Katombora Island Walk

A private island hideaway, shown just to you

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Marvel at the miracle that is Mother Nature

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy.

These words of acclaimed poet, Sylvia Plath, perfectly echo our own sentiments when it comes to Katombora, our private island in the middle of the Zambezi. Step off the boat onto our wild islet downstream from River Lodge and discover this untamed microcosm of nature in the Zambezi for yourself. Join us for a guided walk through the island, adorned with python creepers, knob thorns, fever trees, waterberry trees, 23 baobabs, and 200-year-old jackalberry trees. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge with you about the traditional and medicinal uses of the flora you will come across on the island. Untainted by development, this area represents the perfect ecosystem at play.

The trees that can be spotted along the Zambezi River and on our island have very interesting tricks of their own that help them to survive in a wild world. Trees are our protectors. In their living forms they provide homes and shelter to millions of living creatures and by absorbing carbon dioxide they are major protagonists in the war on climate change. Even when dead, they continue to warm, feed and house us.

Read more about our trees here: The Royal Chundu Homeschool ~ Trees Are The Real Super-Heroes