The Zambezi Waterfront has a beautiful view over the Zambezi River and a fine location close to the Victoria Falls - otherwise this horrible hotel wouldn't be able to attract clients. I wonder if the staff has been educated in the former USSR...? I've never experienced more arrogant and unfriendly hotel employees than here. They deliberately turned their backs when we showed up in the reception, they only changed our money with utmost reluctance, and of course they didn't offer their help carrying the luggage to and from the room. Have you ever heard of the concept 'service', guys? Don't go there - and don't eat at their restaurant. I had the chewiest steak of my life there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Zambezi Waterfront Hotel Victoria Falls