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Zambezi Waterfront Livingstone Reviews
Part of our Acacia Africa tour. May 18, 2011
We traveled with Acacia Africa from South Africa up to Zambia. After spending some time in some not so nice camp sites this one was a pleasant suprise.
There are different types of accomodation but we had basic camping as it was the cheapest. The camp area was quiet enough to be able to rest and there are two pools to cool down in.
The food was okay and the bar/restaurant overlooks the river with some beautiful views.
The shower and toilet blocks were clean enough however you do sometimes get bugs and ants in there.
Oh and a word of warning watch out for the Monkeys....they tried to get on our truck! I discovered hissing at them usually scared them off :)
We also booked two excursions while we were here. Walking with Lions and riding Elephants. Both are located in the same place. I recommend both of these trips.
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Fantastic location - and they know it Sep 16, 2009
This lodge, hotel, campsite, bar, restaurant, travel agency is situated in a stunning setting on the banks of the Zambezi river. The complex has its own permanent camp, as well as several types of luxury accommodation.
The Zambezi Waterfront is operated by Safari Par Excellence, which offers trips like river cruises, rafting, scenic flights and wildlife encounters.
This may be the best lodge in Livingstone, and since this is being used by pretty much every African tour operator, it is certainly the most popular lodge in Livingstone. Unfortunately it is also a tourist trap with tasteless food and excruciatingly slow and inattentive service and extortionate prices for some amenities. For example, wi-fi internet costs 10 bucks a day, whereas in the other place we stayed at, Fawlty Towers, it was free.
Also, with this place being favoured by overland trips and being the starting point for many an adventure trip, the bar can get quite rowdy at times, ruining the otherwise great atmosphere.
However, a tourist trap it may be, nothing beats sipping a beer at the waterfront bar, watching the sun set over the Zambezi river while elephants and hippos splash about in the waters. Recommended, but beware.
Part of the Southern Africa 2009 travel blog
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