Accommodation at Victoria falls

VICTORIA FALLS WATERFRONT LODGE, Livingstone (Zambia)

INTRO
This was part of an 18 day overland safari that saw me and 39 strangers-turned-friends visit 6 African countries. The trip was organised by Green Ranger Safaris and is an annual trip. (2018 safari from August 14 to September 1st)
Blog posts every Tuesday and Friday for information on this trip.

Accommodation in Malawi

WATERFRONT
We arrived at the Victoria falls waterfront lodge on day 8 of the safari, eager to finally see the falls and take part in the various activities there. This was after our stay at Chitimba and Kande beached in Malawi. As usual, we pitched our tents and had a small briefing at dinner time. This was a relaxed evening, everyone wanted to be as clear-headed as possible the following day for whatever adrenaline-inducing undertaking they had chosen. I had signed up for rafting (I could write a book on my experience here), a sunset cruise on the Zambezi and a game drive at the Okavango delta in Botswana (which sadly didn’t happen due to natural calamities).

Accommodation at Victoria fallsAccommodation at Victoria falls

Now, I was so excited the following day when two more overland trucks arrived at the campsite-FROM KENYA! Then a private landcruiser! In that one campsite alone, there were about 100 Kenyans. People have really gotten on this globe-trotting wagon.

The grounds were big enough for all of us. They’re set on the banks of the Zambezi and the restaurant and bar have good views of the river. They also have luxury rooms, separate from the camping grounds, and two swimming pools.

Accommodation at Victoria falls

Accommodation at Victoria falls

I would highly suggest that for the Victoria falls activities, you contact the Waterfront reception. They have deals for combined activities. For example, for half day rafting, lunch and the cruise, I paid 190 USD (fee inclusive of Park entry). If I were to pay for the two activities separately, it would have cost me 225 USD. The same applies to the bungee jump, zip lines etc.

The beauty with Livingstone is that it’s close to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. It would take one an average of two hours to get to these neighbouring countries and visit border towns. We accessed Victoria falls town in Zimbabwe, Katima Mulilo in Namibia, and in Kasane in Botswana from here. With a Kenyan passport, you get visa on arrival free.

Victoria falls camping
Entry into Zimbabwe
Accommodation at Victoria falls
Entry into Botswana from Zambia through the Kazungula ferry

We were here for 4 nights, before departing for Lusaka.Tourist attractions in Zambia

 

Until next time,
Happy traveling!



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