Sian Simba River Lodge & campsite

Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park

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Sian Simba River Lodge is situated on the Zambezi River some 35 kms upstream of the Victoria Falls, within the Zambezi National Park.

The Lodge consists of 12 double or twin-bed tents, all with en-suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin.  Two of the tents have adjoining rooms with a 20sqm private veranda to accommodate families with children.   All the rooms have electricity and fans, run on a solar system with back-up generator. 

The central living area includes a lounge, bar, deck and infinity pool overlooking the river.

The on-site Zambezi Spirit Restaurant offers delicious cuisine adapated to suit guests' dietary requirements (vegan or gluten free meals can be provided).

The lodge offers an all-inclusive package which includes accommodation, all meals, local drinks, two in-house activities per day and airport/town transfers. Wi-Fi is provided and a putt-putt course.

Activities include game drives, game walks, night game drives, river cruises, bush & river sundowners, island lunch (seasonal) fishing and birding.

Sian Simba also has a shady self-catering campsite on the banks of the river, with an ablution block, kitchen area, barbeque, firepit and seating area.  It is bookable on an exclusive-use basis for up to 12 campers.  Dome tents are available for the use of guests if required. The lodge restaurant is open to the public and campers are welcome to enjoy that facility as well (bookings should be made 24 hours in advance).  Activities can be arranged for campers at an additional cost.


Reviews 4

ClemL1 (via Trip Advisor), UK 21 February 2023
Great campsite next to the lodge! We loved this spot for camping- right by the river, with clean toilet and shower, a nice cooking area too. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The highlight was a guided game drive with Zulu who was incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommend a visit to this beautiful part of Zimbabwe and this spot in particular.
Liz Cox (via Trip Advisor), South Africa 30 October 2022
From the minute I was collected by Conscious from Vic Falls airport to the time he dropped me off again two days later I experienced the most amazing hospitality. Every single staff member went out of their way to ensure my stay was simply sublime. My spacious tented accommodation overlooking the mighty Zambezi was very comfortable. The tent I was in had two twin beds, draped in flowing mosquito nets, a small seating area as well as an en-suite bathroom with large soaker tub and shower in the bath. A small outdoor patio area with seating became a firm favourite in the mornings to watch the sun rise over the Zambezi. Conscious, my guide for the duration of my stay was very knowledgeable and our common love of birds made our game drives even more special even though sadly we didn't see much big game - it was extremely hot and windy though so the game were all hiding. Dinie, the camp manager, was a wonderful hostess and I really enjoyed our long chats over dinner. I felt like I was with family. Yuan, the executive chef, is a master of his craft and every meal was a culinary delight. Will I be back? Without a doubt. Till next time Sian Simba. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with me. Dear Liz, We at Sian Simba River Lodge are eternally grateful for getting to meet such a wonderful person as you. Thank you so much for allowing the world to truly see the experience you have had with us! We really do appreciate you and we do hope we get to welcome you back home real soon. Please be well, take care and stay amazing! Warmest and kindest Regards, Sian Simba Team.
markbland6 (via Trip Advisor), South Africa 25 September 2022
You know you are heading for somewhere special when you are treated to the most incredible drive into the lodge. Colossal baobabs greet you on the road side, the Zambezi River smiles back at you with each twist and turn in the road and it seems like each time you drive around the elephants are always out to give you a show. Things get even better from there though. When you arrive you feel like you are at your own little private bush camp where the staff feel like family, the rooms are tastefully done in order for you to enjoy every creature comfort but still feel like you are in the African bush and the food served up is simply heavenly (city chefs should come here and take note of the magic created). All of the above washed down with a cold beer and another perfect African sunset makes this one of the best gems in all of southern Africa!
Martin Abel (via Trip Advisor), Germany 30 August 2022
We had the great luck being the first camping guests at Sian Simba. However the lodge hadn´t been opened officially yet, we experienced a warm welcome and a very heartly and wonderful hosting by everyone from the staff. The estate is situated at a gorgeous part of the Zambesi. The camp ground is provided with an own ablution, kitchen room and terrace. A fire and a braai place are attached to it. Everything is on new built condition. The restaurant is on an exceptional high standard and a two storey terrace with a magnificent view to the Zambesi. We are very sure that this becomes a preferred location for tourists and wish the staff all best. Dear Mr Abel.. Thank you for being one of our first Guests to book with us at our campsite. We are grateful for the support and we are so pleased to know that your stay was wonderful and enjoyed every moment spent with our Sian Simba Family. We do hope to see you back in the near future. Take care and thank you! Regards, Sian Simba Team.
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