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The Elephant Camp

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Elephant Camp has 12 luxurious tented suites, from which guests are able to explore the falls and then retreat to camp to relax. Situated on a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park, it has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls.

At a Glance

  • Views of the Victoria Falls mist

  • Stunning tented suites with a plunge pool

  • Meet Sylvester the habituated cheetah

  • Peaceful retreat from the buzz of Victoria Falls Town

  • Meet and ride the herd of elephant who live on the property

Honeymoon, Adventure, Wildlife

Insider's View

Elephant Camp has arguably the best camp shop in Zimbabwe.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Watch the spray rising from the Falls in the distance.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Elephant Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria Falls

Description

Elephant Camp is set on a private concession within The Victoria Falls National Park. With spectacular views of the mists rising over the majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of the Zambezi River, it is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas. Within easy reach of Victoria Falls, yet secluded on its own game reserve, the camp offers a fascinating combination of the adrenaline adventures that the area is renowned for with thrilling wildlife encounters, including close interaction with the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.

Twelve luxury tented suites boast magnificent views of the rocky gorges. The private viewing decks each have a plunge pool, while deep bathtubs look onto breathtaking bush panoramas. Giant four poster beds beckon for a peaceful night’s rest.

The main area has spacious decks, as well as a cozy lounge, bar and dining area. Shady tented spaces lead out onto the swimming pool where comfortable loungers gaze onto sweeping vistas of Batoka Gorge.

Elephant Camp West has four further luxury tents and its own dining and lounge area, ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together looking for a small camp atmosphere. All of the suites face the gorge and have a private deck complete with plunge pool.

Accommodation

The Elephant Camp accommodates guests in 12 luxury tented suites. All the large air-conditioned suites are gorge facing and have a large private viewing deck, with a plunge pool and private lounge area. The bathrooms also offer a large bath with views towards the gorges as well as an inside and outside shower.

Elephant Camp West has four further tents, which are used as part of the main camp during the busier months, or available to hire out exclusively with its own mess and dining tent area, ideal for families or groups.

Childcare

Children over the age of 7 years are welcome to come and stay at The Elephant Camp. Two of the suites are able to accommodate children on sofa beds in the lounge area.

Facilities

Elephant Camp has a lovely large swimming with views of the spray from the Victoria Falls. The large main area has lots of corners to relax and the area is also covered by Wi-Fi.

Activities

Most of the activities revolve around the Victoria Falls and there are also opportunities to go game viewing in the Victoria Falls National Park. Guests can tailor their activities to their own requirements, there are guided fishing trips, cultural village walks and sunset river cruises. From Victoria Falls the options include: Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, white water rafting, elephant back safaris, micro light flights, fishing, abseiling and bunji jumping. The Elephant Camp also offers guests and exclusive opportunity to meet Sylvester the habituated cheetah.

Location & Directions

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Elephant Camp is a 10-15 min drive from Victoria Falls town and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow close-up encounters with wildlife.

When to go

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Elephant Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria Falls

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