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Zambezi Waterfront

Sichango Drive, Livingstone, Zambia
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Langley City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok so I stayed in a lodge. Really loved it, happy I did this instead of the tent. Two clean beds, a shower and toilet. The housekeeping lady I had made the room smell amazing and you could hear her singing while cleaning. Really enjoyed running into her. The front desk staff I found rude a check in. I explained... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my two nights in Zambezi Waterfront. We stayed in the end of June 2014 in a comfortable and quiet chalet #21 with the view on the river. The Saf Par, on-site activity centre has a large variety of activities to offer. We went rafting with them and it was a great adventure and challenge. We had lots... More

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in the Executive Suite at $190 US per night, which lacked heating, TV, phone and real security. The hot water system needed fixing and the shower was spasmodic and cold. I consider this to be a backpackers accommodation standard. the staff were pleasant and helpful. This hotel would be better in a warmer time of year.

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St. Paul, MN
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29 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zambezi Waterfront was our last stop before our journey backhome after a 14 day wildside safari in Botswana. The rooms were lovely, the showers GREAT! It was relaxing to sit with dinner overlooking the Zambezi. One evening elephants swam across!! Breakfast was great. Service fantastic.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, it is nearly worth it for the view alone - and easy access to amazing river cruises! However, at the end of twenty day camping trip with G Adventures the often cold, completely eratic water pressure of the showers was so, so disappointing from what I judge to be close to luxury accommodation. (and yes, we told reception). Guests... More

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying next door at the David Livingstone Hotel and Spa, but it was very quiet. We walked along the lit-up path one evening to the Zambezi Waterfront hotel. The bar was "buzzing" with people of all ages. Their speciality is pizzas cooked to order in a large pizza oven, which were excellent. There was a great atmosphere here,... More

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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a tent at the Zambezi Waterfront Campsite in Sept 2013 and it was great monkeys right outside the door, bathrooms were adequate, pools were cool and refreshing and Bar/restaurant was good. We did the dinner river cruise and were disappointed as we were late leaving so dark coming home and hard to see anything. The Wi Fi... More

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SafariParExcellence, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Waterfront, responded to this review

Good day to you, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We apologise that you did not think our WIFI service was up to standard and we will try and address that issue soonest. Overall we see that you did enjoy your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in Livingstone soon. More

Victoria Harbour, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The raised permanent tents protected us from the deluge of rain which fell at the beginning of March. The beds were comfortable and the linens clean. The electric light and fan came in very handy. The tents were close to everything: clean washrooms, showers with hot water, the pool, restaurant/pub and the river. The restaurant food was tasty and the... More

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SafariParExcellence, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your 5 out of 5 rating! We know that we are doing our jobs at the best of our ability when we receive ratings like yours. More

Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed here for three nights in May, 2014. I enjoyed being in a good sized chalet right on the Zambezi river. The staff was very helpful; the room was clean, but too dark. The tours to Victoria Falls and Mukuni Village are well organized and enjoyable. The presence of monkeys and crocodiles on the property certainly establish a sense... More

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SafariParExcellence, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you mostly enjoyed your stay with us. I will bring it up with the housekeeping team that you thought the room was too dark - more lighting is need. Thanks again and we hope to see you back here in... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great location for the wonderful attractions of Livingstone. This is a vibrant hotel with a nice atmosphere, yet the rooms are comfortable, roomy and quiet. Having your first breakfast facing the mighty Zambezi river, leading to the plume of spray from the Victoria Falls takes your breath away, such natural beauty just yards from your hotel. This hotel has plenty... More

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SafariParExcellence, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Waterfront, responded to this review

Good day and thank you for taking the time to write your review. We think you really summed up our hotel in your review perfectly. Thank you once again and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again soon. More

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Address: Sichango Drive, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Zambezi Waterfront Hotel Victoria Falls

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The Zambezi Waterfront is situated on the Northern banks of the Zambezi River, approximately 4 km’s upstream from The Victoria Falls and just opposite Siloka Island (Long Island).This establishment is designed to attract the younger more adventurous traveller (and of course the young at heart!) who wish to experience the Great Zambezi River, the wonder of the Victoria Falls and its stunning wildlife surrounds, without great expense. It is designed to cater for all travellers, from camping to basic, good quality chalet accommodation.AccommodationWaterfront Chalets3 x Executive Chalets – King size bed, river facing, en-suite bathrooms with bath & shower.6 x River Facing Chalets – 2 x single (or 1 x double) bed, river facing, en-suite bathrooms with shower.10 x Standard Chalets – 2 x single (or 1 x double) bed, non-river facing, en-suite bathrooms with shower.4 x Family Chalets – 4 x single beds, non-river facing, en-suite bathrooms with shower.All chalets have Fans, mosquito nets, private balconies (with chairs), fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and bottled water.Adventure VillageThe “Adventure Village” – a cluster of 3m x 3m Bow tents built on raised platforms, each with a small deck in front – are strategically place in the shady extensively lawned complex away from the chalets. Each tent is equipped with 2 x single beds, electric light and fan. This village accommodates 48 guests in 24 tents.CampsiteThe campsite is set amongst large trees in shady surroundings. Catering for the overland or self-drive market, clients can choose from a variety of sites accommodating up to 100 guests. Please note that we do not provide camping equipment.Both the Adventure Village and the Campsite have spotlessly clean ablution facilities, comprising hot and cold showers, basins and toilets, as well as barbeque facilities.Lodge Facilities• A central dining area with open sundeck overlooking the Zambezi, where the Victoria Falls spray can be clearly seen.• 2 x Swimming pools, 1 on the sundeck over the Zambezi and another larger one in the campsite.• Lively bar overlooking the river• Large activity Centre• TV Lounge• Internet CaféChild Policy• Aged 0 – 2 years old – Free of Charge• Aged 3 – 12 years old – 50% of rate• Aged 13 and above – Full RateActivitiesThere are a huge number of activities to enjoy in the Livingstone area, whether you are looking for heart pumping adrenalin packed days, days looking for Wildlife or days simply spent relaxing and enjoying the scenery there is something to suit everyone. Some of the most popular are:-• River cruises – breakfast, lunch or sunset.• Game drives into the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park.• Cultural and museum visits in and around Livingstone.• Visits to the “Victoria Falls”.• Adventure activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, river boarding, elephant back rides, bungi jumping, abseiling, gorge swings, microlighting and helicopter flights etc.. can be booked whilst staying at The Waterfront. We can also arrange day trips to Chobe National Park in Botswana. Wildlife• Common sightings within the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park are elephants, white rhino, giraffe, impala, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and a wide variety of birds.Transfers• Livingstone is close to the border posts of Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe, Kazungula – Botswana and Katima Mulilo – Namibia. • Clients can fly into either Livingstone or Victoria Falls International Airport where they will be met and transferred by road to the lodge.o Livingstone Airport – approximately 15 minutes be vehicleo Victoria Falls Airport – approximately 40 minutes by vehicle (including border formalities.• Transfers can also be done from the Botswana border, which takes approximately 45 minutes. No transfers are done from the Namibian border due to distance (approximately 2 hours)• Clients may also self-drive direct to The Zambezi Waterfront.Visa RequirementsPlease always check these with your agent or nearest Safari Par Excellence Office, most Nationalities do need to pay a visa fee to get into Zambia, costs vary dependent on Nationality.General Requirements• Sunblock and Insect repellent.• Malaria prophylactics.• Personal toiletries and medical requirements.• Torch / Flashlight.• Binoculars, Camera, Video and film.InsuranceTravel and medical insurance is COMPULSORY for all clients. Please ensure clients have arranged this insurance in their own country prior to leaving so as to cover unexpected medical expenses and loss / theft of personal effects. Please ensure clients bring the details of their insurance policy with them. Safari Par Excellence will not be able to cover clients should they not have insurance.SeasonThe Zambezi Waterfront is open year round. ... more   less 
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