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Lokuthula Lodges
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Lokuthula beware of bed bugs”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We have just returned from an amazing 3 week trip to Zimbabwe, we spent 4 nights at Lokuthula, the lodges are basic but clean and well managed. After the 2nd night we were covered in bites, we put it down to mosquitos. However these bites were like no mosquito bites we'd ever had. On consulting a pharmacist we were told these bites were from bed bugs. We e-mailed Lokuthula but were fobbed off and told it was a new tiny breed of mosquito. This experience really blighted out holiday.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Excellent, clean and tidy. We had a great time at the BOMA restaurant! The drum beating and then the dancing. Absoultely fantastic. I highly recommend these lodges. We went as family and booked the three bedroomed cottage. The views are amazing and the animals visits.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Marriott K
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Hi Marriot,

Wonderful that you enjoyed Lokothula so much. And I'm glad you had a chance to visit The Boma too. What a winning combination.

Jonathan Hudson
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We had a fantastic stay January 5th and 6th 2014. We were a family of 4. We were most impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Every single person we encountered was friendly, cheerful and helpful. We also enjoyed dinners at the hotel and the complimentary breakfast was also really good. We hope we can return one day to Vic Falls and if we do we would definately return to Lukuthula Lodge.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mindy_Jennings
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Hi Mindy, thanks for the review - we loved having you with us! See you back soon.

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Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had a wonderful one night stay, wish it could have been longer. Staff very friendly and efficient. Accommodation for my wife,myself, daughter and son in law ( visiting from Edinburgh, Scotland ) perfect. We had an easy drive from Kasane so were able to check in early and then spend all afternoon at the Falls. Then back to the Lodge for a relaxing swim in their salt water pools. Were entertained by a family of 13 banded mongoose on the grass in front of the lodge and the ubiquitous warthogs and guinea fowl plus a single bush buck browsing in the bush just below while we had breakfast. We had hoped to eat at the Boma restaurant but it was fully booked ( it was Boxing Day ). Best to book ahead. However the kitchen at the lodge was very well equipped so self catering was no problem. $170 USD for 1 night for 4 people was excellent value.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thanks for the great review Chris. And thanks for pointing out what great value that we offer our guest...

Good idea to point out the self-catering option. Indeed, the facilities are ideal!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

We had a wonderful time at Lokuthula lodges! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We got clean towels every day, and a friendly cleaner who came in once a day to do the dishes and clean the lodge. The kids loved swimming, and playing on the tramp. We really enjoyed going to the Boma for dinner, where we had a true african experience! Loved playing the drums!! We loved having the little bush buck and warthogs right on our doorstep! Will definitely go again

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thanks very much for your wonderful review! It sounds like your kids had a wonderful time. Lokuthula really is a great place for families.

Looking forward to having you back soon!

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Enjoyed our three-night stay immensely- staff were friendly and the grounds were beautiful- animals come right up to the lodges, including warthog families and guinea fowls. A word of warning, though, that the lodges are basically no frills cabins and not very comfy. Lots of mosquitoes (it's Zimbabwe), and the cabins have lots of openings to let them in, so bring lots of insect repellent and use those mosquito nets. Also, it's pretty far from town- you can't just walk- but there is a free shuttle that runs every hour to take you all the way "downtown" and to the falls themselves.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thanks for the review! Lokothula could be thought of as rustic, however we believe this is very much part of the charm. We have wonderful Safari Suites opening up soon which may be more to your liking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Lovely lodges right in the bush, and a 2 minute walk away from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and the Boma restaurant which were all superb. Lodges were very clean and inviting, also loved that we had warthogs (6 babies included) and Guinea fowl roaming right on the porch of our lodge. Perfect for a quite family get away, and great having the use of the 3 Boma pools right by your door.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Hollyanne7
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AfricaAlbidaTourism, General Manager at Lokuthula Lodges, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Hi Holly-anne. Thanks so much for the kind words. Indeed - we would have loved to have to for longer. But maybe you should just come again?

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Property: Lokuthula Lodges
Address: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Property, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lokuthula Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a natural bush environment adjacent to the Zambezi National Park, Lokuthula’s luxurious self-catering lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy. The 2 and 3-bedroomed lodges, sleeping 6 and 8 respectively, are furnished in a riot of African colours and are fully equipped and serviced daily. 8 of the 37 lodges may be booked on Bed and Breakfast basis. Additional facilities include a 3-tier swimming pool and children’s playground. The Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (both award-winning restaurants) are on the same resort complex. Situated just 4 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, Lokuthula Lodges are ideally situated for families and groups to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer in the region. Lokuthula Lodges have consistently been awarded RCI (Resort Condominium International) Gold Crown status. ... more   less 
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