Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Green Tree Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia
Nominated By: Zimba Mission Team (Joan, Joan, and Janet), Lusaka, Zambia and Memphis, Tennessee, December '09
Andrew and Victoria purchased the Green Tree Lodge in 2012, and they have since made renovations, lowered room rates, and managed to earn top reviews from travelers.
Price Range: US$40-$60 (breakfast included) # of Rooms: 5 Kid-Friendly: yes
What makes the Green Tree Lodge so Darn Good? Hector, the owner and manager of Green Tree Lodge, is an amazing and gracious host. He makes each guest feel at home and gets to know everyone personally. Hector's crew makes a scrumptious breakfast, and the Lodge provides a peaceful setting with clean and modern rooms. The Lodge is within a fifteen minute drive of Victoria Falls, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Vibe: The Lodge offers friendly and personal home-style service in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Location: The Green Tree Lodge is in a secluded location just off the main roads through Livingstone - removed from the town’s hustle and bustle, yet just a fifteen minute walk to town center. The Lodge is an excellent base for excursions to Victoria Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park, or a white water rafting trip on the Zambezi River.
Rooms: The individual guest chalets are simple but modern and provide basic luxuries such as air conditioning, television, and hot showers. Lush, tropical fruit trees supply shade in the garden so guests can relax in comfort by the lovely swimming pool. We were delighted by the guinea fowl, guinea pigs, and bunny rabbits roaming the grounds.
Food: A tasty English-style breakfast, served with fresh fruit and fruit juices, is cooked to order and served on the back veranda overlooking the pool. Guests may also order lunch and dinner at the Lodge’s restaurant and bar, which is exclusively for guest use.
Keep in Mind: You might want to plan to stay awhile, as it is very peaceful here.
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