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Sichango Drive, Livingstone, Zambia
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Birmingham, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My group and I stayed in the tents, and it was an experience. It was good to be able to hear the animal wildlife at night as I laid in bed, but the human wildlife was another story. There were several inebriated guests in the neighboring tents, and their partying kept us up much later than we would have preferred.... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Personally, we did not really enjoy our stay at the Waterfront. The views of the Zambezi and proximity to the falls are very good but there our praise stops I'm afraid. For a start, as a couple, we were totally swamped by huge G-adventure and Toucan travel groups. These groups were extremely loud, drunk and took over the lodge. It... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at the Zambezi Waterfront and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved the restaurant, the views and proximity to everything. The staff are very helpful and can arrange anything from a taxi to the Falls, airport transfers, exchanging money, or activities in the area. The rooms are out of date (plus broken shower head and curtain)... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The big selling point for this place of course is its view of the Zambezi River and the distant Victoria Falls mist. The food in restaurant was pretty good--the pizzas are great. The room was quite large and had a nice balcony but overlooked a pond that was full of pretty stagnant water. We were there in Winter so it... More

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Omemee, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront was our third stay in Livingstone and it was just average. It was clean and had all the standards of accommodation facilities. We ate at the restaurant, which was nice as it overlooks the Zambezi. Boat cruises leave from here. It is very convenient for booking and paying for excursions as the Safpar office is directly on site.

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of an end to a tour. The hotel facilities are great and standard across the bored. The room we had all outlook the Zambezi river and you can see the wildlife in your own backyard. Two things I would note is that only bar soap is available in the room (so shampoo must be brought) and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean/standard, had a fridge,shower was good and hot.Bed was comfortable. View of the river was at your feet as you sat out the back of your room or in the restaurant . You could hear the hippos at night. Food was really good and good price. The extra tours were way to expensive..You had to pay for... More

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Langley City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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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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