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Location:Victoria Falls (Zim), Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls (Zim)

Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge is a small, intimate and comfortable hotel on the edge of the Zambezi National Park a short safe walk from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side.

Ilala Lodge is a small and charming hotel minutes from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side adjoining the Zambezi National Park.

With just 32 rooms in this privately owned and managed hotel, the service is personal and the atmosphere intimate. All the rooms are air conditioned and have patio doors opening onto a large front lawn - mowed by a regular troupe of warthog and occasional visits from waterbuck, baboons, monkeys and even elephant from time to time.

Good travel advice is to eat where the locals eat and they eat at Ilala's Palm Restaurant. With tables set under the stars on clear nights or in the high-thatched dining room, the food is unfussy and the atmosphere is relaxed. The croc-pie and ostrich steak are local delicacies worth trying.

Facilities

32 en suite rooms; separate bath and shower; private entrance; air conditioning; ceiling fan; satellite TV; tea/coffee; dining room; garden terrace; swimming pool; adjoining the Zambezi National Park; laundry; in-house activity bureau

Activities

Short safe walk to Victoria Falls; river cruises; canoeing safaris; game viewing and wildlife activities; adventure activities; scenic flights; cultural tours; markets and museums; in-house activity bureau.

Ilala Lodge has an in-house activity operator covering all your activity requirements. But you'll first want to visit the famous Victoria Falls and, lucky for you, Ilala Lodge is the closet hotel to the falls on the Zimbabwean side. A short safe walk will take you to the rain forest entrance to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Bayete Guest Lodge

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Batonka Guest Lodge

Opening its doors in June 2016, Batonka Guest Lodge is a hybrid of boutique hotel and owner-run guesthouse on the outskirts of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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