Back in 1994, during a walk to explore the East of the Falls on a late-summer's morning, Faan Fourie stumbled across a place like nothing he’d seen before. An untouched wilderness where the Zambezi had carved its way through the landscape, creating a place of dramatic beauty, downriver from the famous Victoria Falls. A year later and after much planning Faan and his wife Anmarie designed and built Taita to not only showcase the dramatic views that surrounded them, but so they could also share their piece of paradise with people from all over the world.
With its vast viewing platform, open-air bar and lounge perched over the sheer cliffs, it’s the perfect place to take in Zambia’s scenic vistas. Winding stone lined pathways lead the way through the grounds from the main lodge, bar, pool and boma area around to the secluded chalets.
If the weather permits most meals are served on the viewing deck which towers over the Batoka Gorge. In winter Mbola fires are lit in the indoor dining area. Dining at Taita consist of good home cooked food with an African twist. In the morning wake up to tea & coffee which is delivered to your chalet before heading down to breakfast which consists of a light buffet, homemade bread or muffins, followed by a cooked breakfast. If you’re not out exploring the area order lunch from the Taita menu where light and delicious dishes are available to choose from. End the day at the bar, listening to the many incredible stories Faan has to tell before sitting down to a 3-course meal by the fire.
Located in the heart of Zambia, downriver from the mighty Victoria Falls and a short drive from the vibrant town of Livingstone lies Taita Falcon. The lodge itself is perched on the sheer cliff edge, 230 meters above the Zambezi River, and overlooks the dramatic Batoka Gorge.
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.
The lodge is approximately 45minute drive from Livingstone and is well signposted from the main Livingstone / Victoria Falls road. Access by road requires a high clearance vehicle the last 11km of the road is a dirt road and is a slow drive through the bush.
The nearest airport is just outside Livingstone and from there it’s a 45minute drive to Taita Falcon. We have an airport shuttle service available which needs to be pre booked prior to arrival. There is also helicopter pad on site and if self-driving the directions are as follows: