Ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from C

Nice hotel , on river, near to airport and falls

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Generally a good hotel. Nice location. Rooms ok, clean, but could be enhanced with further decoration. Could also be better sound proofed. Food ok. Good buffet breakfast. Had a good 2 night stay with family. Staff overall pleasant and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 9, 2016 by Nalu, Hotel Management
Dear AC Thank you for choosing the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, and for taking precious time in order to complete our guest feedback questionnaire. I do apologies for any inconvenience that may have been caused and do appreciate you objective points raised as this enables us to continually assess strengths & weaknesses. Again, thank you for visiting our beautiful part of Africa. We look forward to welcome you back to The David Livingstone in the not too distant future. Yours in Hospitality
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 4, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 11, 2016 by DLSL Mgt, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and for taking precious time in order to complete our guest feedback questionnaire, your kind comments are appreciated and I will most certainly pass these on to our "Team". We look forward to welcoming you back again to this beautiful part of Africa in the not so distant future. Kind Regards Nalumino Wamuwi Rooms Division Manager
4 out of 5
by Leonardo from Lisboa

The David Livingstone

Posted Feb 15, 2016 on Hotels
Excelente localizacao sobre o rio zambeze, servico ao cliente excelente.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 11, 2016 by DLSL Mgt, Hotel Management
Dear Leonardo, Dear Thank you for staying with us at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and for taking precious time in order to complete our guest feedback questionnaire, your kind comments are appreciated and I will most certainly pass these on to our "Team". We look forward to welcoming you back again to Zambia. Kind Regards Nalumino Wamuwi Rooms Division Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

The closeness to the river was awesome

Posted Dec 23, 2015
The staff overall were very friendly and courteous. My memorable experience was with the cruise, and massage staff . However, the hotel rates/ price could be lower to woe more visitors.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 10, 2016 by Nalu, Hotel Management
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our “Team” enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 4, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2016 by DLSL Mgt, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write back to us, and we especially thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The David Livingstone in the not too distant future. Yours in Hospitality Nalumino Wamuwi
5 out of 5
by MIYO from 横浜

滞在・アクティビティー・食事の三拍子揃ったロッジです

Posted Sep 29, 2015 on Hotels
部屋の広さも十分あり、ドライヤー、バスタブ、湯沸かしポット、虫除けなど必要なものは大体揃っています(スリッパや歯ブラシはありません)。部屋は二階のクルーズ船が見える場所で、ザンベジ川も木々の向こう側に垣間見る事が出来ました。3泊しましたが、1回だけサルが遊びに来ました。朝食は肉、魚、玉子料理の他、野菜やフルーツなども豊富に揃っており、毎朝食べ過ぎ状態(笑)。良い意味で、アフリカにいることを忘れてしまうほどです。フロントの隣にはアクティビティーデスクがあり、クルーズ船の他、滝の観光などの予約が出来ます(お勧めはサンセットクルーズ)。小さなショップもありますが、洋服の類しか置いていないようでした。後はジム(トレッドミル、ウエイト、ジャグジー、サウナなど)、マッサージ、プールなどがあり、ロッジでの滞在も楽しめます。
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2016 by DLSL Mgt, Hotel Management
Dear Miyo, Thank you for staying with us. Kind Regards Nalu Nalumino Wamuwi Rooms Division Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Annapolis, MD

Nice Hotel inside the park

Posted Sep 15, 2015
The hotel has a beautiful view of the river from the lobby, restaurant, infinity pool and guest rooms. The staff was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed sitting in the lobby while waiting for various activities. We'd occasionally see animals on the grounds and guards patrol the area to protect guests. The guests are advised to close the doors to the in-room balcony when not in use to prevent monkeys from coming into the room. With the rolling power outages throughout the country, we would have liked to have a screen to let in fresh air while the door was closed (without bugs). The en suit bathroom was beautiful with a separate tub and shower. We enjoyed the shower, unfortunately, the shower door was designed to allow water all over the bathroom floor. In all, the hotel was beautiful, the food was good, and we enjoyed our stay.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful Property

Posted Sep 5, 2015
Pros: The food was amazingly good as was the staff!
Cons: Screened in area to sit out in the evening and enjoy the property! Too many mosquitoes
The hotel was nice! Staff was great! The food was awesome! There were no indoor or screened in restaurants or lounging area to really enjoy the property in the evenings because of the mosquitoes. This made for an uncomfortable stay!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new york

amazing view and friendly staff

Posted Aug 28, 2015
had an amazing experience. Staff very friendly and hospitable. View of river was amazing
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Lusaka, Zambia

Bad Service and Bed Bugs at David Livingstone Hote

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Pros: The staff in the kitchen during breakfast and dinner were accommodating and very attentive and there was a good variety of food and it was good!
Cons: The attitude of those in management, the service at the spa and finally they need to treat their hotel for bed bugs!
Location: Victoria Falls, Mukuni Big 5, Mukuni Village and Zambezi Cafe
First let me start with the positive attributes of our stay at the David Livingstone, 1) the staff in the kitchen during breakfast and dinner were accommodating and very attentive, 2) there was a good variety of food and it was good! I especially enjoyed the ostrich stew! At the front desk, Mark Katongo was very helpful and assisted us promptly with any request made to him during our stay. Unfortunately, beyond these minor accolades, the David Livingstone proved to be well below standards and is absolutely overrated and not worth the money! Service at check in: PRIOR to arrival I made a request via email for a large room with a rollaway bed to accommodate myself and two friends visiting from Washington DC. After 6 hours with no response I made a direct call to the hotel. The front desk manager advised that this would be possible and to proceed with booking with them for our stay. We immediately booked the room. A few hours later, however, we received an email from reservations stating this was NOT possible and that we need to pay another $400/night for a second room. I replied stating that we were advised it was indeed possible and this guidance influenced us to book the room which was non-refundable and that we would be arriving the next day. I never received a reply from this response. My guests and I flew in and upon trying to check in they refused to allow us to stay in the larger room with a rollaway bed stating that we were mis-guided and needed to buy anothe