Private plunge pool


Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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TripAdvisor Review
457 Reviews
Guide Price £1,519 per person
Based on 10 January 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Luxury Thatched Tent (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Tented luxury in the Zambezi National Park

With its open-plan design, the Victoria Falls River Lodge offers uninterrupted views over the African bush where elephants graze and over the river where hippos relax. Sit back with a cocktail and take in the incredible vistas under the thatched roof of the lodge before taking a dip in the pool.

A blissful retreat, the lodge features spacious open-plan dining and lounge areas as well as a bonfire outside. Here you'll enjoy a whole host of tour activities and safari experiences, including visits to private hides nearby, for close-quarters experience with elephants and vultures, helicopter tours of the mighty Victoria Falls, white-water rafting and sunset cruises.

  • Viewing Victoria Falls from above in a helicopter
  • Staying in luxurious tented accommodation
  • Viewing game from the river boat
  • Sundowner cruises and white-water rafting

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, 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 Specialist

"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
457 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 388
  • Very Good 53
  • Average 12
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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


Aug 09, 2018

What an Experience

Just got back from our 12 night trip of Africa. Our final 3 nights were at the Victoria Falls River Lodge. I can't say enough about our stay. The accommodations, food and daily adventures were perfect. Each tented cabin faces the Zambezi River and is equipped with a private deck and Jacuzzi. In addition to the luxurious king sized bed, each space comes with couches, heat for the cool nights and AC for the warmer days. There is an indoor and outdoor shower in addition to the indoor bathtub with a view. We had regular visits to our cabin and main lodge from a multitude of different animals including elephants, mongoose, monkeys, and baboons. Casper was our assigned guide for both the game drives and our sunset cruise on the river. We saw lions, elephants, giraffe, hippos, impala, warthogs, Cape Buffalo and numerous others. Casper was awesome. Every afternoon around tea time we had elephants show up for drinks at the main lodge. Frances was our waiter most evenings in the dining room. He was great. Every detail of our visit was perfect and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Aug 04, 2018

Beautiful place - amazing service

Fantastic stay, we were thinking our trip would be focused on Victoria Falls and the game drives would be a letdown after S. Africa but we were delighted by the huge herds of herbivores (giraffes, elephants, zebra) . We really enjoyed the sunset boat cruises and saw a large number of interesting animals. Our driver Faithy was just wonderful, kind, accommodating, informative and really wanted us to have a great trip. The food was fantastic and all of the staff were excellent. My only con would be that the tents are COLD in the winter (but the beds were snugly with the lovely addition of a hot water bottle by the turn down staff) so shower before the sun sets or you might freeze! The family tent was great, our son had a nice little bed in his partition of the room (tent was generously sized, our King bed was luxurious and the
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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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