Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Reviews of Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms K. from DC, USA
Arrived on: 4-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Incredible lodge, staff, service & location

We only had 2 nights here but the experiences were amazing. Kelly and Webby were fabulous and surprisingly accommodating. We were pleasantly surprised when Kelly offered to see if we could do an activity at an unscheduled time. It worked out great and we were able to walk up to and amongst 7 of Zambia's 10 wide lipped rhinoceros!

Also very thoughtful that she booked us on the boat sundowner the evening of our afternoon arrival. Sunsets all over Africa are stunning but on the Zambezi River they are even more beautiful. Crocodile and hippopotamus sightings with hippo serenades in the evenings. The other included activity that we did was Victoria Falls. We went at the perfect time of year for a dramatic [and soaking] experience.

Our next location was Botswana via the Kazungula ferry border crossing. This lodge was perfectly situated between our Zimbabwe to Zambia bridge border crossing and Kazungula.

I highly recommend this property!

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Mr & Mrs W from Middlesex
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Relaxing stay at end of safari

We stayed here at the end of our holiday in order to chill out before returning home.

There are plenty of activities although as we had been to Victoria Falls before we only visited the local village and school which is supported by the lodge. It is well worth going to see the children and their bright classrooms and the excellent work that the staff at Waterbury do to further the education of the local boys and girls.

The grounds are lovely, great views and a good swimming pool to cool down in.

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Mrs M from Carluke
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great visit to Victoria Falls

Little piece of paradise. Everything first class. Staff exceptionally nice. Loved peaceful location on Zambezi and sunrise and sunset cruises.

Visit to Waterberry project in nearby village a highlight-great to see benefit of tourism reaching local people.

Food excellent and lodges beautiful.

Driver for the day visiting Livingstone to do helicopter tour, swing jump from bridge and visit to falls was great and made everything seamless and easy.

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W Family from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great stay at Waterberry

The setting is spectacular and beautiful on the banks of the Zambezi. We stayed in a family lodge which was luxurious and incredibly spacious . The food was wonderful and the activities laid on by the lodge were excellent.

We visited the Victoria Falls followed by a very interesting walk round the markets in Livingstone. This was after we had had a short game drive in the Mosi-oa- Tunya game park. We walked to the white rhinos which was very special.

We also fitted in a moving and eye opening visit to the local village where Waterberry Lodge has funded a new school . It is a really inspirational project and rounded off our holiday perfectly.

The lodge has a very refreshing swimming pool to relax in between activities.

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NJK from Manchester
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Green and tranquil

Lovely start to my holiday - my first visit to anywhere in Africa. Waterberry Lodge has beautiful grounds and is well-situated on the Zambezi. Great to find a quiet spot (at 'tree time' or on the jetty) to - pretend to - read a book and just enjoy the tranquillity.

My room, Jacana, was huge and comfortable with its own private verandah overlooking the lagoon (sadly I didn't see any crocs or hlppos in it - even though I walked all round the lagoon and looked!). Great pressure in the shower, plentiful hot water. Comfy superkingsize bed with an electric blanket was a treat (I hadn't appreciated fully how chilly the nights can feel).

The staff were very attentive (without being intrusive) and looked after the guests very well. On site, I enjoyed the sunset cruise - my first sight of elephants and hippos in the wild, so exciting - and an informative dawn chorus walk. Kelly arranged two trips into Livingstone for me, firstly for a helicopter ride and then visit the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side (where Webby was excellent company), and a second trip into Livingstone for the railway and Jewish museums.

The food was also excellent and I was very kindly presented with a birthday cake (as well as wine in my room) to mark my 'big' birthday.

I'll never forget my introduction to 'African massage' - which was good preparation for the many others in the days after!

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Mr & Mrs A from Aboyne
Arrived on: 13-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect end to our safari

What a stunning Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. Our stay was far too short.. We cannot recommend this beautiful place highly enough. It is definitely a Lodge to return to.

We enjoyed sunset and sunrise cruises on the Zambezi as well as a bird walk in the grounds with outstanding, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly guides.

Our visit to The Victoria Falls both in Zambia and Zimbabwe was perfectly organised to include a helicopter trip and perfect timing for rainbow photographs.

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D&M Blue Hill from USA
Arrived on: 7-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The Farmhouse at Waterberry

The Farmhouse was beyond all our expectations, more like paradise. Sitting in the infinity pool looking across the Zambezi River to Zimbabwe seeing elephants and hearing lions was unbelievable. Hippos at night made you realize you really were on the river.

The staff are a ten, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Enjoyed every minute. Getting out on the river with our guide for a sunset cruise with gin and tonics in hand was a highlight, as was the tiger fishing trip.

Spent a day exploring Victoria Falls from here and again our guide was excellent. Don't bother eating at Olga's in Livingstone.

Animals sited: Hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebra, water buffalo, velvet monkeys, kudu, wart hog, impala, bush buck.
Birds sited: hornbill, bee eaters, tropical bou bou, cormorants, egrets, glossy ibis, hamer kop, kingfisher, meyer's parrot to name a few.

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Dr M from Grand Rapids
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very relaxing spot on the mighty Zambezi

First-rate service. Comfortable lodging. Great location.

We are very happy we chose to stay here, away from Livingstone, as it was an easy staging area for our visit to Victoria Falls, but far enough away to be truly relaxing.

Being out on the waters of the river was a wonderful experience and good way to see wildlife.

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Mrs H from Kigali
Arrived on: 2-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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A wonderful family lodge - excellent service

Waterberry is a lovely, small lodge on the river. The family room was spacious and tastefully furnished, with seprate beds for the two children. The gardens are expansive and beautifully kept, with a nature walk aroud the river inlets (we spotted a croc!). The food is fabulous and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.

The swimming pool has a baby splash pool and the larger pool has a shallow end, separated from the main pool to keep little ones safe. The staff are excellent and the manamgement go oput of their way to help you in any way possible. They gave expert advice on a safari to Botswana for us and arranged a wonderful day torip to Chobe National park at the last minute (like 7pm the night before!) when we had a small hiccup with another company.

We couldn't receommend waterberry enough and would love to return.

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Mrs A from York
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Waterberry

On arrival we were shown chalets that meant that the children were planned to be on the other side of the grounds, from their parents and grandparents. Fortunately we arrived before other visitors that day, which meant that we were able to completely rearrange the accommodation plan. The staff were more than willing to sort this out but were frustrated that you hadn't advised them that the children and parents were not happy being separated. I had ask you on several occasions to ensure that the families were kept together, however on checking your emails they had no record of this request. Please ensure that in future you pass on these requests.
We loved Vic Falls, but surprised at how expensive the activities were. Viewing the Rhinos was $125 per person, for a very mediocre game drive. Owain and myself went and saw them, but it was too much for the rest of the family.

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