Overnight Safari | Victoria Falls River Lodge

The patio plunge pool.

The epitome of serenity.

Our trip was during the High Season (September to November), aka the dry season. We found it both relaxing and peaceful. We were warmly greeted and offered welcome drinks which were much needed in the 30-degree heat. The check-in was informative and very smooth. Wi-Fi is only available in the main areas.

The main lounge area of the lodge is situated just back from the mighty Zambezi River. The décor and atmosphere around the main areas is absolutely stunning! It combines earthy with classy while retaining a light comfortable atmosphere. Not what you would normally expect from a typical safari lodge and it works beautifully.

We loved the room experience.

We felt instantly at home and could instantly relax and simply enjoy being in the bush. The luxury tents lead naturally out into nature. They are generously sized and each has a large wooden deck with a plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi River. Pretty décor touches include the newspaper cuttings and magazines filled with history on the making of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

The large king size bed with lovely soft linen and great pillows makes relaxation easy. Especially when bathrobes and slippers are standard. As is usual there are tea and coffee making facilities and fully stocked minibar in each room. We also had access to luxuries such as a hairdryer, laundry basket, climate control air conditioner, fan, electronic safe, mosquito repellent and 2-way radio.

The bathroom is cleverly designed, en-suite open plan bathroom which has a stunning view of the river. There is also an indoor and outdoor shower. We really felt immersed in nature.

We ate really well.

The food was delicious and always beautifully presented and the service at each meal was fantastic. We never had to wait long and were always greeted with a smile. The bar was well stocked with local beers, world-class wines and MCC on hand. The high tea offered daily before the afternoon activity was delicious every time!

Lots of outdoor activities.

We set out on a game drive that afternoon into the Zambezi National Park. It was incredibly hot and dry and we didn’t see much wildlife for the first hour. Our guide was knowledgeable, told us many interesting facts about the plants and insects, and even cracked a few jokes.

Just before our drinks stop we found ourselves in a herd of buffalo, which was exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. We enjoyed sundowners and snacks on the banks of the Zambezi River and watched the sunset.

Visiting The Victoria Falls is a must. We’ve seen the falls both at both high (and now) low, but no matter the season, Victoria Falls is a sight to behold.

A must do, the sunrise river cruise!

The next morning we woke up before sunrise excited for our morning cruise on the Zambezi. There’s something so magical about the Zambezi River. It is beautiful, tranquil yet fierce and full of life. We saw many hippos, crocodiles and birds. Taking in the wonderful surroundings while enjoying coffee and rusks was definitely our favourite moment!

The lodge is truly perfect for almost anyone – couples, families, friends and honeymooners. It offers great value for money and we can’t wait to go back!