Taita in a Nutshell
Perched 100 meters above the Zambezi River this little lodge probably has the best views of any accommodation in the Victoria Falls area. What you get here is a “near-bush” experience while being close enough to the Victoria Falls to still take advantage of all the activities and sights.
- Only 7 chalets!
- Quiet location out of town
- Prices from USD85 pppn
- Transfer needed to get to town and Falls entrance (11km away)
- Remember you have to pay a visa to enter Zambia
How to Get There
Victoria Falls (Livingstone) is a destination for either the beginning or the end of you Botswana safari. The Livingstone International Airport is a 30 minute road transfer from the lodge. We can also easily arrange road transfers to Taita Falcon Lodge from Botswana (Kasane) and from Victoria falls town in Zimbabwe. All roads for these transfers are tarred and in good condition. The VF airport and Livingstone airport have daily connections to Johannesburg.
Game Viewing and Activities
Although there are some game viewing options to be had in Victoria Falls, you should rather leave this activity for your time spent in Botswana. Rather spend your time taking advantage of the unique activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Download an activity list here.
Taita management can arrange and book all of your activities from the Lodge. Most activities will include a transfer service.
With only 7 chalets, the lodge offers an intimate stay. Each spacious chalet is en-suite with its own private garden, outdoor shower, bathroom with shower, toilet and big walk-in mosquito nets. The chalets are constructed of reed and stone with three quarter walls bringing the “outside in” and allowing cooling breezes into the room. All creature comforts are catered for in their elegant, down to earth design. Chalets are individually prepared as double, twin, triple or family rooms.
The views from Taita Falcon Lodge are breathtaking and this would be a very relaxing place to start or end your safari.
Visiting the Falls from Zambia
The views of Victoria Falls are spread between two countries – Zimbabwe and Zambia. We think the experience is better on the Zimbabwe side of the falls as about 80% of the total waterfall can be seen from that side. Zambia, in comparison, only has a very small section of the falls – nevertheless, views from both sides are impressive. With new visa regulations, it is possible to obtain a visa that allows access to both countries without paying extra – this might be worth doing as you can cross the steel bridge between the 2 countries and visit the falls from both sides.
During low water, you can also sit in “The Devils Armchair” on the Zambia side. We will let you do your own investigations as to what this involves.