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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This hotel was opened in 1995 and currently undergoing renovations. We were initially placed in the 'unrenovated side with no view of the waterhole'. It was very dated, shower squeezed into corner of bathroom. Very disappointed after the quality of accommodation in South Africa. We asked to moved and this occurred without any fuss.
If booking I would recommend that you stipulate you want to a room in the renovated area.

To the management - finish the renovations real quick.
The view from the bar and restaurants over the waterhole great but it was really good to sit on our balcony and watch the watering hole.


The Boma evening was really enjoyable.

It is about a 20 min walk from Victoria Falls, however, there is a shuttle bus into Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls was fantastic and really enjoyed the 25 min helicopter ride.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the waterhole and a renovated room. Lots of stairs to walk up and down.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Roxxy


Thank you for your very perceptive review on Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

The good news is that all 72 rooms are in the process of being totally refurbished and redesigned right now and all will be complete by the end of July. We're taking out the bath tubs and replacing with large walk-in rain showers with more room. Everything about the rooms will be more modern and much lighter.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the Boma,

We sincerely hope you will visit us again and have a feel of the new rooms.

Kind Regards
Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I was a little bit hesitant traveling to Zimbabwe on my own as a 26-year-old woman, but I'm so glad I did. The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge was absoutely AMAZING - one of the highlights of my whole trip to Africa. My room had a balcony overlooking the watering hole where I would just sit for hours with binoculars and watch the animals come and go. I saw buffalo, warthogs, baboons, impala, and more! The food and drinks at the hotel restuaurant and bar were great, and the service was wonderful. All of the staff was especially friendly and I especially enjoyed the man in costume at the entrance who greeted you. There's also a vulture feeding at 1 p.m. which is both thrilling and kind of gross. They also give you plenty of complimentary water bottles which is important too. The Activity Desk was also helpful in booking additional excursions around the area.

The only two cons were that (1) the food was really expensive and (2) it felt a little bit dangerous to walk back to the room in the dark with all of the animals everywhere, but it made it more exciting. I also wish they had a list of what animals you might see at the watering hole.

I would absolutely recommend staying at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on your next trip to Zimbabwe.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Dear Kristen

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and that you enjoyed the room and the services we provide.

Thank you for staying with us and for recommending Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to your friends, this is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I stayed at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for 4 nights over Easter 2014 before doing a 10-day safari tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa. From the moment I arrived, the staff treated me like a valued guest, and were always friendly and helpful. In particular, I must thank Joy for going above and beyond the call of duty to sort out the problems I was having with my tour company.
My room was well sized with an old world charm but in need of a little TLC such as repainting and replacing the balcony doors so they shut properly to keep out the resident monkeys and baboons. Most rooms have a view of the nearby waterhole.
While the lodge is a bit of a distance from town and the falls, there's a regular, free shuttle bus and the national park location means you come across a variety of wild animals while walking on the grounds. It was an awesome experience to see elephants, giraffe and impala for the first time from the restaurant overlooking the waterhole. Watching staff feed vultures was equally exciting.
I enjoyed all my meals at the lodge, particularly those at the restaurant. My compliments to the chef.
As a solo traveller I really appreciated the free wifi throughout the complex as I could keep in touch with family and friends.
Of all the places I stayed in Africa, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge was my favourite.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the waterhole.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Dear Andi

Thank you so very much for your kind words on Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, and rating our property as your favourite. We are delighted to hear that you found our staff to be always friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed our vista of the African landscape and the animals at the waterhole.

We hope to welcome you back again soon

Kind Regards
Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a wonderful 2-night stay here at the end of April 2014. The staff had the best customer sevice, restaurant had excellent food, and room was very nice. Best of all was the room balcony that looked over a water hole where we saw many animals including elephants, warthhogs, giraffes, and more. Very relaxing stay. Also, even though wasn't in town, the shuttle service was excellent.

Room Tip: Get to meals early to get best seats for animal viewing.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Dear Glen,

Your review of your stay with us is inspiring and so beautifully phrased - thank you very much

Please do come back for another visit soon.

Best Regards
Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Even when it's far from the town and the falls, there is a constant shuttle service. The location and view are great. With a water hole in front, all the rooms have wonderful views of it. Some animals with get very close to your room. Very good food. A perfect view of the water hole while you have breakfast in the morning and a very nice bar for the afternoons. The rooms and bathrooms are clean but need some maintenance

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kartikmexico
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Dear Kartik

Many thanks for taking your time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear your experience with us was the best in Southern Africa!

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Best Regards
Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had a great stay, really enjoyed the location & the rooms were spotless. The suite room with a view over the waterhole was really wonderful & made waking up every morning an event in itself!
The staff were attentive and helpful. The meals were overall tasty and well presented

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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Anneline.

Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted to hear that you found our staff to be attentive and helpful and that you enjoyed our meals and comfy rooms! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

All the best

Jonathan Hudson

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Return visit to Victoria Falls after many years away. Was not disappointed with VFSL, although the room décor looked a little tired, it was spotlessly clean and the room service was excellent. We had been forewarned that renovations were taking place at the time of our visit, but there was no noise or disturbance from the works and the renovations looked superb. Staff are extremely attentive and the service was second to none. Food in the restaurant was good and helpings are very generous. All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Dave

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback on your return trip to Victoria Falls. We are delighted that we could make your stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoyable. Indeed all our rooms are currently undergoing a complete refurbishment, all of which should be complete by the end of July 2014.

We do hope to have you visit again, where we will ensure to exceed your expectations

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Jonathan Hudson

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Address: 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
#4 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#4 Spa Hotel in Victoria Falls
#5 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range: £229 - £415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Victoria Falls Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted the best Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe for 20 years running, the world-famous Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers easy access to the iconic Victoria Falls, coupled with a wildlife experience that is truly unrivalled. Now in its 22nd year of welcoming guests, the Lodge is built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park with endless unspoilt views to the horizon, just four kilometers from the Falls. This is the only sunset facing hotel in Victoria Falls, and the newly-renovated rooms and balconies are built up above a central waterhole which attracts herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, as well as night-time predators, such as lion and leopard. Our warm and personable staff are our greatest pride. Past guests frequently comment on our team's sublime hospitality and seamless delivery. The main areas of the lodge, such as the MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant and the homely Buffalo Bar, are rich in ambience and also overlook the central waterhole, where drinks and dinners are often shared with wildlife meandering down to the water each day to quench their thirst. ... more   less 
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