Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world descend on Zimbabwe’s most famous natural phenomenon, Victoria Falls. The Falls, that border Zambia and Zimbabwe, are recognised as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
With Victoria Falls accommodating so many tourists every year, you can no doubt imagine that the accommodation options are endless. To make booking your next holiday to Victoria Falls just that little bit easier, we have listed our 5 favourite Victoria Falls lodges.
A’Zambezi River Lodge
Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, A’Zambezi River Lodge is located just 4 km from the falls. With two restaurants to choose from, and a wide range of on-site activities, such as boats for hire, darts and a table tennis, the lodge is a favourite among families. Almost all of the hotel’s 87 rooms have balconies and are river and pool facing. The hotel also offers daily courtesy rides into Victoria Falls town. A’Zambezi River Lodge is the only one in the region with river frontage and jetty site.
Priced from USD 235 per person
Victoria Falls Safari Club
Situated within the picturesque grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, the Victoria Falls Safari Club consists of 20 luxurious rooms overlooking a private waterhole. It is a place where African history and the enchanting power of nature bring an atmosphere of exclusive African distinctiveness. Furthermore, this is the ideal lodge for those looking for spectacular game viewing as it set on a plateau and bordering the Zambezi National Park. The lodge is conveniently situate just 4 km from the Victoria Falls rainforest, 24km from the airport and just 100 km from the world-famous Chobe National Park.
Priced from USD 343 per person
Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge consists of 9 spacious stone and thatch roof bungalows set on the banks of the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. Located in the world-famous Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, each room has a private balcony overlooking the river, making it the ideal place for privacy, rest and relaxation. The lodge is situated 15klm upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, meaning that visitors are close enough to the Falls, without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of this tourist hotspot.
Priced from USD 435 per person
Renowned for its exclusivity, the Tongabezi River Lodge is one of the region’s most spectacular hotels. It is 18km up the river and consists of 10 beautiful houses, each with their own private valet/ guide. Guests of this lodge enjoy the fact that there is no set schedule, and can plan their time there as they wish with the myriad of activities on offer. A favourite of honeymooners, the lodge has won numerous accolades over the years, including being among the World’s Top 100 Hotels and was voted as Zambia’s best hotel by Condenast Travel. This is one lodge that is definitely on the top of every safari goers bucket list.
Priced from USD 618 per person
Sussi and Chuma
Named after David Livingston’s faithful companions, this opulent lodge consists of two intimate houses and 12 treetop rooms connected by wooden walkway. The two private Chuma houses come with two bedrooms each and provide guests with unparalleled luxury. Situated 12 km up stream, the lodge belongs to the Sanctuary Retreat and has been built on the banks of the Zambezi River. It is also one of the only lodges in the region that provides guided walks in the area. In the evenings, one can look for local elephant herds, which often walk below the canopy walk ways.
Priced from USD 720 per person