VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE - VICTORIA FALLS
Set high on a plateau that forms the natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park the 72-room sunset-facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is located just 4km from Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience overlooking the national park.
The lodge enjoys spectacular views of pristine bushveld and a central waterhole attracting buffalo, elephant, hyena and other wildlife and various bird species. All rooms overlook the National Park or centrally located waterhole, and many have glorious sunset views.
Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house with the central area featuring the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the famous Buffalo Bar, a two-tiered swimming pool and a fitness centre. A complimentary shuttle service links the lodge to Victoria Falls, the town centre and curio markets on an hourly basis throughout the day
The lodge is located on the boundary of the Zambezi National Park 4.5 miles from Victoria Falls. Access is via Victoria Falls International Airport which is a 20 minute road transfer to the lodge.
There are three types of room to choose from:
The Lodge Standard Rooms all have a balcony with a view overlooking the Zambezi National Park. The rooms are furnished with double or twin beds and have an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and mini bar. All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans.
The Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms have a balcony with a view overlooking the waterhole and the Zambezi National Park and are sunset facing and have a bathroom with a rain shower and mini bar. Three of the Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms can accommodate a roller bed for a child under 12 years of age. These rooms can be made up into a king or twin configuration. All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans.
Lodge Waterhole Facing Suite – has an entrance lobby leading into sunken lounge and balcony with a view overlooking the waterhole and Zambezi National Park and is sunset facing. Complimentary mini bar stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks and beer. There is a guest toilet off the lobby and open plan staircase leading up to the bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans in the bedroom and lounge. A roller bed for a child under 12 years can be prepared in the lounge of the suite.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
There are several wildlife viewing opportunities in Victoria Falls - a favourite is the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge waterhole where a sundowner may be enjoyed on the viewing deck or at the Buffalo Bar as elephant, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife also quench their thirst.
Victoria Falls town is uniquely located within Victoria Falls National Park, and it is not uncommon to share the footpath with a vervet monkey with a baby on its back, or a family of warthogs!
Game drives in the nearby Zambezi National Park offer the opportunity to see lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and several species of antelope. Game viewing is best during the dry season between July and October when there is less water around and animals congregate at waterholes.
There is a huge choice of activities available in and around Victoria Falls and Livingstone which can be booked and paid for directly at the lodge. These include white water rafting, canoeing, helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls, game drives, sunset cruises, gorge swings, canopy tours and art sessions.
Onsite activities include:
Vulture Culture Experience - all guests at the resort are invited to enjoy this daily educational activity affectionately referred to as the ‘Vulture Culture’ experience.
It focuses on the ecological importance of raptors and scavengers in order to maintain and to build an overall awareness of conservations issues these birds face. By educating about the feeding habits and conservation of vultures creates awareness of the conservation issues that face these birds. The experience is at 1300hrs in front of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Carcasses from The Boma dinner the previous night are thrown out to attract circling vultures. This is an amazing experience as there is activity in the sky with over 100 vultures and other birds of prey.
Siduli Hide Hide Sit - situated on the edge of the waterhole at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge the Siduli Hide offers you a chance observe wildlife in a unique way. A qualified professional guide escorts guests into the hide, which is designed to look like a termite mound. This involves a short 5 minute walk from the lodge to the hide and once hidden within, you wait for a variety of mammal, reptile and bird species to visit the waterhole to quench their thirst or to sample minerals at the nearby salt-lick. Time spent in the hide will vary but it will be a minimum of a two hour sit and no children under 16 years are allowed unless special permission is granted. There is an extra charge for this activity.
In order to conserve Zimbabwe’s wildlife heritage and leave a legacy for generations to come Victoria Falls Safari Lodge established, in 1999 the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit together with local safari operator and conservationist Charles Brightman.
THE VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE LODGE WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES