Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 72
Last updated 28-Feb-2018

Main description of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities TV Room
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Complementary Wi-Fi, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Massages, Walks (Guided), Adrenaline Activities, Big 5, Boat Cruises, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Fishing, Game Drives, General Sightseeing, Golf, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Kayaking / Paddling, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Sky Diving, Tree-top Canopy Tours, Wildlife Tours

Room types at Victoria Falls Lodge

Lodge Standard Room

Lodge Standard Room

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Standard Rooms all have a balcony with a view overlooking the Zambezi National Park. The rooms are furnished with double or twin beds and have an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and mini bar. All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans.

Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms

Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms

The Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms have a balcony with a view overlooking the waterhole and the Zambezi National Park and are sunset facing and have a bathroom with a rain shower and mini bar. Three of the Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms can accommodate a roller bed for a child under 12 years of age. These rooms can be made up into a king or twin configuration. All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans.

Lodge Waterhole Facing Suite

Lodge Waterhole Facing Suite

Duplex with entrance lobby leading into sunken lounge and balcony with a view overlooking the waterhole and Zambezi National Park. Sunset Facing. Complimentary mini bar stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks and beer. There is a a guest toilet off the lobby and open plan staircase leading up to the bedroom which has an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans in the bedroom and lounge. A roller bed for a child under 12 years can be prepared in the lounge of the suite.

Activities at Victoria Falls Lodge

Game Walks

Game Walks

Enjoy hours in the sunshine, learning about the African bush and wildlife. Walks generally depart at 06h15 and you will return at about 14h30.

Siduli Hide - Hide Sits

Siduli Hide - Hide Sits

Situated on the edge of the waterhole at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the Siduli Hide offers guests a chance observe wildlife in a unique way.

A suitably trained and qualified Professional Guide escorts guests into the hide, which is designed to look like a termite mound. This involves a short walk (5 minutes) from the lodge to the hide. Once hidden within, guests wait for a variety of mammal, reptile and bird species to visit the waterhole to quench their thirsts or to sample minerals at the nearby salt-lick.

We recommend early morning and late afternoon trips to the hide. Times will vary slightly with the seasons, but we normally meet set off for the hide at 0615hrs and at 1615hrs in the afternoons.

Time spent in the hide will vary, but we sell it as a minimum of a two hour sit. We confirm on 2 guests and currently we can take a maximum of 6 guests. No children under 16 years allowed (unless special permission is granted).

In the morning, clients will be offered tea/coffee at Vic Falls Safari Lodge, before going into the hide. In the afternoon, we will include soft drinks, mineral water and a limited amount of beer (people need to be in a sober state due to close wildlife interactions). Ideally, the pickup times should be 15 minutes prior to the departure times above.

Please note that due to seasonal changes and the fact that this is an authentic wild experience, we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings. Saying this, the drier it gets, the more chance there is of having some very good close up encounters!

Further points to consider: Guests must be able to sit quietly for long periods of time and should not suffer from claustrophobia! Due to the possibility of close interactions with wildlife, this experience is not for the faint-hearted! This activity is ideal for photographers, small groups and wildlife enthusiasts, who are after a ‘non-touristy” experience.

Rack rate: US$50.00 per person.

Vulture Culture Experience

Vulture Culture Experience

All guests at the resort, as well as visitors to the Lodge are invited to enjoy this daily educational activity affectionately referred to as the ‘Vulture Culture’ experience.

This program is for guests at the resort, as well as visitors. It focuses on the ecological importance of raptors and scavengers in order to maintain and to build an overall awareness of conservations issues these birds face. By educating about the feeding habits and conservation of vultures, we are not only creating awareness of the conservations issues that faces these birds, but benefiting their living environment within the area.

The experience occurs daily at 1300hrs in front of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

The activity is great for photography and bird identification, and to date is thoroughly enjoyed by guests and visitors.

At 1245hrs, our resident guide gathers the guests sitting at the Buffalo Bar to join him to head to down to the feeding area. Carcasses from The Boma dinner the previous night are thrown out to attract circling vultures. This is an amazing experience as there is activity in the sky at 1245hrs and by 1300hrs – it is heaving with over 100 vultures and other birds of prey.

Restaurants at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

The award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is not to be missed. The restaurant is widely-known for its impeccable service, exquisite meals and fine selection of South African wines. he restaurant’s decor is luxurious, with a traditional Africa safari flare and just the right atmosphere in which to relax and relive the day’s animal sightings. The international a la carte menu also includes popular dishes with a local flare like Pumba Fillet and Impala Loin as well as Kudu fillets, and for the more adventurous, smoked crocodile pasta. Meals are all beautifully prepared with only the freshest ingredients. The split-level restaurant overlooks the lodge’s on-site watering hole that is often frequented by buffalo, elephant, warthog, antelope and colourful birdlife - the views alone guarantee a memorable meal. The view over the African bush at sunset is one not to be forgotten. As the restaurant is very popular bookings are essential. MaKuwa-Kuwa is open every day for breakfast (07h00 - 10h00), lunch (12h30 - 14h30) and dinner (19h00 - 22h00). The dress code is smart-casual. Summer evenings are warm, so light clothing is ideal, but winter evenings (June - August) can be chilly, so patrons are advised to bring a warm layer or two. Dinner guests are encouraged to be seated by 19h30 to enjoy MaKuwa-Kuwa’s resident acapella group’s beautiful African songs. MaKuwa-Kuwa is also available for private parties of no more than 100 guests, provided that most of the guests are resident at either the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites or Lokuthula Lodges. All bookings for private parties can be done through the functions manager or reservation office. The restaurant’s decor is luxurious, with a traditional Africa safari flare and just the right atmosphere in which to relax and relive the day’s animal sightings. The international a la carte menu also includes popular dishes with a local flare like Pumba Fillet and Impala Loin as well as Kudu fillets, and for the more adventurous, smoked crocodile pasta. Meals are all beautifully prepared with only the freshest ingredients.

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