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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm actually staying at Maramba as I wrote this review. The camp site and lodge is in a great location. Hippos, elephants and baboons are regular visitors to the grounds. The camp generally has a nice pleasant atmosphere. There are 2 main issues however: The first is the mosquitoes. I've stayed here over many years and they have always been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival, we were delighted with the beautiful grounds & swimming pool. We stayed for 1 night at the end of a 2 week bush camping safari, so were really looking forward to a little bit of luxury, especially a hot shower. Sadly this was not forthcoming - only a freezing dribble. The taps were connected back to front &... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BushBaby181 Thank you for your recent review of Maramba River Lodge, We do have maintenance issues from time to time but if reported in good time we are generally able to handle any situation.Having said that I am sorry you had to endure a cold shower!I have asked the maintenance team to go through each room and ensure all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very great lodge with small tents for staying! You have a great view on party of the river but it depends on the time in the year what you will see there. We saw hippos and elephants.They also have a great pool and a lovely restaurant with friendly staff.

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear maniac_84, Thank you for your review, I am very happy that you enjoyed all that Maramba and Livingstone had to offer.As it gets quite hot now in Livingstone our sparkling clean pool is proving a big hit so thank you for pointing that out as well as the restaurant!I will pass on your comments to all the team. Kind... More 

Solwezi, Zambia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, right on the Maramba river - so we saw hippo and crocodile from the terrace. We didn't stay there, but from the outside some of the rooms looked a bit 'tired' and in need of some refurbishment. However, it was all very clean and the staff helpful.

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carol W Thank you for your review and for stopping by and trying our restaurant.We hope next time you stay for longer! Kind Regards Peter Cornelius Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

For my 60th birthday, we did a two-week wild camping trip in Botswana. Absolutely marvellous. Our trip ended with two nights here at Maramba River Lodge. It was a real pleasure to see the hippos, elephants, crocs, monkeys and antelopes, so the wrench from nature wasn't as sudden as it could have been otherwise. To watch the hippos at breakfast... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Drjan2016 Thank you for your review of Maramba River Lodge and I appreciate your comments, Although you enjoyed your overall stay with us I will certainly follow up regarding the mattress and the lack of vegetarian options. We are only situated 4kms from the Victoria falls and 2 kms from town so yes a taxi maybe necessary as would... More 

Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Have stayed here a few times, great service, staff and facilities, basic to semi luxury, but overall just a nice feel for a start or end of adventure as we were, excellent meals at the restaurant, great spot at the bar and pool, elephant, hippo and birds in and around the area due to the river.

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim W Thank you very much for your review and for staying with us again! I am very pleased you had excellent meals and great game viewing. We certainly hope that you continue choosing Maramba River Lodge as your preferred accommodation provider whilst in Livingstone. Kind Regards Peter Cornelius Manager More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I used the campsite with my own set up so I can't comment on the fixed accommodation. Ablutions were clean and more than adequate. The camp site had a variety of different spots with power and braai facilities. There are a couple of sites right by an estuary that look idyllic however be prepared to be feasted on by the... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Furbrain2015 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Maramba camp site. I was very pleased to read that you found our restaurant to be excellent as well as the team to be friendly and helpful. Yes the Mozzies have been out lately however I am pleased to say that we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 2 adults and 2 children aged 13 and 11. We chose to stay on a chalet rather than a tent. The chalet was great, although fairly basic. It had 2 twin beds and bunk beds for the children. There is a small shower room off the bedroom. All beds have mosquito nets - a big... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear FergusA Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Maramba River Lodge. Many thanks for pointing out that the bunk bed had no containment and I will look into that. We certainly are getting some fantastic game sightings and some big herds of Elephants in and around the lodge! We... More 

Selborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Charming camp right on the river with Hippos and Crocs passing everyday - pure pleasure at breakfast to watch the hippos. We were in a tent which was huge and nice - amazing outdoor shower - may surprise some people. Kind lovely staff and nice pool - huge quiet area, lots of animals around so quite exciting - good for... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear anna f Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, yes we have been having some fantastic game viewing recently and I am pleased they came out to play on your visit!! I am also very pleased you enjoyed the accommodation with the quirky outdoor shower! . Thank you again for your time and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times. It has tremendously shapened up over the years. The place from the surroundings has improved a lot and looks very good. Well arranged and clean as well as green. Free WiFi too without a password which is nice. But tents and else needs serious renovations. The luxury tents are great with shower outside but... More 

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Pippa Y, Manager at Maramba River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Si A Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although you have scored us very low it is pleasing that that you have seen the difference in the surroundings and that the "place has improved a lot and looks very good" We aim to offer Excellent value for money with the different accommodation types available. Taking... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4km from The Victoria Falls, Maramba River Lodge provides a most attractive all-year-round base to access The Victoria Falls. Maramba River Lodge is situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park overlooking the Maramba River. The lodge is visited by the resident wildlife with elephant wandering through the grounds at certain times of the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maramba River Lodge

Address: Mosi Tunya Drive | Livingstone, Victoria Falls 60957, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $77 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Maramba River Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Maramba River Hotel Victoria Falls
Maramba River Lodge Zambia/Victoria Falls
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