Nestled on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River, Ilala Lodge is the closest you will get to the rumbling majesty of the Victoria Falls.
Lodge and Accommodation
Watch the impala and warthog graze on the lodge’s green lawns from the comfort of your balcony, garden or deck. The restaurant faces out onto the Victoria Falls, where you will see the smoking waters as you savour each bite of your meal. Once home, open up your French doors and breathe in the fresh air straight from the green gardens, teeming with life and vibrancy.
The hotel affords guests an abundance of choices with 56 rooms in many different categories of size and opulence. The 30 Standard Twin Rooms holds all the necessities a world-class hotel can provide, along with three-quarter beds. The Standard Double Rooms and Standard Suite Rooms carry king sized beds and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. The Twin Deluxe Rooms hold similar comforts for the discerning traveller.
The Executive Suites have even more space, with a lounge for your usage and an exclusive deck on which to pass your afternoons in peace.
Activities and Wildlife
The renowned Ra-Ikane Luxury Sunset Cruise is one of the experiences of a lifetime. Built to look like the ‘Ma-Robert’ that carried David Livingstone on his adventures, this boat cruise holds the charm of a forgotten time in the centre of its wide deck, brass trimmings and sturdy wooden struts. The best part about the cruise is that its journey is exclusively governed by your wishes.
For guests seeking an intimate audience with nature, elephant rides, walking along side lions and sightseeing will fill these voids. Adrenalin is always on tap for those seeking it. It comes in the form of bungee jumps, gorge swings and river rafting the tumultuous portions of the Zambezi.
Game rangers take guests out on game drives in the morning and afternoon, though full day trips are available if you wish for them. An added perk is a three course picnic laid out in the remote parts of the park, where you’ll dine with the animals in plain sight of your vehicle. There are more activities awaiting your enjoyment. We’ve only just scratched at the surface of what awaits you at Ilala.