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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Glasgow, Scotland
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Munich, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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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: $90 - $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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