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Tunis
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are a family with two teenagers. We spent a couple of nights here camping in our own tents (in early August). The camping area is leafy with soft ground and shade. The washroom facilities were also good, and kept very clean. There were washing up outdoor sinks for each camping area. There are also permanent tents, already erected, with... More 

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Siavonga
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tents are Well priced and good location near the river and David livingstone hotel and spa which if you want a little more upmarket you can pop across there. On the down side the mosquitoes where a problem so take spray and the hot water runs out in the communal showers if the place is full.

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear siavongaboy, Many thanks for the review, this is indeed the best place to pitch or 'rent-a-tent' with a riverside location, bar, restaurant and Activities Centre all on-site. Yes the mosquitoes are terribly behaved at this time of the year - we do our best to keep it under control. Thanks for the feedback on the communal shower too -... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the rooms we stayed in looked straight over the Zambezi and were clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and the adventure centre was well organised with knowledgable agents. BUT... Our toilet leaked and made our whole bathroom stink, the bed sloped inwards as the mattress was so old and the shower was just a trickle. Probably the worst... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Scamp1307, Many thanks for the review, that is so disappointing and we are so sorry to hear about your bathroom experience! It would be great to find out which chalet you were in so we can sort this out immediately! Please email us on waterfront@safpar.com Kind Regards, Sharmaine, Auggs and the Team More 

New York City, New York
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129 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first sight of Victoria Falls is breathtaking! The larger part of the falls is seen from the Zambian side with a smaller portion seen from Zimbabwe. As you do the walk, you are hit with the spray from the Zambezi river. You have to cover yourself with some type of protective clothing [i.e. poncho] and you are better off... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear ianshamshey, A great review of Vic Falls :) You should come back for the MOONBOW or Lunar Rainbow over the Full Moon. Now THAT is breath-taking! Kind Regards, Sharmaine, Auggs and the Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with all aspects of the Waterfront. The accommodation was neat and comfortable as well as being reasonably priced. Dining takes place on a great verandah deck with a truly fantastic view over the Zambezi.Once again, the food is excellent and reasonably priced, and, if you want to sample a crocodile pizza, this is the place to... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear MartinBplus, Many thanks for the fantastic review, this is indeed the best place to come for a crocodile pizza, smiling faces and the ultimate sunset cruise! We hope to welcome you back soon for another Livingstone Adventure! Kind Regards, Sharmaine, Auggs and the Team More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right on the Zambezi River, just above Victoria Falls. The bar and restaurant overlook the river and provide a wonderful place to watch boats going by, the fabulous African sunset and animals local to the area. Good clean facilities. Accommodation options include lodges, permanent tents or bring your own. Campsites set in luscious gardens.

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SafparExcellence, General Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Anette S, Many thanks for the fantastic review, this is indeed the best place to pitch or 'rent-a-tent' with a riverside location, bar, restaurant and Activities Centre all on-site. We hope to welcome you back soon for another Livingstone Adventure! Kind Regards, Sharmaine, Auggs and the Team More 

Addis Ababa
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning to rent a tent in Livingstone, this is the best place to be. Of course there are standard rooms if you would like and also the beautiful David Livingstone Lodge behind the tents. The tents are really nice and there are two beds inside so you can share the cost as well. There are plenty of... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear iLearn, Many thanks for the fantastic review, this is indeed the best place to pitch or 'rent-a-tent' with a riverside location, bar, restaurant and Activities Centre all on-site. We hope to welcome you back soon for another Livingstone Adventure! Kind Regards, Sharmaine, Auggs and the Team More 

Christchurch
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In truth, the Waterfront wasn't quite as I expected it to be (based on how it was described in my guidebook), but I had a great stay there regardless in the tented accommodation. The tent was clean and comfortable, with two single beds, a table, lamp and fan. Washing facilities were clean and there was always hot water- however I... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear benscott1985, Many thanks for your honest review about your stay with us - yes, we agree - WIFI is so important these days and we have to rely on our service provider to ensure the stability and connection is constant so it is vital to have feedback such as yours in order to discuss and resolve any pending issues.... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 glorious nights in a riverfront chalet at the waterfront hotel. The atmosphere is buzzing and very suitable for outgoing people who like to meet others from all over the world. The staff are helpful and interactive. Nothing was too much trouble for Graham Nel and his team. The breakfast was adequate, but the no 1 menu item... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Diane, Many thanks for your fantastic review and really great advice for other travellers - we agree, when in the area, visit BOTH sides of the Victoria Falls, see it by air and see it from Livingstone Island - all angles covered! We hope to welcome you back again soon - we will certainly pass on your kind comments... More 

Cape Town
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Nice grassed sites with decent ablotions, large enough to accomodate a full place. Great, reasonably priced food at the restaurant and the deck is just the perfect place for sundowners. Wifi is not sufficient at 30 mins every 24 hours and the additional vouchers available for purchase, were not loading. This becomes problematic over a 3 night stay!

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SafparExcellence, Manager at Victoria Falls Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear africanbeauty, Many thanks for your honest review about your stay with us - yes, we agree - WIFI is so important these days and we have to rely on our service provider to ensure the stability and connection is constant so it is vital to have feedback such as yours in order to discuss and resolve any pending issues.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Victoria Falls Waterfront is situated on the Northern banks of the Zambezi River, approximately 4 km's upstream from The Victoria Falls and just opposite Siloka (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. The Waterfront has some lovely riverside chalets with balconies and stunning views. We also have Adventure Village Tents which are permanent tents with 2 x single beds and a campsite - so something to suit everyone. The lodge has fantastic amenities including 2 x swimming pools, a popular bar, restaurant with Peppino's by the river's pizza's (delicious!). There is also an internet cafe, wifi, small souvenir shop and a large activity centre who will help with all activities in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Victoria Falls Waterfront

Address: Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, Zambia (Formerly Zambezi Waterfront)
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $41 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Victoria Falls Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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