Jungle Junction

Lodge, campground in Livingstone

Hippos, hammocks and harmony. On a lush island with sandy beaches in the middle of the Zambezi River, around 50km from Livingstone, Jungle Junction attracts travellers who want to lounge beneath palm trees, or engage in some fishing (equipment and guide available). There's food available plus a rustic bar, plus a self-catering kitchen. BYO towel.

It's an hour's drive from Livingstone, so expect to pay around US$25 for taxi ride. Note there's no phone coverage or wi-fi here, which for many is part of its appeal.