Stanleys Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls

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Stanley’s in Livingstone is on a hillside that overlooks explore Victoria Falls which is a world heritage site in Zambia. It is an excellent base from which to explore the area. While in the area, photographers might enjoy an aerial photography excursion over the Falls.

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Stanleys at a glance

This lodge has 10 rooms. Four of them are suites with private pools. There are six cottages four of which are open sided. The lodge has a swimming pool and gardens overlooking the falls. Run by Robin Pope Safaris it has great staff and is an excellent base with good food, comfortable accommodation and a charming safari atmosphere.

What to do

The most popular activities in Victoria Falls are Falls visits (either through the main entrance or from Livingstone Island) and many people also go on rhino walks in the Mosi oa Tunya National Park. Stanleys is on land owned by the descendents of Chief Makuni who showed Livingstone the falls and is an interesting village to visit. We can recommend white water rafting if you are fit and energetic and adrenaline junkies can also try bungi-jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge.

The seasons

The Zambezi side of the river is best explored during the wetter months from January to July. During the dry months from August to late November the Western Cataract can become fairly dry and guests  can easy to cross into Zimbabwe using the special KAZA visa. Book into the lodge during full moon in April and June and you should have clear skies and a view of the fantastic lunar rainbow.

What Stanley’s costs

Rates are available from Photos and Africa.

The good news

The camp is run by Robin Pope Safaris which has great camps throughout Zambia and Malawi. Anyone familiar with their unfussy and easygoing style of safaris will be happy here

Photographers need to know

The lodge lies about a 10 minute drive from the Falls.

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