Tsika Island Camp
Set in the middle of the Zambezi River, Tsika Island Camp is approximately 30-35km upstream from Chongwe between Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and the village of Mugurameno in Zambia. The camp is surrounded by a mixture of Albida groves and reeded channels, with a sandy plain to the north.
Accommodation is available for six guests 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 artifacts 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.
Activities at Tsika Island Camp
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.