Victoria Falls Safari Lodge provides luxury accommodation in Victoria Falls. Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park & is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa's foremost attraction. Enjoying uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is ideally positioned to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.
Legend has it that nearly 2500 years ago a group of Jewish people, lead by Jewish priests, left Judea in an effort to facilitate trade. They settled in Yemen and built a city called Senna. They were then known as the BaSenna (people from Senna). They eventually moved from Senna to settle in Africa.
In the Shona society, it is believed that the spirits of our great great ancestors of many generations past are still among our supernatural protectors. However among them were especially powerful and respected spirits, Midzimu Mikurukuru. Such great spirits were called mhondoro or lions.
African mythology of the local Tonga tribe of the Zambezi Valley states that Nyaminyami the River God who lives in Lake Kariba is believed to be a serpent-like creature. He is said to be about three metres wide, but nobody dares to guess at his length. Legends has it that the water stains red when he swims past. Chief Sampakaruma saw him on two occasions many years ago, but the river god has been in hiding since the white men arrived in the country.
The 18-hole Elephant Hill’s golf course outside Victoria Falls town sprawls down to the banks of the Zambezi. Designed by world famous South African golfer Gary Player. The course is beautifully integrated into the surrounding bush, and game roams freely on the course.
(STAR RATING – 3)
Standard Single US$229 Standard Double US$320
Deluxe Suite US$458
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi river, where it is the closest hotel to the magnificent Victoria Falls. The falls, recently voted one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders, are within easy walking distance for guests, as is the Victoria Falls town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns and restaurant diners can see the spray of the falls in the background while they listen to the majestic roar of "the smoke that thunders" and enjoy Zimbabwe's finest cuisine in Ilala's Palm Restaurant.
ELEPHANT HILLS RESORT HOTEL
(STAR RATING – 4)
Standard Single US$166 Standard Double US$190
Executive Suite US$438 Deluxe Suite US$526
The Elephant Hills Resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player. It is as popular with the wildlife as it is with golfers, as it is not uncommon for play to be interrupted while buck, warthogs or elephants exercise their right to walk on the fairways. The Elephant Hills Resort contains 276 luxury rooms including, 11 executive suites, one deluxe suite and one presidential suite which are served by three restaurants and two bars, and the whole complex is expertly run by African Sun’s dedicated staff. Guests have a choice of sustenance from traditional to Western style dishes from the Resort’s Samukele Restaurant, Mapopoma Restaurant or the relaxing and informal Kabisi Terrace Restaurant.
THE KINGDOM HOTEL
The Kingdom Hotel Zimbabwe has 294 rooms reflect its target market of families, groups, couples and singles. There are four suites; 112 rooms have king-size beds; 102 queen-size; 34 have king size and bunk beds; and 40 have twin beds and bunk beds. The Leambe conference room can hold up to 80 people and the Thuli boardroom is designed for smaller business groups of up to 14. Stunning architecture, which echoes the Victoria Falls but draws on the ancient Kingdom of Munhumutapa, with great domes, pillars, and bridges over the many water features, belies the fact that the resort is run on very traditional African Sun lines, with no compromises on the highest levels of products and guest service.
THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL
(STAR RATING – 5)
Standard Single US$353 Standard Double US$ 378
Deluxe Suite US$456 Executive Suite US$789
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. It has 161 rooms comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 deluxe rooms, 7 junior suites, 4 honeymoon suites, 6 executive suites and the Royal Suite. World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
A’ZAMBEZI RIVER LODGE
(STAR RATING – 4)
Standard Single US$240 Standard Double US$288
A’Zambezi is the only hotel with a river frontage and jetty site in Victoria Falls. A’Zambezi boasts 87 rooms with enclosed balconies set in five 2-storey buildings. The rooms comprises of: 2 Luxury King Suites | 2 Queen Suites | 44 Standard Doubles | 37 Standard Twins (including two sets of inter leading rooms) | 2Standard Paraplegic Rooms (one twin and one double)