Private plunge pool


Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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388 Reviews

Tented luxury in the Zambezi National Park

With its open plan design, the Victoria Falls River Lodge offers uninterrupted views over landscapes where elephants graze and over the river where hippos relax. Sit back with a cocktail and admire the views under the thatched roof of the lodge or take a dip in the swimming pool.

A comfortable retreat, the lodge features spacious open plan dining and lounge areas as well as a bonfire outside. In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of board games are on offer whilst activities and tours can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.

  • Extremely close to Victoria Falls yet has exclusive privacy
  • Luxurious Tented Accommodation
  • Small boats allowing close up game viewing from the river

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"Try and allow for at least three days at this lodge so you can take full advantage of all the activities on offer as well as allowing time for relaxation"


Senior Destination Manager

"If you have visited Victoria Falls before then this is a great alternative to more traditional hotels in the area and will offer you a completely different experience being inside the park"


Destination Executive

"Make sure to spend time at the lodge's main pool - the mongoose and warthog activity here is so enteratining and you can view it all from your sunlounger, drink in hand"

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 13 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 30 minutes from Victoria Falls Airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Glamping
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Victoria Falls River Lodge

  • National park
  • 30 minutes from Victoria Falls Airport
  • The only lodge in the vicinity creating an exclusive feel
388 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 326
  • Very Good 46
  • Average 12
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 11, 2018

Perfect Honeymoon Spot

Victoria Falls

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights while on our Honeymoon. It was everything we wanted and more. All of the staff were very friendly and really helpful. The food was very good, lots of variety to choose from and always at least one "staple" on the menu we knew we were going to like. On chilly morning, I order what was quiet possibly the best hot chocolate I've ever had. We indulged in the spa services that were devine. The views from the room were picturesque and viewing the wildlife in and around the area was amazing. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and we are hoping to return soon. I would highly recommend visiting here.
Jan 09, 2018

Total relaxed


Very nice location, directly located on the Sambesi River. Great food selction. Very, very friendly staff. Great tour of the Victoria Falls. Very helpful in organizing other activities, completely uncomplicated, including Shuttle Services. For example for helicopter flights
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Victoria Falls River Lodge



The pool at Victoria Falls River Lodge is a welcome retreat away from the heat. Don't be surprised if you are joined by pasings warthogs and mongoose whilst you laze away in the pool!

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Room Types



All suites at the Victoria Falls River Lodge are of the same size but all differ in their luxurious location in the lodge and along the banks of the Zambezi. You can expect spacious surroundings, open plan bathrooms and all the little luxuries you would expect from a premier luxury lodge in the wild which includes mosquito nets and a ceiling fan.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Victoria Falls River Lodge

Food & Drink

Dining Area & Lounge

Dining is informal and relaxed at Victoria Falls River Lodge. Dine in the open air and enjoy great tasting cuisine or simply choose to sit and relax in the lounge area with a cocktail or a glass of wine whilst you watch the stars above the Zambezi River.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

All meals are included at Victoria Falls River Lodge with drinks being payable locally.

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