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The Victoria Falls is where the wide Zambezi River simply drops some 100 meters into a narrow gorge. The Falls lie across the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Livingstone is the town on the Zambian side. Called "Mosi-oa-Tunya", (the smoke that thunders) in the local language the Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world and when you first come to Zambia, Livingstone is a must visit destination.
Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only three kilometer from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either our main garden, our infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched.
The ten uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and local stone and are open fronted or more colonial style brick and tiled rooms which are closed.
Stanley Safari Lodge is an elegant and luxurious getaway.
The ten rooms are each unique, individually designed and with an eye for detail that will make sure you will enjoy your African experience to the utmost. And from every room you are able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the African sunset.
Four of the rooms are suites, each having a private plunge pool with deck or terrace, a lounge area, a bedroom and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. The Honeymoon Suite and Family Suite are open suites, which enables you to absorb the sights and sounds of the African bush fully. The Livingstone Suite and Stanley Suite are closed suites with a colonial interior that evoke the elegant era of Stanley and Livingstone. The Stanley doubles up as a family suite as it is two bedroomed; this coupled with the other offerings of the suite affords families some exclusivity.
The cottages, six in total, are all in Safari style built with natural materials. Baobab is a closed cottage, but all other cottages (Birds Room, Zambezi View, Mukuni, Mosi-oa-Tunya and Victoria) have an open structure to enhance to your Zambian experience. All these cottages have a bath and shower with all the luxuries you might desire. From the deck or terrace you can enjoy the splendid views of the Zambezi Valley.
Stanley Safari Lodge’s daily rate gives you an option of two of the below:
· Guided tour of The Victoria Falls (Park Fees are extra).
· A visit to Mukuni Village, an experience of the real Zambia & Livingstone Museum tour – for information about the Livingstone area (History, Natural History and Cultural) and also hosts a section on David Livingstone with many of his original letters on display.
There is an endless list of activities on offer (at extra charge) in Livingstone which continues to grow. These you can prebook or book on arrival, some of which are below:
· Open top vehicles, affording you total 360 degree vision.
Boating, Rafting & Canoeing
· River Safaris allow you to get up close with the wildlife.
· White water rafting is high on the list for any adrenalin junkie.
· Canoeing down the Zambezi River is an adventurous experience.
· Boat trip to Livingstone island for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea to explore the island and take a dip in the Devil's pool (seasonal).
· Zambezi River Fishing.
· Visits to a traditional Zambian market.
· An historic 4-course dinner experience aboard the Mulobezi line steam train.
For the adrenaline junkies and adventurers
· Bungee jumping.
· Gorge swing.
· Flying fox.
· Quad biking trails.
· Horse riding trails.
· Microlight/helicopter flights.
The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, and with only 10 private cottages or suites we are able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalised service.
Each and every cottage is individually designed. But what makes Stanley Safari Lodge really special is the open design of many of our rooms: the optimal way to experience the real Africa - just like Stanley must have done centuries ago… And if you really want to indulge yourself, ask for one of our suites with a private plunge pool.
So if you are looking for the perfect start to your travels, the relaxing end to your safari, a nice getaway for a week or for that romantic and exclusive African experience, come and stay with us. We will surely make your stay unforgettable.
Added bonus is being ideally located only ten minutes’ drive from most of the activities – so not time wasted to enjoy the various options available.
It is the little things that make a difference – a belief that we hold close and a comment which comes back time and time again. One of the biggest “little things” is the team who are there to make your holiday amazing.
As part of our responsible tourism policy we employ a team of staff mainly from the local community whom we bring through the system and teach and train as we go. Be it the team in the front of house, ready with a smile and always eager to help or the chefs tempting you at every turn with mouth-watering treats; we’ve built a team that we believe in and that also love what they do and have a great time doing it.