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Taita Falcon Lodge

Taita Falcon Lodge is stunningly perched 200 m above the Zambezi on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Close enough to the Victoria Falls and Livingstone to enjoy all that the region has to offer, yet remote enough to enjoy a truly bush atmosphere and the relaxation the natural environment provides. The atmosphere at Taita Falcon is relaxed and clients’ stay with us can be at as fast or slow a pace as individually needed.Taita Falcon Lodge has undergone complete renovation over the last years. This has seen a new spacious chalet design incorporated, each with its own private garden and outdoor shower.

The Lodge and the Charlets                                            
The chalets are extremely spacious and airy allowing for the cool breezes that blow up from the gorge to keep things cool year round. Each is well set apart from the other affording privacy and peace and quiet! Each chalet can be adapted to either a twin or double bedded room, with additional beds being added to some of the rooms to accommodate families.
All beds have large walk in mosquito nets, and hot water bottles are used in the winter months.
The natural environment and surroundings blend throughout the Lodge grounds. All natural materials are used and the majority of the furnishings have been made in the local village by local craftsmen.
The gardens around the pool and central living area are a colourful blend of indigenous plants and flowers and attract wonderful birdlife throughout the year.

Under the stars 
Meals at Taita Falcon are sumptuous and varied and special dietary requirements are easily catered for. We serve meals either in the open sided dining area, on the viewing deck under umbrellas or under the stars, in the boma, or private dinners can be arranged in the client’s private gardens for special occasions. Clients are invited to either join a main table or feel free to have their own private table.
-  Breakfast is served throughout the morning allowing for the well deserved sleep in! A selection of fresh fruits, pastries and yoghurt provides the “starter” to the individually prepared cooked breakfast.
-  Lunch is either taken as a picnic if clients are “out and about” or served from the bar menu at the Lodge.
-  Dinner is a 3 course affair with light and dark meats being served each evening along with a selection of vegetables and salads.

Activities                                       
Taita Falcon Lodge is a birder’s paradise with a resident pair of Vereaux Eagle and Peregrine Falcons, Augur Buzzard, Snake, Fish and Hawk Eagles regularly being sighted. The rare Taita Falcon also makes an appearance for the “lucky ones”! Guided bush and bird walks are done around the Lodge and gorge and various hiking trails range from 1 hour to 4 days.
Livingstone and Victoria Falls offers a vast range of activities - all of which can be arranged by Taita Falcon and the lodge offers transfers between these activities.

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Price Range and Payments SPECIAL OFFER - book 3 nights and pay for 2 nights only 1st Oct 2011 - 31st March 2012 @ USD pppn = USD 550 per person for ALL 3 NIGHTS!! Including: All meals, Airport transfers, Cultural village or town tour, Guided bush & bird walks plus Laundry.

FULLY INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
1st Nov 2011 - 31st Mar 2012 : USD 375 pppn / no single supp.
1st Apr - 31st Oct 2012 : USD 395 pppn / Single supp. USD 166pppn
1st Nov 2012 - 31st Mar 2013 : USD 375 pppn / no single supp.

FULL BOARD PACKAGE
1st Nov 2011 - 31st Mar 2012 : USD 275 pppn / no single supp.
1st Apr - 31st Oct 2012 : USD 295 pppn / Single supp. US$118pppn
1st Nov 2012 - 31st Mar 2013 : USD 275 pppn / no single supp.

SELF DRIVE PACKAGE
1st Nov 2011 - 31st Mar 2012 : USD 168 pppn / no single supp.
1st Apr - 31st Oct 2012 : USD 177 pppn / Single supp. US$54 pppn
1st Nov 2012 - 31st Mar 2013 : USD 168 pppn / no single supp.

NOTE :
Special rates are available for groups of 8 or more, upon request.

Payment - Bank Trasfer for accommodation and credit card or cash at the Lodge for all extras. Credit cards attract a 6% surcharge.
Terms and Conditions for Confirmations and Cancellations -
Provisional Bookings will only be held for 21 days.
Confirmation payment required - 50% Deposit of total value of reservation
All confirmed bookings to be paid in full 42 days before travel.

If booking has been held confirmed and then cancelled, clients/agents will be required to pay as follows:

+60 days before arrival 25%
30 – 60 days before arrival 50%
1 –30 days before arrival 100%
If Pax do not arrive and no cancellation has been made – total value of reservation
Services Included in the Price FULLY INCLUSIVE
Includes
- All meals and drinks (excluding imported wines and spirits
- Collection and drop off transfers
- Guided bush and bird walks
- Laundry
- Cultural Village Tour
- One activity per day - Victoria Falls Visit (Zambian side), Sunset Cruise or Livingstone Tour .

FULL BOARD
Includes
- Collection and drop off transfers
- All Meals
- Visit to Victoria Falls (Zambian side)
- Guided Bush and Bird Walks
- Laundry

SELF DRIVE ((For clients with their own "high clearance" vehicle - We can arrange vehicle hire)
Includes
- Dinner and Breakfast
- Guided Bush and Bird Walks
- Laundry
How to get to us. AIRPORT TRANSFER
Taita Falcon Lodge provides collection and drop-off transfers from either Livingstone airport or train stations or from Victoria Falls or Livingstone towns.

BY ROAD
The lodge is approximately 30 minutes drive from Livingstone and is well signposted from the main Livingstone / Victoria Falls road, 1 km before the Victoria Falls border. Access by road requires a "high clearance" vehicle

BY AIR
Accessing the area is straightforward. You can fly directly into Livingstone Airport from Johannesburg, Maun, Lusaka, Harare and other regional centres.

Alternatively, scheduled and charter airlines fly into Livingstone Airport or Victoria Falls Airport (over the boarder in Zimbabwe) so note that additional transfer charges apply and you'll need Zimbabwean visas for most nationalities.

If you would like assistance on these matters, including rates and specials, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist.
Recommendations VISAS
For all nationalities that pay visas - they pay USD 50 single entry and USD 80 double entry. They will need a double entry if they want to go out and come back into Zambia (even for the day).These two visas are available at the port of entry. We were told the multiple entry visas have to be acquired in advance.

YELLOW FEVER
As of 1st October 2011, all travellers from Zambia will be required to show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination (unless in possession of a valid waiver certificate). Travellers transiting airports in countries with risk of yellow fever transmission will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination, regardless of the amount of time spent at the airport. South Africa will exercise the following measures to all travellers from yellow fever risk countries who are unable to produce a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry:
• refuse entry; or
• quarantine until their certificate becomes valid, or for a period of not more than six days; or
• those with an exemption certificate due to medical reasons will be allowed entry and required to report any fever or other symptoms to the health authorities and be placed under surveillance.

BEST TIME TO SEE THE FALLS
The Victoria Falls are most beautiful from January when the river starts rising to August.
In our winter period the evenings can be quite chilly. (June /July)
From November to March is our Green Season and surroundings are beautiful and green and the Zambezi River is filling up causing more water over the Victoria Falls Not only do you see beautiful surroundings but also the many SPECIAL OFFERS in the region. There is also plenty of Game to see as well as numerous bird species as it is the time when migratory birds return!!
High / Low Seasons HIGH SEASON
1 April to 31 October. Perfect for Game Safaris.

LOW SEASON (Green Season)
1 November to 31 March. Best time to see the Victoria Falls in all its glory in the lush and green environment.Still good for viewing game as well.Time for all the "specials"
Facilities Available Airport Shuttle Service on request. Bar Service is available. Barbeque can be organized. Bungi Jump can be booked. Canoe tour can be booked. Day Cruise can be booked. Disable have access. Extra Bed can be organized on request. Families are welcome. Fishing Tours can be booked on request. Game Drive can be booked. Golf course can be booked. Helicopter service can be booked. Hiking Tours can be booked. Laundry Service is available on request. Mosquito Net is available. Railway tickets can be booked. Safe Box for valuables is available. Secure Parking is available. Swimming pool is available. Taxi can be booked. VISA Card is acceptable.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions between Taita Falcon Lodge and the Booking Client.

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS
Provisional bookings will only be held for 21 days.
A confirmation payment is required of 50% deposit of tatal value of reservation.
All confirmed bookings to be pain in full 30 days prior to arrival.

CANCELLATION
If booking has been held confirmed and then cancelled, clients/agents will be required to pay as follows;

+60 days before arrival - 25%
30 - 60 days before arrival - 50%
01 - 30 days before arrival - 100%

If pax do not arrive and no cancellation has been made - total value of reservations.

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