Ilala Lodge

Hotel | Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe Along the banks of the Zambezi River, Ilala Lodge offers a peaceful oasis from which to explore Victoria Falls and enjoy the many available activities. This charming hotel provides a welcoming ambiance and friendly service and is one of the closest properties to the mighty Victoria Falls.

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Ilala Lodge offers a personalized and exclusive experience. Many historic artifacts and artworks adorn the hotel, creating a feeling of being in the Africa of legendary explorers like Baines and Livingstone.

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Rating | Personal and Comfortable

Highlights & What to Expect

  • Guided waterfall tours provide local insights to those exploring one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
  • Savor alfresco patio dining featuring Zimbabwean cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
  • Comfortable accommodation near the Victoria Falls.
  • River-based activities like canoeing, fishing, and rafting adventures.
  • Scenic helicopter flights offer aerial views of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.
  • Stargazing the expansive African night sky unhindered by light pollution.

Location & Setting

Ilala enjoys an idyllic setting just minutes from the famous Victoria Falls. The original colonial homestead has been refurbished into a modern boutique hotel with upscale rooms and magnificent natural views. Ancient trees and the lodge's serene gardens create a rainforest atmosphere. The river-front patio and deck are perfect spots to unwind.


Seventy-three comfortable rooms combine modern amenities and colonial style. Bedrooms are spacious; each opens onto tranquil gardens and offers partial river views. Four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs, and Victorian-safari-inspired patterns create an aura of old-world charm: plush sofas and crisp linen add to the luxury. The suites offer separate living rooms and outdoor showers. Historical photos adorn the walls, providing glimpses into the region's past.


An airy lounge, patio bar, and veranda allow relaxation while admiring spectacular views of the Falls and river. The restaurant serves contemporary cuisine, highlighting local flavors and a varied wine list. The local spa offers indulgent massages, facials, and body treatments for ultimate pampering. From a tranquil atmosphere to flawless service, Ilala Lodge delivers a premier, personalized escape ideal for couples and guests wanting to experience one of Africa's most incredible natural spectacles.








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