I stayed with my wife and 2 teenage girls for 3 nights in July 2014. While I think most people probably visit this area just to see Victoria Falls, this lodge adds so much more to the experience. The lodge is about 30-40 minutes from the airport in Zimbabwe and you get to the lodge by safari vehicle and boat. On the way to the lodge we saw elephants and giraffes as well as other wildlife.The lodge is on the Zambezi river and you are virtually "in the wild". There are warthogs on the grounds as well as other animals. When dark, you need to be escorted to your room by the lodge staff. The luxury tents are beautiful. They are partially screened so you will hear the wildlife at night and you may have a few small bugs in the room but this only adds to a truly authentic experience. Be aware that the nights also get cool during the African winter. The view of the river from our tent was beautiful and we could see the spray from the falls from our back porch. They offer both water and land safaris and both supplied rewarding wildlife sightings. We had a gentleman named White as our boat captain who could not do more for us. When taking us to the airport by boat, White went out of his way to show us hippos and crocodiles as we departed. Our land safari ranger was Clever who also did an awesome job. One evening after dinner, Clever heard the roar of a lion and several of us jumped into a safari vehicle with Clever for an impromptu drive in search of the lion.The food was delicious and the drinks were plentiful.The manager Amanda was extremely helpful and accommodating as was Sabrina. Staying at the Zambezi Crescent is a great choice if you visit Zimbabwe and want to enhance your experience beyond just visiting Victoria Falls.
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- Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls. The combination of fine dining, luxurious accommodation and an exceptional African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance – ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again. ... more less
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