Taita Falcon Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
1 bedroom, in-room safe

Overview of Taita Falcon Lodge

Taita Falcon Lodge

3 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
Batoka Gorge, Livingstone, 10101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLivingstone Museum38 min drive
  • Popular LocationZambezi National Park41 min drive
  • AirportVictoria Falls (VFA)53 min drive
  • Popular LocationVictoria Falls National Park71 min drive

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About this area

Livingstone

Located in Livingstone, Taita Falcon Lodge is in a rural area and on a river. Victoria Falls Bridge and Maramba Cultural Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Victoria Falls and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Devil's Pool and Livingstone Reptile Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 32 min drive
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 32 min drive
  • Livingstone Museum - 38 min drive
  • Zambezi National Park - 41 min drive
  • Victoria Falls National Park - 71 min drive

Restaurants

  • Onsite dining venue – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Reservations required.

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) - 45 min drive

About this property

Taita Falcon Lodge

Riverfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant
This smoke-free lodge features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and laundry facilities. All 7 rooms offer rainfall showerheads, safes, and showers.
Taita Falcon Lodge offers 7 accommodations with safes. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rock climbing

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels

More

  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 11 AM - 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 130.00 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1.5 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 30 (one-way), (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 130.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Taita Falcon
Taita Falcon Livingstone
Taita Falcon Lodge
Taita Falcon Lodge Livingstone
Taita Lodge
Taita Falcon Lodge Lodge
Taita Falcon Lodge Livingstone
Taita Falcon Lodge Lodge Livingstone

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The setting is breathtaking over the gorge and the accommodation private and unique. Gets cold in winter!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing view and best staff I ever met!
Amazing view in the middle of an oasis! The staff and the owners make this place so extraordinary great and makes you feel home at any time! Thanks for the time we could spent at your nice lodge guys!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Spectacular view and unbelievable nice staff!
Amazing view, paired by the most welcoming staff and owners I ever experienced. Thank you so much for this great time in your great oasis!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A terrible waste of a magnificent location...
Having read other reviews of this property, we arrived with high expectations. We were sadly disappointed. Apart from its breathtaking location on the edge of the Batoka gorge with stunning views of the Zambezi flowing 1200m below, this lodge has very little left to offer. The lodge is reached by a 45 minute drive along very rough dirt roads (at $27 per person) – this makes getting to and from, arduous and inconvenient, although there was always a driver on standby and the staff were very willing to assist. In its heyday, it must have been beautiful, but one gets the feeling that absolutely no maintenance or deep cleaning of any description has taken place in the last decade. From the cobweb laced lamps, to the cracked concrete floors and the cushions worn thin by use, this was all a little too rustic for us! The chalets are unusual in their construction – made of wooden poles (droppers) with thatched roofs, they have an opening of about 40cm all the way around. meaning that there is a constant breeze blowing through the room. In winter, this would be unbearable. Hendrik, our resident host, tried his best but even his best efforts made it difficult to ignore the lack of staff training (our drinks were served in their bottles, without glasses); the mediocre food (with microwaved puddings reminiscent of boarding school) and the shabby accommodation. This property needs a major upgrade to make it remotely comparable with even the most basic lodges in Southern Africa.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Very friendly! Thanks so much for a very nice visit. The road to get to the hotel is difficult but once you are there it is all worth it!