Stanley Safari Lodge

Reviews of Stanley Safari Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 10 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Stanley Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. B - Welwyn
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stanley Safari Lodge review

During our 1 night stay there was only 1 other couple there. We were 'treated' to a family room which was huge, probably the lodge's largest which also included a plunge pool, great for cooling off! The accommodation was very good, just a shame were not staying longer to take advantage.

The only downside for us was the lighting which was poorly positioned eg. not close to or over bathroom mirrors, and really dimmed so it was nigh on impossible without the aid of a torch to insert/replace contact lens! This is a common problem we find in many African lodges, lighting is placed for ambience rather than practical reasons.

The chap who met us at Livingstone airport was not very helpful. He was there waiting for us but instead of being directly on hand to assist with our luggage was talking to someone at the end of the arrivals hall and did not come to greet us; we had to go and meet him rather than he meeting us. Fortunately a fellow passenger assisted with our luggage retrieval which is not that easy as the area where the luggage is delivered is very small and the exit door has a metal threshold over which it's very difficult, if nigh on impossible, to push a laden trolley. However this presumably will not be a future problem when the new terminal is opened - due anytime now.

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Mr and Mrs N - Herfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Stanley Safari Lodge review

Lovely lodge and excellent views. We felt some of the activities were seriously overpriced e.g $120 each for a cream tea....

Also having to chose breakfast the night before seemed a bit odd. The activities were very good but be aware it adds up.

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Miss G - Kent
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Perfect place to stay at Victoria falls

Regina my hostess was so lovely and took care of my every need.

Stanley Safari lodge was a welcome kick back and relax, after the demanding early morning starts on the safari. It was the right distance away from the falls to not be too bothered by the helicopters constant circling, and there was no pressure to constantly be doing activities. If I wanted to be left alone to relax all the staff respected that.

The massage there was also one of the best I have ever had, it may lack the polish of the top resorts and spas but the massage itself was absolutely brilliant.

Our trip to the falls was awesome too.

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Mr and Mrs H from London
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Stanley Lodge review

The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. The food was great and it is a beautiful place to stay: very luxurious and comfortable rooms, and the fact that they are open to the elements is fantastic!

Other than the guided tour to the Victoria Falls, the other tours which are included in the cost of the stay are not all really worth it. We weren't able to go to the Livingstone Museum as there was some sort of demonstration in town (described as a riot!) and so we missed out on what, by all accounts, is an excellent museum.

However, these are minor concerns: the whole place is very relaxing and it was a good place to start our holiday.

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Mr A. from Bottmingen
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A cosy place to start our trip

This is a beautiful, peaceful place. After the long trip from Europe, we enjoyed the hospitality and joyfulness of the staff. Thank you to Katie, Peter and Babylon for looking after our needs, for long, interesting conversations and for keeping the children entertained.

The primary purpose of the trip was to visit the Victoria Falls, followed by seeing local culture. We did not take advantage of the adventure entertainment offered in the area as it was primarily geared towards adults and exceedingly expensive. Between activities, we found the Stanley Safari Lodge wonderful for relaxing, gazing into the landscape and watching spectacular sunsets.

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Ms A. from Brookfield
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stanley Safari Lodge review

Everything was fabulous.

The staff was wonderful, helpful, food was great, room was great.

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T Family - London
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Stunning setting

Stanley Safari Lodge was also superb. Again, there is a host to cater to your every need, to check on you and to organise things for you. The rooms wee beautiful - very different to the safari (obviously) but lovely settings and very well equipped. All the staff were friendly and warm.

You are allocated a particular driver and a particular waiter which is clever because they are your 'go-to' people for everything and this system works very well.

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Ms A & L - Oregon
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stanley Safari Lodge review

A beautiful location with quick access to Victoria Falls and other activities. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel accommodations were very nice as well. Would also recommend.

I was surprised at the end of the stay to have to pay for activities as I believed that all activities were included

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Mr & Mrs E from Croydon
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent short visit to Stanley Lodge

Beautiful, very comfortable lodge in quiet location with long view towards the Falls. Very helpful and attentive staff who organised visits to Victoria Falls park, a helicopter trip and evening sunset cruise. We had two nights there and felt that an extra day would have been better to fully explore Livingstone and just enjoy the lovely surroundings.

The food was excellent.

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Ms W from Austria
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stanley Safari Lodge review

This is a very nice and intimate lodge and was the perfect place to end our holiday.

Many of the other lodges are much larger, which after more than 2 weeks in the bush, would have felt very crowded. Management was very helpful with choosing and planning our activities at the falls. Organisation for pickup and activities was all impeccable. We did enjoy our sunset cruise on the Zambezi River on a very luxurious boat as well as the walk at the falls (which were both included in the accommodation package). Instead of the usual helicopter flight we chose the microlight, which was an amazing experience!

Our room ("bird") was very nice, too: the cottage is open to one side with a great view of the steaming falls in the distance (from the bed!), and the birds' bath attracted many different small birds! Wonderful way to wake up in the morning!

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