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.