The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 12
Last updated 20-Sep-2016

Main description of The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Lounge Area
Available services Airport Shuttle, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Travel Desk
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Elephant-back Safaris, Bird Watching, Adrenaline Activities, Animal Encounters, Boat Cruises, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Rides, Hiking, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Kayaking / Paddling, Quad Biking, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises, Tree-top Canopy Tours

Room types at The Elephant Camp

Family Luxury Tented Suites

Family Luxury Tented Suites

All suites are gorge facing and have:- Private viewing deck and plunge pool Private lounge area Air-conditioning and fans  Bath with a view  Inside and outside shower   Mini bar and tea/coffee stations 220V main Electricity Fold Out Sleeper couch The Two Family Suites at The Elephant Camp are equipped with one king-sized bed and one fold-out sleeper bed (double).

Standard Luxury Tented Suites

Standard Luxury Tented Suites

All suites are gorge facing and have:- Private viewing deck and plunge pool Private lounge area Air-conditioning and fans  Bath with a view  Inside and outside shower   Mini bar and tea/coffee stations 220V main Electricity The Standard Luxury Tented Suites accommodate up to 2 guests (Twin or Double)

Units at The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp West

The Elephant Camp West

Elephant Camp West’s four suites cater for groups and families traveling to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The suites are of the same size, style and design as the current rooms at The Elephant Camp. Each suite has a bedroom area (interchangeable beds to suit king or twin), a lounge area with comfortable fold-out sleeper-couch style beds which enable the room to cater for small families, a spacious bathroom (bath with a view, indoor & outdoor showers) as well as a private deck and plunge pool overlooking the Victoria Falls National Park with spectacular views of the spray of the Falls on the horizon.
  
The camp has a beautiful central lounge area with bar and indoor dining room.  The expansive deck offers an ideal alfresco dining location - perfect for savouring culinary excellence, whilst taking in the sweepings vistas of Africa. Cuisine is of the same high standard as that offered by The Elephant Camp; catering staff are managed by the Executive Chef from The Elephant Camp. The Elephant Camp West serves as an extension of The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, as well as a stand-alone facility offering an exclusive experience for up to 16 guests.
 
During construction of The Elephant Camp West bush clearing was kept to a bare minimum in accordance with Wild Horizons’ environmental policy.  The suites were sited to maximise privacy through the use of existing trees and vegetation. Other green initiatives implemented include using ‘grey water’ systems, worm farms for bio-waste and solar water heaters as well as the planting of 50 indigenous trees and the establishment of a nursery to ensure the continued forestation of the Sanctuary.
 
In Summary, the 4 Luxury Tented Suites offer:-
Views of the spray of the Falls
Each suite has it’s own private viewing deck & plunge pool
King size or twin beds as well as 2 single fold out sleeper-couch beds for children under the age of 16 years old (Max 4 guests per suite)
Private lounge area with mini bar & tea/coffee station
Air-conditioning & ceiling fan
Bath with a view
Inside and outside shower facilities
Solar geyser
Free Wi-fi
 
Highlights:-
A unique and luxurious way of experiencing the African Bush and the very best Victoria Falls has to offer.
Small, intimate lodge ideal for exclusive use & family travel
Fantastic “Exclusive Use Rates”
Private plunge pools overlooking the Victoria Falls National Park & Spray of the Falls

Activities at The Elephant Camp

A Village Tour

A Village Tour

Guests will be transferred to a rural village where they will see local villagers going about their daily tasks and interact with them. The tour enables them to see rural Zimbabwean life first hand.


Included Activity- this activity is included in our rates but must be scheduled with management on arrival and is subject to availability.

Interaction with Sylvester, Ambassador Cheetah

Interaction with Sylvester, Ambassador Cheetah

Interaction with Sylvester, Ambassador Cheetah (At management’s discretion). Five years ago, the Wild Horizons family was extended by the arrival of a very special member. Having tragically lost his mother and four siblings after a fatal attack of a male lion, Sylvester is unfortunately unable to hunt or provide for himself. Yet Sylvester was never destined to become a pet, and being a specially protected animal on the endangered species list, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management were involved from the outset with Sylvester’s welfare. A plan was needed for a future permanent home for Sylvester, and the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFWT) became involved.

Despite numerous release attempts, cheetah, do not survive in the wild without experiencing the maternal care of a mother for the initial twenty two months of their lives. A plan was formulated by which Sylvester acts as an ‘Ambassador Cheetah’. Sylvester interacts with the public to raise awareness of the cheetah’s peril as a species and the challenges they face being on the endangered species list.

Lunch at The Lookout Cafe

Lunch at The Lookout Cafe

Enjoy lunch at The Lookout Cafe

The Lookout Café is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging the giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just down-river of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. Delicious meals, exciting cocktails & ice cold refreshments make The Lookout Café an ideal spot to enjoy these spectacular views in combination with a Tour Of The Falls or a High Wire activity. The café is located at the Wild Horizons High Wire facility where popular activities such as the Gorge Swing, Flying Fox, and Canopy Tour are operated from.
Wild Horizons looks forward to welcoming you to this completely new and uniquely positioned dining experience!

Highlights:-
· Spectacular views of the Batoka Gorge, Vic Falls Bridge and Spray of the Falls
· Semi open-air café with refreshing beverages and a lively cocktail menu
· Cafe style cuisine with offerings to suit every taste and occasion

Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

Selected Spa Treatments are available in the privacy of your suite (subject to availability, on request at an additional charge).

Visiting the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust

Guests visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW),a non-profit whose mission is to advance environmental conservation through hands-on wildlife research, the management of a veterinary laboratory and rehabilitation facility and the education of local peoples in the sustainable usage of natural resources.

Included Activity- this activity is included in our rates but must be scheduled with management on arrival and is subject to availability.

Walking Safaris - Nature & Birding Walks

Walking Safaris - Nature & Birding Walks

Explore our beautiful concession, part of the Victoria Falls National Park, with experienced guides who will bring the landscape to life.

Included Activity- this activity is included in our rates but must be scheduled with management on arrival and is subject to availability.