Travel Advice

How to dress
During the day light clothes such as T-shirts and shorts are the right choice.
Evenings may require a light jacket during the summer months, preferably with full length sleeves.
In winter, (June, July & August), heavier clothing is necessary as the nights do get cold.

How long to stay
We suggest our guests stay three nights. This is an ideal time so that guests may enjoy all the activities they wish to do both at the lodge and in Livingstone whilst also having some time to relax and rejuvenate. Stays of two nights are feasible but we often find guests feel they wish they could have stayed just one more night.

Drinking water
The lodge provides bottled water in the rooms, the lodge and on activities.

What to bring
It is important to remember items like a hat, sunglasses, swimming costume, sunscreen and insect repellent as well as the following:

  • Bring your camera and plenty digital memory cards.
  • Binoculars are a must.
  • Sandals for walking around Victoria Falls as footwear often gets wet.
  • A waterproof bag for your camera whilst viewing Victoria Falls is very useful.
  • Light raincoat or poncho for summer months
  • Basic Medical Kit
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Walking shoes

Ensure that you bring an adequate supply of any prescription medicines that you may require as they may not be readily available.
Malaria prophylactics should be taken before, during and after visiting the Zambezi River areas.
Consult your doctor or the nearest travel clinic for advice.

Travelers are advised to check with their travel agent if they are flying to or from Zambia through any South Africa airport as they may be required to obtain a Yellow Fever inoculation.

Visa Requirements
As visa requirements change from time-to-time, we suggest that you ask your travel agent to provide the latest information.

The Islands of Siankaba are connected to the national grid.
The electricity supply is 240Volts.
The square shaped three pin British standard plugs are used.
The lodge has a full back-up generator.

Airport Transfers
The Islands of Siankaba will arrange transfers from the following airports:

  • Livingstone International Airport (Zambia)
  • Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe)
  • Kasane Airport (Botswana)

Staff Gratuities
Our staff has a shared tip box as we believe the entire team is responsible ‘for going the extra mile’ and we suggest between $5 and $10 per person per day is extremely generous. If our guests feel they have received outstanding service from an individual then management would encourage them to tip that individual directly.

Medical Assistance
We encourage guests to have adequate medical insurance cover whilst they are travelling – this is critical to expedite treatment of conditions or accidents that may occur. We are covered for Specialty Emergency Service cover whilst our guests are at the lodge and their team of highly trained and professional paramedics can assist with stabilization and evacuation if required.

Changing Money
The currency in Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha which is the only currency which may be used in the country. It is not possible to purchase Kwacha outside of Zambia but the local currency is available from all cash-point (ATM) machines as well as from banks and foreign exchange bureaus at all major ports of entry. In general only Visa credit cards are accepted at ATMs and in some cases debit cards. PIN numbers and passports will be required where applicable.

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