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Taita Falcon Lodge

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Batoka Gorge | P.O. Box 60012, Livingstone 10101, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first stop of our tour through Livingstone, and what a surprise. The owner - Faan - greeted us on arrival. He also explained the meaning and how scarce the taita falcon really is. Thirty six breeding pairs left. The view from the deck into the ravine below is stunning. Rooms are quite far apart so nice and... More 

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your review Niel and are happy that you enjoyed your stay! More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the lodge is amazing. It is on the top of the hill which have the view straight to the river. The atmosphere is very quiet and calm. The room is clean and tidy. The food is fantastic. The staff is friendly and nice. Fann, Annmarie, Rechelle, John, David and other staff did a great job to ensure... More 

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review Hahn. We appreciate it very much and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge is situated on the top of the Zambezi river gorge just down river from the Vic Falls and about a 30 minute drive from downtown Livingstone. An awesome and fantastic site! It is run by a South African husband and wife team who are extremely hospitable and friendly. The manager will do anything and everything to make your... More 

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Thank you for your great review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish we could have stayed longer. Stunning views of the Gorge, Zambezi river and white water rafters. Excellent food. Hosts Faan and his wife Anmarie Fourie, Rochelle and John were charming and catered to every need even going so far as to find out results of the Argentina soccer match and give us the recipe for "crumpets" which were the... More 

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Joan for your great review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope the running of the marathon went well! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Forget Victoria Falls themselves, the place of this lodge is surreal and absolutely breathtaking! Looking down into the deep gorge of Zambezi River from the terrace by the dining area, is the best view you could ever get. We had an amazing time at Taita Falcon Lodge and every last detail was harmonious: from the gorgeous view and delicious meals,... More 

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Kathi, we appreciate your review of Taita. We love it when clients enjoy their stay with us! Your views mean a lot to us. More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I cannot praise Taita high enough. You feel at home the moment you arrive and Annmarie, Faan and Mervis do everything they can to make your stay a true pleasure. Incredible service and the most friendly and well trained staff. I was there for three nights with a group of eight and everybody loved the place, despite the chilly nights.... More 

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Stefan for your wonderful review! We all work very hard at making sure all our guests have a fantastic time and enjoy their stay and we love it when it works so well! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we might see you again in future with another group! More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I spent four nights at Taita resting up between work assignments. It was off season and, in addition to wonderful hospitality, I had a chance to learn the unique story behind Taita from the owner and staff. The setting is unique, the accommodation supremely comfortable, the staff in every way solicitous and helpful. It's away from the noise and bustle... More 

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Thank you Bryan for your review. We appreciate it and are very glad you have enjoyed your stay with us! Maybe we will see you again in future. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of the best places we have stayed in Livingston. Unbelievable view of the gorge. Brilliant food and service. Friendly staff. A must when visiting Livingston. Thanks to Rochelle , Johan , Faan for a geat visit.......NB ask Faan about the gunpowder joke 😃

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Thank you for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and please come again! More 

Lusaka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The deck of Taita Falcon Lodge offers an incredible view of the gorge and river....it's so great that we really were ambivalent about leaving the lodge to go into Livingstone/activities. If I was to return (and I hope to) I would definitely make a point of spending at least one day doing nothing more than admiring the always-changing scenery with... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review. We love it when our clients are satisfied and are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again! More 

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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was not my first stay at Taita by any means. I was totally inspired by the place many years ago and this year I had the opportunity to share the place with a group of friends. As always, the standard of accommodation, food and service was first class. I cannot urge you enough to go and stay there -... More 

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Thanks Tony, we appreciate your review and are very glad you once again enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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