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Located within easy walking distance of the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls and the nearby town, Ilala Lodge offers excellent accommodation close to the mighty Zambezi River.

The 56 beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer distinguished, yet affordable, accommodation in warm elegant surroundings. Each room or suite has a balcony or a verandah and look out on to the manicured gardens where wildlife can often be spotted. The Palm Restaurant offers the finest a la carte cuisine and diners have the option to eat inside or outside. Those who opt for the al fresco option can listen to the roar of 'the smoke that thunders' whilst they eat.  

Close to the restaurant is a well-sized swimming pool along with an open-air bar which has comfortable chairs and sofas – perfect for an evening’s sundowner. There are a variety of activities available from Ilala Lodge which range from relaxed to the more strenuous. Regardless of how long your stay is, there is always something to do. 

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Wings over Zimbabwe

This trip idea makes the most of your time by flying between comfortable safari lodges and tented camps. From the imposing spectacle of Victoria Falls, head to Hwange National Park, renowned for its elephant and buffalo herds. Continue with spectacular aerial views of Lake Kariba to Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Combining perfectly with a safari in Zambia, Botswana, Namibia or Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls are not only a wonderful place from which to begin or end a trip, but offer enough interest to be a safari destination in their own right. The wildlife in the tributaries is active all year round, and the birdlife is superb.

  • Where: Matabeleland North
  • Ideal for viewing: waterbuck, African elephant, hippo, black eagle, Taita falcon
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris, River safaris