Victoria Falls Hotel | Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Personal Impression

This is a charming old hotel that has a character and style. For almost 100 years this hotel has been visited by Royal Families, and celebrities worldwide. The hotel retains its heritage and charm and also has all the modern conveniences for today's traveler. The rooms are nice but as it is an older hotel they are not luxurious as newer properties. Some of the main public rooms are air conditioned. A member of the "Leading Hotels of the World" chain.

Location of the Hotel

The hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and Batoka Gorge. It is only a 10 minute walk from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. It is 15 Km from Livingstone airport in Zambia. The grounds are wonderful, sprawling lawns and gorgeous views.

Accommodations

Many rooms of varying types in different buildings. This is a large hotel with rooms ranging from standard single accommodations to Royal suites with huge living areas. The majority of the rooms have twin beds although there are doubles and kings. 180 rooms in total. Decor is updated but still retains the old world charm.

Internet Access

The hotel has internet access for guests, open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a minimal charge for use of the internet.

Spa

As with all large hotels full spa treatments are available.

Dining and Wines

Very elegant and large dining rooms offer extensive menus of game and more traditional fare. The Livingstone Room is the main formal dining room seating 120 people. The dress here is formal. Jacket and tie required for men but these can be loaned by the hotel if a guest does not have the appropriate attire. There is also a nice outdoor restaurant that seats 180 people and always serves a buffet.

Things To Do

The area of Victoria Falls offers numerous adventures. These can all be booked and done from the Victoria Falls Hotel. They have a tour desk with a person who can assist you in any activity you desire. Here are a few of the offerings in this area.

Elephant Back Safaris — The Elephant Company operates on the Nakavango Estate and offers you the opportunity to experience these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Guests can even enjoy game-drives by elephant.

Helicopter Trips — See the Falls from the air whilst enjoying our popular “Flight of Angels”. A 15-minute flight by helicopter gives you a unique and unrivalled perspective of the Falls.

White Water Rafting — The Zambezi River is regarding by some as the best white water rafting river in the world. Choose from one-day and overnight trips. The new and exhilarating sport of riverboarding is now also available. Jetboating The latest in adrenalin-pumping adventure to reach the Zambezi. Speed up the River, through narrow gorges and over rapids to come face-to-face with the awe-inspiring Falls, from a completely unique angle.

Bungi Jumping — Leap off the Victoria Falls Bridge and plunge 111 metres into the gorge below. The famous bridge spans the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, and has a backdrop of the awesome Falls.

Sundowner Cruises — offers sundowner cruises down the Zambezi River on their small luxurious cruise boat. Sip cocktails and watch the sun set, whilst drifting past hippos and crocodiles lazing in the shallows.

Summary

This is a large charming older hotel, with a great history, elegant public rooms, all the amenities that a large hotel offers.

Website: Victoria Falls Hotel

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