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Victoria Falls River Lodge

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, and dinner served, African cuisine
Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, sun loungers
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Overview of Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Victoria Falls with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

9.8/10 Exceptional

8 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is CA $1,145
Price available on 12/07/2022
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Zambezi National Park, Kandahar, Victoria Falls
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Fitness center
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Childcare
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate dining area
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 50 min drive
  • Livingstone (LVI) - 70 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up

Restaurants

  • Shearwater Cafe - 25 min drive
  • Lola's Tapas and Carnivore Restaurant - 25 min drive
  • MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant - 26 min drive
  • The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show - 26 min drive
  • Mama Africa - 26 min drive

About this property

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or reflexology, and Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves African cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Victoria Falls River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

À la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Free train station pick-up

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Private dining

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle
  • Supervised childcare
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Safari
  • Canoeing
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Built in 2012
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Deck or patio
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Victoria Falls River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

À la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Spa

Toa Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
Restaurant (Island) - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Riverside Bar - This bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Sunset Bar (Island) - Onsite bar. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 8 per person, per night
  • Additional fee: USD 15 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

The additional mandatory fee covers a national park entrance fee.

Also known as

Victoria Falls River
Victoria Falls River Lodge All-Inclusive
River Lodge All-Inclusive
Victoria Falls River All-Inclusive
Victoria Falls River Lodge Hotel
Victoria Falls River Lodge All Inclusive
Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls River Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls

Frequently asked questions

Does Victoria Falls River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Victoria Falls River Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
As of 6 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Victoria Falls River Lodge on 7 Dec 2022 start from CA $1,145, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Victoria Falls River Lodge?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Victoria Falls River Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Victoria Falls River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing, fishing, and boat tours. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Victoria Falls River Lodge also has 2 bars and private plunge pools, as well as a fitness center and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Victoria Falls River Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and African cuisine. Nearby restaurants include MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (6.5 mi), The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show (6.5 mi), and Shearwater Cafe (9.6 mi).
Does Victoria Falls River Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Victoria Falls River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a deck or patio.
What's the area around Victoria Falls River Lodge like?
Victoria Falls River Lodge is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Zambezi National Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.8/10

Staff & service

10.0/10

Amenities

10.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

We were a little disappointed that inspite of highlighting that we were coming for my partner's birthday, the resort did not make any effort, let alone acknowledge it !
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wow! Wow!
Oh my goodness what a pleasure it was to stay here at Victoria Falls River Lodge. Even the smallest of details was taken care of and the food was magnificent. I would highly recommend (and have done so already) this beautiful lodge to anyone looking for a luxury escape along the beautiful Zambezi River. The staff were so accommodating and there to assist whenever required. I only spent two nights here and really didn't want to leave. Thank you for making my stay so enjoyable and I look forward to staying here again in the near future :)
Sarah, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great experience with wildlife right at your door
This hotel was great from arrival to departure and would definitely recommend. You arrive by boat to an warm welcome from staff including the manager on duty. The rooms are well appointed with a private pool for each room, comfortable beds and the most amazing view of the Zambezi river. The lodge is not fenced so the chance of being greeted by monkeys or warthogs with your morning coffee if highly likely. The staff are so helpful and lovely making your stay all that much more enjoyable. The food is great quality and in abundance. Game drives or river cruises are offered twice a day and we saw a variety of game each time we went out. This lodge was a great experience for our first time to Zimbabwe and we would definitely recommend.
Teghan, 3-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A perfect place by the river
From the arrival and greeting in the outdoor reception to our tented room by the river, it was a “wow” experience. With more food than a normal human can consume, non stop gin and tonic, excellent game drives and the experience of elephants playing in the river just by our deck, this was a lovely 3 nights
Neil, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Trip!
What a great 2 nights my partner and I had in Victoria Falls River Lodge The rooms, the food and the service were incredible. Thank you to Nofias,White, Kudus, Precious, Joshua and every other member of your staff whom I cant recall at this time for making us feel at home
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful stay along the Zambezi
The Victoria Falls River Lodge is a really special place. The lodge and accommodations are very luxurious - the staff is lovely - and the setting is so peaceful. We had a wonderful time there.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Would go back again and again
Lodge staff are great, service is very personalized. Zimbabwean people are great and very hospitable. Great location of lodge with awsome game drives as you are right in the national park. We saw a ton of animals many just roaming the lodge grounds.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Diese 3 Tage werden wir unser Leben lang nicht vergessen. Es war einfach unglaublich. Die Lage der Lodge direkt am Sambesi ist mehr als beeindruckend. Das Management und jeder Angestellte machen ihre Arbeit mit solch einer Freude und Begeisterung, dass man es kaum glauben mag wenn man aus Europa kommt. Die fantastische Stimmung ist einfach ansteckend. Wir haben mit allen anderen Gästen gesprochen und wirklich jeder war fasziniert von dieser Lodge. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review