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TAITA FALCON LODGE

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The atmosphere at Taita Falcon Lodge is casual and informal and normal safari resort clothing is both practical and acceptable.  During the summer months, cool clothing is essential, with long protective clothing for evenings.  From May to August, it can be quite cold in the evenings and early mornings, so warmer clothing is advised.

Hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, walking shoes and appropriate clothing and shoes for activities such as white water rafting, abseiling and horse riding should be brought along.  Binoculars are also advised.  For white water rafting, shoes which are suitable for rock climbing but which can get wet and can be strapped securely to the foot are essential.

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LOCATION

Taita Falcon Lodge is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 11km. by road from the Victoria Falls, 20km from Livingstone.  The Lodge is perched on the very edge of the Batoka Gorge above Rapids 16 and 17, offering a spectacular view of the raging waters 200m below.

ACCESS

Access to Taita Falcon Lodge is via Livingstone and Victoria Falls by road or air.  Scheduled and chartered airlines fly into Livingstone, including  British Airways and South African Airways  

A 4WD vehicle is necessary during the rainy season, and a high clearance vehicle is recommended at all times.

Taita Falcon Lodge provides collection and drop off transfers from either the airport, Day Activity Centre (Sun Hotels), bus or train stations or from Livingstone Town or Victoria Falls border post.  These transfers are included in the Fully Inclusive and Full Board rates. Transfers can be arranged from Victoria Falls Airport and Botswana for an additional charge.  Taita Falcon Lodge also has a heli-pad.

VISAS

Some nationalities have to pay visas on entering Zambia. Please enquire if you need to know how much. Visa can be acquired on entry with Immigration but we would suggest that where possible clients must get visas in advance from the Zambian Embassy/High Commission in their countries. Double and multiple entry visas must be applied for in advance.

HEALTH

We suggest that malaria prophylactics are taken at least one week prior to arrival and are continued for at least two weeks after their stay at the Lodge.  A basic medical kit should always be carried in Africa.  A doctors surgery is available in Livingstone and we are members of an immediate medi-vac scheme for all of our clients provided they have their own insurance.

THE ENVIRONMENT

The Lodge is situated in a natural bush environment with each chalet secluded amongst the native flora.  The gardens around the Lodge and chalets are a colorful blend of indigenous plants with paths weaving from the chalets to the pool, restaurant and bar areas.

Bird life is abundant around the Lodge grounds, with resident Vereaux (Black) Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and the Taita Falcon from which the Lodge takes its name.  A variety of other raptors and smaller birds are familiar to the Lodge and are commonly sighted.

ACCOMMODATION

Each chalet is en-suite, with mosquito nets on all the beds.  The chalets are open plan and constructed of reed and stone. We use mosquito coils in the rooms, and hot water bottles during the colder months.

Of the 7 chalets, 2 can be made up to family rooms sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children.  The remaining 5 chalets can be made up as either double, twin or triple rooms.

We serve a sumptuous 3 course buffet meal in the evenings.  Light and dark meats are served each night and a selection of vegetables and salads.  The Lodge needs to be advised of any special dietary requirements prior to the clients arrival.

ACTIVITIES

Taita Falcon Lodge offers hiking trails from 1.5 hours to 2-3 days in and around the Batoka Gorge. These are guided walks, and for overnight camps, clients must bring their own camping equipment.

Game drives, cultural village tours and sunset cruises can be offered exclusively by Taita Falcon, and the various activities that the region has to offer are arranged by the Lodge.  These include white water rafting, elephant and horse back safaris, scenic flights, canoeing to name but a few.  A full list of activities and current prices are available on request.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Victoria Falls area is a photographers paradise, particularly along the Zambezi where one can capture wildlife scenes against a landscape of water and African vistas.  A telephoto lens of 100-300mm is advised for both game and bird life and ultra violet filters should be considered.  For early morning and late afternoon game drives, high speed film is recommended.  35mm film can be developed and memory sticks downloaded in Livingstone.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- Visa
Some nationalities have to pay visas on entering Zambia. Please enquire if you need to know how much. Visa can be acquired on entry with Immigration but we would suggest that where possible clients must get visas in advance from the Zambian Embassy/High Commission in their countries. Double and multiple entry visas must be applied for in advance.

- Zimbabwe visits
Please also note that visits to Zimbabwe and to the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side, are possible.  Most nationalities however require a visa, which can be purchased at the border. 

Alternatively, if clients are arriving at Victoria Falls Airport, we can combine a Zimbabwe visit with either the arrival or return transfer.

HELICOPTER TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE LODGE VIA A SCENIC FLIGHT OVER THE VICTORIA FALLS AND GORGES.  PRICES DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF PAX - PLEASE REQUEST CURRENT PRICES.

LIVINGSTONE -  ZAMBIA

FULLY INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION AND TOUR PACKAGES

Includes:

Two Night Stay

  • All meals and bar (excluding imported wines and spirits)
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Collection/drop off transfers (Livingstone Airport or town / Victoria Falls border or town)
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls (Zambian side)
  • Cultural Village Tour
  • Guided bush and bird walks
  • Laundry
  • Plus one additional activity
  • Sunset Cruise, Game Drive or Livingstone Tour

Three Night Stay
As above PLUS two additional activities

Sunset Cruise, Game Drive OR Livingstone Tour

Four Night Stay
As above PLUS Sunset Cruise, Game Drive and Livingstone Tour

FULL BOARD PACKAGE

Includes:

  • All meals
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Collection/drop off transfers (Livingstone Airport, town or Victoria Falls border)
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls (Zambian side) (Done on the way or back to collection or drop-off point)
  • Guided bush and bird walks
  • Laundry
  • Transfers to other activities:

SELF DRIVE PACKAGE

Applicable only to clients who come with their own high clearance or 4x4 vehicle.

Includes:

  • Dinner and full breakfast
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Guided bush and bird walks, Laundry

Additional Activities

  • Victoria Falls Trip
  • Game Drive 
  • Sunset Cruise 
  • Game Drive & Sunset Cruise 

CHILD POLICY

Children are welcome at Taita Falcon Lodge!
Family rooms sleeping up to 3 children with parents are available.
Children under 12 years - 50% if sharing with adults.
Children under 3 years - free.

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