VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI SUITES - VICTORIA FALLS
Set high on a plateau that forms the natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park Victoria Falls Safari Suites is located just 4km from Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience overlooking the national park.
Ideal for families and small close–knit groups who seek comfort, privacy and space the two and three-bedroom sunset-facing Safari Suites are set in a natural bush environment on the grounds of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and each of the six split-level suites is fully air-conditioned with a Master Gallery Bedroom upstairs with superb vistas over bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.
The suites have spacious lounges and a private patio overlooking a small waterhole that attracts bushbuck, warthog and birdlife and are within walking distance from the restaurants, activities and facilities of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. 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 two types of suite to choose from:
2-bedroomed Safari Suites – have a gallery bedroom upstairs with an ensuite bathroom featuring a walk-in rainfall shower, vanity unit, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and balcony. There is 1 ensuite bedroom downstairs with a bath and rainfall shower and a room safe.
The lounge has a 46-inch LCD TV screen with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, Nespresso machine, beverage station, microwave, iPod docking station and telephone and there is a separate adjoining TV lounge with 22-inch LCD monitor for connection to games machines. A sofa bed located in TV lounge can sleep one extra person recommended for a child under 12 years of age. Outside is a patio with table, chairs and parasol with sufficient seating for six.
3-bedroomed Safari Suites – have a gallery bedroom upstairs with bathroom ensuite bathroom featuring a walk-in rainfall shower, vanity unit, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and balcony. There is 2 ensuite bedrooms downstairs. Bedroom 1 has a bath and a walk-in rainfall shower. Bedroom 2 has a walk-in rainfall shower.
The lounge with a 46-inch LCD TV with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, Nespresso machine, beverage station, microwave, iPod docking station and telephone and there is a separate adjoining TV lounge with a 22-inch LCD monitor for connection to games machines. A sofa bed located in TV lounge can sleep one extra person recommended for a child under 12 years of age. Outside there is a patio, table, chairs and parasol with sufficient seating for eight.
Part of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate, Victoria Falls Safari Suite guests also have easy access to the Buffalo Bar, the deluxe MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant and the Boma – Dinner & Drum Show.
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. Wildlife is also easier to spot during this time as the bush is not so thick and lush.
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.
At 1245hrs the resident guide gathers the guests sitting at the Buffalo Bar to join him to head to down to the feeding area. 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 at 1245hrs and by 1300hrs – it is heaving 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. 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. We confirm on 2 guests and currently we can take a maximum of 6 guests (no children under 16 years 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 SUITES IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE LODGE WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES