• Private plunge pool

Victoria Falls River Lodge

5* Luxury in the Zambezi National Park

With its open plan design, the Victoria Falls River Lodge offers uninterrupted views over landscapes where elephants graze and over the river where hippos relax. Sit back with a cocktail and admire the views under the thatched roof of the lodge or take a dip in the swimming pool. A comfortable retreat, the lodge features spacious open plan dining and lounge areas, as well as a bonfire outside. In addition complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of board games are on offer whilst activities and tours can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.

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Location Type
National park
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Tripadvisor rating 616 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Extremely close to Victoria Falls yet has exclusive privacy
  • Luxurious Tented Accommodation

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 13 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 30 minutes from Victoria Falls Airport
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Glamping
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Victoria Falls River Lodge

  • National park
  • 30 minutes from Victoria Falls Airport
  • The only lodge in the vicinity creating an exclusive feel
616 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 537
  • Very Good 61
  • Average 14
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Feb 26, 2020


My husband and I stayed at Victoria Falls River Lodge Island for 4 fabulous nights. Where do I even begin to start with how wonderful it was. There is a lodge on the mainland and then an added lodge on the little island directly opposite with 6 tree houses. We stayed in a tree house on the island. We had a seamless and friendly pick up from the airport to be met on the Zambezi river by our guide Blessed who took us by boat, passing hippos, to the island. We were met by a welcome team who consisted of Peter and Obert. In fact every time we went off the island the welcome party was there on the jetty to meet us on our return. Obert was to be our own personal butler for our stay and what a polite, kind, friendly, humble, wonderful man he was. Peter the manager was so friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening chats at the bar. Peter has the most incredible knowledge of much of Africa and was fascinating to talk to. Blessed our guide took us wherever we wanted to go and was so knowledgable about the wildlife and the area. The tree houses were beautiful, amazing views, fabulous decor, super comfortable bed, every amenity you could think of, outdoor/indoor shower, personal plunge pool and sun beds, fridge, coffee making facilities, complimentary laundry...I could go on and on!! The food was truly delicious and incredible curtesy of Leo the chef and there was a choice at every meal. We went on beautiful river cruises which included hippos, huge crocodiles and stunning sunsets and we also went on game drives. We visited the incredible Victoria Falls and my husband went white water rafting while I stayed behind having some spa treatments. We can highly recommend this wonderful place and will think of the very special time we had there often.
Feb 23, 2020

Wilderness hideaway


Lovely tranquil lodge, excellent accommodation and atmosphere, welcoming staff, a wonderful place to spend a few days, hippos in abundance , knowledgeable tour guide to the Falls and throughout. Thoroughly recommended
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Victoria Falls River Lodge


an empty pool


The pool at Victoria Falls River Lodge is a welcome retreat away from the heat. Don't be surprised if you are joined by pasings warthogs and mongoose whilst you laze away in the pool!

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Room Types


All suites at the Victoria Falls River Lodge are of the same size but all differ in their luxurious location in the lodge and along the banks of the Zambezi. You can expect spacious surroundings, open plan bathrooms and all the little luxuries you would expect from a premier luxury lodge in the wild which include mosquito nets and a ceiling fan.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
Victoria Falls River Lodge

Food & Drink

Dining Area & Lounge

Dining is informal and relaxed at Victoria Falls River Lodge. Dine in the open air and enjoy great tasting cuisine or simply choose to sit and relax in the lounge area with a cocktail or a glass of wine whilst you watch the stars above the Zambezi River.

Board Basis Options

Full Board