- The perfect place to experience Zimbabwe’s incredible wildlife
- Along the peaceful Zambezi River, with views from every room and the main hotel
- Luxury Bedouin tents with modern interiors
- Each of the rooms has its own beautiful deck area and plunge pool
A luxury lodge in Zambezi National Park, along the Zambezi River, Zambezi Sands is ideal for animal lovers. Enjoy game drives twice per day, as well as boat trips along the waters of the river. Expert guides will help you track down the majestic animals that move through the area, while walking safaris are ideal for those wanting to see the smaller animals, birds and insects.
Stay in a Bedouin style tent and enjoy quiet tranquillity, stunning surroundings and modern amenities. Dining at the Zambezi Sands can be enjoyed on your private deck or in the hotel’s dining area and includes traditional African cuisine as well as international options.
Bars & Restaurants
Dining at Zambezi Sands
Dine on your private viewing deck or the communal deck as you overlook the tranquil Zambezi River. Enjoy delicious international and local cuisine in the camps main lodge area as you get to know guides, hosts and other guests.
Beach & Pools
Private Plunge Pool
Each of the rooms has its own private splash pool from where you can overlook the calm Zambezi River or enjoy the sun on the viewing deck.
Spa & Wellness
Zambezi Sands is home to an inhouse spa where you can enjoy a range of therapies and treatments as you overlook the bush or river.
Activities & Entertainment
Explore the bushveld as you spot the many magnificent animals which call Zambezi National Park home. Expert guides will take you through fascinating stories and help track down animals.
See the smaller aspects of the national parks, including insects, birds, smaller animals and the plants and flowers.
A relaxing way to enjoy the serenity of the area, take a canoe along the Zambezi River and see the animals up close.
Enjoy the serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery surrounding you on a pontoon sunrise or sundowner ride.
About the location
Zambezi National Park is located in western Zimbabwe, close to the border with Zambia, and is the ideal place for safari lovers. Wilderness stretches out over vast planes interrupted only by water holes where animals congregate. Take boat trips along the famous Zambezi River and see hippos and crocodiles, as well as birds, insects and interesting plant life.
Forests and huge acacias, as well as ancient fig and ebony trees, provide interesting landscapes for nature lovers. Home to elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, leopards and lions this is the perfect place for first time safari goers, as well as those who have been many times before.
Livingstone Airport is just under an hour and a half’s drive away from Zambezi Sands.
Dotted along the tranquil banks of the river, the luxury Bedouin style tents offer quiet luxury with modern amenities. A mini bar, en suite bathroom, lounge area, splash pool and more are also offered.
Contrast Africa’s unique wildlife, natural wonders and iconic city in a holiday that introduces you to the very best of Africa.
Experience some of Southern Africa’s most incredible landscapes as you enter the wilds of this beautiful continent.
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Based on 113 traveller reviews
100% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Xanadu on the Zambezi
Sergio J, Baja
Oct 03 2018
Cornelius Vanderbilt called his summer mansion in Rhode Island a cottage so I suppose it works to call the Zambezi Sands accommodations tents, but the commodore definitely would have felt at home...
Cornelius Vanderbilt called his summer mansion in Rhode Island a cottage so I suppose it works to call the Zambezi Sands accommodations tents, but the commodore definitely would have felt at home here. The rooms are fantastically large, beautifully appointed, completely private, and swinging in the hammock on your deck while the Zambezi River hums on by is about as dreamy as it gets. Unless, of course, you booked a massage with Sally on your deck, then getting a massage with Sally on your deck while the Zambezi hums on by is really about as good as a person should ever hope vacation life to get.
Our guide Blessed was one of the best guides we've ever had anywhere, and somewhere along the way - perhaps after he safely steered us out of the way of some too-interested elephants, maybe after he successfully got us down the Zambezi in our canoes and we managed to land safely to the left of the hippo and the right of the croc, or maybe it was when he made hurt cow noises for 20 minutes to interest the hyena so we could get great photos - we inadvertently started calling him Beloved. It was a while before he corrected us.
The Zambezi Sands staff does a beautiful job, and many thanks to John, Killian, LeRoy and security guard Ben for all the many courtesies large and small that made our stay truly wonderful. Zambezi Sands was the 5th and final of the Imvelo Safari Lodges that we stayed in during our stay in Zimbabwe ??? all of them were exceptional in terms of beauty, comfort, service, guides and wildlife experiences, and Zambezi Sands was the perfect finish to a fantastical trip. Xanadu: a place of idyllic magnificence and beauty.
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“ The Ultimate African Retreat
superiorcold, Superior, Wisconsin
Oct 02 2018
Lots of people go to Africa for the safari experience but after spending a total of 6 months traveling the continent I can highly recommend a combination of both safari and non-safari experiences...
Lots of people go to Africa for the safari experience but after spending a total of 6 months traveling the continent I can highly recommend a combination of both safari and non-safari experiences. The Zambezi Sands River Camp is the perfect property for this and the perfect place to end your safari in Hwange National Park during a visit to Zimbabwe. You CAN take safaris in Zambezi NP, but the beauty of this camp is in it's luxury and serene setting on the Zambezi River. It's all about relaxation here and no detail goes missing during your stay. My husband and I enjoyed massages, great meals, sundowners in various locations during our stay, campfire nights and the ultimate in comfort from our private bungalow. Highly recommend a stay.
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