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Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent

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Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls. The combination luxurious accommodation options (incl. 13 x spacious Luxury Tented Suites - nestled on the riverbanks and 5 x secluded Island Treehouse Suites - amidst the treetops of a private Island), personalized service, fine dining, and an exceptional African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance – ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.
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Breakfast included
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Nice accommodation and very friendly staff on the shores of the Zambezi River . Reasonable game drives in the national parks. Exceptional accommodation and friendly staff make this lodge worthwhile to visit
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Response from VFRL-LODGE, Manager at Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent
Responded 6 days ago
Greetings from Victoria Falls River Lodge! Thank you so much for your positive review of your stay with us, and we hope to see you back again on the banks of the Zambezi River in the not so distant future!!
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We stayed four nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge, after having been on safari for two and a half weeks in Kenya. Our main intent was to see Victoria Falls. But after arriving at the lodge, we felt so "at home" there that we didn't want to leave. Aside from the great trip to
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Response from VFRL-LODGE, Manager at Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent
Responded 6 days ago
Greetings from the banks of the Zambezi River! We are delighted to read of your positive and happy review of your stay with us at River Lodge. It was only a pleasure to look after you, and we hope that you recovered shortly after you left us. Please come back to visit us again soon!!!
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The Victoria Falls River lodge has to be one of my favourite experiences ever. From the moment we arrived to being dropped at our next hotel. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable and the attention to detail impressive( a fabric trim around the mosquito net with the
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Response from VFRL-LODGE, Manager at Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent
Responded 6 days ago
Good day Alison, Thank you so much for your excellent review of your stay with us at Victoria Falls River Lodge, and we hope that the happy memories made with us will entice you to come back in the not so distant future!!
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If you're looking for that once in a lifetime special destination with nothing left to worry about, incredible wildlife, wonderful service, exceptional food and spectacular surroundings then this is IT!
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Response from VFRL-LODGE, Manager at Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from the banks of the Zambezi River! Thank you so much for your excellent review of your stay with us at Victoria Falls River Lodge. We hope that the memories made will entice you to come back and visit us again soon!
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Highly recommended. From transfers, food, location, staff, game drives and accommodation. We stayed in one of their luxury "tents". Do not be confused - this is not a tent. Fabulous accommodation with great view across river.
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Response from VFRL-LODGE, Manager at Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zambezi Crescent
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from Victoria Falls River Lodge! We are delighted to read of your 'fabulous' review of your stay with us, and it was only a pleasure having you as our guests!! Please come back to visit us again SOON!!
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Giant kingfisher giving wake up call at 5:30 AM - on our deck
Tented bed, living space - with super friendly staff
Soak pool on our deck with view of the Zambezi
Enjoying the sunrise
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I see that the answer was given for the price. Our entrance was paid for as part of our package/stay. They will send a driver with you - who will provide a basic tour. So, remember you will need to tip your driver. As to which side - or both to see the falls from. The best views - straight on - are on the Zimbabwe side. If you are going to see one thing, that would be it. However (and we didn't do this), I was told if you want to go down to ground level and see the falls from the base - you need to do that in Zambia. Also, depending on when you are going, if you want to swim right at the top of the falls (Devils Cauldron), that is also on the Zambia side.
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That's really a personal decision. Zimbabwe does have malaria and the lodge is on the river, so you'll likely see mosquitos and other bugs. I visited in April and did not take malaria pills, but a travel doctor would probably recommend you do so. The lodge does have a lot of mosquito repellant available in the rooms and in the lobby area, and you should wear long sleeves and pants in the morning and evenings when they are most active (it's cooler at that time anyway).
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Yes. They arranged transport both to and from the airport. Also, they will take you into town - and arrange a guide for the falls. You are expected to pay for the entrance to the falls - and do need to tip the driver. I would suggest tipping well.
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No map. But it is a straight layout and the furthest away from the main reception and restaurant is Number 1 unit. It is about 5-7 mins away only. But lots of happening there.
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Yes laundry facilities are available and in your room is a list of charges per item. The lodge runs game drives and also sunset cruises on the Zambezi River (I recommend this). No problem with bottled water as far as I could see.
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"all rooms have view of Zambezi"
"Request a room with clear river views - several have brush obscuring the river"
"Rooms further from the main lodge are very peaceful and private."
"Ask for room #14, the farthest from the main lodge."
"Room number 1 is the closest to the reception"
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PRICE RANGE
US$669 - US$1 935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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