Sioma Camp is a new ‘eco-tourism‘ inspired safari camp on the banks of the Zambezi River close to the main Sesheke-Senanga road, a few kilometres downstream from Sioma (or Ngonye) Falls in southwest Zambia. The distance to/from Livingstone/Victoria Falls by road is 330km – approximately five hours drive.
Guests are accommodated in four classic safari-style tents. From their restaurant you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Zambezi river. In the evenings you may observe the night sky through their star telescope or relax in the library.
Sioma Camp offers a wide range of nature/wildlife and culture related activities. The main natural attraction in the area is Sioma Falls, the second largest waterfall in Zambia. The bush camp is situated outside the northwestern boundary of the Sioma Ngwezi National Park. This park is the third largest in Zambia covering more than 5000km². The park and its surrounding area offer visitors a chance to experience true wilderness. In and around the park most wild game associated with the African bush can be encountered, including giraffe, roan, sable, elephant, lion, cheetah and wild dog. The birdlife is rich and of course fishing for Tigerfish is a challenging attraction for many sport anglers.
Sioma River Camp:
Accommodation options include six luxury safari tents with open-air bathrooms, placed on elevated wooden decks with thatched roofs. Four standard safari tents also with open-air bathrooms for selfdrive and self-catering tourists and a campsite are also available.
The main lodge building consists of a kitchen, restaurant/bar and lounge. In addition a drawing room, several relaxation areas, as well as a swimming pool will soon be built.
Sioma Bush Camp:
The bush camp is situated southwest of the Sioma (or Ngonye) Falls in the Game Management Area and close to the north-western border of the Sioma Ngwezi National Park. Each safari tent is placed with excellent views across nearby waterholes. It is envisaged that the bush camp will be constructed along the same design lines as the river camp and offer more or less similar accommodation options.
Both camps will be based on ‘eco-tourism’ principles, including the use of sustainable energy sources, i.e. a combination of water turbines and solar power with generator only as a back up option.
A self-catering campsite with basic tented accommodation is also available.
- Fishing – Tigerfish;
- Daytime river cruises including excursion trips to Ngonye Falls, exploring the Lumbe River and picnic trips to some of the islands in the Zambezi River;
- Sunset cruises;
- Bird-watching – special bird-watching tours with experienced birder;
- Game drives – in the Western Zambezi Game Management Area and in the Sioma Ngwezi National Park;
- Game walks;
- Combined game drives to and boat cruises on the Kwando River bordering Angola; and
- Canoeing and kayaking on the Zambezi River.