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Backpackers and Camping Victoria Falls Accommodation

Victoria Falls boasts such a wide range of accommodation types, and prices range from camping from $10 per person to very exclusive luxury villas at well over $5000 per night. With so much to choose from, it can get daunting trying to figure out what best suits you.

Poolside and garden at a camper/backpacker lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The backpacker places in Victoria Falls are really laid-back wallet friendly options, ideal not only for the backpacker, but also self-drive or just money-saving travellers. Accommodation is both outdoors and in private rooms.

Campsites in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls has a few campsites available, although it's the one area of accommodation that has limited choices. If you have your own tent and utensils, sites are roughly $10 to $15 per person per night, plus about $10 per vehicle.

Options include The N1 Hotel and campsite, the Rest camp, Shoestrings backpackers lodge, Victoria Falls backpackers. Each of these have central areas where there is a restaurant and a swimming pool to cool off in.

Shoestrings campsite tents in Victoria Falls, ZimbabaweCampsite at N1 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Campsites at Shoestrings Backpackers and N1 Campsite respectively

Worth a mention are the camping spots within the Zambezi National Park. These spots along the Zambezi are riverside campsites, with absolutely no facilities so you need to be completely self-sufficient. Being in the national park, you would also need to pay national parks entrance fees per person and per vehicle, plus the camping fee. This is all paid at the entrance gate.

Dorm Living in Victoria Falls

If you don't have your own camping gear, then the dormitories will be your next cheapest option. These range from $18 to $25 per person per night and you share the room with at least three other people. Some dorm rooms take up to 10 guests on either bunk beds or series of single beds.

Dorm room at Shoestrings Backpackers lodge in Victoria Falls, ZimbabweVictoria Falls Rest Camp dormitories in Vicoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Dorm rooms at Shoestrings Backpackers and Vic Falls Rest Camp respectively

You can see the options available here - Victoria Falls Dormitories

Need More Privacy?

The next best option would be a simple furnished tent, which will cost between $40 and $50 per tent, for two people sharing. These generally will have two single stretcher beds, lamp, and side table with plug points.

Furnished tent at Explorer's Village in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Furnished tents are a good cheap option

The only spots that these tents are available are at Explorers Village and Shoestrings Backpackers. Victoria Falls Backpackers has safari tents with a small veranda.

For all the above options, you will have access to shared ablutions, as well as a place for you to prepare meals if you want to self-cater.

Backpacker Rooms

Next up on the ladder at these establishments are basic double, twin rooms and family rooms with own en-suite bathrooms. So if you don't like sharing ablutions this option might be the one for you. Prices for these rooms start at around $50 per night.

These available at the places already mentioned on this page and can be seen by clicking on this link.

En-suite room at Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

En-suite double room

If you still have questions about backpackers and camping in Victoria Falls, you can contact us.

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