Tamarind Camp has a 7 seater copper bar boat which can be hired with coxswain for sight-seeing and fishing. The camp has a slipway close to the camp site for boat launching.

The nearby Namoomba Village makes for an interesting guided tour, just a short drive from the camp. Visitors are able to view the hot springs which bubble out from the surrounding hills on a yearly basis

Namoomba Tamarind Zambezi Activities

The area has a phenomenal wealth of natural, wilderness and human attractions.

Boat Hire

Take the copper bar boat with launch master Lawrence Chidakwa and cruise downstream to our Zambian island for a self-catered picnic or sundowner with the prospect of sighting wildlife on the Zimbabwe river bank. Or boat upstream into the spectacular 22 kilometer long Kariba gorge with its geological wonders, abundant bird life and a feeling of remoteness most probably unique to Zambia.
2 hour Copper Bar ‘Africa Wins Again’
cruise maximum 7 persons US$ 60 per trip including fuel.

Hiking and Walks

For the energetic, Lawrence or Moses will lead a hike up to the top of the hills for spectacular views or a walk with tribal commentary to the sacred Hot Springs with all their cultural mystique, full of spirituality and mythology.

Village Visit

If it is a study of human settlements that is of interest, a guided walk to Namoomba Village will expose rural living and traditions of the Tongas.
Guided hikes US$ 10 per person for 2-4 hour guided experience with Lawrence.

Tamarind Camp works with Project Now for CommunityUpliftment  Projects in the region



For bird lovers Tamarind Lodge is a Zambia Ornithological Society designated and beaconed site. A wander around the Lodge, binoculars in hand, and camera – twitchers – this is FREE! Bring your bird book, bring your art box and paint.


Amazing Tiger Fish catches have been recorded with fanatical fishermen coming from far afield to enjoy the ultimate Zambezi fishing experience.
Fishing enthusiasts are required to provide their own tackle and secure a fishing licence from the Department of Fisheries in Chilanga


For the independent boat owners the Zambezi is a boat lover’s paradise.

  • Boat launching US$ 20 per boat
  • Boat parking US$ 30 per month

Please Note:

  1. All activities must be pre-booked as is the case for accommodation booking.
  2. Clients must have fishing permits during the fishing season
  3. All activities charges must be settled with Camp manager Lawrence Chidakwa

Tamarind Camp is a pristine wilderness – enjoy your stay!