Set on a private wilderness concession with a spectacular view of the mists rising over majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of theZambeziRiver, The Elephant Camp is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas. Natural luxury, panoramic views and easy access to Adventure Capital of Victoria Falls make it the ultimate wilderness destination.
Set on a private concession with spectacular views of the mists rising over the majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of theZambeziRiver, The Elephant Camp is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas. Within easy reach of Victoria Falls, yet secluded on its own game reserve, the camp offers a fascinating combination of the adrenalin adventures that the area is renowned for with thrilling wildlife encounters, including close interaction with the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nine luxury tented suites boast magnificent views of the rocky gorges. Private viewing decks feature plunge pools just big enough for two, while deep bathtubs look onto breathtaking bush panoramas. Giant four poster beds beckon for a peaceful night’s rest. Shared guest areas include spacious decks, as well as a cosy lounge, bar and dining area. Shady tented spaces lead out onto a sun kissed pool where comfortable loungers gaze onto sweeping vistas of Batoka Gorge.
Victoria Fallsis one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Declared a World Heritage Site, the Falls are the stuff of legends, romance and myth. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Livingstone named them for his queen.
Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
Weather & climate
Victoria Falls has two main seasons, the wet and the dry. The dry season is from May to October, with rains usually beginning in November. The early part of the dry season is cooler, with temperatures not rising much above 20°C and chilly mornings and evenings. It starts getting much warmer from September, with temperatures often rising above 40°C by October. By December the rainy season is in full swing and hot days are cooled by heavy afternoon rains.
The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer in use and currencies such as the US dollar and South African rand are officially accepted.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders do not require a visa to enterZimbabwe. Visitors must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport.