A Zambezi River based luxury safari lodge near the Victoria Falls
Situated alongside the Zambezi River — near enough to Victoria Falls to see the clouds of mist —Victoria Falls River Lodge is a comfortable retreat for a range of visitors, from adventurers to those seeking relaxation, including families and honeymooners. Featuring a fitness centre, spa, open-plan dining, lounge and bar areas, the spaces have been created to take full advantage of the stunning setting. The first privately owned safari lodge to be built in the Zambezi National Park of Zimbabwe, it offers guests the opportunity to spot magnificent wildlife. Victoria Falls River Lodge gives back by providing free education at Zambezi Crescent Pre-school as well as backing the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit.
Best time to go to Victoria Falls
When visiting Victoria Falls, an important factor to consider is the water level of the falls. Water levels are highest from May to August, offering great visibility of the falls, but the absolutely perfect time is June and July. The water levels start to lower in August up to March, and this is when white water rafting is available. During the rainy season, the falls can be completely obscured by mist, from about November to March, while the dry season, from April to October, is great for game viewing in the area.
Hippo Creek Villa
The Hippo Creek Villa comes with 2 suites with king-size or twin beds and 1 family suite, which can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children. The villa boasts views of Hippo Creek and includes luxuries like private game drives and river cruises, private plunge pools, outdoor showers and bathtubs, and more.
The Luxury Tents offer Zambezi River and bush views. These air-conditioned thatched tents can host 2 adults, are composed of canvas, glass, and wood, and lead out to a private deck with a plunge pool. Each tent features a larger king-size bed or twin beds, a sitting area, an open-plan bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, and both indoor and outdoor showers.
Luxury Family Tent
Each Luxury Family Tent is adjoining and includes a three-quarter bed and 1 bunk bed, or 2 three-quarter beds, accommodating up to 3 children. The en-suite bathroom is open-plan and shared, with a private toilet, both indoor and outdoor showers, a private bathtub, and a curtain for more privacy. Additionally, there is a separate bathroom with a shower for children.
The Island Treehouse Suites are located in an isolated spot on Kandahar Island, only accessible by boat. Each suite can host 2 people and is equipped with a range of luxury amenities, such as a California king-sized bed, a sitting area, an elevated deck with a plunge pool, and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing tub and rain shower.
The Starbed Treehouse Suites are ideal for honeymooners. These double-storey suites provide a plethora of lavish features, including a sizable sitting area, an en-suite bathroom with double sinks and twin rain showers, and a private rooftop patio with a star bed. The bedrooms with California king-size beds are located high in the trees, providing an extensive vista.