Stanley Safari Lodge
Stanley Safari Lodge Colonial Suite Stanley Safari Lodge swimming pool and view
Stanley Safari Lodge Colonial Suite
Stanley Safari Lodge swimming pool and view

Stanley Safari Lodge

The Victoria Falls is where the wide Zambezi River simply drops some 100 meters into a narrow gorge. The Falls lie across the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Livingstone is the town on the Zambian side. Called "Mosi-oa-Tunya", (the smoke that thunders) in the local language the Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world and when you first come to Zambia, Livingstone is a must visit destination.

Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only three kilometer from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either our main garden, our infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched.

The ten uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and local stone and are open fronted or more colonial style brick and tiled rooms which are closed.

Stanley Safari Lodge is an elegant and luxurious getaway




The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, and with only 10 private cottages or suites we are able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalised service.

Each and every cottage is individually designed. But what makes Stanley Safari Lodge really special is the open design of many of our rooms: the optimal way to experience the real Africa - just like Stanley must have done centuries ago… And if you really want to indulge yourself, ask for one of our suites with a private plunge pool.

So if you are looking for the perfect start to your travels, the relaxing end to your safari, a nice getaway for a week or for that romantic and exclusive African experience, come and stay with us. We will surely make your stay unforgettable.

Added bonus is being ideally located only ten minutes’ drive from most of the activities – so not time wasted to enjoy the various options available.

Need to Know

International airlines
Coming to see us couldn't be easier. International flights to Lusaka are provided by South African Airways, Kenyan Airways, Emirates and Ethiopian Airways. Daily flights into Livingstone Airport are available with British Airways and South African Airways from Johannesburg, South Africa. Kenyan Airways operates 3 times a week between Nairobi and Livingstone.

You'll need a tourist visa, which most nationals can purchase on arrival. Please confirm with us if you need to apply for visa in advance or refer to the Zambia Immigration website. Do check your stamp at immigration to make sure that you've been given enough days on your visa. Both international and domestic airport taxes should be included in your ticket price. For charter flights we will confirm this at time of booking.

From the 1st of June 2015 all foreigners and South Africans travelling with children under 18 to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit will be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child's father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children. In the case of one parent travelling with a child, he or she must produce an unabridged birth certificate and consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent registered as a parent on the birth certificate of the child authorising him or her to enter into or depart from South Africa with the child he or she is travelling with. When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel. Please contact us for more information.

Airport Taxes
Both international and domestic airport taxes should be included in your ticket price. Note - for charter flights and seat rate charters these are NOT included.

Money Travelers’ cheques and cash are accepted. Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted but not in remote areas and should not be relied on except in major towns. RPS accept visa for payments made in the camp.US dollars are easier to change than sterling. Please ask the exchange or bank to supply you with only new US dollar bills - i.e. ones with large heads as any with small heads are not accepted in Zambia.

Make sure that you have comprehensive medical and travel insurance before you arrive.

You must have malaria protection and we recommend tetanus and the hepatitis vaccinations. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of emergency.

Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - just ask first

Meals & Drinks  
Rate is fully inclusive of all meals and local drinks.  
Electricity & Water 
The lodge runs off mains electricity with a backup generator. Three pin square plugs (adaptors available). Tap water is from a borehole (filtered) and is safe for drinking; bottled water is also provided free of charge.
Children’s Policy   
Children of all ages are welcome.
Payment for extras 
All extras can be paid in cash (USD, EURO, GBP, Botswana Pula, South African Rand, Zambian Kwacha) or by Visa Card, AMEX or Mastercard.
Is not expected but always enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service. Please always give tips for the staff to the management to be shared out.  
Open all year.


There are great game viewing opportunities, with a chance to see the white rhino in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and river trips on the Zambezi River.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

There are great game viewing opportunities, with a chance to see the white rhino in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and river trips on the Zambezi River.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Stanley Safari Lodge’s daily rate gives you an option of two of the below:

· Guided tour of The Victoria Falls (Park Fees are extra).
· A visit to Mukuni Village, an experience of the real Zambia & Livingstone Museum tour – for information about the Livingstone area (History, Natural History and Cultural) and also hosts a section on David Livingstone with many of his original letters on display.

There is an endless list of activities on offer (at extra charge) in Livingstone which continues to grow. These you can prebook or book on arrival, some of which are below:

Game drives
· Open top vehicles, affording you total 360 degree vision.

Boating, Rafting & Canoeing
· River Safaris allow you to get up close with the wildlife.
· White water rafting is high on the list for any adrenalin junkie.
· Canoeing down the Zambezi River is an adventurous experience.

Cultural Experience
· Visits to a traditional Zambian market.


En-suite bathrooms with double basins, bath tubs and/or showers.
Swimming pool (many rooms have their own private plunge pool - please enquire)


The ten rooms are each unique, individually designed and with an eye for detail that will make sure you will enjoy your African experience to the utmost. And from every room you are able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the African sunset.

Four of the rooms are suites, each having a private plunge pool with deck or terrace, a lounge area, a bedroom and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. The Honeymoon Suite and Family Suite are open suites, which enables you to absorb the sights and sounds of the African bush fully. The Livingstone Suite and Stanley Suite are closed suites with a colonial interior that evoke the elegant era of Stanley and Livingstone. The Stanley doubles up as a family suite as it is two bedroomed; this coupled with the other offerings of the suite affords families some exclusivity.

The cottages, six in total, are all in Safari style built with natural materials. Baobab is a closed cottage, but all other cottages (Birds Room, Zambezi View, Mukuni, Mosi-oa-Tunya and Victoria) have an open structure to enhance to your Zambian experience. All these cottages have a bath and shower with all the luxuries you might desire. From the deck or terrace you can enjoy the splendid views of the Zambezi Valley.


In our part of the world, we're blessed with distinct seasons, from the dry heat of winter through to humid, wet summers. The new year is an astonishing time in the bush; the birds are breeding, it's the peak birth time for many animals and all around you'll see the natural world come alive. The lagoons re-fill after the long dry season, and as the game goes to higher ground, you get a great chance of watching them. It mostly rains overnight ensuring little or no disruption of activities by day. Boating through the lagoons and along the Luangwa makes a wonderful activity.

From April to May, the main wet season has gone, the grass is high and the migrant birds begin to leave. At the end of May our most remote safari camps re-open. Winter time comes in June and July, which is also our dry season, and although it's warm by day, you'll need a jacket at night as it gets chilly.

September brings hot, hazy weather and a riot of flowers on the trees. It's an excellent time to see game, and if you're a birder then you'll see the Carmine bee eaters nesting from now until November. In October it gets very hot, up to 40 degrees in the shade. This is the end of our dry season when our camps that are located far in the bush, close.

With November and December comes the onset of the rains, the migrant birds return, the bush sprouts new life and begins to bursts into vivid green, heralding the start of another Emerald Season.
The beginning of the rains can also bring a deluge of flying ants and other insects (sometimes in pretty big proportions, but normally lasting a few hours). With the insects come the cooler temperatures but also the humidity.

OPEN: All year round

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Internatioanl average rate:
$536 per person per night
Includes: full board, laundry, bar, transfers to/from Livingstone Airport, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls (Zambian and Zimbabwean side - visas and entry fees are not included), mountain biking, walking safaris in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (to see Rhinos), village and museum tour.
Excludes: visas, entry fees at Vic Falls (US$20 per person subject to change) and flights

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children’s Policy   
Children of all ages are welcome.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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