The magnificent Victoria Falls Safari Lodge perches high on a sprawling plateau, with views over a shimmering waterhole. Here, on the border of the renowned Zambezi National Park, guests can choose from the lodge’s beautiful selection of ensuite rooms and suites. Each room features air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito netting and a private balcony.
What we love about Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
- Spend a fun-filled evening in the Boma. Tuck into mouth-watering local dishes and prepare to be entertained by traditional dancers and to move to the rhythm of an interactive drumming show.
- Unwind with a pampering session at the Safari Spa, where treatments include aromatherapy, reflexology, body treatments and massages.
- The lodge can arrange boat trips on the Zambezi, guided excursions to the Victoria Falls and helicopter or fixed-wing flights.
Dining at the lodge is a memorable experience, and it boasts a superb array of eateries and bars. Be sure to visit the Buffalo Bar (one of Heineken’s “Great Bars of the World”), which offers gorgeous views of the surrounding wilderness. MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare, unmatched hospitality and superb views whilst The Boma offers an unforgettable African dining experience incorporating Zimbabwean cuisine, traditional dance performances as well as an interactive drumming show. Adventures include game viewing at the nearby Siduli Hide, guided bush walks, nature trails and birdwatching.
A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles and 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.
A number of airlines operate scheduled flights to Victoria Falls Airport, from where guests are transferred to the camp.
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 enter Zimbabwe. 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.