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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

17°49’58.6"S 25°38’10.7"E

Waterberry Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
Check-in time
All day
Check-out time
Mid morning

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Waterberry Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
25 Sep 2023
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Facilities at Waterberry Lodge

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Game Viewing, Walks (Self Guided)
Nearby activities
Adrenaline Activities, Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Golf, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Museums, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Sky Diving, Tree-top Canopy Tours, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
English, German

Room types at Waterberry Lodge

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The River Farmhouse at Waterberry

A private, fully serviced house for exclusive use by groups of family or friends, River Farmhouse has three ensuite bedrooms and one two-bedrooms suite.

South and East doubles have a river view, French windows opening onto the terrace and en suite bath/shower rooms. North is a two-bedroom suite with views over the gardens, West is a double/twin overlooking the gardens, with an en suite shower room. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, mosquito nets and air conditioning.

The lounge has comfortable sofas and chairs with amazing views over the terrace, pool and river to the game park beyond. There’s a fireplace for cold evenings and air conditioning for warm ones. In the kitchen off the lounge chef and kitchen team prepare meals to serve inside or outside depending on the weather and guest preference.

On the shady terrace guests can dine, relax and stay cool out of the hot sunshine or warm up with braziers on cold evenings.

The large infinity pool overlooks the Zambezi and the game park beyond whre elephants and game often come to the river to drink.

And for people who just can’t bear to leave the world behind there’s wifi – for downloading great birding, stargazing and other apps to help you make the most of what you see.

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The Woodlands at Waterberry - Forest Tents

Originally set up for birders, The Woodlands proved so popular that the tents are now available to those wanting to be in the wild without sacrificing comfort and luxury.

The three 40m2 safari tents are furnished as doubles or twins, with lounge seating inside and out, plenty of space for clothes and luggage, a private veranda garden, a separate dressing room with hanging and shelves, and en suite shower room.

Guests enjoy breakfast at The Woodlands either at their tent or on the central dining veranda. Other meals are served in the Waterberry restaurant, a couple of hundred metres walk away along sandy paths round the private dam, the swimming pool and other lodge facilities are also for Woodlanders. Private dining can be arranged at The Woodlsnds on request.

There is a permanent waiter/groundsman/guard in attendance.

The Woodland is also available for exclusive use for a minimum of 4 guests.

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Waterberry Lodge - Lodge Cottages

The Waterberry cottages are set around lawns, gardens and the Zambezi riverbank. Named after birds found around the lodge, these are lovely cool rooms open to the high thatch. All have private terraces and are en-suite with air conditioning, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, private terrace, inside and outside lounge seating, wifi, toiletries, hairdryer, gowns, water, hand sanitiser. Private dining on the terrace is available on request.

The versatile cottages are doubles, twins or triples with one two-storey family house that is particularly good for families.

Activities at Waterberry Lodge

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Community Projects Visit

Our village guide lives in the community and will show guests how rural Zambians lead their lives in this completely noncommercial setting. Followed by curious children guests will see our school and education areas, the village library and the community farm that are part funded by the village walks.

Waterberry's owners have built a school, library and adult education centre, and given land for a community farm opened during the pandemic to help provide food for the village. From a mud and stick classroom in 2009 to recognition of the school as a regional exam centre, the community projects programme is at the heart of Waterberry.

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Guided Birding

Waterberry's expert bird guides take guests around the 1km Waterberry riverbank and through the wooded areas to see our amazing collection of birds. Keen birders can also visit Mosi O Tunya Park. A dawn cruise on the Zambezi reveals flocks of birds leaving their night time roost and heading for their daytime feeding grounds.

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Livingstone Town and Market Tour

Livingstone was the capital of Zambia at the beginning of the 20th century, and some fascinating architecture remains. In the Museum guests can actually pull out and read David Livingstone's handwritten letters. At Maramba Market local Zambians shop for food, beautiful fabrics and literally everything!

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Visit Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls never ceases to amaze. Flowing over 1.6km of sheer cliff between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the huge body of water changes with every season. High water in the early part of the year floods with absolutely astonishing force, shaking buildings miles away, releasing massive spray and vast double rainbows. In the dry season, from late October until early January, the huge 100m deep canyon is exposed with boiling rapids and views to the fast running cataract on the west side.

Walking the paths around the Falls is an unmatched, awe-inspiring experience. We think everyone should see the Falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides, because they are very different experiences.

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Zambezi River Cruises

Nothing beats drifting down the Zambezi at sunset. Listen to the sound of the river settling in for the night. Baboons and monkeys climbing to safe-haven perches high in the trees, flocks of birds heading to their night-time roost. Herds of elephant and buffalo coming down for an evening drink, hippos grunting and splashing around, jostling for the best position in the water. This is what you'll do on your first night at Waterberry - sundowner in one hand, camera in the other. Bliss.

At dawn the Zambezi wakes - completely still with mist rising from the waters, this is a magical time to set out in a small boat with hot water bottle and blankets and hot coffee to see the sun rise as the birds setting out for their daytime feeding grounds.

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