A maximum of six guests can be accommodated in three rustic thatched “bush rooms” complementing the island bush experience. Beds are set under full walk-in mosquito nets and the en-suite facilities provide hot running water from wood burning boilers and a flush WC. The dining space is built to the same design as the rooms with a large covered room and local village artefacts decorating the bar and serving areas. A lawn lies out front offering a traditional camp fire and comfortable lounge chairs. The prime aim of a stay at Tsika is to facilitate a full day canoe safari along the Zambezi River. Guests are required to paddle so a level of fitness is needed.
Open 01 Apr – 15 Nov
The prime aim of a stay at Tsika is to facilitate a full day canoe safari along the Zambezi River. Leaving after breakfast, paddle and drift past the riverine scenery, taking time to game view on the way. Stopping approximately mid way to take a picnic lunch set up on the banks of the river.
There is a minimum age of 15 years on this canoe safari (subject to guides recommendations) and guests will be required to paddle so a level of fitness is required.
There is a boat on standby which can transfer younger members of the party to Chongwe or Kasaka as required.
If time allows during the stay, camp offers angling opportunities and short walks on the island accompanied by an armed ZAWA scout.
From Tsika Island guests are encouraged to visit Chiawa Cultural Village and Mugurumeno Village to interact with the community and learn more about the Goba people who retain ownership of the island. Walking is offered (there are no predators on the island) for close up encounters with the abundant game including elephant and buffalo, as well as excellent birding.
At just over 4000 square kilometres, the Lower Zambezi National Park is home to all of the major species in the valley with excellent sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard.
There is also an impressive array of birdlife.