Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls


Ilala Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens the well-appointed lodge is just an eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  As the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls you can see the spray from the lodge grounds. 

The award-winning Palm Restaurant is famous for its gourmet cuisine and you can see the spray and hear the thunder from Victoria Falls while dining.

The lodge has a colonial feel, offers a good variety of comfortable accommodation, and is surrounded by grassy areas with a choice of swimming pools.  A real bonus is you can walk out of the lodge into Victoria Falls to explore the town, historical sites, restaurants and markets.


Ilala Lodge is located in the centre of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.  The road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport is approximately 30 minutes.


All the rooms are designed to create a feeling of privacy, are airconditioned and have ceiling fans, a satellite TV, hair dryer, safe, coffee and tea making facilities and WIFI.

The rooms on the upper tier open out onto a private balcony, while the lower floor rooms open onto the lush, manicured gardens where you can watch the warthogs graze from the hotel lawn. You may even be lucky enough to have a visit from an elephant.

You can choose rooms in the Deluxe Wing, the Garden Wing or the Pool Wing. The Deluxe Wing and the Pool Wing boast splendid views of the spray from Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gardens that Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for. The Garden Wing gives you access to the lush lawns where the animals visit.

Teak furnishings in all the rooms are made from local Zimbabwean railway sleepers, enhancing the African ambiance and laid-back atmosphere of the hotel. All the rooms in the hotel have high-quality cotton linens and luxurious pillows for your ultimate comfort.

The spacious Standard double and twin rooms look towards the Victoria Falls and the National Park and have either a private patio or a seating area on the lawn facing the falls. There are often wild animals grazing on the lawns in front of the rooms.  

The Deluxe double and twin rooms have a private patio with sliding doors from the bedrooms with magnificent views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls.

The Standard Suites are situated at the very top of the hotel with amazing views of the Victoria Falls and have a private patio where morning tea and coffee can be enjoyed while watching the sun rise over the Falls.

The two executive Suites are in the new wing and have a lounge area and bedroom with a king-size bed.  Outside there is a private patio with sliding doors leading off the bedroom with magnificent views of the sunrise over the Falls.

Lastly, the Strathearn Suite has an ensuite bedroom, lounge, kitchen and a private balcony where you can enjoy a large spa bath with views of the spray rising above the Falls.  Included is a private balcony dining experience, a complimentary in-room couples’ massage and a breakfast or lunch cruise onboard the hotel’s luxury cruise boat, the Ra-Ikane River Cruise.  The suite can also be used as a comfortable and spacious family villa via a pair of interleading doors into a secondary suite and deluxe guest room.

The main areas include the Palm Restaurant with dining veranda and live piano music in the evenings, and a poolside bar with sunloungers and an outdoor seating area.  The reception area is full of character with old photographs and memorabilia on the walls and the lodge has comfortable lounging areas with sofas and chairs.

Ilala Lodge has been recognised as a Silver member of the Green Tourism certification programme since 2016 which identifies the commitment of tourism businesses that actively work to become more sustainable.


Victoria Falls has a lot to offer the visitor and is known as Africa’s adventure capital. From high adrenaline activities like bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge and white-water rafting down the Zambezi River to more sedate pastimes like the Ra-Ikane river cruises or fishing, there is something for everyone. You can book all your activities directly at the Ilala Lodge on arrival.



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