Whether visiting Victoria Falls or considering a day trip to Chobe, one thing is clear: this part of the world packs in over-the-top adventure. The Southern African town which borders two countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia, sets travelers amid awe-inspiring grandeur. But Victoria Falls goes even further by offering discerning travelers luxury accommodations to go along with natures masterpiece. Here’s a glimpse into four of the most luxurious hotels in the region.
Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls
So picturesque it’s almost cliché and everything you’d ever imagine Southern Africa to be; that’s Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls. One step outside of your elegant accommodations, the savannah greets you with all of its beauty: zebras grazing amid the grounds, hippos bathing in the channel and the thundering waterfall in the distance. Make sure to relax with a massage by the river, savor an authentic African feast by firelight and treasure your opulent room complimented by butler service, all which enhance the magical journey.
The Victoria Falls Hotel
Travelers have flocked to this stately hotel since the early 1900s, and not much has changed. The ‘grand old lady of the falls’ still garners accolades as both a five-star hotel and as a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World list. Star-studded views of the gorges of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, exquisite culinary creations and lavish decor put Victoria Falls Hotel at the top of our list. Dinner at the Livingston Room offers an immersive experience into another era, an era brimming with old-world glamour. While all rooms exceed expectations, if you truly want to live like royalty, book the two bedrooms Presidential Suite. The VIP treatment of Belgian chocolates, fresh-cut flowers, and fruit platters in the room add just the right touch.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
The quintessential duo, safari and lodge go hand in hand. So staying amid the wilds of Africa only seems fitting. It’s tough to determine what’s more spectacular: the sunset facing rooms with private balconies, the endless views brimming with wildlife or the luxury of the resort itself. Aside from the lodge’s close proximity to the falls, the Siduli Hide ups the adventure factor. Located at the edge of the lodge waterhole, Siduli Hide lets you safely view wild herds of elephants and buffalo. And, for that, we give the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge a nod as one of the best accommodations around.
Victoria Falls Safari Club
Whether your butler prepares an aperitif to accompany the sunset or you are gazing at the wildlife from your private viewing deck, your stay at the Victoria Falls Safari Club perfectly intertwines your African safari with elegant surroundings. The 20 room boutique hotel sits atop a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park. While a family of warthogs and herds of elephants call the grounds home, that’s as wild as it gets, because your accommodations are anything but rustic. The stocked minibars with complimentary wine and beer and Nespresso machine deliver creature comforts in the rugged savanna.
Not only do these luxury hotels offer postcard-worthy views, but they also boast VIP treatment across the board. From private shuttles to butler service, micro flight tours over the gorge to high tea in the afternoon, if your travel plans include Victoria Falls, this is the list to consult.