(7 chalets, camping) PO Box 61076 Livingstone; tel: +263 11 720 977; email: email@example.com (European sales office: firstname.lastname@example.org); www.livingstone.tk
This rambling lodge set amid 8.5ha of open bush is 6km from the centre of Livingstone, and a similar distance from the Falls. To get there, follow Mosi-oa-Tunya Rd towards the Falls, cross the Maramba River, and turn left after 100m or so (before the Crocodile Park). From here, take the first right-hand track, then it's clearly signposted, almost 1.5km on a good gravel road.
The laid-back approach of this 'love-it-or-hate-it' lodge is epitomised by its eccentric Dutch owner, Tjisse Kamstra, a fount of local knowledge, stories and forthright views. Spurwing geese, 'the most stupid birds in the world', greet the newly arrived. The rustic bar includes a pool table and braai area, and xylophones and drums are temptingly displayed on the terrace. While guests are welcome to try their hand, musicians may be brought in on request: a three-course dinner costs US$5–7, the latter price including entertainment.
Chalets are secluded and cool, most with high thatched roofs and colourful stencilling on the exterior walls. All except tin-roofed budget lodges have en-suite facilities, but none is even faintly luxurious.
The main campsite has open grassy pitches with electric hook-ups, and plenty of water points. Ablution and laundry facilities are tiled and clean, with hot and cold showers. Two 'deluxe' stands have private shower and toilets. Unusually, the complex is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
Under construction is a large swimming pool with waterslide, and an adjacent bar with video screen, which will be open to non-residents for around US$2/Kw10,000 per day.