Are you considering a journey to the ‘smoke that thunders’? The spectacular sight of Victoria Falls has been stealing visitor’s breath away since man first set foot in the area. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie stealing themselves to take the plunge from the bridge’s challenging bungee jump, or simply looking to add one of Africa’s greatest experiences to your book of bragging rights with a more relaxed holiday, mtbeds.co.za has the insider secrets on the top places to stay near Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is the epitome of class and style
You don’t maintain a prestigious title like ‘Zimbabwe’s Best Safari Lodge’ for two decades without having the staff, facilities and guest experience to earn it, which is why Victoria Falls Safari Lodge remains one of mtbeds.co.za’s favourite recommendations for the area. This is a location that delivers every time we’ve experienced it and lying less than 5 kms from the falls itself makes it a remarkable find for any visitor. The lodge has a unique styling intricately designed around the local trees, leaving it with the feel of a tree house, and sits perched on a natural plateau bordering the Zambezi National Park. Imagine being able to peek out at the waterhole and spot the amazing wildlife of the area as they come to drink- that’s what awaits you at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Surrounded by breathtakingly pristine African bush, the lodge offers a fantastic array of guest services including 2 pools, bars and lounges, children's’ facilities and even a library for you to enjoy. From their well provisioned standard rooms right through to the elite waterhole suites, this is a location that makes a perfect home base for your exploration of the Falls.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers it all
With the river lapping at the edges of the hotel’s grounds, this is a spectacular choice for anyone looking to room on the Zambian side of the Falls. The staff are a particular stand-out here, always looking for ways to make your guest experience even better, and they certainly deserve their proudly-worn 5 star reputation. The on-site restaurant, Kalai, offers a unique Afro-Arabian style of cuisine that’s well worth sampling, and the traditional Zambian styling may leave you wanting to stay at your table longer and longer- don’t worry, the rooms are as good, and thoughtfully provided with blackout curtains to keep the dazzling African sun a little at bay. Guests seeking relaxation will love the offerings of their well-appointed spa, a perfect accompaniment to your Victoria Falls experience. David Livingstone Safari lodge maintains its position as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World with pride, and it’s well worth your consideration for your trip to the area.
Discover a secret paradise at Chundu Island
Recreate the original luxury safari experience at Chundu Island. This exclusive limited-suite safari lodge lies only 20 kms from the soaring majesty of the Falls, nestled on its own private island. If you’re seeking peace and serenity on your trip, this is the perfect spot for you. Our personal favourite from our stay was the River Suite, offering guests a private veranda with indescribable views of the river flowing alongside, but all of their offerings are exquisite. Each room is decorated with slick and elegant furnishings echoing the very best of post-colonial architecture, most appropriate for a trip to the wonder of the world that stole David Livingstone’s breath away. Take advantage of their personal beachfront, or lounge at the pool with a good book. Chundu Island welcome travelling families [there’s even a family suite option], and you can organise their well-trained childcare services if you want to spend a little adult- only time on your trip. Chundu island offers you the true lap of luxury, and you simply have to experience this unique hotel to believe it.
Enhance the Victoria Falls experience with a night, or several at any of these top-class facilities, all easily accessible through our mtbeds.co.za booking site.