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 twn stone and thatch chalets, six 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.
On the edge of the Dibu Dibu Gorge is Little Gorges whose five luxury tents are positioned to proivde stunning views of the Zambezi, you can't get bored of the vistas. There are four twin tents and one double. Each is set on a raised timber and steel platform with a private veranda maximising those views. The main area for Little Gorges is open fronted with a teak viewing deck where you will find the bar, there is a separate lounge with a cosy fireplace and a dining room overlooking the gorge. All this is topped with a high thatch roof. There is a pool and WiFi is available in the main lodge area.
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 ten stone chalets with thatched roofs providing self-contained accommodation. Six are single story and four are arranged over two 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.
Little Gorges has five luxury tents. four have two double beds and one has a king size bed. All have private decks looking over the gorge, overhad fans, mini bar, seating area and an en-suite bathroom with shower, double basins and toilet.
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, and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. You can also go on a guided walk in the gorge for sundowners. Other activities available at an extra cost include full day canoe trails, horse riding and canyoning.
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. A pop spa provudes soothing massages.
Little Gorges has it's own pool and main area with a lounge, bar and dining deck.
Dining: The food is good and is cooked to order. Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children aged seven 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, and some mobile phone reception.
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.
"What an incredible location and the staff were wonderful. We’d organized some of our own activities for the day including The Devil’s Pool and an evening River Cruise and the staff at the lodge sorted out a driver to synchronize everything. Just great."