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Budget spots in Victoria Falls

  • Savanna Lodge
  • Ilala Restcamp
  • Maramba River Lodge
  • Jollyboys backpackers and campsite
  • Zambezi Waterfront
  • Lokuthula Lodge

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Budget spots in Victoria Falls

Summary of affordable accommodation on both sides of the river in Victoria Falls and Livingstone

Some affordable accommodation options in both Livingstone and Victoria Falls that offer the best value for money without compromising on quality.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Shearwater Explorers Village: US$60 per person per night sharing a chalet, US$90 per single bed/breakfast.

Bayete Lodge: US$95 per person per night bed/breakfast 1st January to 30th June 2017. US$105 per person per night bed/breakfast 1st July to 31st December 2017.

Lokuthula Lodge: From US$120 per person per night bed/breakfast. Adjoining Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, and only 4km's from town, the lodge offers bed/breakfast accommodation in 2 or 3 bedroomed chalets. Chalets are fully serviced, and ideal for families and group of friends. Some chalets are available for self-catering. Within walking distance is The Boma Restaurant, Makuwa-kuwa Restaurant and Buffalo Bar.

Livingstone, Zambia

Maramba River Lodge: 4 km from the falls and set on the banks of the Maramba River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. The lodge offers tents as well as chalets and is ideal for travelling families and small groups. Dome tents US$30.50 per person sharing. Luxury tents and chalets from US$67.50 per person per night.

Zambezi Waterfront: From US$90 per person sharing standard room. Includes breakfast. Upgrades available to riverside rooms, family rooms and executive rooms. Adventure village tents available at US$22.50 per person sharing.

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  • ZAMBIA:

    Maramba River Lodge, Livingstone

    Combine the comfort of a luxury lodge with the pleasure of a camping safari. Maramba's six luxury safari tents all have en-suite bathrooms, tiled throughout with a shower open to the African sky. Tents are available with twin beds, doubles and singles.

    Maramba's private thatched chalets  are spacious and offer amazing views of the Maramba River or the floodlit waterhole. The chalets are available in twins, doubles and family units and all have en-suite tiled bathrooms, mosquito proofing with treated nets, ceiling fans and internal safe.

    The ten available Safari Tents offer en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. These small yet well-appointed tents offer the perfect compromise between budget and room facilities. The Dome tent area named 'The River Camp' is set on the bank of the Maramba River. It offers five 3m x3m walk-in tents fitted with two single beds, bedside lamp and a lockable drawer. This accommodation is the ideal choice for school, church or voluntary groups or can be booked on an individual basis.

    There are five powered campsites available, each with barbeque stand and table. A large ablution block services the site and there is 24-hour security.

    Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone:

    Accommodation at the Zambezi Waterfront ranges from comfortable chalets with en-suite facilities to budget Adventure Village tents with shared ablutions and camping.

    The double-storey A-framed chalets are nestled within the lush gardens of the Zambezi Waterfront. Each chalet has three en-suite rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Rooms available in the chalets include:

    • 10 standard rooms, non river-facing, can accommodate up to 2 people in two single beds.
    • 4 family rooms, non river-facing, accommodating up to 4 people in four single beds.
    • 6 river-facing rooms, accommodating up to two people in two single beds.
    • 3 executive rooms, river-facing, accommodating up to two people in a double bed.

    There are 24 lockable dome tents in the Adventure village. Comfortably furnished with 2 single beds with bedding, stand fan and electric light. These are booked on a room-only basis. Ablutions are shared.

    The camping area offers camping for up to 120 people. Facilities include male and female ablutions, water facilities, electricity, BBQ facilities and swimming pool. You must bring all your own camping equipment and bedding as a hiring facility is not offered.


    ZIMBABWE:

    Shearwater Adventure Village, Victoria Falls:

    Budget accommodation in clean, simple and well serviced chalets. Just 400m from Victoria Falls and only 100m from the centre of Victoria Falls. Swimming pool, bar, hot food and meals available throughout the day.

    Bayete Lodge, Victoria Falls:

    Comfortable and affordable, set in Victoria Falls suburbs. 25 rooms set in lush, tropical gardens. Delicious home cooked food in the Caldecott Boma, great communal area with large pool, sociable Ingwezi Tavern. Enjoy a full English breafkast each morning, and lunches/dinners available at an extra cost.

    Stay 4 nights and get a free Zambezi river dinner cruise.

    Lokuthula Lodge, Victoria Falls:

    2 and 3 bedroomed lodges set amongst natural gardens, which attract monkeys, warthogs, bushbuck and many, many birds. Nearby is The Boma Restaurant, and an a la carte restaurant at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is within walking distance. Breakfast is served in the a la carte restaurant. Lodges may be hired on a self-catering basis, or a bed/breakfast. Great for families and groups of friends travelling together.

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Contact the Zambezi team

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ZAMBIA:

Maramba River Lodge, Livingstone

Combine the comfort of a luxury lodge with the pleasure of a camping safari. Maramba's six luxury safari tents all have en-suite bathrooms, tiled throughout with a shower open to the African sky. Tents are available with twin beds, doubles and singles.

Maramba's private thatched chalets  are spacious and offer amazing views of the Maramba River or the floodlit waterhole. The chalets are available in twins, doubles and family units and all have en-suite tiled bathrooms, mosquito proofing with treated nets, ceiling fans and internal safe.

The ten available Safari Tents offer en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. These small yet well-appointed tents offer the perfect compromise between budget and room facilities. The Dome tent area named 'The River Camp' is set on the bank of the Maramba River. It offers five 3m x3m walk-in tents fitted with two single beds, bedside lamp and a lockable drawer. This accommodation is the ideal choice for school, church or voluntary groups or can be booked on an individual basis.

There are five powered campsites available, each with barbeque stand and table. A large ablution block services the site and there is 24-hour security.

Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone:

Accommodation at the Zambezi Waterfront ranges from comfortable chalets with en-suite facilities to budget Adventure Village tents with shared ablutions and camping.

The double-storey A-framed chalets are nestled within the lush gardens of the Zambezi Waterfront. Each chalet has three en-suite rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Rooms available in the chalets include:

  • 10 standard rooms, non river-facing, can accommodate up to 2 people in two single beds.
  • 4 family rooms, non river-facing, accommodating up to 4 people in four single beds.
  • 6 river-facing rooms, accommodating up to two people in two single beds.
  • 3 executive rooms, river-facing, accommodating up to two people in a double bed.

There are 24 lockable dome tents in the Adventure village. Comfortably furnished with 2 single beds with bedding, stand fan and electric light. These are booked on a room-only basis. Ablutions are shared.

The camping area offers camping for up to 120 people. Facilities include male and female ablutions, water facilities, electricity, BBQ facilities and swimming pool. You must bring all your own camping equipment and bedding as a hiring facility is not offered.


ZIMBABWE:

Shearwater Adventure Village, Victoria Falls:

Budget accommodation in clean, simple and well serviced chalets. Just 400m from Victoria Falls and only 100m from the centre of Victoria Falls. Swimming pool, bar, hot food and meals available throughout the day.

Bayete Lodge, Victoria Falls:

Comfortable and affordable, set in Victoria Falls suburbs. 25 rooms set in lush, tropical gardens. Delicious home cooked food in the Caldecott Boma, great communal area with large pool, sociable Ingwezi Tavern. Enjoy a full English breafkast each morning, and lunches/dinners available at an extra cost.

Stay 4 nights and get a free Zambezi river dinner cruise.

Lokuthula Lodge, Victoria Falls:

2 and 3 bedroomed lodges set amongst natural gardens, which attract monkeys, warthogs, bushbuck and many, many birds. Nearby is The Boma Restaurant, and an a la carte restaurant at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is within walking distance. Breakfast is served in the a la carte restaurant. Lodges may be hired on a self-catering basis, or a bed/breakfast. Great for families and groups of friends travelling together.

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