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The Elephant Camp
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I absolutely love this camp and what Wild Horizons are doing for conservation. So impressed. The managers and staff went above and beyond every single day to provide a truly memorable and completely unique experience.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Beth

Thank you so much for your fabulous review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that your stay with us was so special and that you were able to observe our conservation practices first hand. Thank you for your high recommendation. We would love to welcome you back one day.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Excellent time. Elephants and cheetah were wonderful. Staff was was warm and helpful. Watch out for mosquitoes in the evening. Falls were great but in dry season they are not as spectacular as they are just after the rainy season. The tents offered great privacy and the small number of guests provided an intimacy that you cannot get in a larger setting. The baboons were a riot!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The Elephant Camp is set in a private reserve close enough to Victoria Falls that you can see the spray from the falls in the distance, and it is accessible within about 15 minutes drive....but far enough that you really do feel away from it all.
On arrival we were greeted by Leslie, who showed us around and helped us to plan our stay. There is certainly a wow-factor to the beautiful accommodation, and it is hard at first to believe that the rooms are really tents. This became easier to believe at night when the insects found their way inside, but this was really the only draw-back!
Staff were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, we were made to feel very welcome and that everyone wanted us to have an enjoyable time. The difference with other camps was that we didn't have a dedicated guide, there were different guides for the different activities, but this seemed to work perfectly with the set-up. Kosmos took us for sundowners at the gorge, we had an early morning walking safari with Khule, who knew all the sounds and tracks, and then Wonder gave us a fantastic tour of the falls themselves. We followed the tour with lunch at the Lookout Cafe and then finished the afternoon with a helicopter ride over the falls. From a distance the helicopters looked like they were too high to get a good view, but on experiencing the so-called Flight of Angels, it proved to be perfect and a really amazing experience.
The food at the Elephant Camp was of really good quality, and head chef Dean frequently checked up on us and asked for feedback on the menu.
Finally, we finished our stay with a tour of the laboratory, which was quite fascinating, and also highly encouraging to hear what the camp, together with Wild Horizons, are doing to contribute to and even lead the way in conservation efforts.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ruth E
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Ruth

Thank you for your lovely and informative review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the The Elephant Camp so much. We are very pleased that you managed to meet Sylvester, our beautiful cheetah ambassador, and our resident elephant herd. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time and fitted so much into your stay. We are also delighted that you visited the laboratory and could see first hand the work that we are committed to doing towards conservation. Thank you for your very high recommendation.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A great experience! Elephant Camp has great animal interactions with Elephants and I love the morning walk with Sylvester - one of my most memorable experience.

It is very close to the airport and to VF - 15 mins. U can easily go back and forth for exciting activities eg rafting.

Camp is abit tired but the advantages above over weight. Staffs are friendly and professional.

May come again to visit Sylvester and try the activities in VF. Pls take good care of him!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Sing Hee L
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Sing Hee

Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed every aspect of their stay with us. Our staff take great pride in ensuring that our guests have a wonderful time! It is a truly memorable experience to meet Sylvester and we are delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elephant Camp, you are in this beautiful location with views of Victoria falls in the distance. Our room was very comfortable and spacious with a deck and plunge pool and a lovely bathroom with a large bathtub overlooking the view.
The main building has a beautifully decorated lounge and bar area with indoor and outdoor dining and the food and service was excellent.
The Falls are a short drive away and being able to interact with the resident elephants and Sylvester the cheetah makes this a perfect stay.

Room Tip: Ask for one close to the main building as we had a fair walk to get to ours.
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Christine

Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear just how much you loved your stay with us. Our staff are 100% committed to ensuring that our guests have a wonderful time and feel at home during their stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed, among other things, your visit to the Victoria Falls and interacting with the resident cheetah and elephants. Thank you for recommending us so highly. We would love to welcome you back for one day.

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Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range: R10 554 - R15 010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls (approximately 10 km) and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve. The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 24 adults in 12 luxury tents. The 'Elephant Camp West' consists of 4 luxury tents that sleep 8 adults and 8 children (all are equipped to become family rooms with comfortable sleeper couches). (Children not included in total occupancy) All suites are gorge facing and boast a private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath (with a view), inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations. INCLUDED: Accommodation and all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bars in the rooms. Return Victoria Falls Airport transfers & two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day. Laundry & Emergency Medical Evacuation cover. Lunch at the Lookout Cafe. ... more   less 
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