Batonka Guest Lodge

Reviews of Batonka Guest Lodge

Excellent(98%) From 8 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 8 of our travellers who have visited Batonka Guest Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The H family from Sweden
Arrived on: 20-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Close to Excellent

A very beautiful and peaceful guest lodge with nice staff and top service.

The only downside was an interleading door (locked) to our neighbouring room through which we could hear our neighbours clearly. Fortunately our neighbours were very quiet, so it was not a major problem, but it could have been so, and the manager apologized much when we mentioned it in the morning.

But after all we had a very pleasant and relaxing stay at the very comfortable and friendly minded Batonka Guest Lodge.

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Mr & Mrs W from Georgia US
Arrived on: 9-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Batonka Guest Lodge review

We loved staying at Batonka Guest Lodge for our time at Victoria Falls. The location a bit outside of town was great for us. We took advantage of the taxi service and it worked perfectly. Our driver arranged on each occasion to return to pick us up at a specified time. The atmosphere of the Lodge and all the staff was very welcoming. We ate dinner there both nights and the meals and service were excellent. We highly recommend Batonka Guest Lodge.

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Mr G. from London
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great relaxing stay

We stayed a couple of nights at Batonka Lodge.

Had a really great stay, hotel grounds were lovely and was amazing being in the pool surrounded by a group of friendly Mongoose. Victoria Falls felt very safe and was nice to be able to go out running from Batonka straight to see the rainbows at the falls.

Loads of options for activities, we particularly enjoyed the sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi.

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Mr & Mrs K from Gwent
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very nice 24 hrs in a delightful place

A really nice and comfortable hotel/guest lodge.

Very nice staff, very good food, and the location - outside of the main town - was probably better than closer to the Falls. Nice and quiet.

Highly recommended

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Mr & Mrs R from Kingston
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely Lodge

We stayed 2 nights late in August. Batonka Guest Lodge is a lovely spot. All of the staff are welcoming and congenial, and there is very much a team feeling.

The Lodge and its grounds are pleasant and quiet. We had Room 5 on the pool side. Nice outdoor sitting area, comfortable bed with mosquito net, writing desk and easy chair, large and complete bathroom with tub and shower. Very clean. We had our dinner on the patio both evenings and the food was very good. There were 2 choices for each course (starter, main, dessert). One night it was beef or chicken, the next it was fish (bream) and beef stew. We were happy with everything.

On the morning of our departure, our driver showed up one hour earlier than expected and we were just about to head for breakfast. The receptionist quickly made arrangements for a take away breakfast and we appreciated that.

We had planned to walk into town for shopping but we ran out of time, so we can't comment on that, but it did appear as if the walk would not be onerous.

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Mr & Mrs L from Wellington
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Batonka Guest Lodge review

Very comfortable.

Only drawback is that it is a bit far from town.

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Ms L from Queensland
Arrived on: 21-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Most Beautiful

This is one of the best accommodation I've ever experienced. The service reminded me if an old colonial style service that one sees in old movies. Absolutely impeccable. They won't have you standing at the counter to check in. They have you sit in an opulently decorated lounge, with a welcome cold drink, and they come and do the paperworks with you.

The buildings and gardens are immaculate and gorgeous. The rooms are the largest I 've ever seen, with nice and modern furniture. They take good care to cover the food up. And they didn't even charge me for a room delivered dinner for which I supplied half the ingredients. Their rates are at least half of what the hotels in town charge. I found the location not problematic. Businesses in town seem willing to give you a lift back to the hotel. Services I experienced in Victoria Falls all had a high standard.

I should have stayed here as a base, and done day trips instead of staying in lodges which were generally not of high standards.

At the time of my visit, which was the end of the wet season, there wasn't much game at the lodges. But the animals at Chobe, which I visited on a Wilderness Horizons day trip, treated us humans as part of the family and displayed their full range of behaviours right next to us. That was the best safaris experience I and other fellow travellers had during our entire African trip. It wasn't high season so there weren't that many vehicles crowding around each group of animals. I saw a maximum of 3 at any time which didn't bother me.

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Mr & Mrs H from Bath
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Zimbabwe's best kept secret

We went into Zimbabwe with low expectations, and were totally bowled over by Batonka. Absolute luxury, wonderful welcome, lovely staff, beautiful food, lovely environment, a real treat.

We went to Victoria Falls, which was great (but not so much water in the dry season) We loved going to the Lookout Cafe, overlooking the gorge, with crazy people doing bungee jumps.

All the people we met at Victoria falls were kind and welcoming. There are very few British visitors, which is a shame. Victoria Falls is really in a "bubble" in Zimbabwe, and is a great place for tourists to visit.

The taxis are cheap, if you don't fancy walking into town (one mile)

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