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Batonka Guest Lodge
Batonka Guest Lodge
Batonka Guest Lodge
Batonka Guest Lodge
Batonka Guest Lodge

Reviews of Batonka Guest Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

24 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Batonka Guest Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Sep-2019, 9 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Batonka Guest Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Elephant

33% success

Buffalo

25% success

Zebra

11% success

Showing 1-10 of 24
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Arrival date
A, D, & M
Boston, USA

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 18 Aug 2022
"Comfortable, clean, great service with caring and helpful staff.

Overall, a great base for exploring Victoria Falls.

Would definitely stay there again!" See all these reviews: 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Charlie
London

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Aug 2022
"Batonka was a really lovely place to stay.

Very peaceful, excellent, extremely attentive staff, a beautiful terrace for breakfast and other meals and a great atmosphere.

It was a bit of a nuisance that it was a USD10 return taxi ride into town each time but I think that was offset by the sanctuary offered by the lodge and its other attributes." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

5 sightings

John
Braintree

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jun 2022
"Quite a long way from town centre but otherwise excellent." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

5 sightings

Carmine Bee-eaters
UK

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 23 May 2022
"A good quality value for money stop over about half an hours walk or a short taxi ride from the Falls themselves. There is also a twice daily shuttle service to the Falls park and Victoria Falls Hotel.

Staff were friendly, efficient and very welcoming. They even had a specialist barista if great coffee is your thing.

The main building had the feel of an old colonial mansion with comfy seating areas inside and on the expansive covered deck. Rooms were large and comfortable while the bathrooms were extremely spacious.

The grounds were a delightful space to while away a few hours watching visiting Baboons and the swimming pool was clean if a little cold in May.

Overall a great place to stay in the heart of Vic Falls without spending a fortune." See all these reviews: 9n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr S.
Clontarf

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 30 Apr 2022
"A very comfortable place to stay for the final night before flying home.

Nice and quiet with good breakfast and dinner. Nice areas to sit around and relax. Does take a taxi to get into the town and to the Falls but very easy.

Had an excellent taxi driver recommended by the hotel who gave us a bit of a guided tour of Vic Falls!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
The Ss
Shrewsbury

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 16 Apr 2022
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
The Ss
Shrewsbury

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 11 Apr 2022
"A well-run , quiet place with a nice garden. Well located for the falls which are undoubtedly a spectacular sight - well worth a 6am start to have them almost to yourself .

Spotting a Paradise Flycatcher by the hotel pool was a nice surprise!
Recommended for a VF stopover

The menu for the restaurant a bit limited for vegetarians - instead, walk for 10 minutes to the world-class pizza place at the train tracks and eat wonderfully well." See all these reviews: 7n in Zimbabwe; 5n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Gibblewhites
Newark

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Nov 2021
"After a long journey from Lincolnshire arriving at Batonka was wonderful. We were welcomed at the door by Thelma with a quick spray (COVID 19) a glass of juice and shown to our room.

The rooms are very spacious with air-conditioning and our bathroom included a massive shower too.

The pool was a welcome site, beautifully clean as was the whole lodge. We opted to stay for supper for both nights and it was delicious both times." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Ms B
Florida, US

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 8 Oct 2021
"We stayed here only for one night on the way from Zimbabwe to Botswana, so our insights are limited.

For instance, we didn't take part in any activities that the lodge might have offered. But the decent sized swimming pool was a highly appreciated experience." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr R.
Paia, Hawaii

"Batonka Guest Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2021
"Batonka was a nice hotel, in a small town, a short taxi ride from the massive Victoria falls . End of the day is the best time for photos, when the lighting is best . I wished I had time for a sunset cruise above the falls - but I did take a helicopter ride, around the falls - and a paddle rafting trip, down the crazy rough Zambezi River ! 19 major rapids - large powerful waves - uncounted duck dives - two man overboards - two near flips - way more challenging than anything I saw in two weeks on the Colorado River - even Lava Falls !! . Tough climb out of the gorge - I was sore from head to toe for days - well worth it though- what an adventure !!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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