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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
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Reviewed November 3, 2010

Stress and tension left us the moment we saw the Zambesi from the front deck!! After 6 days, we didn't really want to leave. This is simply a wonderful destination, set in a charming well-tended garden on the banks of the mighty river about 25 klms from Livingstone. The 7 cottages are sufficiently seperated to provide all guests with whatever privacy they desire. All meals and pre dinner drinks are taken on the verandah of the central building overlooking the Zambesi with the sounds of hippos often breaking the peace. Breakfast and the 3 course dinners were great with the attentive staff very conscious of yoursatisfaction. Nothing seemed too much trouble to the Waterberry team - from organising trips/treks including the escorted village walk and the daily sunset cruise. Thanks so much to Tess in the UK who assisted with our booking, including our marvellous day trip to Chobe, and to Gail, Kevin, Anne and Jenny and all the staff at Waterberry. We absolutely recommend Waterberry to any traveller heading to Vic Falls!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Great 2 night stay. Lovely setting, excellent staff & food. Looked after very well by Gail & team. Trip to the Falls was amazing, but we also enjoyed he laid back ambiance of the hotel ....

Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

Set in a wonderful garden at the beaches of the Zambesi River, staying at Waterberry Lodge was simply a wonderful, relaxing experience. Kevin and his team made about anything to make me enjoy this stay, organizing all activities at an extremely personal level. They simply made everything happen.
Food is at a very good "home-style" cooking level, excellent meals (I though wouldn't recommend taking their sandwich lunch pack to the Falls, but only as you'll for sure will be attacked by very aggressive baboons).
Though the lodge itself is pretty far out of Livingstone, this did not come up as a problem, as Livingstone town itself is only of limited interest, and strolling through the streets doesn't take more than 45 minutes. They however happily drop you in town while being on any tour transfer, so you easily can stroll through Livingstone as long as you like (note: the Falls also are 6 km out of Livingstone, so it's not just "across the street").
On the other hand, one of the most remarkable experiences at Waterberry is their offer to walk to one of the local non-tourist villages nearby with a staff member who lives there. This is an incredible, not-to-be-missed adventure as it gives a glimpse into real rural life in Zambia which simply cannot be experienced when staying in Livingstone itself, though some travelers will need to cope with sort of a "cultural shock". But this trip shows how people in Zambia really live, away from the tourist areas, and I highly recommend to include this walk to any itinerary.
Sum it up, a really very special place!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Beautiful location, excellent food, lodges clean, spacious and comfortable. Kevin and his staff really went out of their way to make sure we did all the activities we wanted to - definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank coffeepot11
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

I recently stayed at Waterberry Lodge with my 23 year old son on one of our annual "boys breaks" I had relied on an African travel specialist to book the Lodge having previously spent 6 days on safari elsewhere in Zambia
We were both absolutely delighted with Waterberry.The grounds and layout are charming and it has an enviable location right on the banks of the Zambezi.Our room was very cpmfortable with hot water bottles being placed in our beds during the winter evenings-not that it was very cold.The set meals were delicious and pre dinner drinks took place round an open "camp fire" on the lawn.
Above all, the welcome we got from Kevin, the assitant manager and his staff made our visit even more special.Nothing was too much trouble.Quite honestly,the Lodge may be said to be a little way out of Livigstone,but it is not that far really and the drive is quite interesting.We were driven to all our various trips by hotel staff who were always on time and waiting to take us wherever we wanted.
In fact our 2 whole days were planned meticulously by Kevin.
Watervberry offers a number of activities.Dont miss the sunrise and sunset cruises which were spectacular.On one evening when we literally "missed the boat"-no pun intended, Kevin took us out personally on the speed boat which was brilliant.
We would thoroughly recommend Waterberryt o anyone visiting the area

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

Waterberry is truly a place that caters to your needs and interests in a totally personalized way. The staff there are extremely dedicated and kind, and they make the the lodge an incredible place to be. From delicious three-course menus (accommodating different dietary needs) to the campfire nightly to the traditional bush dinner, this place is well worth the price and more. I'd without a doubt recommend it to any person who wants to do a trip to Victoria Falls and a safari in Botswana (Waterberry can help you book both). The location along the Zambezi is absolutely stunning and you'll feel like you're in your own world here. You'll be so happy you chose this hotel over any other.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank rlb372
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Reviewed June 3, 2010

My husband and I and two grown up children stayed for 4 nights in April - it was wonderful - great service, lovely people and so quiet and calm, super food too!
The men enjoyed fishing with Webster, whilst my daughter and I walked, swam and sunbathed. A beautiful retreat - having visited the Falls - the volcanic ash meant we had an extra night - fantastic!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Thank BiddyBolya
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Additional Information about Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Address: Old Constantia Farm | Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
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Ranked #1 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Livingstone
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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Waterberry Zambezi Hotel Livingstone

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