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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a simple lodge with fairly basic accommodation but is well run and in a great location right on the bank of the Maramba river. We were just here for two nights, as a base for visiting Victoria Falls, but enjoyed relaxing around the pool and watching the wildlife around the river. The wildlife does come even closer -... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in the safari tent. The bed was comfortable and the tent had everything I needed. It was a little worn but everything was perfectly functional. There were a lot of mosquitoes at the lodge. The food at the lodge was decent but nothing special. There was an outdoor bar that overlooked the Maramba River. We spotted some hippos... More 

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Kapellen, Belgium
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. The chalet we had was very basic, but tidy, clean and comfortable. The mosquito net around the bed was very good. You definitely need one if you stay here. The view over the river (at the bar and restaurant) was wonderful. We have sit there for some moments, had a drink and watch the... More 

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George, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Maramba 25th & 26th Sept 17. We occupied tents 11,12 & 13. The accommodation was adequate and luckily the fan functioned to keep air moving especially to disorientate the mosquito. Although we were protected with nets when sleeping, there was no protection other than a burning coil to keep the other areas free of mosquitoes.... More 

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Livingstone, Zambia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It`s a good place for accomodation, but when we visit Maramba in September our vehicle was destroyed at the campsite. The watchmen were blind or worked together with the gangsters. Now in November we stayed again at Maramba. The bartender was very lazy. She seldom moved, an the tables were dirty for days.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a night to see the Zambian side of Victoria Falls (which we liked the best!), the lodge is very much a safari lodge - rooms are individual huts with en suite bathrooms. The rooms are clean and decent but quite expensive given they are relatively basic. If you are looking for nature then... More 

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

Dear BangkokBunny Thank you for your recent review of Maramba River Lodge and pointing out that the Zambian side to view the falls is the Best 100% agree!! We consider our prices to be very reasonable for the area as we also include a light breakfast which comprises of cereal,fruit,yogurt,muffins,tea/coffee,eggs and bacon as well as free WIFI however we appreciate... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

We stayed 2 nights on the campground after arriving in Livingstone from Europe and departing again at the end of our journey. The campground was spacious and good equipped with fire/cooking place, water and if needed electricity. Ablution blocks were clean and spacious and free WIFI is available at the bar/pool. The restaurant was really good – especially the Maramba... More 

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

Dear Tembo01 Thank you very much for your recent review of Maramba River Lodge and I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed our spacious camping grounds,Maramba Classic beef curry and of course the daily wildlife visits! Thank you for your pointers and these have been taken on board. We certainly hope to see you back and look forward... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Not wanting to be in Livingstone and its busy-ness, we chose Maramba River Lodge near the Falls. We had a tent cabin and enjoyed it. A bit tight for all we carried, but we made it work. The food, breakfast included, was adequate. The pool side was a great place to spend time, stay cool, meet new people, enjoy some... More 

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

Dear 111Mike Thank you for your recent review of Maramba River Lodge. I am pleased to enjoyed the overall ambiance of the Lodge and found staff to be accommodating and helpful. Thank you very much for your feedback on the not so helpful reservation lady, I will look into this immediately as normally she gets fantastic reviews and apologies for... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

It is a normal hotel with a high price. The luxury tents are nice, but the problem is that there are too much mosquitos because the hotel is by the river. As in most of Zambia's hotels the WIFI is not working or really poor and only by the pool. We request some information for a tour and they told... More 

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

Dear Lara T Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Considering we include a light breakfast,free WIFI, game spotting opportunities,morning and afternoon tea/biscuits we do consider our prices to be very competitive for this area. Mosquitoes at this time of year is not just a Maramba (exclusive) but the whole town is effected and... More 

Singapore
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We stayed in an en suit tent for one night. The tent was comfortable with clean and comfortable beds and a good shower with hot water. The place is swarming with mosquitoes. which they do warn you about, so make sure you take repellent. The tents have screens and are fumigated to control the mosquitoes. The Bar and lounge area... More 

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

Dear Joolesgun Thank you for your review and we are very happy that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the mosquitoes yes your right we have had a bad run of them lately however the problem is all over Livingstone and not just Maramba River Lodge. The Livingstone City Council has begun a spraying program so we are... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $86 - $122 (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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“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles ultimathule66, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“From campsites to tents and chalets all good for whatever your budget, out of town so no walking as you will find out.”
 of 5 bubbles TimW86, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“We recommend the chalets but also love the tent camping.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwitraveller141, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“The luxury tents are lovely but a it out of the way. The chalets near the river and dining area are really comfie as well.”
 of 5 bubbles HalifaxFoodie2, Jun 7, 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi is in the common area not in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles wildwoman312, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
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