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Ilala Lodge
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Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
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Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

261 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ilala Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2019, 48 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Ilala Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Elephant

52% success

Buffalo

17% success

Zebra

17% success

Showing 11-20 of 261
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Arrival date
Never too old
London

"Ilala Lodge review "

2 nights Arrived 6 Jun 2023
"Ilala Lodge is comfortable, clean and in walking distance of Victoria Falls.

Staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was good.

We did the sunset cruise provided by the Lodge and it was one of the highlights of our visit." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

4 sightings

Elephant

1 sighting

Family P
Cirencester

"Ilala Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 5 Jun 2023
"A well located hotel with helpful staff.

Sadly, the pool was out of action during our stay due to reroofing of the surrounding building- however, free transport was available to use the pool at the other hotel a short drive away." See all these reviews: 13n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Alex
Algarve

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 31 May 2023
"Such a pretty place in the middle of Victoria Falls - so very handy to both walk to the Falls and into the town itself. You have to accept the constant noise of the helicopters overhead - but inevitable of course.

The rooms are large if functional but sitting on your patio with the elephants wandering past to enjoy the waterhole can't be complained about!

The food was superb - amongst the best we had all trip." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs. E.
Zurich

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 21 Apr 2023
"- nice lodge with perfect location for vic falls visit on foot
- bush bucks passing through the gardens is lovely
- negative: constant heli noise due to the proximity to the falls
- one night loud music from the nearby restaurant" See all these reviews: 7n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs G
Cottenham

"Great 2 days at Vic Falls"

2 nights Arrived 11 Dec 2022
"Convenient location close to the entrance of the Victoria Falls National Park and Zambia boarder. The room was well appointed with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. We could see the mist from the Falls from our bedroom patio, as well as the breakfast / dining room veranda. The staff were friendly and helpful, booking a taxi to take us to a nearby restaurant on our first night. Breakfasts offered a good variety of options. We ate in the hotel restaurant after our sunset river cruise, which was also good.

We enjoyed all the activities that the area had to offer (booked independently through wild horizons). We particularly liked the little bamba sunrise tram ride onto the victoria falls bridge. We also enjoyed the lookout cafe for drinks & lunches. On the sunset cruise we saw crocodiles, hippos and a variety of birdlife. On the drive from the Botswana / Zimbabwe border to the lodge we also saw an elephant.
N.B. The white water rafting departs at 7am, so it needs to be booked at least the day before." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

1 sighting

Mr D.
Chelmsford

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Nov 2022
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs Z
Saratoga

"Ilala Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 25 Sep 2022
"Had an excellent, brief stay here.

Very helpful and accommodating staff." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs J.
Chester

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 23 Sep 2022
"Very comfortable. The food was really good. The service from all staff was excellent.

It was an easy walk to the falls." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Lisvane

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2022
"Ilala Lodge is in a great location to visit Victoria Falls and both the food and services were to a high standard." See all these reviews: 13n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs T
Sevenoaks

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2022
"An ideal lodge in which to relax after tiring international travel - the staff, rooms, dining and facilities are all first class and for a short stay to view the Falls and its surrounds it ticks all the boxes." See all these reviews: 11n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

3 sightings

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