Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Reviews of Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 39 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.
Mr & Mrs H from Beds
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Pretty much perfect

It’s really hard to think what can be improved here. The accommodation is excellent, the staff really care and the food is delicious. The activities are spellbinding and the visit to the village is not to be missed.

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Ms M. from Peyia
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Relaxing with lots to do

A perfect place to finish our safari hotel - time to relax but still plenty to do with all the activities on offer. Transfer from Livingstone was quick and efficient, followed by a warm welcome at Waterberry.

The visit to the village / local school gave us a real insight into Zambia and was well worth doing. Victoria Falls was amazing and we opted to visit Livingstone Island and swim to Devils Island - slightly terrifying, but we were in safe hands and so glad we did it. This was followed by a visit to the local market and the Livingstone Museum. The museum was ok but think we had probably had a long enough day, so perhaps with hindsight should have skipped it.


Waterberry Lodge was very peaceful and quiet - the chance to just sit and relax was welcome. Staff cery attentive, food was first class and room very comfortable overlooking the mighty Zambezi! Thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend this place as a serene, calming end to what was a brilliant holiday.

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Mrs & Mr Y from Paris
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge review

An amazing experience after a week in the wild.

We would like to go back.

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Mr & Mrs M from Weymouth
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A haven of peace and tranquility

A great stopover on the way from Botswana to the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, the lodge is a quiet peaceful place on the banks of the Zambezi above Victoria Falls with plenty to see on the river trips arranged by the lodge.

Great staff and wonderful food.

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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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