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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Upon arrival we had a very warm welcome from the staff, very friendly and inviting! The service at this lodge was very good, staff were friendly and very helpful and always with a smile! The food here was excellent! The best we had during our stay at the lodge, we wished we had rather had all our meals there instead of other places we gave a go! All round very good stay, would definately recommend it

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Barbara C
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DLSL_Mngt, Events Coordinator at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Barbara C,

Wow! It is very encouraging to hear such awesome feedback. Thank you very much for your review, it is highly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to David Livingstone Safari lodge and Spa and will ensure that we maintain our standards as well as exceed your expectations.

Kind Regards
Belina

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice and quiet place. Lovely outdoor area and deck. Infinity pool definite plus. The food is ok. Breakfast was fair. The sunset boat cruise was relaxing. Rooms have a view of the river. Be careful with the monkeys.

Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family
Thank Buchizya
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DLSL_Mngt, Events Coordinator at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Buchizya,

Thank you for your valued feedback and for taking taking to review us. We will look at our food as well as breakfast and ensure that they exceed your expectations the next time you stay with us.

Warm Regards

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived from Cape Town into Zambia’s international airport and was collected by the hotel transfer we arranged at the time of our booking via the internet with Brenda. The Zambian airport shuts early (as we experienced) however there was enough staff to look after us and our driver (very knowledgeable and attentive) was waiting for us out the front of the small airport.

The David Livingston Hotel (DL) is situated right on the River, 3mks from the township of Livingston and 13-14km from the Zimbabwe boarder. The DL offer free transfers (3/day) to the Boarder. A taxi from Livingston town to the boarder is between $USD4-8 and return $USD5-10.

The rooms are spacious and cool, serviced as requested (Edna, is very efficient). The shower is great/hot and not short of water. The door open into the shower and not out, you’ll endure it.

The breakfast is included in the booking and well worth it. Just ask if you would like your bread toasted. The porridge is made with milk. Eggs come are prepared in all forms from boiled to scrabbled. 3 yoghurts and copious amounts of fresh cut up fruits. The wait staff protect you and your food from any quick hands (monkeys).

Evening meals on site are delicious... I had the chicken wrap one night and the chicken schintzel the second.

Happy hour is at the bar for those that want it on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

The gym on site has 2 running machines, 2 bikes, 1 cross fit, 1 rowing machine, weights and mats when stretching.

A sunset cruise is available - we saw hippos and crocs

Depending on what time if the season you visit Livingstone will determine if you get to swim in the Devils Pool or not. We visited in March, high water season and too dangerous for Devils Pools.

The locals say after the Royal Livinngstone and Avanti hotels who share the same drive way entrance and are side by side, DL is just as good.

I highly recommend for all ages.
If travelling with elderly people (nanna and pop, ask to be on the ground floor).


Enjoy.

Stayed: March 2018, traveled with friends
Thank ZaraIam
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DLSL_Mngt, Events Coordinator at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear ZaraIam,

Thank you very much taking time to review us, we appreciate your patronage and the details above will definitely help answer other guests queries.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge in the not so distant future.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My apologies for this very delayed review.
We visited The David Livingstone Safari Lodge from 2 Feb 2018 to 4 Feb 2018. The Lodge is set, overlooking the Zambezi River with stunning views. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived at the Lodge. All staff members were friendly, extremely helpful and caring. It was a home away from home. The receptionist noticed that my daughter had a birthday in 10 days time. He arranged for the Food and Beverage staff to bring her a cake after Dinner on the 2nd night we were there. We went on the sunset cruise on the day we arrived. It was truly an amazing experience with crew members (staff from the Lodge), educating us on various topics from the Birds, to Hippos and Crocodiles, to the various trees and plants growing on the river bank. The canapés served during the cruise were delicious. Breakfasts were scrumptious. The chef also had some special treats for us each morning to cater for our specific dietary requirements. Lunches and Dinners were equally delicious with attention to detail and focus on serving good quality food. Transfers to town and the Vic Falls were arranged, hassle free. Our room was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. Turn down service in the evenings added an extra touch of luxury. A truly amazing Lodge, with amazing staff and am amazing getaway. Keep up what you guys do and all the best.

  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled with family
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Thank CosmosFields
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DLSL_Mngt, Rooms Division Manager at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear CosmosFields,

Thank you for visiting us at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and for taking precious time in order rate your stay with us. Your kind comments about our staff, food, and property are appreciated and I will most certainly pass these on to our team. We are happy you stayed with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again to this beautiful part of Africa in the not so distant future.

Kind Regards
Nalumino Wamuwi

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Everything about The David Livingston Safari Lodge is fantastic. Such a beautiful setting right on the river. Rooms are beautiful the spa is great and well organised activities. Great staff and food. Absolutely no complaints

Stayed: March 2018, traveled solo
Thank KRI001
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DLSL_Mngt, Rooms Division Manager at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear KRI001,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff, location, and activities made your stay pleasant. Be rest assured that our team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The David Livingstone in the not too distant future.


Kind Regards
Nalumino Wamuwi

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