Rooms: Think “Glamping”, but glamping like you have never glamped before. Beautiful hardwood flooring, claw foot tub, oh-so comfy beds over a spacious layout that is raised by stilts and covered by canvas.
The rooms themselves are a unique experience that I will daydream about until the next time I get to stay in one. Our stay was during the winter, so the evenings were a bit chilly. Our beds had heating blankets that were magically turned on and warmed for us by the time we climbed into bed for the night.
Food & Drink: The food was outstanding and plentiful and varied quite a bit for each meal. I loved the desserts served at afternoon tea and the drinks and snacks prepared for sundowners.
Staff: The location, rooms and food are outstanding, but the people at Islands of Siankaba are what make this place so special. You will always be greeted with a warm smile and kind words. Nothing you could ask would be too much. You are treated like family and every person there wants to ensure that your stay is perfect. I saw so many familiar faces from my stay in 2009, which I think says a lot.
Ryan, Eunice, Humphrey, Adorable, Richard, Brighton, Hitchings, Jonah and anyone else I missed- Thank you for making my second stay just as wonderful as the first!
This is the perfect place to stay to rest up after your long journey there and before your safari, or after your safari before a long trip home.
Plan on at least three nights. Here’s why:
You really want to take advantage of the peaceful surroundings of the lodge. Get a massage, read a book out on your deck, take a nature walk around the lodge or relax by the pool.
In addition, there are a few excursions that can be set up by the lodge. You can tour the falls by foot do a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls, zipline across the river, bungee jump off the bridge or plunge into Devil’s pool.
A must is the village walk. This is your opportunity to see real Africa; Seize it. Someone from the lodge will take you for a walk through the village, where you can see everyday village life and meet some wonderful people. You’ll end at Siankaba Nursery school, which is absolutely delightful. The only problem is that your face may get a little sore from smiling so much. When you get to the school, please give Malindi, Constance and Memory a big hug from me.
This lodge is one of my favorite places in the world and a place I will always return to.