Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

The hotel

Set around a wildlife-rich waterhole just 4km from Victoria Falls, this laid-back lodge brings together the thrill of a safari setting with the bucket list experience of seeing Zimbabwe’s biggest crowd-puller. The falls may be what draw the travellers to this part of Africa, but a stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge also gives you moments like dining on delicious dishes at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant as you gaze down at elephants, buffalo, or kudu relaxing around the waterhole; or sipping sundowners at Buffalo Bar as you watch the sun set over the African bush; or experiencing the local drama of The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show. It may be the location, the views, or just its fuss-free, low-key attitude, but the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents voted this lodge the Best Safari Lodge/Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 20 years in a row.


  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located just 4km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, bordering the Zambezi National Park. Transfer time from Victoria Falls Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

72 rooms. All with glass sliding doors, private balconies, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar and customised toiletries. Standard Rooms overlook the Zambezi National Park and have an en-suite bathroom and rainfall shower, with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds.

Waterhole Facing Rooms are as above but offer direct views of the waterhole.

Duplex Waterhole Facing Suites are also available.

Award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (à la carte). Buffalo Bar (light meals and drinks). Boma Café. Boma - Dinner & Drum Show*. Two-tiered swimming pool and sun deck. Guest lounge. Spa*. Vulture Culture Experience. Nature trails. Complimentary shuttle bus service available. Complimentary WiFi. Room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Nov 19, 2019 MallorcaLombok Calvia, Spain

The exterior and common areas are impeccable (5 stars). Rooms in general need urgent modernization (3 stars). In my room in particular the air conditioning did not work and the ceiling fan made a lot of noise.
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Nov 18, 2019 Christopher Mar... W Australia, Australia

Excellent. Left Wallet and Cap behind Bar. Manager Kenneth and Staff returned it untouched - Staff Greatly Appreciated and Rewarded. If you need a Car to Go to The Kangaroo Bar Namibia - see King Solomon!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nov 15, 2019 Mrsmdze

We had a room overlooking the watering hole. For 1 night it was 400+. The room was clean the shower was nice. They do provide a free shuttle to Victoria falls and back. The falls cost $30 USD to walk.
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Nov 14, 2019 Safari445880

Such a beautiful hotel in lovely surroundings. I felt like one with nature, especially looking out at the watering hole from our room or the restaurants. The staff were always smiling and asking if there was anything they could do for us.
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Nov 14, 2019 Curious728664

loved it, great experience, rooms very neat and clean, breakfast amazing, swimming pool area with a beautiful view , exciting watching the vulture feeding, staff lovely people, guides to vittoria falls wonderful experience thank you