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Lodge group opens first Zambian property

Tintswalo – which has several luxury lodges in its stable – has crossed borders for the first time with the opening of Tintswalo at Siankaba in Zambia.

Situated on two densely forested islands in the Zambezi River, the luxury tented camp is ideally placed 38km from Victoria Falls and 48km from Chobe National Park, providing convenient access to some of the region’s top tourist attractions.

Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo Lodges, said: “Zambia is a country full of wonder, which is mirrored at Siankaba with a guest experience that centres on the local people who will truly engage, enlighten and delight. Tintswalo at Siankaba brings a new adventure and another unique perspective to our portfolio, but it does have that one unique characteristic shared by each of the Tintswalo properties – it really has soul.”

Tintswalo took over the management of the Siankaba camp earlier this year and, after a complete refurbishment, has reopened it as a luxury tented camp accommodating 14 guests in seven suites raised above the ground in the tree canopy on the edge of the Zambezi River.

All the tented suites have en-suite bathrooms, as well as private balconies that extend over the river.

The tented suites are linked by a winding, raised walkway, keeping guests safe while protecting the fragile riverine environment below. An expansive deck with lounge and dining areas overlooks the bush as well as a swimming pool with loungers.

Included in the rate is a trip to Victoria Falls with an excursion to the local curio market. At the lodge, guests can also enjoy fishing and sunset cruises, as well as educational nature walks within the island forest to learn about the natural environment, including spectacular trees with medicinal properties. Other activities include a cultural tour and visit to the local communities, mokoro (dugout canoe) boat trips, massage treatments, or exploring the bike trails around the lodge using locally produced bamboo frame bicycles. Optional excursions for the guests’ own account include guided game drives in safari vehicles within the Zambezi National Park on the Zimbabwean side of the river.

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals and house drinks, WiFi, guided excursions mentioned above, as well as round-trip transfers from Livingstone Airport, which is served with non-stop flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The lodge can be booked per room or on an exclusive-use basis.

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