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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Luxury tented lodge in Zimbabwe on the banks of the Zambezi River, only 7 kms up River of the Mighty Victoria Falls

Arial view of the Victoria Falls River Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River




OUR OVERVIEW

The activities offered, location, luxury and comfort at Victoria Falls River Lodge makes it worth the money you spend there. The Falls themselves are easily accessible too.


PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

From  US$ 441 (Fully Inclusive)

Introduction

The new Victoria Falls River Lodge has quickly established itself as one of the places to stay in Victoria Falls, with an emphasis on taste. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi, the lodge is the first private concession within the Upper Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe, upstream of the Victoria Falls (you can see the spray in the distance!), the lodge delivers luxury tented accommodation and fine dining in a stunning setting.

The Park offers game viewing opportunities within a short distance of the Victoria Falls. Wildlife along the river is varied and include good numbers of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, many antelope species and hippopotamus, who spend their day in water to avoid the heat of the sun and come out to feed on the banks of the river at night.

The permanent availability of water along the river means that wildlife populations are widely dispersed, but the patient safari goer may even be lucky enough to find leopard, lion, hyena or even wild dog, species which all occur in the region. Reptiles are common, with crocodiles along the river and many species of snake, lizard and skink to be found on land. Birdlife is also diverse, from herons, egrets and storks to weavers, woodpeckers and fish eagles.

Victoria Falls River Lodge’s location and luxurious comfort makes it all too easy to relax, enjoy the top quality service and let the wildlife come to you. Each luxury tent is carefully situated for its own, unique and private views of the river, decorated in subtle earthly hues, while the central lodge boasts a spacious open plan dining and lounge area with swimming pool.

Explore the area through Victoria Falls River Lodge’s organised activities and you will be richly rewarded. The lodge offers guided game drives within the National Park, including night drives (always recommended), and guided walks by professional safari Guides. This concession for walking is particularly good. Sunset river cruises are a must as are the exclusive picnic options on Kandahar Island. This area is also renowned for birdwatching with many endemic species. The lodge offers optional boat transfers to and from town.

Summary

• Built in 2012
• Luxury tented camp
• Fine dining
• Stunning riverside setting
• Thatched main lodge with lounge, bar and dining area
• Swimming pool and relaxation deck
• Close enough to enjoy all the activities on offer in Victoria Falls - only 14kms by road to the Falls entrance
• Located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park
• Onsite game drives, bush walks, exclusive island picnics and boat trips

Accommodation

• 4 twin/King luxury tents
• 3 twin/King luxury family suits (children’s room attached)
• main complex with lounge, bar and dining area
 

Each luxury tent provides:

• private viewing deck over the river
• spacious bedroom and seating areas
• free standing bath with indoor and outdoor showers
• separate toilet
• mini bar and hot drinks station
• mosquito nets, fans and aircon
• private safe for valuables

Activities

• guided walks with qualified guides in the Zambezi National Park
• guided game drive access to Zambezi National Park
• game viewing from own tent
• guided sunset river cruises
• guided fishing cruises
• exclusive picnics on Kandahar island
• guided night drives
• high tea

Advantages

• new lodge with luxury accommodation and comfort
• stunning riverside setting in national park
• fine cuisine catering to all diets and needs and including local traditional dishes
• Onsite guided game drives, bush walks and boat trips
• perfect out-of-town base for exploring Victoria Falls area
• Guided night drives within the National Park
• Only a 14km drive from the Victoria Falls entrance

Dining

• Blue Ribbon designed kitchen
• Fine dining in the central dining area of main complex.

Facilities and Services

• The main lodge offers spacious lounge, bar and dining area with swimming pool and viewing decks
• business workstation area
• mobile massage, manicure and pedicure services
• sleep out deck, overlooking waterhole, hippo river and much of the national Park
• gift shop with an exclusive selection of high quality local arts and crafts
• 30 minutes by road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
• 60 minutes by road transfer from Livingstone Airport
• 10 minutes by boat transfer to Victoria Falls town
• Daily return transfers into Vic Falls town
 

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Children

The Victoria Falls River Lodge is child friendly and special activities, tours or child minding services can all be arranged. Family tents offer an additional tented room, with one single and one double bunk bed, allowing three children to sleep comfortably.

Rate Includes

• Transfers to and from the Victoria Falls Airport
• All meals
• Local beverages
• Two optional daily transfers from camp (10h00 and 14h00) to Victoria Falls town
• Tour of the Falls
• Two game activities per person per day – game drives/walks in the Zambezi National Park OR a river cruises.
• Drinks and snacks on the game drive or river
cruise
• Bird watching on Kandahar Island.

Rate Excludes

• Transfers other than specified
• All National Park entrance fees
• Customs and Visa fees (where applicable)
• Imported beverages
• Shop purchases
• Spa treatments
• Additional unspecified game activities
• All offsite activities

Additional Information:
• Additional game drives are available at $70.00 per person including snacks and drinks
• Additional river cruises are available at $60.00 per person including snacks and drinks

Sharing children policy:
0 – 3 year olds Accommodated at no extra cost - Not permitted on game drive
4 – 11 year olds Accommodated at 25% of the adult sharing rate, within the family suite

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OUR OVERVIEW

The activities offered, location, luxury and comfort at Victoria Falls River Lodge makes it worth the money you spend there. The Falls themselves are easily accessible too.


PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

From  US$ 441 (Fully Inclusive)






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Client Testimonials

Perfect
by Kate (Zimbabwe)
Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

All the activities lived up to the hype!
by Alex (Swaziland)
Good Afternoon Boo,
Just wanted to let you know that we are now back in Swaziland and had an incredibly fun time enjoying Victoria Falls! All the activities lived up to the hype and I would like to thank you for all your help in organising a busy but full holiday for us! Everything went smoothly from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Also wondering where you prefer to have your reviews written?
Thanks again!
All the best

Memory I will not forget
by Sunitha (22.5.13)
Hi Jane
Hope you are keeping well.I must say a very big thank you for all your assistance and advice for my trip. I had the most amazing time at Vic Falls, a memory I will not forget.
Thanks a million once again.
Regards
Sunitha

Fantastic Itinerary
by Graham & Janet (United Kingdom)
Dear Boo
We would like to offer our thanks for sorting a fantastic itinerary for our all too short visit to Vic Falls. The cruise on the Zambesi at sunset was a delight and the helicopter flight breathtaking! The pick ups were punctual and staff members were all very smiley, friendly, helpful and good company. The whole experience of the actual Falls and the town itself was outstanding.
We will return! Your company will be our first port of call. Many thanks for a very efficient service.
Best wishes

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