Time + Tide Tsika Island

Set in the middle of the Zambezi River, Tsika Island is approximately 30 – 35 km upstream from Chongwe between Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and the village of Mugurameno in Zambia. The Camp is situated on the South side of the island which has a mixture of Albida groves and reeded channels, with a sandy plain to the North.Tsika Island was purpose built to offer guests an exclusive bush camp experience with the option of a canoe safari along the lower Zambezi to either Kasaka River Lodge or Chongwe River Camp. The camp features just 3 rustic chalets allowing a maximum of 7 guests. With no predators on the island, the buildings feature open ferro structures under village thatch to complement the island bush experience, with coco poles securing the windows and beds set under full walk in mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms are fully private with hot and cold running water. The dining space is built to the same open design offering a large covered room with local village artifacts decorating the bar. And of course no bush camp experience would be complete without the traditional camp fire and comfortable lounge chairs out front!Tsika Island is a true partnership with the nearby village which retains ownership of the island. Chongwe Safaris, as well as leasing the island from the Village, gives $50 per bed night back to the community. For this reason, in addition to the other activiites, we also encourage Tsika guests to visit Chiawa Cultural Village and Mugurameno Village and School during their stay to learn more of the local Goba people.

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Tsika Chalet

The camp features just 3 rustic chalets allowing a maximum of 7 guests. With no predators on the island, the buildings feature open ferro structures under village thatch to complement the island bush experience, with coco poles securing the windows. Each spacious room can comfortably accommodate either double or twin occupancy. Our third chalet, slightly larger, can also accommodate a third single bed for triple occupancy. All beds are set under full walk in mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms benefit from hot and cold running water. Clever design allows for stunning views over the river whilst remaining fully private.In keeping with the rustic nature of the accommodation and island experience, there is no noisy generator to interrupt the sounds of the river or the islands wild inhabitants. Solar panels provide lighting in the bedrooms and bathrooms with paraffin lamps providing additional, atmospheric lighting. Guests should note that as such there are no charging facilities so please ensure those camera batteries are fully charged before arrival!

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