Safari Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Hotel

The traditional Victoria Falls Hotel is an icon amongst the hotels at the mighty World Heritage Site of the Victoria Falls. It is only a short walk away from the natural spectacle and offers its guests best comfort and service. Learn more

Ann-Kathrin
Ann-Kathrin
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Built in 1904, the noble Victoria Falls Hotel was the first hotel in the Victoria Falls. The house is built in colonial style and accommodates its guests in charmingly furnished rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and amenities ranging from telephone to WiFi. In only ten minutes guests can reach the waterfalls, which can also be heard and spotted from the hotel.

The falls are the main attraction of the region, but the area offers adventure seekers and nature lovers countless other opportunities to enjoy their stay in Zimbabwe. Helicopter flights, day trips to nearby national parks, white-water rafting or bungee jumping are just a few examples of how guests at the Victoria Falls Hotel can enjoy their leisure time.

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Name
Victoria Falls Hotel

Location
In Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, just a short walk from the Victoria Falls National Park and the Victoria Falls

Guest accommodation
161 rooms each with en-suite bathroom (standard/traditional/deluxe double room, twelve suites)

Max. number of guests
max. 330 guests in 161 rooms

Activities
Among other things: a visit to the Victoria Falls, helicopter trips, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, safaris, boat trips, city trips

Highlights
The icon among the hotels in Victoria Falls elegant colonial style complex, very comfortable rooms and fantastic service directly located at the Victoria Falls National Park and the world famous Victoria Waterfalls the UNESCO World Heritage can be seen and heard from the hotel occasional wildlife visits on the lawns of the hotel complex

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Staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel

Location

The traditional Victoria Falls Hotel with the nickname "The Grand Old Lady of the Waterfalls" is located in the city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, close to the Victoria Falls National Park. The falls are so close that you can see and even hear the UNESCO World Heritage Site from your accommodation. After about ten minutes you can reach the entrance gate of the park on foot and admire the mighty Victoria Falls for a small fee. The city centre of Victoria Falls is also just a short walk away.

The Hotel

Guest accommodation

The rooms of the Victoria Falls Hotel are well equipped with a spacious bedroom, bathroom, telephone, safe, TV, hairdryer and power outlets. Some of the rooms also have mosquito nets, air conditioning and a minibar. Room categories include various luxury classes and include Standard, Traditional and Deluxe Rooms as well as seven Junior Suites, four Wedding Suites and one Royal Suite. Children of all ages are welcome on request.

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Central facilities

The entire Victoria Falls Hotel shines with the magnificent elegance of Edward VII's time. It consists of the main building with reception, bar, three restaurants, souvenir shop, spa with hair salon, two conference rooms and library. The beautiful tropical gardens including swimming pool enchant with picturesque water lily ponds, palm trees and a fantastic view of the Victoria Falls Bridge. In the background you can see the spray of the thunderous falls. The hotel also has two tennis courts. Occasionally wild animals visit the complex. WiFi is also available to guests throughout the facility. A laundry service can be used for a small fee.

Activities

A visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls is undoubtedly the focus of a stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Nevertheless, there are many other ways to spend your free time. For example, guests can book helicopter flights over the falls, boat trips on the Zambezi, white-water rafting, safaris in nearby national parks or excursions to the city (e.g. for market or museum visits). The range of activities is immense and leaves nothing to be desired. Activities usually have to be paid for separately.

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Highlights

The venerable Victoria Falls Hotel is undoubtedly the icon among the Victoria Falls hotels, exuding a colonial charm in the Edwardian style of old luxury hotels, and is characterized by high comfort and excellent service. It is in the immediate vicinity of the world-famous Victoria Falls, which can be heard and seen from the hotel. On a private path belonging to the hotel, you can reach the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site within a few minutes. The hotel complex itself is visited from time to time by wild animals – so it might happen that baboons, warthogs or vervet monkeys can be observed on the lawn while relaxing in the garden. And the city centre of Victoria Falls is only half a kilometre away from the Victoria Falls Hotel, so you can enjoy a visit to the Falls and other exciting outdoor activities as well as cultural excursions in an uncomplicated way.

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