Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

  • Exterior of Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe © Ilala Lodge

    Exterior of Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  • Within walking distance of Victoria Falls
  • Private balcony or terrace with Falls views
  • Fine dining at The Palm Restaurant
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Go on safari in the national park

Ilala Lodge Hotel is an attractive property with 72 rooms and suites and is within easy walking distance of the world-famous Victoria Falls, so you can stroll down to the Falls before breakfast if you wish. There is plenty of space, both indoors and out, where you can relax and enjoy the company of other guests. All of this makes Ilala Lodge a popular choice in Victoria Falls.

The lodge is an elegant, low-rise building with rooms spread over two buildings. Rooms on the ground floor in the original building have double glass doors opening onto the gardens, while the upper floor rooms have private balconies. Rooms in the newer deluxe wing tend to be larger. All provide spacious accommodation with furniture made from reclaimed wooden railway sleepers and textiles in soothing pastels and creams. All rooms are en-suite and are supplied with a range of toiletries. Every room and suite has a private terrace from which you can see the spray rising from the Falls. The Strathearn suite, named after the hotel's founder, provides spacious accommodation comprising a bedroom, large en-suite bathroom, lounge, kitchen and balcony with a hot tub.

The Palm Restaurant serves fine a la carte cuisine which you can enjoy indoors or out in the gardens. Dining al fresco you'll be able to hear the thundering waterfall, not something you experience every day! In the grounds, there's an inviting swimming pool, complete with a bar offering drinks and snacks, an ideal place to while away the time between activities.

The lodge is ideally placed for visiting Victoria Falls, enjoying game viewing in the national park and taking daytime and sunset cruises on the Zambezi on the lodge's boat, Ra-Ikane. The town of Victoria Falls is nearby and here you can visit markets and observe day-to-day life.

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Client Rating for Zimbabwe 5/5 from 3 reviews

A great hotel about as close to the Falls as you can get but it is still a walk. Food was excellent and the tourist site booking service first class - we were up in a helicopter 45 minutes after enquiring! The room was extremely comfortable with all the facilities you need including tea making but bring your own tea bags for a decent cup. A lovely relaxing place to end a wonderful safari.

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Exterior of Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge is one of the closest lodges to Victoria Falls and you can often see the spray from this comfortable hotel.

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