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Location:Victoria Falls (Zim), Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls (Zim)

Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge is an elegant, 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 charming hotel, just minutes from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side adjoining the Zambezi National Park.

This privately owned and managed hotel guarantees the service is personal and the atmosphere intimate. All the rooms are air conditioned and have patio doors opening onto a balcony or large front lawn - mowed by a regular troupe of warthog and occasional visits from waterbuck, baboons, monkeys and even elephant from time to time. The Deluxe and Pool Wing assure a view of the distant spray of the Falls and the Garden Wing, a view onto the peacefully luxuriant gardens.

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.


73 en suite rooms (including Standard, Deluxe & Suites); bathrooms with shower and complimentary toiletries; private entrance; air conditioning; ceiling fan; satellite TV; hairdryer; safe; tea/coffee; WiFi; fridge; dining room; garden terrace; swimming pool; plunge pool with poolside lounge; adjoining the Zambezi National Park; laundry; in-house activity bureau

Executive Suites also include: bath tub; private patio; espresso machine; robe & slippers

Strathearn Suite also includes: private lounge; kitchen; indulgent bath tub; private balcony with spa bath; private balcony dining; complimentary couples massage and a breakfast on the Ra-Ikane River Cruise.


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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Batonka Guest Lodge

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Bayete Guest Lodge

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PheZulu Guest Lodge

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