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Taita Falcon Lodge

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Batoka Gorge | Mukuni, Livingstone 10101, Zambia
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New York
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137 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most wonderful 3-night stay at Taita. There were five of us in 4 cabins. First, the view over the gorge is awe-striking. The rooms have straw walls that don't go to the ceilings and trees in the shower, and just this perfect combination of luxury and rustic outdoors, with lovely beds with mosquito netting and in the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We love it that you enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you also for understanding that certain things are not perfect as we are a bit out of the way of the normal connectivity but are the best place to just get away and relax without being too far to enjoy all the activities on offer... More 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We happened upon the TAITA FALCON LODGE as we had not researched nor booked anywhere to stay in Livingstone prior to our arrival by hired car. It was the unplanned part of a bigger trip to Zambia -and the part we decided to let fate take a hand in. I was attracted to the sign on the main road to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very nice review. We love it that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It was really good having you at the Lodge. Taita Team More 

Cape Town
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The lodge may be a bit of a slow drive from town, but it enjoys a unique location and fantastic view perched on the edge of the cliff above the rapids. The communal area is very relaxing and it is easy to just lose track of time whilst taking in the scenery. Sadly, the pool area is rather neglected. The... More 

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

Hi Laura, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. About the swimming pool being unloved-just thought I should mention that the new pool cushions are already being made and the paving around the pool is on our books for repair in the low season end of the year -will definitely get some love... More 

Krakow, Poland
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

What a view! Each morning before brekfast reserve few minutes to enjoy views of Zambezi from the lodge. It is truly wonderful place. Very quiet although not far from Livingston and very Eco. Ask for chicken curry from the lodge manager, its best curry I had in Zambia. Enjoy.

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

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do come again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place but for those that needs to stay connected...... rather not. The only have Wi-Fi when the generator is on and that was slow. Managers will use mobiles and laptop in the main area. You will easily see they are on the net giving you impression Wi-Fi is on but its not. Had no water two times in a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found our WiFi slow but unfortunately it sometimes happens. We are a bush lodge that tries to give our clients connectivity in difficult circumstances.We will make sure to check our water levels! Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay with us! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The lodge is a romantic, idyllic, pristine, and unique location. Truly something out of a dream. The staff at Tatia went out of their way to make sure our stay was smooth and relaxing. The location is a bit far but that is part of the charm, you really feel like you are in a unique place. The views are... More 

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

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

New York City, New York
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38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Wow! This place is absolutely gorgeous and it was wonderful to be able to stay here, if only for a night. I really loved the gorge, the comfortable and unique rooms, the outdoor shower, the hotel restaurant and the incredible family/staff running the place! I admire the eco-friendly focus of the lodge, and the efforts to create a more natural... More 

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

Hi Jo, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate you wonderful review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Absolutely nothing negative to say about Taita Falcon Lodge at all. WOW, what a stunning place! Beautiful rustic chalets with fantastic powerful showers, amazing views, lovely food and a well stocked bar. A very friendly and warm welcome....very professionally run, and nothing seems to much of a bother for them. It's such a wonderful romantic place, and a perfect place... More 

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

We love it when you enjoy your stay with us! Thank you for your beautiful review and please come and stay with us again! More 

Paarl, South Africa
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Although we did not stay at this hotel we enjoyed a fabulous lunch on the deck overlooking the gorge. My fillet steak was the best I have had in Zambia and the Mosi's nice and cold. Best of all is the view as well as the chance to see the Taita Falcon, which is a very rare bird.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again. Please come and stay and enjoy our wonderful hospitality! More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

It was a relaxing moment. The enviroment made me appreciate the beautiful places we have in Zambia. For those who wants peace and tranquility try Taita lodge. You have the sound of birds and the roaring Zambezi river

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

Dear David, thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your whole group had an ejyoable stay with. Please come again. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taita Falcon Lodge is only 11 km from the Victoria Falls and is stunningly perched 200m above the Zambezi on the edge of the Batoka Gorge and is a luxurious bush experience at the Victoria Falls. Owner managed, the lodge's focus is on providing personalized service to each individual client. With only 7 chalets, the lodge offers an intimate stay or an exclusive venue to smaller groups. Each spacious chalet is en-suite with its own private garden and outdoor shower. The chalets are constructed of reed and stone with 3/4 walls bringing the outside in. All creature comforts are catered for in their elegantly down to earth design. Chalets are individually prepared as double, twin, triple or family rooms. The indigenous gardens are blended with "bush zen" sand gardens at the lodge entrance and chalet exteriors, and a "green theme" around the swimming pool. There is a boma where evening winter meals are hosted around an open fire. The large viewing deck and adjacent lounge play host to meals and pre-dinner drinks in conjunction to providing expansive views downstream and miles beyond! Our meals are hearty "Afrikaans style" cooking with healthy options prepared in conjunction. We offer full board packages as well as fully inclusive tour packages incorporating visits to the Victoria Falls, cultural village tours, guided bush and bird walks, game drives and a sunset cruise. Any of the numerous activities in the region can easily be arranged by the Lodge. A paradise for birders, Taita also offers guided hiking trails in and around the Batoka Gorge.An ideal beginning or ending to your African Safari - spend a few days taking in the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and the many adventure activities that the region has to offer!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taita Falcon Lodge

Address: Batoka Gorge | Mukuni, Livingstone 10101, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $214 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Taita Falcon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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