Victoria Falls

Places to stay near Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe

Below we've noted notes down suggestions for where to stay in and around the town of Victoria Falls - on the south side of the great Zambezi River, in Zimbabwe. As an alternative, some travellers choose to stay in or near the town of Livingstone, in Zambia, on the North side of the river.

Both areas great and very close to the famous waterfall, and both have their pros and cons - depending on how you're arriving and leaving, and what activities you want to do whilst you're here. So read on below, and then chat to our experts before you finalise your plans.

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Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge

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In a convenient location just ten minutes' walk from the Zimbabwe side of the famous Victoria Falls, and even closer to the centre ...More about Ilala Lodge

Excellent  93%
(215 reviews)

The lodge was about a 10 to 15 minutes walk from the entrance to the Victoria Falls. We walked around ourselves - an organised trip was not necessary. Probably the afternoon ... Ilala Lodge reviews...

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

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Oozing Edwardian style, the Victoria Falls Hotel is the most famous address in town – with a name to rival Raffles in Singapore ...More about Victoria Falls Hotel

Excellent  94%
(131 reviews)

Talk about a step back into a Bygone Era.!!! Staff were great, very attentive & helpful but not in your face. Rooms perhaps a wee bit dated to say the least, but the ... Victoria Falls Hotel reviews...

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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High up on a plateau bordering the Zambezi National Park, the relaxed Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers a comfortable and relatively ...More about Victoria Falls Lodge

Good  89%
(20 reviews)

Beautiful place, people very friendly and very organized. Everything was ready for us and they gave us an itinerary. The staff left us a fruit plate and sparkling wine ... Victoria Falls Lodge reviews...

Sprayview Hotel

Sprayview Hotel

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About 2km from the Victoria Falls, Sprayview is the first hotel visitors come to when arriving from Victoria Falls Airport, which ...More about Sprayview Hotel

Good  77%
(15 reviews)

This is a nice hotel to enjoy Victoria Falls. The Three Monkey's was a great place to eat. High tea at the Vict Falls hotel was just OK. Sprayview Hotel reviews...

The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp

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The Elephant Camp is situated on its own private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park, 15 minutes’ drive from Victoria ...More about The Elephant Camp

Excellent  94%
(14 reviews)

We were pleasantly surprised because we had thought of this as a place to ease into the trip and recover from our jet lag. We saw our first giraffes on the ride into the camp... The Elephant Camp reviews...

Batonka Guest Lodge

Batonka Guest Lodge

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Tucked away in a quiet, leafy suburb of Victoria Falls Town, Batonka Guest Lodge is just 2.2km away from the eponymous waterfall, ...More about Batonka Guest Lodge

Excellent  98%
(9 reviews)

Pleasant and quiet hotel in central location. Good service and facilities Batonka Guest Lodge reviews...

Victoria Falls Safari Club

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Victoria Falls Safari Club sits on the same plateaued site as its sister lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. However, it has a ...More about Victoria Falls Club

Excellent  93%
(8 reviews)

The facilities are great, food was ok & breakfast was best. Rooms very comfortable & modern facilities in the room. There's a man made water hole you can view from the rooms ... Victoria Falls Club reviews...

Gorges Lodge

Gorges Lodge

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About 30km from the Victoria Falls, Gorges Lodge is perched above the Batoka Gorge with fantastic views of the Zambezi River ...More about Gorges Lodge

Excellent  97%
(7 reviews)

We had 3 days to relax at Gorges at the end of our safari. We chose to stay here, a short drive from Victoria Falls, as we wanted a quiet environment, and we were very happy ... Gorges Lodge reviews...

Little Gorges Tented Lodge

Little Gorges Tented Lodge

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Perched on the rim of the Batoka Gorge, Little Gorges Tented Lodge has spectacular views over the confluence of the Dibu Dibu ...More about Little Gorges

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Lovely staff Little Gorges reviews...

Zambezi Sands

Zambezi Sands

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Situated in a remote area beside the upper section of the Zambezi River, Zambezi Sands is a small tented safari camp about an ...More about Zambezi Sands

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

A superb lodge in a wonderful setting. Lovely staff. A really good place to start your safari if you have already seen Vic Falls. Zambezi Sands reviews...

Matetsi River Lodge

Matetsi River Lodge

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Major refurbishments on Matetsi River Lodge have given this classic old Zimbabwean property a new lease of life. Re-opened in ...More about Matetsi River Lodge

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Overall we had a great stay. The rooms are beautifully updated, a sort of mixture between modern African and Scandinavian style. The outdoor space is nice and the plunge ... Matetsi River Lodge reviews...

Old Drift Lodge

Old Drift Lodge

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On the banks of the Zambezi River, 7km upstream of the Victoria Falls, the stylish Old Drift Lodge opened in mid-May 2018. It ...More about Old Drift Lodge

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

There are no words to adequately describe the wonderful week I spent here - I am having severe withdrawal symptoms ! I cannot thank Lucy Copson enough for pointing me towards ... Old Drift Lodge reviews...

Matetsi River House

Matetsi River House

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Matetsi River House re-opened in August 2016 following extensive refurbishment. Situated on the private Matetsi Game Reserve ...More about Matetsi River House

Mpala Jena

Mpala Jena

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Construction has started on the new Mpala Jena camp in Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park, adjacent to the world famous Victoria Falls...More about Mpala Jena

Palm River Lodge

Palm River Lodge

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Palm River Lodge is a new 4-star luxury hotel, located on the banks of the Zambezi River and is set to open in May 2020. The ...More about Palm River

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

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The Victoria Falls Safari Suites are situated on a ridge about a 15-minute drive from the Victoria Falls. No one from Expert ...More about Victoria Falls Suites

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