An African-chic river lodge and a private island lodge, both with a spectacular setting overlooking the mighty Zambezi River
The Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. A great base from which to explore the Falls, the lodge is also the perfect place to just sit back and bask in the tranquil river surroundings. Unwind with a treatment in the Toa Spa, indulge in the infinity pool or head out on a serene river cruise along the Zambezi River as the sun starts to dip towards the horizon.
After a long day in the African sun, the riverside bar is the ideal place to recharge with a tasty sundowner in front of a panoramic river setting. Once refreshed, head to the open-plan dining area, which sits just metres from the water's edge. Decorated with a charming African elegance, the restaurant is renowned for its stunning views and delicious menu of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine.
All of the tents are large and open-plan, and full of natural light. There are eight Luxury Tents and five Luxury Family Tents. Neutral tones combine with splashes of colour to create a stylishly classic, yet contemporary sanctuary. Extra-large beds and open-plan bathrooms provide comforting and luxurious conveniences, but the highlight has to be the proximity to the river, which is only a stone's throw from your private deck and plunge pool.
Victoria Falls Island Lodge is a private island in the Zambezi River that's reached by boat from the mainland. It's perfect for guests looking for an ultra-exclusive experience. Six adults-only Island Treehouse Suites are perched above the river and come with a private pool and butler service, while two double-storey Starbed Treehouses also have an open-air treetop deck with a beautiful four-poster 'starbed'. The treehouses are connected to the island's private lounge, sunset bar and restaurant via wooden walkways.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, in the Zambezi National Park
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Victoria Falls River Lodge is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 22nd in the Top 25 Small Hotels in Africa category for 2020.
Good to know
River Lodge: 13 luxurious tents with private plunge pools. Island Lodge: 6 treehouse suites on a private island.
Restaurant and bar at each lodge
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