I have just returned home after a month travelling in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe) with my wife and 3 daughters (14,12,7). The last night of our trip was spent at Lorries B&B in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We spent 2 amazing days in Vic Falls. An important element in our amazing time in Vic Falls - was Lorries B&B.
Lorries had been recommended to us but we had no idea what we were in for. Lorries is run by Lorrie and Clive with George helping out in the Bar - two wonderful people who put their all into ensuring that their guest have a memorable time in Vic Falls. The location of Lorries is perfect. Its in what is called a low density suburb - minutes from the town center by taxi. (Lorrie organised us a taxi driver (Peter) who would come pick us up, take us to where we want and then pick us up again.
The B&B is lovely. We had the cottage (2 large on-suite bedrooms, large lounge, with an area with 2 additional beds). My girls thought the bedrooms were "princesses bedrooms" so we had to use the 2 extra beds in the lounge area, while they were in their fantasy bedrooms. Soon after we arrived the girls dived into the swimming pool that is in the center of the property and had a good time playing in the pool and with Lorries two dogs - both very playful and creating that true home atmosphere. We sat in the bar and started talking to Lorrie and Clive - it was like being in Africa of old. We got our bearings from Lorrie and then Peter picked us up for a trip to the market and bungee jumping off Victoria bridge. That night we sat in the Bar and listened to stories from Lorrie, Clive and George. Clive is an ex farmer and George is a retired military officer. It was so interesting listening to the stories and learning about Zimbabwe's history, present and their views on the future. Also at the bar was Ian, a renowned environmentalist who shared a bit of his wealth of information about wildlife in Zimbabwe. Great guy.
Lorries B&B is an experience in itself and I would NOT visit Vic Falls again without staying at Lorries. Its simple, very comfortable and charming - great value. 10 out of 10 on my scale.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lorries B&B is a small family run bed and breakfast offering personalised service and advice. Set in a quiet tropical garden within walking distance of all that Victoria Falls has to offer ... more less