Ilala Lodge is perfectly placed to make the most of your Victoria Falls holiday. The hotel sits on the Zimbabwe bank of the Zambezi River. Warthogs graze the hotel lawns and it’s not uncommon to see the occasional elephant wandering by. Yet staying here puts you a couple of minutes’ walk from Victoria Falls, a choice of restaurants, and the popular Elephant’s Walk Shopping and Artist Village.
This lovely hotel has 73 rooms spread over 3 wings. Upper-floor rooms each have a private balcony, while those on the lower floor open onto the neat grounds. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with teak furnishings and high-quality cotton linen. Pick an upper-floor room in the West Wing or Pool Wing and, when the Zambezi River is in full flood, you’ll see the spray rising up from thundering Victoria Falls.
Ilala’s Palm Restaurant is one of the top-rated restaurants in Victoria Falls town. The restaurant patio is a wonderful place to start your day, while candlelit dinners including interesting menu options such as ostrich, kudu and crocodile. After a day out exploring, enjoy a cocktail at Ilala’s poolside bar or set out on a Zambezi sunset cruise.