Perched above Rapid 17 on the very edge of the
Batoka Gorge, Taita Falcon offers superb views of the raging Zambezi
waters 200m below. Taita Falcon Lodge
offers its guests the height of luxury set amidst the natural
bush environment of the Batoka Gorge. A unique departure from
the typical hotel style, the Lodge’s focus is on quality personal
service, uncompromising comfort and providing guests with an unforgettable
African experience. Owner managed, the flexibility of your hosts
and their willingness to accommodate the wishes of each individual
guest, ensures a special home-from-home experience for every guest.
At a Glance
- Accommodation - Capacity - 14 guests
- 7 spacious chalets with large en-suite bathrooms
- Swimming pool
- Game drives
- 24 hour electricity
- A true african safari
accommodation consists of seven spacious chalets with large en-suite
bathrooms. The exterior of the chalets is constructed of natural
materials and the entire place has a ‘close-to-nature’
feel about it. The walls are made of reeds that come up to ¾ level
– creating just the right balance between privacy and ‘freedom’.
Of the seven chalets, three can be converted into family rooms
sleeping up to 5 people, while the remaining four can be made
up as double, twin or triple rooms. The mosquito nets hang
from frames connected to the wooden beams in the roof, and extra
ones (for families) can easily be added. They also have repellent
coils in the rooms to make your nights as peaceful as possible.
During the colder winter months hot water bottles are placed in
the beds to make them warm and cosy. Each room has a little sitting
area with beautiful wooden furniture. The beds are also made of
wood and each chalet is a little bit different compared to its
neighbour – making it more personal. The
rooms are partially open and extremely beautiful. All the furniture
is made of wood and other natural materials, and the rooms have
a fresh feel to them. The bathrooms are also very unique with
stonework basins and showers. Some of the chalets even have outdoor
showers in their private gardens.
A tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls and surrounding rainforests.
A sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi alongside the Mosi-oa-Tunya
National Park. Livingstone Tour - including Museum entry and market
tour. A locally guided tour of our neighbouring traditional village
where tourism has not affected the day to day lives of the people
- an opportunity to experience tribal life in Africa. Game drives
to see Zambia's only rhino, amongst other game. Bush
and bird walks from one and a half hours.
Weddings & Honeymoon
Falcon is an ideal destination for honeymooners with special attention
paid to the ‘romance of the bush’. Specialities include taking
a romantic dinner in your private garden, champagne on arrival,
or any special requests you might have. As the Lodge is small
and exclusive, individual needs are easily catered for! Small
private weddings with a “bush theme” can be arranged at the Lodge
with a legal celebrant presiding. Since one of the owners was
married there himself, they are experts at making your day wonderful.
The gardens are a
colourful blend of indigenous plants and are a bird watcher’s
paradise with over 210 birds identified including, of course,
the rare Taita Falcon.
Taita Falcon Lodge is located on the
Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 11km downstream from the Victoria
Falls and approximately 20km from Livingstone.
Children are welcome.
There is 24 hour
electricity to all rooms.