Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Reviews of Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 29 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. and 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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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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Mr M. from STOCKPORT
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great setting

First afternoon we went on the Zambezi sundowner cruise. Hippos are elusive, but we had lots of shots from the Chobe river. Bird life interesting first brown hooded kingfisher.

Room slightly small, but it had a large shower.

Early morning delivery of tray of hot water etc to make tea was very nice.

Arranged to eat with American friends we made at Muchenje,which was enjoyable. Ate outside not as cold as River Dance, but they did provide some coal fires!



Our driver/guide to Victoria waterfalls was great. He came prepared with ponchos, towels to dry our feet and of course drinks. We did not realise he would take us onto the road bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, which enables you to get another view/perspective of the falls. The waIk over Knife Edge bridge was very wet due to the wind and high volume of water. I would recommend a chopper ride over the falls, but especially do an add on going down the gorge over the first seven or so rapids, the lighting is great and you get to see white water rafters as you skim low over the water. Got lots of shots of rainbows it was fantastic.

Good time had by all and a memorable excursion to end the holiday.

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Mr & Mrs S. from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge review

A very good camp at the luxury end of the market, but not suitable for game viewing apart from a walk that could be booked to see the white rhinos in the local reservation. The only 'in house' activity was a twice daily cruise along the Zambezi. Everything else was an extra charge, which added considerably to the overall cost.

The food was excellent and the service impeccable.

Not quite my idea of a bush camp, but an excellent location in which to relax.

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Family from Atlanta
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful Waterberry on the Zambezi

The Riverhouse was a luxurious African experience! Beautiful house and environs, infinity edge pool, attentive staff and service. Although ~ 45 min drive from Vic Falls/Livingstone, the planned activities are such that you are cared for the entire day while you're in town.

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Ms S & Mr K. from Hot Springs USA
Arrived on: 24-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great food and staff

Because of a late flight in and early flight out we were only here a total of 12 hours. However we were able to see the Falls and have a wonderful dinner.

Hazel and all staff were very accommodating and hope to return for a longer visit.

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Mr F. from Cowes
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge review

Stunning location, excellent service.
Rooms fairly basic but had everything that you need and were spotless clean

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Ms S. from East Sussex
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice Lodge, but not for one night stay.

We arrived in darkness and only stayed one night so didn't really get a chance to properly see all the lodge had to offer. The rooms were comfortable and the location gorgeous, although a 30 min + drive from Livingstone. They very kindly arranged a trip to Vic Falls for us on the morning we were leaving which was great, although they did mess up the timing which meant we didn't have much time at the Falls and ended up having to wait 3 hours for our plane at Kasane airport.

The food was fussy and hugely disappointing, considering we'd just come from bush camping with wonderful food this was a real letdown. They didn't manage to deal with my vegan dietary requirements properly (again, I wouldn't be complaining about this had it not been for the fact the other more remote camps were great) and even the omnivores didn't enjoy their meals.

I think on balance this would be a better place to stay for a few nights to take advantage of everything they have to offer and enjoy the beautiful location.

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