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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge set in Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park, just minutes from the magnificent Victoria Falls. It is close enough to see and hear 'the smoke that thunders' from your private viewing deck.

At a Glance

  • So close to the Victoria Falls that you can see the spray in the distance

  • Situated right inside the Zambezi National Park for exceptional game viewing opportunites

  • Uninterrupted panoramic views of African sunsets

  • Take a cruise up the Zambezi whilst sipping a sundowner as you watch the animals come to the waters edge to drink at the end of the day

  • A bird watchers paradise; sit on your private deck and admire the birds as they fly past

Adventure, Couples, Family, Wildlife

Insider's View

Sit and watch the elephants as they graze on the river bank right outside your room.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Take a river cruise up the Zambezi at sunset

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Enjoy a sunset cruise on the lodge’s state of the art boat and enjoy a G&T whilst watching the sun sink into the mighty Zambezi

Annie Foot

Insider's View

Take a dip in your private plunge pool with fantastic views over the river

Annie Foot

Insider's View

Enjoy this peaceful contemporary bush camp just up the river from Victoria Falls. You'll get to enjoy sightings of the famous "smoke that thunders" from the lodge's jetty and main deck

Meg Shepro

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


Within easy reach of Victoria Falls Town, yet hidden away inside the park, Victoria Falls River Lodge is a great base from which to explore and experience both the adrenaline fuelled adventures offered around the falls, as well as a range of safari focused activities.

The Victoria Falls River Lodge occupies a wide stretch of Zambezi riverbank, minutes upstream from the falls. This area attracts wildlife throughout the year. Herds of elephant regularly make their way past camp, headed for the river to drink and play. Pods of hippos noisily make their presence felt along the shallower pools out of the main current. The national park itself is home to a fantastic array of wildlife as the animals are drawn to the constant source of water and the lush vegetation growing alongside it. Kudu, impala, hippo, buffalo and crocodile are all commonly spotted from camp.

The food is delicious with a fresh menu that gives you variety of different dishes to choose from.

This lodge is perfect for those looking to enjoy the falls but still have a traditional safari lodge experience.


There are thirteen spacious, luxury tents, and five luxury family tents all complete with plunge pool overlooking the banks of the Zambezi River. While each room is covered on the outside by canvas, this is the only tented aspect of them. Inside, a high a-frame thatch structure maintains a cool interior in the day and a warm and cosy atmosphere in the cooler winter nights.

Each tent has been tastefully decorated in earthy hues and offers a large king size bed, freestanding bath, comfortable sitting area, indoor and outdoor shower and a private deck where guests can sit and watch the river flow by.

The family tents have added space for two bunk beds

All rooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans and mosquito nets and cots can be provided for infants upon request.


The lodge welcomes children of all ages and three of the luxury tents have an additional room to accommodate families. There are host of activities to keep them happy. Child minders can also be arranged upon request.


The main lodge is a large, open plan area, set back from the river, an excellent location from which to relax with an evening drink and watch animals graze along the bank. Follow the deck out to the pontoons and you'll find a comfortable viewing platform, built above the river itself.

Food is taken very seriously at the Victoria Falls River Lodge. The professional kitchen has been designed by US chef Bruce Bromberg, and the menu provides a variety of locally sourced and freshly prepared dishes.

For those after a little pampering, a selection of in-room massages and spa treatments are offered.

A tour desk can arrange any number of local activities in the local area and there is a small gift shop with a selection of high quality arts and crafts all made by local artists.


Benefiting from its location in the Zambezi National Park and right on the banks of the river, guests have the opportunity to pick and choose between game drives and river safaris. Night drives and walking safaris are also offered at an additional cost. There are a range of activities on offer for children including grass weaving, bead-making and fishing.

Sightings in the National Park improve year on year. While great elephant sightings are guaranteed, the river is home to a healthy population of hippo and crocodile. On land, kudu, buffalo, giraffe amongst others are regular sightings. If you are lucky you may spot lion moving through the area, one of the resident, but elusive leopard, or even, with increasing frequency, a marauding pack of wild dog.

Being so close to Victoria Falls Town, guests can enjoy all of the activities on offer there such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, helicopter trips over the falls and visiting the local crafts market.

Location & Directions

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls River Lodge is located in the Zambezi National Park, right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and so close to the Victoria Falls that one can see the spray in the distance.

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 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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