Taita Falcon Lodge is an ideal base to explore the falls and experience the many activities offered in the area. Some excursions will include a pick-up from the lodge however we also offer a shuttle service at an at additional charge and recommend combining a few activities in a day before returning back to the lodge in the evening. We’ve included a list of popular activities below:
Some activities are best booked prior to arrival, especially in peak season but most can be arranged during your stay. Contact reservations for a full price list as we can also recommend combinations that can be done in the same day to save on transfers.
Daily schedules change according to what guests have planned or pre-booked for the duration of their stay. A typical day at Taita Falcon will include a leisurely breakfast, a light lunch (if not out on an activity) and a three-course meal on the viewing deck. (The full board rate includes all meals and the half board rate includes breakfast and dinner.)
The day is at your leisure, if you are not booked onto any activities, spend time by the pool, take in the views with a drink on the deck, hike one of the trails or simply read in your secluded garden. The only structured time is for the evening meal.
Timings are not set in stone and we can adapt timings to the guests needs. Tea & coffee can be ordered the evening before to be delivered to your room in the morning.
December - March - Better known as the ‘Emerald Season’ these are the rainy months around Livingstone and also the height of summer. Dramatic thunderstorms are present some afternoons and the weather is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching well over 30 °C in the daytime.
April – June - Temperatures during the day are warm at around 25-30 °C and the rains start to slowly dissipate. The Falls are also at its fullest at this time of the year and Is the only period that the Lunar Rainbow can be viewed at its best.
July – August - Although this is peak wintertime, you can expect warm and sunny days 20-28 °C, but it’s best to bring warm layers for the cool evening temperatures at Taita. This time is peak season in Zambia and also prime game viewing months nearby the Chobe National Park, Hwange and Mosi-o-Tunya.
September – November - The rains return towards the end of November, but before this is when the falls are at their lowest, drying up to reveal the intricate rock formations. The weather is very hot, averaging at around 35-40 °C. The falls may be dry, but this is peak season for game viewing in the national parks.
For any overseas adventure it’s good to be prepared for all weather changes and activities. We’ve put together a rough guide of what we recommend to pack for your African Adventure in Zambia:
What To Expect From Taita Falcon -
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