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“A wonderful tented camp in the perfect location”
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The Elephant Camp
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

From the very minute you are welcomed at the airport by the wonderful staff of Wild Horizons to the time you sadly depart from Elephant Camp, you feel you are part of warm team aboard a well run ship.
Its close proximity to the airport and the town of Vic Falls makes this the perfect destination if you are looking for a luxury tented camp in the bush. The attention to detail is second to none. your luxurious en suite tent has a stocked mini bar as well as the little things such as laundry powder and a pair of scissors to open those pesky coffee sachets. All the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The surprise activity walking with Sylvester the cheetah was an absolute highlight of our whole entire holiday to Vic Falls. Well done 5 stars all round.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We began our trip to South Africa with a side trip to Victoria Falls. It's just lovely. We were greeted by Hilda, Moses and Calvet as we stepped out of the van. The tented guest sites were some of the most beautiful rooms you can imagine. We could see the mist from Victoria Falls. The staff was amazing. Calvet took us to the falls and also to the gorge formed by the river that runs through the falls. We loved the outdoor showers, the gratis minibar and everything about the site. The service was impeccable and the food amazing.

Room Tip: They are all good rooms
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Elephant camp had a new management team in place when we arrived and I think they had some adjustments to make. The accomodations are lovely, very nice for a tented camp and the food is great. Instead of a telephone, they use walkie- talkie and o e night ours went off beeping loudly non stop. I l could not shut it down. awake at 5:00 am not in my plan for vacation.
The best part to the experience is the visit from pet cheetah, Sylvester!!
We were there in March and the AC was helpful, but doubt if this small system could keep the tent cool in a hot summer season. Guides were great. Be sure to get a tent close to the main building; as they are VERY far away. Take spray for mosquitoes

Room Tip: Room 5 is close and has an outdoor shower
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Carolyn1127
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Very convenient, 15 mins away from airport or Victoria Falls park entrance. Can actually see the smoke / mist of Vic Falls from the lodge balcony.

The best was the walk (USD50 per head as donation) with Ed and Sylvester (the Cheetah) in the morning. Could enjoy being in the bush and go up to the cliff to over-look the amazing view. Ed was helpful to explain the nature and Sylvester's habit.

The camp itself is added contemporary, with glass door shower, bath tub, air conditioning... we got a chance to dip into to plunge pool as weather was quite warm during our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed at Elephant Camp as the last stop on our safari. We had experienced some great lodges but this one was simply the highlight of our trip.

Rooms/tents are very spacious, each with their own bath, indoor and outdoor shower, small pool and terrace with a view on the National Park and the impressive sprays of the Victoria Falls. The Camp is only a few minutes drive away from the town and the Falls itself.

Staff was without exception friendly and helpful to make this an unforgettable stay. Food was delicious.

If we are to come back to Victoria Falls in the future we will be returning to the Elephant Camp.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We have just returned from a trip to five African countries and having stayed at many hotels and lodges we have to report this tented camp outside Victoria Falls is the most beautifully run, kept and comfortable abode ever !! Not to mention stunning vistas - Basil and Petra certainly know their trade and we highly recommend several nights with them - sadly we only had one but still managed a memorable dinner ,breakfast and lunch all prepared by their wonderful chefs. Richard and Annabel - suffolk UK

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

This lodge is a great five star experience from its luxurious, spacious rooms with outside shower, bath with picture window facing over the land and its in room beverages and food.
The greeting in arrival is warm and genuinely friendly , the food is healthy and beautifully presented. Staff are always on 01924 378947 hand to offer help and refreshment without being intrusive. The cheetah experience is one in a million as especially walking with the cheetah , a must do for all guests. We had a travel problem that Gail and Hilda were especially helpful in resolving with us. All in all a fantastic lodge , with superb staff and an overall great experience. I would highly commend Elephant Lodge .

Room Tip: All the rooms are private and good so just go with it
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range: £608 - £818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls (approximately 10 km) and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve. The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 24 adults in 12 luxury tents. The 'Elephant Camp West' consists of 4 luxury tents that sleep 8 adults and 8 children (all are equipped to become family rooms with comfortable sleeper couches). (Children not included in total occupancy) All suites are gorge facing and boast a private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath (with a view), inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations. INCLUDED: Accommodation and all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bars in the rooms. Return Victoria Falls Airport transfers & two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day. Laundry & Emergency Medical Evacuation cover. Lunch at the Lookout Cafe. ... more   less 
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