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Vingerklip Lodge

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- Stunning Views
- 25 Bungalows
- Two swimming pools
- Between Etosha & Damaraland

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Vingerklip lodge is a reasonably priced lodge in a remote spot in the Khorixas area of North Zambia. Within sight of the famous finger rock that the lodge is named after, and amid dramatic rock formations, this friendly lodge has great facilities for a family stay.

The communal areas at Vingerklip are made of large, open structures with panoramic views across the landscape. They include comfortable lounge and bar areas, a pleasant restaurant with a large terrace and a sheltered sundowner verandah. The property also has two reasonable sized swimming pools and a jacuzzi with an outside relaxation area. Eagles Nest restaurant, serving traditional African cuisine with three hundred and sixty degree views, is a ten minute walk away and guests are welcome to exchange one of their dinners at the lodge for Eagles Nest at no extra charge.

The private fenced reserve has three watering holes, the largest of which is floodlit at night to give guests the best viewing opportunities. Wildlife includes giraffe,zebra, springbok,baboons and warthogs. A variety of long and short trail walks are marked out, including to the famous Vingerklip rock. There are several different trails, that are both guided and unguided, giving you the opportunity to plan your own days. Game drives can also be organised as can sundowner drives; with the possibility of seeing some wildlife but with the intention to enjoy the landscape over a cold beverage.

The accommodation is comprised of 22 rooms spread across 11 double thatched bungalows. Each room is individually furnished and has its own private terrace looking over the rugged scenery. Eight of the bungalows offer loft accommodation that has been converted for children; perfect for families with older children who will enjoy the freedom of their own space. An upgraded bungalow, ‘Heavens Gate’ sits atop a hill with stunning scenery, accessed by a twenty five metre metal staircase.

Children of any age are welcome at Vingerklip, however the children’s accommodation is in the loft and therefore there would be a significant risk of falling for very young children. With multiple pool facilities and walks that vary in length, there would be plenty to entertain families with older children.

Vingerklip lodge is a pleasant, friendly camp with varied accommodation options and guest areas. A good choice for families less interested in seeing wildlife, or as a stopover, this camp enjoys a remote location but cannot offer the richness of wildlife seen in other areas close by.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

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    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

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    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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