Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders” – a name that accurately depicts the plum of spray, visible from some distance, caused by the cascading waters of the Zambezi River.

The principal town on the Zambian side of the Zambezi is Livingstone which acts as a gateway for visitors who wish to view the dramatic Falls and enjoy the picturesque wildlife within the National Park upstream.

Apart from the stunning scenery and rich wildlife this is also the “adventure capital” of southern Africa with its adrenalin sports such as white-water rafting, micro lighting, bungee jumping, abseiling and canoeing.

Our preferred accommodation can be split between the more mainstream properties located next to the Falls or a range of smaller and higher quality lodges further upstream overlooking the Zambezi.

Upstream from Victoria Falls: A very scenic and tranquil riverfront area overlooking the Zambezi with some excellent game viewing either on game drives or while boating on the river. Trips to the view the Falls are very easy.

Our favourite camp for location and style is Toka Leya.

For a more traditional “colonial” character and charm then River Club is good fun.

Luxury with a slightly more rustic feel and approach works well at Tongabezi Lodge or Sindabezi Island.

The best lower cost options are Waterberry Lodge and Chundukwa Lodge.

Next to the Falls: Just south of town and situated right on top of the falls are a number of mainstream hotels.

The upmarket and best option is definitely the Royal Livingstone Hotel.

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Accommodation

Batonka Guest Lodge

Batonka Guest Lodge is a great choice those seeking comfort and a more remote location away from the main town. The lodge is a more ak...

S&B Rating:
$180 Per person, per night  
Batonka Guest Lodge

Ilala Lodge

A charming lodge on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. The lodge is close to the falls with views across to the national parks and o...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Ilala Lodge

Pioneers Lodge

A newly opened lodge on the Zimbabwe side, Pioneers is a lovely little spot for those seeking a relaxing stay whilst visiting the falls...

S&B Rating:
$64 Per person, per night  
Pioneers Lodge

Victoria Falls Hotel

The "Grand Old Lady of the Falls", this classic luxury hotel is simply a beautiful place to stay whilst visiting the Falls. Stay here ...

S&B Rating:
$300 Per person, per night  
Victoria Falls Hotel

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi is a luxury lodge with a beautiful location on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River about 20km's upstream from Victoria Falls...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Tongabezi Lodge

Chundukwa Lodge

Chundukwa Lodge is small and intimate lodge situated on the north bank of the Zambezi River just 25km upstream from the Victoria Falls....

S&B Rating:
$155 Per person, per night  
Chundukwa Lodge

River Club

The River Club is a sunlit bubble of comfort and hospitality that lies dreaming in dappled shade overlooking the Zambezi River, 18km up...

S&B Rating:
$495 Per person, per night  
River Club

Royal Livingstone

The Royal Livingstone hotel is located on the northern bank of the Zambezi River, immediately upstream of where the Victoria Falls thun...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Royal Livingstone

Sindabezi Island

Sindabezi Island is a unique and idyllic bush camp on its very own private isle on the Zambezi River just 17kms upstream for Victoria F...

S&B Rating:
$415 Per person, per night  
Sindabezi Island

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Sussi & Chuma Lodge is located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River just 12km from Victoria Falls....

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Sussi & Chuma Lodge
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Batonka Guest Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side), Victoria Falls

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Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side), Victoria Falls

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Pioneers Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side), Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)

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Tongabezi Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Chundukwa Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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River Club

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Royal Livingstone

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Sindabezi Island

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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