We opened our trip with a short stay at this place. Instant relaxation. There is a beautiful view of the mist/spray rising from the Falls and you can watch clouds being created and drifting away while relaxing on the deck with a drink of your choice. There are lots of comfortable chairs out on the deck so you can really relax and enjoy a drink and watch the scenery. We saw elephants on the afternoon of our arrival and they moved over to the water hole and enjoyed a dip. The deck overlooks a very nice pool; we did not have a chance to use it but it looked very inviting.
The rooms (tents) are very luxurious and are air conditioned. There is a large deck with table, chairs and lounge chairs with cushions. Bathrooms have an indoor and outdoor shower and a huge tub along the deck window. Shampoo, conditioner, gel, soap and body lotion are provided. There is bug spray for the room and for you. One side of the room contains comfortable sofa and chairs. There is a minibar and snacks are provided.
Meals were delicious but you were served a set dish so if you had some dislikes, you need to let them know. Dining was at a private table outside on the deck. All the food was delicious and plentiful. Transfers to town are available for free (2 trips per day so 1 round-trip). The staff is friendly and non-intrusive. We saw and met the resident cheetah but did not do any of the elephant activities. Everyone I heard who did go enjoyed it. I think children would really enjoy this place.
There are lots of things to do in Victoria Falls. If you stay here make sure you allocate some time to enjoy the facilities of the lodge, including the elephant and cheetah. Although there are places in town close to the Falls and town, I liked the quiet here, and town was just a short ride away. This was definitely a great start to our trip and worth the splurge.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Elephant Camp Hotel Victoria Falls