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Ilala Lodge
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Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge

Reviews of Ilala Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

220 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, 13 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Ilala Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Elephant

62% success

Buffalo

18% success

Zebra

9% success

Showing 51-60 of 220
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Arrival date
Mr C
Knaresborough

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2017
"Great location, very friendly staff, excellent restaurant and outside areas (pool, bar, terrace)." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Ms D
Ireland

"Pleasant stay at Illala Lodge"

1 night Arrived 3 Sep 2017
"It is a rather large hotel but the staff is welcoming, the rooms comfortable and the food very good. I truly enjoyed the relaxing birdwatching / breakfast cruise." See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe; 5n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms L
Heathfield

"Really good lodge"

2 nights Arrived 16 Aug 2017
"Although they are building nearby to extend the lodge and gave us a free river trip to make up for this, it was not a problem for us, as it was a national holiday so no work was going on. The building is quite close to some (but not all) of the rooms so could be intrusive for guests staying in those rooms as it develops, although a high screen has been erected.

We really liked Ilala Lodge - the staff were very pleasant and we had a lovely room overlooking the falls in the distance. Dinner was very good- we loved sitting outside under the stars!" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe; 2n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Lawrence
London

"Ilala Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 18 Jun 2017
"Friendly staff, excellent food and great location near to the Falls." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs C
Southwest USA

"Great service great location"

2 nights Arrived 27 May 2017
"It may not be the fanciest hotel in town, but it is certainly the best in terms of location. A short walk to the falls or the market.

The service in both the restaurant and the bar was great, and the food was good if not great. The rooms are not luxurious, but they are certainly more than adequate and a good fit for this budget minded group. The grounds were lovely, and we saw elephant, bushbuck, baboon, warthog and mongoose on the lawn. The one minor complaint was that the pool was not perfectly cleaned, but it was still refreshing and a nice amenity." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 5n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs N
Bucks

"Ilala Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 13 May 2017
"The hotel and quality of accommodation exceeded our expectations. The interior decoration was lovely and we particularly the liked the wealth of historical prints and artefacts dotted around the hotel. The standard of food in the hotel restaurant was also great and exceeded our expectations.

Beautiful location and staff were friendly, sincere and professional." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr Bob Farrell
USA

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 10 May 2017
"The rooms were a little more rustic then in some pictures, Gave me the worst room location #39.

I needed more assistance with lifting two bags and there to place them. How the heat and air worked etc.." See all these reviews: 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Dr M
Fort Myers

"Ilala Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 6 May 2017
"Having a mini bar in the room included in the stay was great.

Centrally located in town, able to walk anywhere." See all these reviews: 5n in Namibia; 1n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms M
Canmore

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Apr 2017
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mrs & Mr C-J
BC

"Ilala Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 22 Mar 2017
"The location of Ilala is perfect for the view of the mist from the Falls and the walking trail to the Falls and Bridge and the town itself. It is set in manicured gardens where monkeys and warthogs wander.

The Buffet Breakfast had everything along with freshly made hot choices. Dinner was set outside on the lawn under the stars with the piano music in the background - magical!

We went on both the Sunset and the Sunrise River Tour. Both were wonderful opportunities to view birds and other wildlife." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
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220 reviews of Ilala Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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