Properties: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Location: 4km from Victoria Falls entrance.
Size: 72 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites
Star Rating: **** (4)
Description: Perched on a hilltop with exquisite panoramic view over unspoiled wilderness and often-prolific game waterhole. African-style thatch with ethnic decor and private balconies overlooking the waterhole. In 2012 voted Zimbabwe’s Best Safari Lodge for the 17th successive year and one of the Gold List Top 22 Safari Lodges in Africa by Conde Nast Traveler. Only hotel facing west for glorious sunsets.
Facilities: Spa, Activities Desk, Internet Lounge, Pool, Buffalo Bar, Library, Shop.
Restaurants: Makuwa-Kuwa (seats 150) high-quality restaurant overlooks waterhole and magnificent vista. The Boma – Place of Eating is an ethnic eating and entertainment experience that is the most popular in town. Seats maximum 300.
Conferences: Cool thatched Indaba Room for 80 delegates plus a superior boardroom for 14 overlooking the waterhole.
UPDATE: All public areas were refurbished and refashioned in mid 2012 and all 72 rooms will be refurbished in the first half of 2013.

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Location: 10-minute walk to Victoria Falls. Short walk to two other hotels (The Kingdom and Ilala Lodge) and to shopping centres, banks and craft market.
Size: 161 en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms and suites
Star Rating: ***** (5)
Description: Grand Raffles-like colonial-style hotel of Victorian grandeur, built 1904 and the only hotel with view of gorges, Zambezi River, famous bridge and spray of the Falls. Elegant and gracious it is set in lush tropical gardens.
Facilities: Spa, hair salon, superb colonial-style pool.
Restaurants Livingstone Room (120 max) is an elegant classic of opulence and grandeur with dance floor. Jungle Junction, with superb view of the bridge and Falls spray, features the flavours of Africa and seats 140. The Stanley Terrace (100 pax) also features a compelling view and is famous for its high tea.
Conferences: Facilities suitable for small meetings in boardroom-style Centenary Room (18 max) and the Pullman Suite (40 classroom).
UPDATE: Hotel undergoing total refurbishment and refashioning from late 2012 through to mid 2013, including moving Stanley’s Bar to provide more seating.

The Victoria Falls Safari Club

Location: 5km from Victoria Falls entrance and 24km to international airport.
Size: 20 rooms (16 air-conditioned Standard Rooms and 4 Suites)
Star Rating: *****(5)
Description: The new flagship of Africa Albida Tourism’s Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (VFSL) property. Opened August 2012 adjacent to VFSL with same vista, but an exclusive, butler-service wing on a superior level.
Facilities: Mini bars, large digital safes, complimentary Wi-Fi, exclusive club lounge, butler-service, private check-in, complimentary afternoon tea and pastries, complimentary sunset cocktails and snacks, private viewing deck, light meals, complimentary shuttle service to town and the falls.
UPDATE: The Club now means there are 92 quality 4 and 5 star rooms on property, plus the 37 2-and-3 bedroom self-service Lokuthula Lodges.

The Elephant Camp

Location: 10km from Victoria Falls; 15km from the Airport.
Size: 12 luxury en-suite tents with private plunge pools, indoor and outdoor showers and baths.
Star Rating: *****(5)
Description: Luxury en-suite lodge in a private wildlife concession with stunning views of the Zambezi gorges and Victoria Falls spray.
Activities: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary on-property offers interaction with elephants and elephant-back safaris along the edge of the spectacular Batoka Gorge.
Restaurants: The thatched Elephant Wallow, in pristine African bush, offers interaction with elephants followed by lunch or dinner for up to 120
Conferences: Elephant Wallow can seat 100+.

Stanley & Livingstone

Location: 15km from Victoria Falls entrance
Size: 16 luxury, enchanting suites
Star Rating: *****(5)
Description: Small luxury boutique hotel situated in a private 6,000 acre game reserve overlooking a waterhole. Each suite has unique decor, lounge and Victorian-style bathroom. Very Exclusive and among the finest quality lodges in Zimbabwe.
Activities: On-property exclusive game walks, walking with lions and elephant-back safaris.
Conferences: Quality room for maximum 16 people.

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Location: 10m from Victoria Falls within the Zambezi National Park.
Size: Seven luxury en-suite air-conditioned tents (3 are family tents that take three children).
Star Rating: *****(5)
Description: The first and only private game lodge set within the Zambezi National Park. Opened in April 2012 it is a luxury and fine dining camp on the banks of the Zambezi River within sight of the spray of Victoria Falls. The spacious tents can hardly be called “tents” as the only visible canvas is on the outside – these rooms are air conditioned with free standing baths and indoor and outdoor showers. Viewing deck near the river and lounge.
Activities: Fishing and cruising the river from the lodge. In-room massages, pedicures and manicures.

Elephant Hills Resort

Location: 3km from Victoria Falls.
Size: 276 air-conditioned bedrooms
Star Rating: **** (4)
Description: Magnificent view of Zambezi River, spray of the Falls. Large, superb pool area perfect for large group functions.
Facilities: 18-hole Gary Player designed championship golf course where wildlife roams free; floodlit tennis courts; squash courts; two large pools; beauty spa.
Restaurants: Samukele (150), Kasibi Terrace (80), Poolside buffet (400).
Conferences: Kalala Room (500), several breakaway rooms.

The Kingdom

Location: 10-minute walk to Victoria Falls, adjacent to Victoria Falls Hotel; short walk to craft centre, shops, banks.
Size: 294 en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms
Star Rating: *** (3)
Description: A fun-filled resort hotel perfect for families and groups. Facilities include Casino, Food Court, excellent pool area. Very good value for its quality.
Facilities: Casino, swimming pool and bar, Food Court and Entertainment Centre
Restaurants: Wild Thing (200) and several restaurants and bars in the Food Court.
Conferences: Leambe Room (80), Thuli Boardroom (14).

A’Zambezi River Lodge

Location: 6km from Victoria Falls
Size: 83 en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms
Star Rating: ****(4)
Description: Only hotel situated on the banks of the Zambezi River near the entrance to the Zambezi National Park.
Restaurants: Amulunga (meaning “by the river”) is an open-sided thatched restaurant for 180.
Conferences: Dedicated room for 80.
Activities: Only hotel with its own jetty at your front door for Zambezi River cruises or fishing.
UPDATE: All rooms and public areas were refurbished and refashioned in late 2011.