Waterberry Zambezi Lodge


An informal, secluded, little riverside lodge with views over the river to the Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank. Waterberry is famous for friendly welcoming staff, wonderful food, glorious gardens and its tranquil riverside setting. 

A small tented area has been added in the woodlands to the east of the dam.  This secluded site is very good for birdwatching, impala and bushbuck from the conservation area graze here, and hippos come onto the lawns at night.  The site is about 200m from the main lodge and the tents are gathered around a small lounge area and an outside firepit.

Because you can’t come to Zambia without visiting the astonishing Victoria Falls, Waterberry is a perfect start or finish to a trip to wonderful Zambia (or from which to visit neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia).

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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

On the Zambezi riverbank, 22km upstream from Victoria Falls, 30 minutes from Livingstone Airport and 40 minutes to the Victoria Falls.


There are 7 Cottages and 3 Forest Tents. The cottages are all named after birds.

The cottages are solid build with plastered walls and thatch and the rooms are spaced around the beautiful lush gardens. Room features include:

Super king beds plus a single in 2 of the rooms.  All can be convered to twin.
Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Mosquito net
Electric blanket
Digital safe
Private terrace with sun loungers and private dining area (if requested)
Hair dryer, toiletries, mosquito repellent, hand sanitiser and spray disinfectant

The tents are in the woodlands area so do not have river views. They have the same facilities as the cottages with the exception of the air conditioning. Guests have full use of all the lodge facilities, but can choose to have breakfast in the Woodlands dining area if they wish.   A guard/waiter is present 24 hours. 



Wagtail and Sunbird Cottage Sunbird Cottage interior Bathroom Wagtail Cottage Heron Cottage Woodlands Tent - Baobab Tent Patio Tent Lawns

Swimming Pool set in beautiful lush gardens
Bar, Restaurant and Lounge
Dining is private and can either be on the restaurant deck or on your private terrace, depending on choice

Lounge with a view Swimming Pool Wonderful Smiling Service Open Air Dining with a View

Waterberry rates include either one or two inclusive activities per stay depending on which package you choose:

Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls Tour (both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides – park fees extra)
Guided birding
Guided tour of Livingstone town and markets
Sunset dawn and daytime cruises
Fishing (Catch and Release)
Tour of village and community school and agriculture project

External activities can be booked and paid for directly at the lodge or in advance through People and Places. The most popular are helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls, a visit to Livingstone Island to swim in The Devils Pool, White water rafting, rhino walk, Elephant cafe.

Sunset Cruise Tukongote Community School Tukongote Community School Daytime Cruise Elephant Cafe The Victoria Falls Steam Train Dinner Helicopter Flight of the Angels

Children of all ages are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times.

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge has one Family House with two bedrooms. There are also two cottages with a separate single bed in the alcove.

The lodge is open all year round

In 2009 Waterberry founded Tukongote Community Projects to improve the educational opportunities in nearby villages. We began with one preschool class in a traditional mud and stick building, and now support over 400 children in 3 purpose-built preschools and 1 primary school.  In 2019 Waterberry Community Projects Limited, supporting Tukongote, became a Registered Charity in the UK. For more information on this project please visit this link https://www.waterberrylodge.com/community

The lodge has a small and private conservation area of around 100 acres which has been  fenced it off to protect the area. Plans going forward are to make it better for birding, and protect the wildlife that is there – mainly bushbuck and civet.

Tukongote Community School Tukongote Community School Waterberry Lodge Dam Tukongote School

Power is mains electricity with 2 back up generators (220v square 3-pin, adaptors available)
WIFI is available for guests throughout the lodge

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