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Taita Falcon Lodge

60012 Batoka Gorge Mukuni, Livingstone 10101 Zambia
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Nestled above the Zambezi River, overlooking its winding waters and the dramatic cliffs of the Batoka Gorge lies Taita Falcon Lodge. This wilderness retreat is located in the heart of Zambia, downriver from the mighty Victoria Falls. This secluded lodge has a total of 7 en-suite chalets all of which are designed and built using local materials, with stones from the gorge and reeds from the river. Each chalet is named after a bird of prey that can be seen soaring the skies. Décor is simple, yet stylish, with hints of handmade crafts and natural features, keeping in tune with its wilderness surrounds. The lodge itself was designed to showcase the dramatic views that surround it. With its vast viewing platform, open-air bar and lounge perched over the sheer cliffs, it’s the perfect place to sit and take in Zambia’s scenic vistas. Winding stone lined pathways lead the way through the grounds from the main lodge, bar, pool and boma area around to the secluded chalets. There are various walks to explore the gorge and the indigenous forests, where ancient mopanis, white seringas, marulas, leadwoods and African star chestnuts dot the diverse landscape. Beyond the lodge there are a vast array of activities to suit everyone, from thrill seekers to wildlife lovers. Experience the falls in all its wonder on foot, on the water and even from the air, there are more ways than one to discover this part of wild Zambia.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch
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alvo15 wrote a review Aug 2022
Hamburg, Germany9 contributions4 helpful votes
What a lovely place with wonderful and very caring host! Anmarie and her husband are really lovely and try to help where they can! Please support this lovely couple, they deserve it more than any other lodge in Sambia! Absolutely no cons during our stay in the lodge!🥰🥰🥰
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 07 Sept 2022
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in future! Thank you for your lovely review!
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Audrey Gondwe wrote a review Apr 2022
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Thankyou so much for your good hospitality.great staff you have,so welcoming and understanding.we loved the lodge set.it made us really rest from our busy lives as couples.The walk in the mountains down to the Butoka gorge was great and challenging.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Apr 2022
We appreciate you review and are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Taita. We hope to see you again some time in the future!
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kunda k wrote a review Apr 2022
Zambia3 contributions
If you are looking for a couples get away weekend from the busy life then taita falcon is definitely the place to be.i had a great experience with family. The walk down the gorge was exhilarating and being surrounded by nature on Easter weekend was truly meaningful to me.. The staff was great, food was excellent and the chalets quite interesting. Lol..
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Apr 2022
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review!
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Donna_Machiya wrote a review Sept 2021
Zambia313 contributions25 helpful votes
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We didn't lodge here, but arranged to have a meal. The location is beautiful. Its a treck out there so you will want your own transport and need to make a reservation. But the drive is definitely worth it. The food is also good.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 13 Sept 2021
We are very glad you enjoyed your lunch at Taita. Thank you for your review. Next time -please come and stay over!
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TheZedTravelFoodie wrote a review Oct 2020
Lusaka Province, Zambia15 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you so much to the entire staff at Taita, the welcome and care during our stay was magnificent and effortless. No request was too much! Special thanks to David & John! Plus Farn for the stories.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Oct 2020
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Taita and we apprecite your feedback. We hope to see you again in future! You are always welcome!
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Stuart K wrote a review Oct 2020
Ndola, Zambia6 contributions
We drove down from the Copperbelt to get away from it all. We certainly were not disappointed with what we found at this lodge. We were looking for natural tranquility and away from the usual high gloss lodge. The whole place is built from natural bush materials whilst having an amazing warmth and luxury feel to it. Drinks were cold and food excellent. Bar prices reasonable especially being out in the bush. We booked three nights but unfortunately due a family member being admitted to hospital back in Australia, we cut short to two nights due to the fact that extremely limited connectivity was available to get updates from Aus. We really enjoyed our time there and the owners have even offered another night if we ever in Livingstone to cover for the night we lost due to leaving early. I might add that although this place is very Rustic to say the least, it far outdid the Royal Livingstone in character, ambiance and service not to mention value for money. Our last night obviously spent at the Royal Thanks crew, lovely place, very earthy and sparkles without the glitz
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: As close to the river canyon edge in the hot months, very hot and need a breeze
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Responded 09 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review Stuart. It is much appreciated and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to receiving you at the Lodge again in future!
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The Overlander zm wrote a review Aug 2020
Livingstone, Zambia240 contributions27 helpful votes
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Taita Falcon lodge is right at the edge of the Batoka gorge. It is 17km from town. Panoramic views of the gorge. A bird sanctuary...wake up melodies from the birds gives it a unique atmosphere. As you sleep to the sounds of zambezi water crushing down below the rapids. A hike down the gorge is a must do activity for the physically fit persons. The restaurant has a very good selection from fish to steak filets. Nothing beats the Breakfast with a view. The customer care service by is excellent. A pool for a hot day and ice cold beer. #theoverlanderzm
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you for your very nice feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again!
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Courtz_davison wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom5 contributions
My brother, father and I stayed at Taita Falcon Lodge for 2 weeks and we adored it. The friendliness staff I have ever met - there’s always smiles! The lodge is idealistically locates just outside of the hustle and bustle of Livingston but close enough to try out all activities! We were even able to pop over to Chobe for a day trip! Everything is extremely convenient and you’re able to have many adventures! I adored my stay and would recommend Taita for everyone who’s looking for an authentic African place to stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 07 Feb 2020
Hi Courtney, thank you for your review. It is much appreciated and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure having you!
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Frankie D wrote a review Dec 2019
24 contributions6 helpful votes
Just what my partner and I were looking for. Beautiful, remote, intimate, luxury Bush living. Unbelievable views, best food in Livingstone, and gorgeous chalets. The location is remote so it’s best if you can do a lot of the activities in Livingstone prior to arriving. They overcharge on the transfers considerably but you can get a taxi instead which although is slightly less comfortable (and unusable in the wet weather) is a fraction of the price. Don’t expect air con as this is rustic, but that’s what makes it beautiful, with its outdoor showers, and private gardens. John the manager was fantastic throughout and can not be more highly rated. Faan the owner is incredibly affable and fantastic to chat to through the evenings regaling you with fantastic anecdotes of his time in the bush, with a couple of brilliant jokes thrown in. Faan built the place himself with an environmentally friendly approach and helps the local community through employment. So ethically this is a great place to stay. Would highly recommend. I’d rate it a 5 but some of the prices need to be reconsidered.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 16 Jan 2020
We appreciate your review and are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Anelia Venter wrote a review Sept 2019
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Had an amazing time!! Friendly staff, professional service and great food! Perfect place to find some rest for your soul!! Situated just outside of Livingstone, with a gorgeous view over the Gorge, peaceful and quiet
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 08 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review Anelia! It was a pleasure having you at the Lodge and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taita Falcon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Taita Falcon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (7.9 km) and Gorge Swing (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taita Falcon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taita Falcon Lodge?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Taita Falcon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taita Falcon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taita Falcon Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Taita Falcon Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Taita Falcon Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taita Falcon Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.