The Elephant Camp

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

Elephant Camp has arguably the best camp shop in Zimbabwe.

Watch the spray rising from the Falls in the distance.

Enjoy a nature walk around the property to learn more about the habitats of your favorite wildlife.

Sip on a gin & tonic while you watch the sun set against the magnificent gorge of the Zambezi river.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to The Elephant Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria Falls

Description

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.

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 cosy 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.

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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.

Reviews

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Kelly Connor (Staff)

Elephant Camp comprises spacious canvas style of accommodation that will either get you in the mood for safari or be a soft ending from safari. Nestled away from the commotion of Victoria Falls town, the deck boasts sweeping views of the spray of the Falls and the surrounding beauty of the bush. Meet the elephants on site and learn more about their habitats as well as resident orphaned cheetah.

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Meg Shepro (Staff)

The Elephant Camp is an excellent option for accommodation in Victoria Falls. Located 15 minutes from the falls youll enjoy the serenity and privacy on their wildlife concession while having easy access to the famous Falls. When not out in the busy Falls you can relax in your rooms very own plunge pool overlooking the National Park and wildlife concession.

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Louisa Verney (Staff)

I just loved my stay at Elephant Camp, the staff were charming and nothing was too much trouble. The tented suites were just beautiful and well designed with stunning views over the Park to the mists of the Victoria Falls in the distance. It was lovely to be able to reach Victoria Falls Town in 10-15 minutes and explore the Falls and the many activities that are on offer in the area and then retreat back to Elephant Camp to relax by the pool ro enjoy an relaxing massage in the room.

Experiences

  • Bungee Jumping in Victoria Falls

    For the thrill seekers out there, can you find a more spectacular setting to experience a bungee jump than from the Victoria Falls Bridge? For those who dare, this is a 111 meter jump of pure adrenaline.

  • Canoeing on the Zambezi

    Join an experienced and qualified river-guide for a canoe safari on the Zambezi River, this is a fantastic way to experience the northern safari areas of Zimbabwe and get a feel for the power of the Zambezi.

  • Devil's Swimming Pool

    Take a swim in the infamous Devil’s Pool, an infinity pool unlike any other. It is a small, natural plunge pool enclosed by rocks and right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls.

  • Fishing in Zimbabwe

    Visitors travel from across the globe to Northern Zimbabwe to try their hand at catching one of the most iconic of fresh water game fish: the Tiger Fish. Ten-pound plus tigers are a common catch on the waters of Kariba and the wider Zambezi.

  • Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls

    Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

  • Microlight flight over the Victoria Falls

    Experience the majestic Victoria Falls in a truly unique way from the open cockpit of a piloted microlight where you can hear the roar of water right below your feet and see the falls from a whole new perspective.

  • Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel

    High tea at the old Colonial Victoria Falls Hotel should not be missed. Sitting on the terrace with the sound of the falls in the background is a truly fantastic experience.

  • Victoria Falls National Park

    Take in the falls in all their glory with a walk through the Victoria Falls National Park. It is recommended to view the falls from the Zimbabwean side as you can enjoy extensive views of the falls as you wind your way along the pathways.

  • Victoria Falls Traditional Craft Market

    After a trip round the Victoria Falls National Park, stop off at the traditional craft village. Here you will see the locals performing traditional skills such as basket weaving, jewelry making and ornament carving.

  • Walking Safari

    Zimbabwe is one of the best places in Africa to experience walking in the bush. The guides are of the highest quality, the game is fantastic and the different environments, throughout the country, are well suited for exploring on foot.

  • White-water rafting on the Zambezi

    Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Zambezi River on the rapids below Victoria Falls. This stretch of water is home to the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on the planet. An adrenaline fuelled experience in a dramatic setting.

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.

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