The Zimbabwe town site is named after the falls themselves and is a small and pretty town that is literally within walking distance of the falls. The center of town hosts a myriad of quaint gift shops, cool restaurants and artists at work.
Its location definitely offers the easiest access to the falls overall with the closest hotel, Ilala Lodge, being a mere 10 minutes’ walk. The view from this side of the falls offers the fullest, face on presentation of the longest curtain of falling water in the world. The approximately 1.2km frontage of the falls is accessed via paved paths with sixteen different viewing locations provided.
Adrenaline junkies who love the rush of adventure as well as nature lovers who prefer a slower pace will both find much to keep them happy and occupied. Activities are many and varied and include a tour of the falls, “Flight of Angels” helicopter flight, cultural dinner experience, Zambezi river cruise, white water rafting, bungee jumping and many, many more. With so much to do and see, we recommend a 3 night stay in Africa’s adventure capitol.
Ilala Lodge is a lovely, intimate boutique hotel situated in a quiet location within walking distance of both the falls and the lively town center. With 34 rooms each overlooking the green lawns bordering Victoria Falls National Park, wild animals and particularly warthog are common visitors. Two excellent on site restaurants provide fantastic service and varied cuisine.
Approximately 4 km out of town and situated high on a plateau overlooking an active waterhole and westward views over the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari lodge boasts 72 rooms decorated in richly coloured ethnic fabrics and artwork. Multiple dining options are available as are complimentary shuttle services to the town site and falls themselves. The Vic Falls Safari lodge is home to the well-known Boma restaurant which offers a mouth-watering array of exotic dishes as well as traditional dancing.
For an authentically colonial experience, one must visit the ‘grand old lady’ of the falls and stay at Victoria Falls Hotel. With stunning views across the Batoka gorge to the historic Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the falls beyond, the hotel’s 180 rooms transport you back into a bygone era. Multiple dining options ranging from fine dining to relaxed bistro and of course, high tea on the terrace is a must.
|Victoria Falls Adventures 2015|
|Price based on 3 nights||1 Jan – 30 June||1 July – 30 Nov|
|Ilala Lodge||US$ 730||US$ 730|
|Victoria Falls Safari Lodge||US$ 800||US$ 900|
|Victoria Falls Hotel||US$ 800||US$ 850|