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Maramba River Lodge

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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Selborne, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Munich, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a "luxury" tent. It was clean, basic and ok. The road could be heard quite noisily in the morning. Somebody partied in the lodge that night and the music was blaring until late. There was no respect for other guests which we could not understand. We had lunch and breakfast there. Both are served at the restaurant... More 

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

Dear TGTanja Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Maramba River Lodge although it is clear we did not meet your expectations. I would like to find out more with regards to the exact date you stayed with us in order for me to pin point the security on duty at the time. It is our... More 

Schiedam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Amazing lodge and tent lodges. Nice pool. Tip: do the microflight above the vic falls. The reception will call the company and the company will pick you up at the lodge. Great service. And when you go to the vic falls by taxi. The same taxi will bring you back to the vic falls. You will pay when you are... More 

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

Dear Droppiej1234 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Maramba River Lodge. I am very pleased that you found your overall stay with us "Amazing" and we hope you return in the near future. Kind Regards Peter Cornelius Manager More 

Halifax
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This lodge was our absolute favourite. In fact we cancelled the motel we were suppose to stay in at the end of trip, so we could return to Maramba River Lodge for our last two nights in Africa. The accommodation ran from true camping in tents, to chalets, and luxury tents with en suite bath/toilet, king size beds, and confie... More 

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

Dear Halifaxfoodie2 Thank you very much indeed for your recent comprehensive review and highlighting the wonderful wildlife experience you had with all the family! I will be sure to convey the message to all the team as we are humbled that you cancelled other accommodation in order to stay longer at Maramba River Lodge. We are very fortunate to be... More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Marimba is a fantastic lodge located close to Victoria Falls on a tributary of the Zambezi River. The accommodation is tented, chalets and camping spots. There were hippos just 15 metres from the restaurant deck and they hung around for hours. Food is reasonable at the restaurant and there are a few choices for vegetarians. We stayed in tented accommodation... More 

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

Dear Stevefqld Thank you very much for your recent comprehensive review. I am very happy to read that you felt the accommodation was fantastic! The Elephants are now making regular visits as well as the hippos coming out to graze at night. The WiFi is indeed a bit touch and go at time however it is the same for most... More 

Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The lodge is right next to the river and wonderful to look at wildlife at dusk while having a drink. Staff very friendly and while everything is slightly dilapidated everything is clean ... this was Africa. If you want 5star service and gourmet food this is not the place for you. If you want... More 

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

Dear Leonora D Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Maramba River Lodge. We pride ourselves on value for money, friendly staff and as you rightly pointed out a relaxed peaceful environment.Thank you very much and we certainly hope to see you return. Kind Regards Peter Cornelius Manager More 

Auckland
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We stayed at the Ricer Lodge for two nights in March as a base to visit the falls. The lodge is great value for money, being on the Maramba River. Hippos and crocs swim right by and are easily seen from the bar and restaurant. The meals in the restaurant are a bit limited and slow to arrive but were... More 

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

Dear GattsAuckland Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Maramba River Lodge.I am pleased to hear you found our meals to be good value and of good quality albeit a bit slow to arrive. WiFi as you say can be a bit slow at times and that is one of the reasons we... More 

Calgary
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the lodge for 2 nights. I feel it was a bit pricey for the quality of accommodation but it seems in Livingston that the choice of accommodation is either really high end or very basic budget. This is a bit in between. The pool is nice and well maintained. It was nice watching the hippos in the river... More 

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

Dear RAMATravel4 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I can confirm that we now offer a light breakfast inclusive of the rate and not just continental breakfast. Thank you to you and other travelers comments we have listened and acted. Our new menu has a good variety but is not extensive due to lack of consistency... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $87 - $179 (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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Also Known As:
Maramba River Hotel Victoria Falls
Maramba River Lodge Zambia/Victoria Falls
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