Private plunge pool


Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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538 Reviews

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
538 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 464
  • Very Good 57
  • Average 12
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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


Apr 25, 2019


This property does everything so beautifully, from bringing you in on a boat (going past hippos and crocodiles!) to the amazing meals to the river safaris. Our guide, Chips (a nickname for Willard), was at home on the river and in the bush--fantastically knowledgeable. Can't recommend him enough -- but everyone, from the management team to the chef in the kitchen (on par with the swankiest resturant in Cape Town) to the waitstaff & housekeeping staff. We didn't want to leave and I'm hoping that we'll. be able to return soon. Worth every single penny...and even more.
Apr 19, 2019


Exceeded our expectations. Staff was attentive and friendly. Gugulethu was outstanding with his knowledge and hospitality. Restaurant offered great range of options that where all delishous. Great view of the river.
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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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