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The Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, where it is the closest hotel to the magnificent Falls. Voted one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders, the Victoria Falls are within easy walking distance for guests, as is the town center. Here, historical sites, culinary experimentation and a host of activities in pristine natural surroundings are within your reach. Wild animals, such as warthog and impala, often graze on the hotel lawns. Restaurant diners, on the other hand, can see and hear the majestic roar of ‘the smoke that thunders’ while they sample Zimbabwe’s finest a la carte cuisine at The Palm Restaurant.
Ilala Lodge provides distinguished, yet affordable, boutique Victoria Falls accommodation in gracious and secluded surroundings. The perfect base from which to explore one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders, the majestic Victoria Falls.
The rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel are located on two separate floors and are designed to create a feeling of privacy and to minimize disturbance from other guests. The rooms on the upper tier open out onto a balcony, while the lower tier rooms have double French doors leading onto the lush, manicured gardens that offer charming proximity to the warthogs, and sometimes hippos, which often graze on the hotel grounds.
All the rooms are spacious and are decorated with teak furnishings made from railway sleepers. This décor enhances the African ambiance and laid-back lodge atmosphere of this boutique hotel. Muted tones and soft furnishings in creams and browns mirror this uncomplicated, restful atmosphere. Combined with comfortable beds and tranquil views, expect to leave Ilala Lodge well and truly rested.
Ilala Lodge Hotel is perfectly placed to make the most of your Victoria Falls holiday. Aside from elegant accommodation and fine dining, the hotel offers a number of onsite Victoria Falls activities for your enjoyment. You can relax alongside the sparkling pool with a sun-downer, hit the bar to discuss the day’s activities with fellow guests, take advantage of the Wi-Fi to update your online journal, or enjoy an invigorating wellness treatment.
Book your next big adventure at the activity center, where we will advise you on the best options available. Victoria Falls has a lot to offer the visitor and is known as Africa’s adventure capital. From high adrenaline activities like Victoria Falls bungee jumping and white-water rafting, to more sedate pastimes like Ra-Ikane Zambezi River cruises, fishing or elephant-back safaris, we have it all. All bookings for these exhilarating Victoria Falls activities can be made directly through our office.
Breathtaking panoramas, luxury accommodation and thrilling historical excursions await those who stay at Ilala Lodge. Let us plan your dream Zimbabwe safari holiday!
“We had the most wonderful stay at the hotel thank you staff you were brilliant.Our room was lovely we woke up each day to lots of animals outside our room warthogs baboons and antelope fabulous. Special mention for Peter on reception for being so helpful. Short walk down the road to Victoria Falls shops restaurants and various activities. Swimming pool was lovely plenty of towels . Very nice clean hotel.” –188June
“From the copious breakfast to the delicious dinners, the comfortable rooms (with patio) and the wildlife roaming over the grounds (warthogs, hippos, hornbills, to name just a few), this was the perfect place to visit for Victoria Falls. The national park was only a short walk away, as were a pharmacy, other restaurants, and many shops. The Lodge helped us easily arrange a sunset boat trip on the Zambezi river and a helicopter ride over the falls. All staff was friendly and helpful. They also arranged for a taxi to and from the airport. We felt no unrest from the recent political events in Zimbabwe and were perfectly safe.” –GayeS545
“Could not wish for a nicer place to spend our first nights together. Staff are really amazing, food quality is excellent and plentiful. Location is superb for a walk to the falls, gardens contained warthogs, mongeese, a type of deer, monkeys and elephant! Did not expect to see so much wildlife here. Would highly recommend this hotel. Bed was very comfortable, mosquito net and spray provided in the room. If you have the chance, give this friendly, upscale hotel a go, they will really look after you well.” –David B