We stayed for 3 nights at Waterberry Lodge at the end of a 2 week tour of South Africa and Zambia. It was a total delight from start to finish - food is good, the rooms are well equipped and comfortable and the view is simply breath taking. We had the family cottage with a double and adjoining twin room - which is great for families. The Lodge is small enough to be pleasantly intimate whilst being quietly well run by friendly, helpful staff. Our package involved a selection of activities that could be done each day which was really good - some free and some ( like bungi jumping off Livingstone bridge) which you need to pay for. The Lodge staff organize it all though, so there is no hassle. I would recommend a trip to the traditional village, where some of the staff live, as you get to meet the kids who are fab and all want their photos taken! The Lodge sponsors the pre and primary school in the village too, which is really interesting.
The lodge is on the banks on the Zambezi and you can hear the hippos call and see them ( and crocs) in the river. They sometimes come up for a wander as do elephants apparently, although thankfully they were all in the water when we saw them! There are Kingfishers galore including pied ones - that I'd never come across before, still beautiful to behold though.
I would definitely recommend Waterberry Lodge to anyone - it is a lovely place and a piece of magic in the Zambian countryside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A secluded, family-friendly lodge in the heart of the wild on the banks of the Zambezi. Good food, lovely en suite rooms, friendly, helpful staff. Come here and enjoy river cruises, fishing and birdwatching plus all the activities around Victoria Falls, or just sit back and enjoy the view. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waterberry Zambezi Hotel Livingstone