
Campfire on The Deck

Zambezi Sands River Camp

This luxury tented lodge is situated within the western area of the Zambezi National Park on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River upstream of the Victoria Falls. Zambezi Sands is unique in that it features not only the Zambezi River and water based activities and some glorious wildlife and scenery but is also close to the Victoria Falls.




These stunning tents are large and spacious and each boast a private splash pool and outdoor shower with views of the mighty Zambezi River

Need to Know

The lodge is a 1.5 hour drive from Victoria Falls town. It is situated deep inside the national park and is remote and secluded - the perfect spot for a tranquil safari experience.


Zambezi Sands offers a wealth of picturesque game viewing opportunities – whether you chose to drive or walk – our experienced guides take great pleasure in introducing you to the camp’s pristine and tranquil surroundings. You can even explore the Zambezi River by inflatable canoe or motorised boat. However, relaxing in your private deck splash pool – whilst overlooking the Zambezi – is perhaps just as enjoyable. Elephant can be found loitering on the mainland or in the river, while hippo, waterbuck and bushbuck frequent the reed banks and islands. Lions can be heard calling at night and the birdlife is prolific - African finfoot, African skimmer, pratincoles and Pel’s fishing owl all occur here.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Situated on the banks of the river, crocodile and hippo sightings are commonplace. On game drives in-land impala, kudu elephant and giraffe are seen regularly, and if you're lucky a pride of lion on your drive back into camp in the evening.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities


  • A guided tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls rain forest (park entry fees not included) as well as a visit to the Victoria Falls curio market.


  • A wonderful cruise on the Zambezi River amongst the islands near the lodge – enjoy the river, its wildlife and a Zambezi sunset with complimentary drinks and snacks.


  • Morning and afternoon game drives with snacks in traditional open safari vehicles
  • All day game drives with a packed lunch and snacks in traditional open safari vehicles.
  • Land Cruisers seat up to 9 guests and Land Rovers seat up to 7 guests


  • Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide
  • Usually undertaken in the mornings and ideal for photography of big game on foot


  • Guided canoeing in the Zambezi using stable, inflatable 2 man rubber canoes which are easy to manage.Some shallow rapids allow guests to enjoy the excitement of the white waters and is a fun way to experience the mighty Zambezi River!


  • Basic guided fishing close to the camp - the Zambezi is home to the fierce and powerful Tigerfish and many other species

*All further Victoria Falls activities are available on request, but are charged separately. E.g. Rafting, Helicopter Trips & Bungee Jumping.



  • The main camp area includes dining room, lounge and bar with shaded outdoor deck for alfresco dining experiences
  • Free WiFi in the main lodge area
  • Electricity by generator
  • In-house spa treatments available. Prices on request


  • Ceiling fans
  • Stocked minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Mosquito net and repellent
  • Emergency whistle and air horn
  • Electronic safes
  • Mobile LED lamp
  • Bath robes
  • Free daily laundry (weather dependent)


  •  10 luxury tents: 74 sq metre Bedouin Style Tent with 56 sq metre private deck each with a lounge area, minibar, tea and coffee making facility, en suite bathroom, outdoor shower and private splash pool
  • Room configuration: 3 double (kingsize bed) and 7 twin (double beds)
  • 2 of the 10 tents have an interleading walkway and are used for families


2015 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Best New Safari Property in Zimbabwe

2016 Safari Awards: Winner - Best New Safari Property

2016 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Best Safari Spa or Retreat

2016 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Most Romantic Safari Property

2017 Safari Awards: Highly Commended - Best Location

2017 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Best New Safari Property

2017 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Best Safari Spa or Retreat

2017 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Most Romantic Safari Property

2018 Safari Awards: 3rd place - Best Design

2018 Safari Awards: Highly Commended - Best Family Safari Experience

2018 Safari Awards: Runner Up - Most Romantic Safari Property





Seasonal. Closed:

4th January 2019 - 22nd February 2019

Average StayAverage Stay

3 Nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From $578 per person sharing per night

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children under the age of 7 are only allowed by special arrangement and providing parents sign a disclaimer
This is subject to restrictions, particularly to do with private dining options and a separate vehicle for game drives and is at the sole discretion of lodge management
Children aged 7 - 12 pay 50% on accomodation and must share with an adult
Up to 2 children may share a suite with an adult

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Zambezi Sands River Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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