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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 October 2015

My group pretty much took over the lodge. Cold, refreshing drinks were on hand when we arrived. Lodge is fairly remote and takes a bit of time to get there but it's worth the effort. The view of the Zambezi is amazing. The rooms are all separate cottages and are really large and nice and felt authentic. The owners/managers hung...

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Taita and thank you very much for your review!

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Wonderful view of Zambezi & sunset. Flew in by helicopter - they have their own helipad. Good food, helpful staff. Chalets nicely laid out with private secluded garden in mine. Friendly South African owners.

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your review! We love it when people enjoy their stay with us!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great Lodge with the best views in Zambia, must be 900 feet above the Zambezi River with unobstructed views of the river as it bends and over Rapid 17. The deck is perfect for sitting and letting the day pass with a few cocktails or beers. The owners and staff were great, food was excellent and varied and the cabins...

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate it very much and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stayed here one night after a four day river rafting trip on the Zambezi. From landing on the helipad right at the hotel to the great view from the deck we really enjoyed our stay here. It has a very relaxed and at home feel. Private Chalets with indoor or outdoor showers and a courtyard. Rooms are open to...

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chris, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your review very much!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stayed here for a night during a brief trip to the Zambezi on a rafting trip. The location was fantastic as it gave us a great view of the river and one of the rapids we'd run (Number 17, "Double Trouble") as well as a great view over the gorge itself. The owners were very friendly - both of...

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Hi Jim, we would like to thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

A group of 13 of us stayed here for a night and used their guides to trek Batoka Gorge. The owner personally picked us up from Livingstone and was very accommodating when we arrived at the lodge. We were camping as 3 adults and 10 teenagers. He invited us down to the lodge for a drink where the views from...

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TaitaFalconLodge, Owner at Taita Falcon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lauren. We do appreciate it and are very glad you and your group enjoyed your stay in Peregrines Nest Bush Camp as well as the trek.We hope to see some of you again in future!

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was the first stop of our tour through Livingstone, and what a surprise. The owner - Faan - greeted us on arrival. He also explained the meaning and how scarce the taita falcon really is. Thirty six breeding pairs left. The view from the deck into the ravine below is stunning. Rooms are quite far apart so nice and...

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We appreciate your review Niel and are happy that you enjoyed your stay!

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The location of the lodge is amazing. It is on the top of the hill which have the view straight to the river. The atmosphere is very quiet and calm. The room is clean and tidy. The food is fantastic. The staff is friendly and nice. Fann, Annmarie, Rechelle, John, David and other staff did a great job to ensure...

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Thank you very much for your nice review Hahn. We appreciate it very much and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The lodge is situated on the top of the Zambezi river gorge just down river from the Vic Falls and about a 30 minute drive from downtown Livingstone. An awesome and fantastic site! It is run by a South African husband and wife team who are extremely hospitable and friendly. The manager will do anything and everything to make your...

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Thank you for your great review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Wish we could have stayed longer. Stunning views of the Gorge, Zambezi river and white water rafters. Excellent food. Hosts Faan and his wife Anmarie Fourie, Rochelle and John were charming and catered to every need even going so far as to find out results of the Argentina soccer match and give us the recipe for "crumpets" which were the...

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Thank you Joan for your great review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope the running of the marathon went well!

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Taita Falcon Lodge is only 11 km from the Victoria Falls and is stunningly perched 200m above the Zambezi on the edge of the Batoka Gorge and is a luxurious bush experience at the Victoria Falls. Owner managed, the lodge's focus is on providing personalized service to each individual client. With only 7 chalets, the lodge offers an intimate stay or an exclusive venue to smaller groups. Each spacious chalet is en-suite with its own private garden and outdoor shower. The chalets are constructed of reed and stone with 3/4 walls bringing the outside in. All creature comforts are catered for in their elegantly down to earth design. Chalets are individually prepared as double, twin, triple or family rooms. The indigenous gardens are blended with "bush zen" sand gardens at the lodge entrance and chalet exteriors, and a "green theme" around the swimming pool. There is a boma where evening winter meals are hosted around an open fire. The large viewing deck and adjacent lounge play host to meals and pre-dinner drinks in conjunction to providing expansive views downstream and miles beyond! Our meals are hearty "Afrikaans style" cooking with healthy options prepared in conjunction. We offer full board packages as well as fully inclusive tour packages incorporating visits to the Victoria Falls, cultural village tours, guided bush and bird walks, game drives and a sunset cruise. Any of the numerous activities in the region can easily be arranged by the Lodge. A paradise for birders, Taita also offers guided hiking trails in and around the Batoka Gorge.An ideal beginning or ending to your African Safari - spend a few days taking in the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and the many adventure activities that the region has to offer!! ... more   less 

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Address: Batoka Gorge | Mukuni, Livingstone 10101, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $270 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Taita Falcon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The cabins are all separated by a good amount of space and very quiet. They are all excellent.”
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“I think all rooms were similar and dotted throughout trees and rustic paths.”
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“All rooms are individual huts with a view of the gorge outside your door.”
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