Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Welcome to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Situated on a plateau just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, surrounded by the wilds of Africa, offers an unforgettable experience.
The sunset-facing 72-room Victoria Falls hotel offers endless views of African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.
Built of thatch and timber, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge rises seven levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan treehouse. The central area features the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the famous Buffalo Bar and a two-tiered swimming pool, all of which offer magnificent sunset-facing views of over African bushveld and our wildlife-rich waterhole.
There are three different room types to choose from – the Lodge Standard Room, the Lodge Waterhole Facing Room and the Lodge Waterhole Facing Suites. All rooms are spacious and light, with glass sliding doors opening on to private balconies with unrivalled views of the bushveld at sunset. The majority of rooms also overlook a central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe herds of game quenching their thirst.
Each room has:
- A private balcony
- Extra length beds with mosquito nets
- A digital safe
- A telephone
- Air conditioning and a ceiling fan
- Customised toiletries including insect repellent and sunscreen
- A minibar
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- International multi sockets
Room rates include:
- Daily breakfast served at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant
- All taxes, fees and 15% VAT on accommodation
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary shuttle service to Victoria Falls town
- Complimentary shuttle service to The Boma- Dinner & Drum Show
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge restaurants and bars
MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant: A restful, split-level a la carte restaurant with views overlooking the waterhole.
Buffalo Bar: An open plan bar with its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole.
Pool Deck and Viewing Deck: A delicious snack menu and full bar service is available. Additionally this offers a wonderful view of the ‘Vulture Culture Experience’ in front of the waterhole. This attracts
hundreds of vultures every lunchtime.
Room Service: Room service available (up to 22:00hrs for meals and 24 hours for beverages).
The Boma Dinner & Drum Show: Just 300m from the Club, The Boma offers a unique Zimbabwean experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show and mouth-watering local and international dishes every evening.
Facts and Facilities
- 24 hour reception services.
- Complimentary hourly bus shuttle to the village market and Victoria Falls Rainforest for hotel residents.
- Complimentary evening transfers available to The Boma Dinner & Drum Show for in-house guests.
- Ample free, secure open parking space.
- Private shower facilities for early arrival & late check-out guests.
- Swimming pool with sun deck.
- Private and bush dinners available on request.
- Activities desk available to plan and book excursions around the region.
- Curio and gift shop.
- Complimentary wireless internet access is available.
- TV lounge with satellite link.
- Internet lounge.
- Baby sitting facilities on request.
- Guest library and private residents’ lounge.
- 24-hour security.
- In-house safari activities.
Resort activities on offer consist of hide sits, guided walks and nature trails. Additional activities may be booked at the inhouse Activities Desk including white water rafting, canoeing, helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls, game drives, elephant interaction, sunset cruises and gorge swings. Guests may use the lodge’s complimentary shuttle bus to visit the Victoria Falls Rainforest. ‘Vulture Culture Experience’ occurs daily at 13:00hrs, below the Buffalo Bar viewing deck (duration is approximately 30 minutes). This is a conservation exercise to help maintain the local vulture populations, providing guests with a thrilling insight into the lives of these raptors.
Nature & Wildlife
Our mission is to offer the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best; from luxurious lodges and breath-taking views to warm hospitality and an authentic wildlife experience.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is located on a plateau overlooking a waterhole which attracts a variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, kudu, waterbuck, impala as well as a large number of bird species. Game may be seen at the waterhole from the lodge’s viewing deck, pool deck or over drinks or a meal at the Buffalo Bar and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. The majority of rooms at the lodge also have a direct view of the waterhole from where guests may watch the game from the privacy of their balcony.
Vulture Culture Experience
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the spectacular sight of hundreds of vultures swooping down and feeding on leftover meat scraps and bones from the on-site restaurants in front of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge at 1pm daily. As well as providing the opportunity for visitors to spot white headed vultures, hooded vultures, lappet faced vultures and white backed vultures, this supplementary feeding program aids the survival of these remarkable, but endangered birds. The activity, which is free and appeals to all age groups, begins with a briefing on a deck beneath Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, about the ecological importance of vultures and the plight they are facing, before guests take a short walk down a bush path to a hide to view the vultures feeding. Vulture populations are dwindling due to a variety of human created issues, including electrocution by power lines, loss of available and safe food supply, direct and indirect poisoning and the use of their parts for traditional medicines.
A sit in the Siduli Hide at the edge of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge waterhole offers the incredible opportunity to watch wildlife at very close quarters for a sustained period of time. Designed to look like a termite mound, guests are concealed inside the hide, from where they may closely observe large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as kudu, warthogs, crocodiles, marabou storks, vultures and more. The hide sit, ideal for keen photographers and wildlife enthusiasts who seek a unique and exclusive way to enjoy wildlife while visiting Victoria Falls, is run by professional guide Charles Brightman. The two-hour activity, which is available to groups of up to six, is best done in the early morning or late afternoon.
A bird hide sit, offering the chance to spot a variety of different species, including guinea fowl, kingfishers, shrikes and doves, at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, is a great way to while away an hour, and is suitable for all age groups. The bird hide is surrounded by nature trails where bushbuck and warthog are commonly sighted. Both the bird hide and the nature trails can be explored at guests’ own leisure. Don’t forget to bring along a hat, water and binoculars. Special arrangements may be made for groups.
- 4km / 2.5 miles from the Victoria Falls Rain Forest
- 3km / 2 miles from Victoria Falls Town Centre
- 24km/ 15 miles from Victoria Falls Airport
- 170km / 106 miles from Hwange Game Reserve
- 5km / 3 miles from Zambian Border (Livingstone)
- 100km / 62 miles from Chobe Games Reserve (Botswana)