The first lodge our CEO visited on her first trip to Zimbabwe was the Vic Falls Safari Lodge, and every time she has been back since she has spent at least one night here. There are actually 4 properties on the site: The Safari Lodge, The Safari Club, The Safari Suites and Lokuthula, but it is the Lodge and the Club that that are most loved.
The simple reason is the amazing waterhole. We honestly believe there is nothing more relaxing than sitting with a glass of chilled white wine, watching sunset over the waterhole whilst enjoying a variety of wildlife coming down for early evening refreshment! The Safari Lodge has 72 rooms, each with a balcony looking out into the wild. The rooms are equipped with everything you would need for a short stay including air-conditioning, tea/coffee, a safe, a hairdryer, an amazing shower and customised toiletries. The hotel has a great small swimming pool, and the bar and restaurants are strategically positioned to overlook the waterhole. The only slight downside to the lodge is that there are often large tour groups staying here, so it can get quite busy and noisy.
It is for this reason that we try to stay at the Safari Club. This beautiful property has only 16 rooms, and in addition to everything offered at the lodge the rooms have included laundry services – perfect if this lodge is the last stop on your tour! There is a fabulous terrace with complimentary afternoon tea and sundowners and it is very exclusive and peaceful. The Safari Club underwent a renovation in 2018 and there is now an exclusive use pool, and a much larger deck that is closer to the waterhole, where you can now enjoy all meals. The properties are located about a 10 minute drive outside of VF town, and the falls. However, there is a reliable complimentary shuttle every hour that drops at several key points in town.
The final point of this hotel worth mentioning is the BOMA dinner and drum show that happens every night. It is an excellent cultural experience with good buffet food (well not the mopani worms!) and great entertainment. Even if you don’t stay at the lodge then a visit to the BOMA should be on your Vic Falls itinerary!
Any of these properties can be included in our tailor-made itineraries . Victoria Falls makes a great short add-on to tours that start/finish in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kasane, Addis Ababa and Nairobi - to name a few.
You can find out further information about these lodges below...