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Last updated: 22 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

This intimate lodge is set 20 minutes from the Victoria Falls on a scenic bend in the Zambezi River, amidst untamed African bush – with game roaming freely in and around the lodge. The 12 luxury treehouses and two villas offer glorious river views, as do the riverfront bar and dining area. The two exclusive-use ‘Chuma’ villas are ideal for families, as children under six years of age are not allowed in the Sussi suites.

A range of activities, from tours of the Falls to sunset cruises, is included in the all-inclusive rate, ensuring you don’t miss out being upstream. For safari-goers, they also offer game drives, kayaking safaris and guided bush walks.

While you're there

Sign up for a visit to the nearby Nakatindi Village and School in Livingstone, Sussi & Chuma’s philanthropic project, and see first-hand how the camp is supporting the village to live sustainably with the neighbouring Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Creche
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Royal Livingstone Express

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia[2 miles]

Fine-dining aboard a lovely colonial-era steam train as it chuffs for 15km through the game-rich Zambian bush.

Best for ages: 13+ | £150 | 4 hours

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Cruise on the Zambezi

Victoria Falls Town, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe[7.3 miles]

Scenic cruises and game spotting on one of Africa’s greatest rivers, just made for sundowners.

Best for ages: 4+ | £35 | 1+ hours

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Swim in the Devil’s Pool

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia[8.3 miles]

This small island in the centre of the flow offers a mind-blowing picnic spot – right on the edge of the 103m-high Falls. A lucky (crazy) few can sign up for a dip in the small lagoon sitting right on the lip.

Best for ages: 12+ | £115 | 2 hours

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Traditional African wooden masks
Experience

Dambwa Market

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia[0.9 miles]

Enjoy a taste of local living at the Dambwa market in Livingstone. This is where locals come to shop, and you’ll find everything from fresh produce to wooden carvings. Guided tours are available if you’re unsure about exploring on your own.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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The outside of the David Livingstone Museum
Experience

David Livingstone Museum

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia[1.2 miles]

There’s not much to recommend the town of Livingstone, but Zambia’s largest and oldest museum is certainly worth a visit for its collection of original David Livingstone artefacts, including tools, journals and maps.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

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Golf course next to the Zambezi river with hippos in the water
Experience

Golf at Elephant Hills

Victoria Falls Town, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe[7.6 miles]

Designed by golfing legend Gary Player, the 18-hole Elephant Hills course upstream from the Falls is one of the wildest golf courses in Africa, and players will have to mind the antelope and crocodiles as carefully as the water hazards.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10 | 2-4 hours

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Sundowners at the Royal Livingstone Hotel
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Sundowners at the Royal Livingstone Hotel

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia[7.7 miles]

With the spray rising downstream and the sun dipping below the Zambezi, enjoy the best sundowner G&T in Africa from the Kubu Bar at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. Non-residents are welcome, and the views are worth the price tag.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12 | 2-3 hours

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The world-famous Victoria Falls is also Africa’s adventure playground, offering an array of brilliant adrenalin-packed adventure activities plus Big Five safaris.

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