Commercial Flights into Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe.
Complimentary Return Transfers (shared) from/to the Victoria Falls Airport to the Lodge are included in the rate.
8 x Thatched luxury tents, 110 square meters each, with a private deck and plunge pool.
5 x Family Thatched luxury tents, 113 square meters each with private deck and plunge pool.
ABOUT VICTORIA FALLS RIVER LODGE:
A Luxury Safari Lodge On The Edge of The Mighty Zambezi... Victoria Falls River Lodge Luxury Tented Suites are the first private game lodge to be built in the Zambezi National Park. This luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River – so close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance!
The Victoria Falls River Lodge Luxury Tented Suites are nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, one of the most famous rivers in the world.
Built upon raised decks, and sheltered by an extensive thatched roof, the 13 luxurious ‘tents’ are tastefully decorated in earthy hues with liberal splashes of crisp white, soothing sage and duck egg blue.
Each offers a larger than king size bed (twin bed configurations are also possible in all rooms), comfortable sitting area, indoor and outdoor showers and a private viewing deck with plunge pool whereupon guests are able to sit comfortably and watch the hippos wallowing.
The only thing that resembles a tent in these 5 star rooms is the canvas on the outside!
Luxury Tent (Thatched Tent)
These luxurious thatched tents at Victoria Falls River Lodge Luxury Tented Suites are well spaced and air-conditioned. Constructed of canvas, glass and wood each extends out onto a private deck with its own plunge pool and boasts uninterrupted panoramas of the Zambezi River and natural bush.
Stylish and spacious, the rooms are a fascinating fusion of European and African décor, with clean lines, soothing hues and a fresh, earthy feel.
All Luxury Tents offer a larger than king size bed, comfortable sitting area, open plan bathroom with freestanding bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Twin bedded sleeping configurations are also possible.
Each of the rooms affords spectacular views of the Zambezi River and surrounding natural flora and inviting guests to sit back and relax whilst watching the hippos wallow.
Family Suite (Thatched Tent)
Family Suites at Victoria Falls River Lodge Luxury Tented Suites offer an adjoining tented room, with one single (3/4 sized) bed and one bunk bed, where up to three sharing children younger than 17 years old can sleep comfortably; allowing their parents a bit more privacy whilst still being at arm’s length. Similar to the luxury tents, the Luxury Family Suites also have a private deck and plunge pool.
Victoria Falls Activities:
Guests have access to on-site (offered by the Lodge) and nearby Victoria Falls activities (offered by Lodge partners) which include but are not limited:
On Site Activities:
Tour of Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Safari
Zambezi River Cruise
Zambezi Canoe Safaris
Zambezi Fishing Safaris
Zambezi River rafting
The Flying Fox
• Excellent proximity to Victoria Falls
• Expertly guided 4x4 game drives in Zambezi National Park
• Idyllic boat cruises on the Zambezi River
• Fine-dining restaurant
• On the doorstep of Africa’s adventure sports capital
• Outdoor showers & family tents
• Beauty or Wellness Therapist
• Curio / Gift Shop
• Swimming Pool
• WI-FI Available
Tented Suite Features:
Stocked mini bar facility
Electronic laptop safe
Laundry facilities are available at an additional charge
Mosquito net & repellent in every room
Tea and coffee making facilities
International telecommunications system, for direct contact with front desk
Mobile LED lamp light
Robes and slippers
Indoor and outdoor showers
ABOUT THE LOCATION
VICTORIA FALLS IN ZIMBABWE
Mosi-oa-Tunya - THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS – VICTORIA FALLS
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall located on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls are believed to be the largest in the world in terms of the volume of water that flows over them.
These ancient and truly spectacular Falls were first made known to the outside world in 1855 by Scottish explorer extraordinaire, David Livingstone. Livingstone had been attempting to find a route to the East Coast of the African continent. Travelling south-east from Luanda to Sesheke, he encountered this most magnificent waterfall and renamed it The Victoria Falls after the British Monarch, Queen Victoria. Livingstone was led to The Falls by the Makalolo tribe’s people in a dug-out canoe.
Soon after Livingstone’s reports about the Victoria Falls spread across borders, The Falls began to attract Anglo traders. A rustic trading settlement was set-up on what is now the Zambian riverbank and became the original Victoria Falls town called Old Drift. The number of foreign visitors rose steadily and people walked, rode on horseback or travelled by ox-wagon from the Transvaal in South Africa to view The Falls. Malaria began to take its toll on the settlement and at the turn of the century, Old Drift was shifted to the site of the present-day town of Livingstone in Zambia.
There are two islands on the crest of The Falls that are large enough to divide the curtain of water even at full flood: Boaruka Island (or Cataract Island) nearest the western bank and Livingstone Island near the middle—the point from which Livingstone first viewed The Falls.
The Zambezi River, upstream from The Falls, experiences its rainy season between late November and early April. The river’s annual flood season is from February to May, peaking in April. The spray from The Falls typically rises to a height of over 400 metres (1,300 ft), sometimes even twice as high, and is visible from up to 48 km (30 mi) away.
During the flood season, it is impossible to see either the foot of The Falls or most of its face and the walks in the Rainforest along the cliff opposite it are in a constant shower and shrouded in mist. However, as the dry season takes effect, the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, and in September to January up to half of the rocky face of The Falls may become dry. It’s during this time that the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen along most of its length.
THE ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK - ZIMBABWE
The Zambezi National Park is a 56 000ha (138 350 acre) game reserve, a few kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls. The Zambezi National Park was split off from Victoria Falls National Park in 1979 so that Victoria Falls town could be extended to the river. The main road to Kazungula runs through the park, dividing it into two sections – the riverine side and the Chamabonda Vlei section.
Experiencing The Zambezi National Park
The best way to experience the Zambezi National Park is during the Lodge game drives and whilst enjoying the half-day canoe trips, which are launched within the park. The riverine area is excellent for bird watching. There are a number of riverside camp sites which can be booked at the park gate.
The game drives in the park follow extensive networks of roads along the river. These roads are accessible and controlled through the main gate of the Park. There are also a number of picnic sites along the Zambezi River which guests can fish from as well
Animals Found in The Zambezi National Park
Most of the Zambezi National Park consists of Mopane Woodland with a thin strip of Riverine Bush along the edge of the river. A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala, as well as many of the smaller species of game, can be viewed.
The Zambezi River is also home to over 75 species of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish.