Private plunge pool


Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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TripAdvisor Review
497 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
  • Check-in Time:
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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
497 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 428
  • Very Good 53
  • Average 12
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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


Nov 21, 2018

Paradise on the Zambezi

Washington DC, District of Columbia

We had a marvelous stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge! Everything is run smoothly and effortlessly, from the pick-up by boat at the 'reception' area on the Zambezi River to the above-average meal services, to the game viewing activities morning and evening. All you need to do is show up. This 'tented' lodge is fairly new and is very rustically glamorous. Our room was massive - with a huge open bedroom/living room that included a small kitchenette (mini-fridge stocked with cool drinks, electrical kettle to make coffee/tea, biscuits). The space continues into the bath/shower area - dual sinks - and an outdoor shower! My favorite. Amenities provided, including insect repellant. There is also a small soak pool on the deck with magical views of the Zambezi. We felt we were in paradise. Very peaceful and romantic. And yes, there were plenty of animals. A large family of elephants were bathing along the banks even before we got to the lodge! We could hear them at night. And an amusing giant kingfisher woke us each morning right about 5:30 AM when we wanted to get up anyway. Warthogs rooted in the lawn. Monkeys and banded mongoose crossed the path near sunset. Delightful. Our primary guide on the river, Casper, was an endless source of information and knew just were to find elephants crossing the river, or hippos pods near sunset, or the bee eaters nesting place in the mud banks. Excellent service from all staff. Robert was our primary server - and had an infectious smile. Food was excellent. First night's special: kudu loin. Similar to venison. AND, our first-rate travel agent - @Go2Africa - told them the trip was a birthday gift to me (it was), so they surprised us with a lovely birthday cake on the last evening! We shared around with other guests. I would return to this spot in a heartbeat. Thank you to all for the lasting memories.
Nov 19, 2018



We completed a 4 day safari in luxury lodging in Sabi Sands. When comparing, I would choose VFRL over the other. Less expensive, better food, better service, awesome accommodation in a beautiful "tent". Our server, Valentine, went over and above his service, indulging always with a smile. Both our river cruise captain was outstanding as well
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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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