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Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

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Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

I am planning a trip in July to Victoria Falls. I plan to stay on the Zimbabwe side, which I understand is where most of the falls are. I am trying to find a place to stay, and I'mn trying to figure out the best hotel with the best proximity to the park. What places have you stayed or would you recommend?

-Evan

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1. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

Hotel near the park are these ones below

Ilala Lodge

The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Kingdom Hotel

July it a very busy months so try check now, maybe are fully booked already

Good luck

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2. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

Don’t worry too much about proximity - taxis are around $5 and it’s easy to get around in town.

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3. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

I stayed at Ilala lodge in January and enjoyed my stay. I could see and feel the mist from the falls on my balcony . Warthogs roam the grounds and mini fridge in the room includes free beer, wine and soda. Bed was comfy. All staff were friendly and helpful:)

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4. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/

worth a look,, very helpful

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5. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

for budget i would recommend Shearwater village, for 3 star Rainbow hotel is great bargain and 5 star the only 'leading hotel of the world member' Victoria falls Hotel

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6. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

I second Ilala Lodge. We just returned from our amazing adventure and stayed there while in Vic Falls. It's a nice resort, close to the entrance to the Falls (as most are).. Room rate included breakfast which included both cold and hot options. We also ate one night at the Palms restaurant (on-site) which was excellent. Other good eating options close by are Three Monkeys and River Brewing Company.

If interested in taking a cruise on the Ra-Ikane (small boat in the style used by Livingstone), I recommend you book on-line as they are very limited to number of passengers. There's a link on the Ilala web-site.

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7. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

For a more mid-price option, I second the recommendation for Shearwater Explorers Village. Just a 10-minute walk to the falls and close to a number of good restaurant and drink options. We stayed in one of the chalets and it was perfect for our needs. To go even more budget, try the N1 Hotel in the same area. We stayed there for two nights and it was perfectly fine, clean and comfortable.

The drawback to staying so close to the falls are the helicopters that are buzzing in the sky above during daylight hours.

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8. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

Hi, you can try Victoria Falls Hotel,Ilala Lodge, N¹ Hotel & The Kingdom Hotel. These are the four hotels close to falls.

You have to start making arrangements now because July is the beginning of our pick season for tourism. So the hotels will start to be full booked.

Gud luck.

My Way Taxis Victoria Falls Zimbabwe.

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9. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

It depends on your budget. I myself am a backpacker at heart and have stayed at mostly Victoria Falls Backpackers and splurged on a nice night at Ilala Lodge. I heard good things about Victoria Falls Hotel. They have a nice afternoon tea setup for a reasonable price. Ilala Lodge and Victoria Falls Hotel is not too far from The Lookout Cafe where you can have decent food with a nice birds eye view of the Zambezi river. And the distance to the Victoria Falls entrance is close as well ~10min walk give or take.

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10. Re: Victoria Falls: Where to stay?

The Kingdom Hotel is brilliant, modern, yet African, and it is locatedbeside the bridge so you can walk across the bridge into Zambia and view the falls.

Please note that there is a cash shortage in Zimbabwe, so no banks have American dollars. It is all paid with credit card!

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