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Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge

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Located on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to the falls and to the town center.

The lodge offers twenty-six standard rooms with two twin beds, six standard double rooms with one king bed, twelve deluxe double rooms, two standard suites and two executive suites, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Each room is decorated with railway teak furnishings and includes satellite television, air conditioning and overhead fan. The bathrooms come with a sink, a flush toilet, bath, and shower. For added privacy and relaxation, French doors open from each room to a lawn or balcony with a view of the Victoria Falls. The executive suites also come with a separate lounge area separated from the bedroom by a sliding glass door.

Since the lodge borders the Victoria Falls National Park, wild animals often graze on the hotel lawn, while the distant crash of the falls provides a background to all activities at the lodge. Within the park, guests are likely to encounter herds of elephant, impala, waterbuck, and hippo as well as predators like lions, leopards, and wild dogs. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders. It straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. While Victoria Falls is neither the tallest nor widest waterfall in the world, its claim as the largest waterfall is based on its combination of width and height. Together, the two create the earth’s largest sheet of falling water. For decades, the falls have become increasingly popular with the newly built Victoria Falls Town and Victoria Falls Bridge.

The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Victoria Falls town center, which provides shopping opportunities. But more significantly, Ilala serves as the perfect base from which to enjoy the falls, from gazing at the awesome vistas to participating in some of the many activities including swimming, fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Guests also have the option of guided nature walks, walks with lions, hot air balloon rides, sunset cruises on the Zambezi, tours of the nearby wildlife sanctuary, and game drives.

As a small, family-run boutique hotel, Ilala Lodge focuses on personalized service in a picturesque setting. The hotel’s decor harks back to the romantic days of exploration through Africa. The Palms Restaurant has won numerous awards and is the only fine dining a la carte restaurant near the falls. The hotel also features a swimming pool with a sun deck that provides breathtaking views, a pool bar, a spa, and small conference facilities, as well as features like 24-hour wireless internet and security.

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Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Located on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to the falls and to the town center.

The lodge offers twenty-six standard rooms with two twin beds, six standard double rooms with one king bed, twelve deluxe double rooms, two standard suites and two executive suites, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Each room is decorated with railway teak furnishings and includes satellite television, air conditioning and overhead fan. The bathrooms come with a sink, a flush toilet, bath, and shower. For added privacy and relaxation, French doors open from each room to a lawn or balcony with a view of the Victoria Falls. The executive suites also come with a separate lounge area separated from the bedroom by a sliding glass door.

Since the lodge borders the Victoria Falls National Park, wild animals often graze on the hotel lawn, while the distant crash of the falls provides a background to all activities at the lodge. Within the park, guests are likely to encounter herds of elephant, impala, waterbuck, and hippo as well as predators like lions, leopards, and wild dogs. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders. It straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. While Victoria Falls is neither the tallest nor widest waterfall in the world, its claim as the largest waterfall is based on its combination of width and height. Together, the two create the earth’s largest sheet of falling water. For decades, the falls have become increasingly popular with the newly built Victoria Falls Town and Victoria Falls Bridge.

The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Victoria Falls town center, which provides shopping opportunities. But more significantly, Ilala serves as the perfect base from which to enjoy the falls, from gazing at the awesome vistas to participating in some of the many activities including swimming, fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Guests also have the option of guided nature walks, walks with lions, hot air balloon rides, sunset cruises on the Zambezi, tours of the nearby wildlife sanctuary, and game drives.

As a small, family-run boutique hotel, Ilala Lodge focuses on personalized service in a picturesque setting. The hotel’s decor harks back to the romantic days of exploration through Africa. The Palms Restaurant has won numerous awards and is the only fine dining a la carte restaurant near the falls. The hotel also features a swimming pool with a sun deck that provides breathtaking views, a pool bar, a spa, and small conference facilities, as well as features like 24-hour wireless internet and security.