Lodges

Waterberry Lodge

A relaxed riverside oasis

Waterberry Lodge

Although only a 30 minute drive from Livingstone, Waterberry’s simple yet charming thatched cottages feel a million miles away from the hustle of the town. Set amid picturesque gardens on the banks of the Zambezi with panoramic views of the shimmering water and Zimbabwe winking from the opposite bank, it’s often hard to tear yourself away. But if activity and excitement is what you’re looking for, rest assured that the efficient team at Waterberry will take care of all your Victoria Falls needs.

At the lodge

The hotel

The 2 storey main area is a homely and welcoming thatch construction with unbeatable views from the top floor. Settle down in one of the comfy sofas and while away an afternoon watching the birds twittering above or head down to the garden terrace and bar for a closer view of the river (and a cocktail). When darkness falls, choose between the terrace restaurant, a private pontoon or the gardens as a backdrop for dinner.

The rooms

Dotted around the lawns, the 7 thatched cottages all have views of the tranquil dam or river and spacious verandas from which to enjoy Mother Nature’s surroundings. All are well decorated and feel charmingly homely. A two-storey cottage is perfect for families as is the new River Farmhouse, an idyllic 4-bedroom house with its own private chef, butler and swimming pool.

On safari

Experiences

The on-site activities at Waterberry are excellent and include photography workshops, nature and bird-watching walks, boat trips and sundowner cruises and guided visits to the local village and Livingstone town. What’s even better is that 2 activities per day are included in the very-reasonable price, including a visit to the Falls. The team at Waterberry can also help you organise just about any Falls activity too, from adrenaline fuelled bungee jumps to a far more restful lunch on Livingstone Island.

When to go

Victoria Falls by month

January

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are hot but comfortable, humidity varies throughout the month and there is a 1 in 2 chance of rain, although it usually falls at night.
  • The Zambezi River's water levels begin to increase, improving the Victoria Falls spectacle.
  • White water rafting is good at this time of year particularly in the first half of the month.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

February

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are hot but comfortable, humidity is unpredictable and rain falls regularly but usually at night.
  • The water level of the Zambezi River continue to climb, enhancing the Victoria Falls spectacle.
  • Take advantage of the Victoria Falls spectacle with an aerial view from either a light aircraft, helicopter or a micro light.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

March

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are hot but comfortable, humidity has dropped and rain is falling only a couple of afternoons a week.
  • The Zambezi River water levels are nearing or at their peak, providing views of Victoria Falls at its most impressive.
  • A great time to fly over the falls in either a micro light, helicopter or a light aircraft, offering a unique aerial look at this natural wonder.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

April

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are high but comfortable, with little to no humidity, cloudy skies and rain is still a possibility.
  • The water level of the Zambezi should be at its peak, showcasing Victoria Falls in all her glory.
  • Take advantage of the Victoria Falls spectacle with an aerial view from either a light aircraft, helicopter or a micro light.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

May

Season: Dry
  • Day temperatures begin to cool with the onset of the dry season, rain is unlikely.
  • The Zambezi River is near its peak but starting to recede, providing breathtaking views of Victoria Falls.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'The Angel's Armchair', a pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a little closer to the drop off.
  • A great time to fly over the falls in either a micro light, helicopter or a light aircraft, offering a unique aerial look at this natural wonder.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

June

Season: Dry
  • Day temperatures are warm and comfortable with little to no chance of rain, potential for morning frosts.
  • Victoria Falls provides incredible spectacle, with the Zambezi River level still being high.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'The Angel's Armchair', a pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a little closer to the drop off.
  • Take advantage of the Victoria Falls spectacle with an aerial view from either a light aircraft, helicopter or a micro light.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.
  • Enjoy the intensifying game densities along the water's edge with a boat, canoeing or horse riding safari.

July

Season: Dry
  • Day temperatures are warm and comfortable with little to no chance of rain, potential for morning frosts.
  • The Zambezi River level is slowly dropping but still high enough to inspire awe and wonderment at Victoria Falls.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'The Angel's Armchair', a pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a little closer to the drop off.
  • A great time to fly over the falls in either a micro light, helicopter or a light aircraft, offering a unique aerial look at this natural wonder.
  • Take advantage of the peak game densities along the water's edge with a boat, canoeing or horse riding safari.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

August

Season: Dry
  • Day temperatures begin to heat up but are still comfortable with little to no chance of rain.
  • The Zambezi River waters have receded somewhat but still offer impressive spectacle.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'The Angel's Armchair', a pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a little closer to the drop off.
  • Take advantage of the Victoria Falls spectacle with an aerial view from either a light aircraft, helicopter or a micro light.
  • Enjoy a boat, canoe or horse riding safari, with game viewing at its peak along the water's edge.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

September

Season: Dry
  • Temperatures are high with relative humidity, there is little chance of rain.
  • The last opportunity to experience Victoria Falls before the full extent of the dry season sets in.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'Devil's pool', a rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a thrill closer to the drop off.
  • Zambezi River rafting is approaching its best, but can get busy, so book early.
  • Experience wildlife densities along the water's edge at their peak, with a boat, canoeing or horse riding safari.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

October

Season: Dry
  • Temperatures are at their hottest, with humidity reaching an all year high before the fall of the first rains, usually towards the end of the month.
  • Victoria Falls does not offer the same spectacle during this month, with water levels low and in dry years, the falls can dry up altogether.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'Devil's pool', a rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a thrill closer to the drop off.
  • Zambezi River rafting is at its best, with exciting rapids and drop-offs, be sure to book early and beat the crowds.
  • Take advantage of the peak game densities along the water's edge with a boat, canoeing or horse riding safari.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

November

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are hot and humid for the first half of November, becoming less intense with the increase of rain throughout the month.
  • Victoria Falls does not offer the same spectacle during this month, with water levels low and in dry years, the fall's can dry up altogether.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'Devil's pool', a rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a thrill closer to the drop off.
  • Zambezi River rafting is at its best, with exciting rapids and drop-offs, increasing the thrill factor.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

December

Season: Wet
  • Temperatures are hot with unpredictable humidity levels and high evening rainfall is to be expected.
  • After the dry season, the Zambezi River water levels begin to increase in late December, improving the Victoria Falls spectacle.
  • Water level dependent, visit 'Devil's pool', a rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls providing high excitement for those looking to get a thrill closer to the drop off.
  • The rapids and drop-offs provide high excitement for river rafting down the Zambezi at this time of year.
  • Partake in the numerous adventure activities like bungee jumping, jet-boating, quad biking or zip lining.

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