Waterberry Lodge

One of very few small independent lodges actually on the Zambezi riverbank near Victoria Falls, Waterberry is perfectly placed for guests to enjoy total peace and quiet, away from the noise and bustle of activities around town, while being close to the Falls and all the adventures that Livingstone has to offer.  Guests can choose between three different accommodation options – bright, individual rooms in the 7-room lodge, a private safari house or a luxury tented woodland site.

Waterberry Lodge on the river has spacious sun and dining terraces, a viewing lounge to enjoy the panoramic views, and magnificent gardens with individual thatched cottages dotted around the lawns and along the river.  An inviting swimming pool is surrounded by rockery gardens.

The River Farmhouse is a unique, private, riverfront safari house  with private chefs, household and garden team.   Available for a minimum of 4 guests, this 5 bedroom house has magnificent views across the Zambezi from the house and the beautiful infinity pool. The Woodlands Forest Tents set in the shady woods of the conservation area are perfect for birdwatching and relaxing in the peaceful wild.  This unique camp sleeps up to 8 and can be booked for exclusive use with a minimum of 4 guests.

Waterberry is famous for good food and friendly, welcoming service. An international Zambian, German and British team run this independently owned lodge and Waterberry is a proud community partner.  Guests are able to witness rural Zambian life first hand, and see how tourism is genuinely giving back with schools, a farming cooperative and adult skills centre. 

Waterberry Lodge - Lodge Cottages


The Waterberry cottages are set around lawns, gardens and the Zambezi riverbank. Named after birds found around the lodge, these are lovely cool rooms open to the high thatch. All have private terraces and are en-suite with air conditioning, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, private terrace, inside and outside lounge seating, wifi, toiletries, hairdryer, gowns, water, hand sanitzser.

The Woodlands at Waterberry - Forest Tents


Originally set up for birders, The Woodlands proved so popular that the tents are now available to those wanting that special wilderness feeling without sacrificing comfort and luxury. The three 40m2 safari tents are furnished as doubles or twins, with lounge seating inside and out, plenty of storage for clothes and luggage, a private veranda garden, and a fully en suite dressing room and bathroom with basin to the rear.

Guests enjoy breakfast at The Woodlands either at their tent or on the central dining veranda. Other meals are served in the Waterberry restaurant, a couple of hundred metres walk away along sandy paths round the private dam, the swimming pool and other lodge facilities are also for Woodlanders. Private dining can be arranged at The Woodlsnds on request. The Woodland has a permanent waiter/groundsman/guard in attendance. The Woodland is also available for exclusive use for a minimum of 4 guests.

The River Farmhouse at Waterberry


A private, fully serviced house for exclusive use by groups of family or friends, River Farmhouse has three ensuite bedrooms and one two-bedrooms suite.

South and East doubles have a river view, French windows opening onto the terrace and en suite bath/shower rooms. North is a two-bedroom suite with views over the gardens, West is a double/twin overlooking the gardens, with an en suite shower room. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, mosquito nets and air conditioning.

The lounge has comfortable sofas and chairs with amazing views over the terrace, pool and river to the game park beyond. There’s a fireplace for cold evenings and air conditioning for warm ones. In the kitchen off the lounge chef and kitchen team prepare meals to serve inside or outside depending on the weather and guest preference. On the shady terrace guests can dine, relax and stay cool out of the hot sunshine or warm up with braziers on cold evenings.

The large infinity pool overlooks the Zambezi and the game park beyond where elephants and game often come to the river to drink.

And for people who just can’t bear to leave the world behind there’s wifi – for downloading great birding, stargazing and other apps to help you make the most of what you see.

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi

A sunset cruise is the perfect way to start the holiday, relaxing on the peace and quiet of the Zambezi with a gin and tonic and snacks, watching whatever wildlife comes your way and with a virtually guaranteed perfect sunset.

School and village visit

A completely uncommercial village, where many Waterberry staff live, gives a unique view of life in rural Zambia. The Waterberry guide shows you daily life, housebuilding and agriculture and the Tukongote School built with guest donations.

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