Gorges Lodge is in a tranquil setting perched on a rocky outcrop above Batoka Gorge in Zimbabwe. It is just 22kms from Victoria Falls, so you'll be able to enjoy a range of activities there as well as enjoying the superb setting of the lodge.
There are 10 stone and thatch chalets, 6 of which are single storey and the others double storey. They're arranged in the pretty gardens and have private verandas with wonderful views. All are en-suite, have ceiling fans, tea and coffee making facilities and mosquito nets. The central area is built on an elevated deck with stunning views. It consists of a lounge, bar and dining room and is the social heart of the lodge where you'll mix with other guests. On certain evenings you can enjoy traditional dancing.
While staying here you can take a guided tour of Victoria Falls, go on a thrilling gorge walk with a guide watching out for black eagles, falcons and buzzards, and enjoy a relaxing sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. You'll also have the chance to visit Chisuma village and school to get a feel for daily life in the area.
Open: Gorges Lodge is open all year.
Location: Gorges Lodge is set high above Batoka Gorge in Zimbabwe. It is 22kms from Victoria Falls and 19kms from Victoria Falls Airport, driving time about 30 minutes.
Rooms: There are 10 stone chalets with thatched roofs providing self-contained accommodation. 6 are single story and 4 are arranged over 2 floors. All are en-suite, have overhead fans, tea and coffee stations and mosquito nets. Private verandas have great views over the gorge. The chalets are scattered throughout the gardens with some being closer to the main lodge than others.
Activities: The lodge provides one free twice daily transfer to Vic Falls, where a range of activities is available including sunset cruises, white water rafting and helicopter flights (at additional cost). Each guest is able to enjoy up to 2 free activities a day, such as a guided tour of Vic Falls, a visit to a local village and school, a trip to a nature sanctuary and crocodile farm and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. You can also go on a guided walk in the gorge. Other activities available at an extra cost include full day canoe trails and horse riding,
Facilities: The main lodge houses the lounge, dining area and bar. It is set on a raised wooden deck with eye-catching views of the gorges and fast flowing waters of the Zambezi River and if you're lucky you'll see black eagles flying past. There's a small outdoor pool and a useful gift shop.
Dining: The food is good and is cooked to order. Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children aged 7 years and older are welcome. They should be kept under supervision at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access, payable locally.
A traditional game viewing safari with the thrill of Vic Falls, nature walks and, of course, entrancing encounters with meerkats.
Guests staying at Imvelo properties automatically contribute to their conservation and community initiatives of which there are many. From drilling boreholes providing villages with water through to raptor conservation and providing wildlife buffer zones to reduce wildlife/human conflict.
The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499