David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Reviews of David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Good(83%) From 6 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited David Livingstone Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr & Mr G - Bangor, Wales
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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David Livingstone Safari Lodge review

Lovely relaxed place to chill out after safari, a 10 minute ride out of town, but on the banks of Zambezi and very peaceful. All the help you need to organize trips to the Falls, and more hair-raising activities like bunjee-jumping and gorge -swinging if you're up for them!

The sunset cruise was great, and we saw plenty more wildlife from the river. Very friendly staff, great food, lovely gardens and an infinity pool by the river (though a bit too cold for swimming in July)

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Mr & Mrs M - London
Arrived on: 25-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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David Livingstone Safari Lodge review

Lovely lodge.

Excellent service and attention.

Beware of the baboons coming into the room.

Just a little way out from the falls but easy transfer by Lodge bus or taxi.

ACTIVITIES: You must take the Microlite flight over the falls. And visit the "Walk with Lions" reserve. Superb evening during full moon to walk around falls and to see moon-rainbow over the falls (rainbow is white not multi-coloured).

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Mr and Mrs S from Berkshire
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
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good location

Only one day, good pool and room and opportunity to relax. Another microligth opportunity. the buffet was very poor indeed wheeras breakfast was excellent.

One of our party fell on a step going to teh health spa and it si in a positino where ti will cause other accidents

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Night Herons from Surrey
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
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Activities:
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So near and yet so far

Although we liked the decor, style and layout of the room and found the main entrance hall attractive, to have stayed here any longer would have frustrated us immensely.

The buffet in the restuarant was bland international hotel fare. The staff were polite but clueless. The concept of us actually wanting to leave the hotel (on anything other than organised tours) and thus need a taxi was completely alien to one and all. Cue mystified looks, interminable waits and finally some random obviously non taxi driver in a clapped out banger would finally appear to charge a king's ransom in USD each way to the town or the falls.

The hotel's infinity pool is lovely - until you see the huge barriers, grilles and spikes in front of it, in the same way that the river view from the room is great until you see the electric fence and the prominent warning sign in front of it. The location by the Zambezi is also great until one realises that it is equally inconvenient for the falls and the town but right by Batoka Land - the local heliport which could be heard in the background on a frequent basis.

In fairness, they did welcome us with a bottle of bubbly in our room on arrival. A nice touch, but their follow on was well meant but farcical. The Housekeeper turned up as we were showering before dinner. She expressed surpise that we were still in our room (a simple check with the dining room could have informed her), then went on to explain why she was carrying a reed mat and a length of material. Apparently, she was going to leave both on the floor, while we were meant to be out, along with the bubbly. The accompanying letter would supposedly explain that the material should be used as part of the local marriage ceremony. She was dismayed that we, in our ignorance, had already drunk the wine. Simple choreography to get all elements together, one would have thought. Had it all worked, however, the letter would have left us none the wiser as to what we were meant to do with the mat and material as it made no mention of it whatsoever. Really kind thought, but botched execution.

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Mr and Mrs B from Teddington
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
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Slick and arrogant

Very high class, but too commercial for us – the ethos was very much on profit (everything charged for, and very expensive) and the other guests were very arrogant.

That said, the service was faultless and the room very comfortable, although parts of the hotel complex were still a building site.

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The lovebirds from Cambridge
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

David Livingstone Safari Lodge review

Overall our stay was enjoyable.

However it was a little far from the falls and you could tell that the hotel was new, as some areas were unfinished and staff not fully up to speed.

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