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Zimbabwe Hotels

Ilala Lodge

  • Early morning garden workers keeping everywhere beautiful

  • Warthog having a drink in the garden

  • View of sunrise over the falls from room 35

  • Room opening out on to the garden

  • A table for 2 on the balcony overlooking the garden and fallls

Pros

  • Great central location
  • Family-friendly
  • Only 10 minutes from the Falls by foot

Cons

  • The location in town can ruin expectations if you are keen on the peace of the African bush
  • The noise from the helicopters can be disturbing

Updated 04/09/2013

Fodor's Review

The lodge's elegant interior design is tempered with thatch roofs, giving it a graceful African look. Dining outside under the night sky at the award-winning Palm Restaurant ($$$), with the Falls thundering 300 feet away, is a particularly enticing way to while away a Zimbabwean evening. The Palm also serves a great terrace lunch overlooking the bush. Guest rooms are hung with African paintings and tapestries and filled with delicately caned chairs and tables and with

dressers made from old railroad sleepers. French doors open onto a narrow strip of lawn backed by thick bush. Unlike most hotels in town, Ilala Lodge has no fence around it, so at night it's not uncommon to find elephants browsing outside your window or buffalo grazing on the lawn or at the pool.

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Hotel Information

Address:

411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Phone:

013-4–4737

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 32 rooms, 2 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2013

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Ilala Lodge Review

The Ilala Lodge is next to the craft marketplace and a short walk to Victoria Falls. The rooms are clean, well furnished and comfortable. Baboons, vervets and warthogs roam the grounds. The food in the restaurant is very good.

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