TAITA FALCON LODGE is stunningly perched 200m above the Zambezi on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Close enough to the Victoria Falls and Livingstone to enjoy all that the region has to offer, yet remote enough to enjoy a truly bush atmosphere and the relaxation the natural environment provides.
Being owner managed, our focus is on personalized service to each individual client. Private itineraries are arranged with clients on arrival to ensure that they get “all they desire” from their stay with us.
The atmosphere at Taita Falcon is relaxed and informal and clients’ stay with us can be at as fast or slow a pace as individually needed.
Each of the 7 spacious chalets incorporates its own private garden and outdoor shower. The interior design aspires to a simple elegance in tune with the natural bush surroundings, whilst at the same time ensuring all luxuries are catered for. The chalets are extremely spacious and airy allowing for the cool breezes that blow up from the gorge to keep things cool year round. Each is well set apart from the other affording privacy, peace and quiet!
Each chalet can be adapted to either a twin or double bedded room, with additional beds being added to some of the rooms to accommodate families. All beds have large walk in mosquito nets, and hot water bottles are used in the winter months.
The natural environment and surroundings blend throughout the Lodge grounds. All natural materials are used and the majority of the furnishings have been made in the local village by local craftsmen. The gardens around the pool and central living area are a colorful blend of indigenous plants and flowers and attract prolific birdlife throughout the year.
Taita Falcon Lodge is a birder’s paradise with a resident pair of Vereaux Eagle and Peregrine Falcons, Augur Buzzard, Snake, Fish and Hawk Eagles regularly being sighted. The rare Taita Falcon also makes an appearance for the “lucky ones”! Guided bush and bird walks are done around the Lodge and gorge and various hiking trails range from 1 hour to 4 days.
Livingstone and Victoria Falls offers a vast range of activities - all of which can be arranged by Taita Falcon and the lodge offers transfers between these activities.
Meals at Taita Falcon are sumptuous and varied and special dietary requirements are easily catered for. We serve meals either in the open sided dining area, on the viewing deck under umbrellas or under the stars, in the boma, or private dinners can be arranged in the client’s private gardens for special occasions. Clients are invited to either join a main table or feel free to have their own private table.
Breakfast is served throughout the morning allowing for the well deserved sleep in! A selection of fresh fruits, pastries and yoghurt provides the “starter” to the individually prepared cooked breakfast. Lunch is either taken as a picnic if clients are “out and about” or served from the bar menu at the Lodge. Dinner is a 3 course affair with light and dark meats being served each evening along with a selection of vegetables and salads.
Although the majority of our clients are couples, friends and families, we happily cater for groups and special occasions. An ideal beginning or ending to your African Safari – spend a few days taking in the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and the many adventure activities that the region has to offer!!
Tel: 00260 213 321850 (Booking office): 00260 213 327046 (Lodge)