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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

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    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

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