The Elephant Camp

Balanced upon a natural ridge between the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp offers sublime vistas over the lush rainforest surrounding the majestic Victoria Falls as well as a view of the waterfall’s soaring clouds of spray. Guests at this iconic property are accommodated in 12 fabulously luxurious tented suites set within The Elephant Camp Main, featuring personal plunge pools and egg-shaped freestanding bathtubs. For extra exclusivity and seclusion, there are 4 additional tented suites located in a wing known as Elephant Camp West, which operates independently from the main camp.

Exquisite meals are prepared fresh each day by the talented team at The Elephant Camp, to be enjoyed at the airy main lodge or on your own private deck. In the evening, there is a fire pit next to the shared central swimming pool perfect for sundowner cocktails. Should you wish to stretch your legs, follow nature trails through The Elephant Camp’s exclusive concession in search of exotic birds led by an experienced guide. You can also arrange to have a picnic at Batoka Gorge or tour a rural local village.

Other things to do in the local area include a memorable helicopter or microlight aircraft flight over Victoria Falls, game drives in a nearby national park such as elephant-rich Chobe, whitewater rafting, a sunset river cruise or lunch on an island located close to the precipice over which the Zambezi River tumbles, creating the wondrous Victoria Falls.

Location

How to get to The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp is a mere 15 minutes from Victoria Falls Airport by road.

Activities at The Elephant Camp

  • Scenic flight by helicopter or microlight
  • Sunset cruise
  • Livingstone Island lunch
  • Wildlife Conservation Awareness Safari with Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU)
  • Game drives in Chobe National Park

The Elephant Camp Highlights

  • An exquisite tented camp with views over beautiful rainforest
  • Where clouds of spray from Victoria Falls can often be seen
  • Indulgent suites with private plunge pools and personal verandas
  • Mouthwatering cuisine and plenty of memorable places to dine
  • Offering unforgettable activities including scenic flights and wildlife safaris

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Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Victoria Falls region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Ilala Lodge

Set by the mighty Zambezi River, stylish Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel on the Zimbabwean side to the impressive Victoria Falls.

Stanley and Livingstone Safari Lodge

The sumptuous Stanley and Livingstone Safari Lodge sits on a private game reserve around 15 kilometres outside Victoria Falls town, offering 'Big 5' encounters and plenty of old-world charm.

The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp offers sublime vistas over the lush rainforest surrounding the majestic Victoria Falls as well as a view of the waterfall’s soaring clouds of spray.

The Kingdom Hotel

The sprawling Kingdom Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the great Victoria Falls and features an imposing architectural style inspired by the ancient Shona Kingdom of Munhumutapa.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The gracious old-world Victoria Falls Hotel is steeped in history and sits beneath shade trees and manicured gardens now over a century old.

Victoria Falls Safari Club

The Victoria Falls Safari Club is a luxurious boutique property that shares its magnificent grounds with the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

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Zimbabwe Overview

Why should I travel to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife experiences, from the safari parks and reserves along the mighty Zambezi River and Lake Kariba to the vast wilderness of Hwange National Park. The jewel in the country’s crown is the spectacular Victoria Falls. The country has a long history and the ancient stone city of Great Zimbabwe gave the country its name.

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?The dry season (May-Oct) is the best time for gameviewing as the bush dries out and game congregates at the precious remaining waterholes. Late in the dry season, there will be much less water going over the Victoria Falls, whilst at the height of summer there will be a lot of spray and it may be more difficult to see the falls.

What is the culture of Zimbabwe? Zimbabweans are known for their rich culture, dance and music traditions. They are also recognised for their fine art and craft including basketware, pottery and the famous Shona stone sculptures. The two main tribes are the Shona and the Matabele.

What is the climate in Zimbabwe? Moderate climate (22°-29°C) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-Oct when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from Jun-Aug. Oct is the hottest month. Rain falls regularly in the summer (Nov-Mar/Apr) turning the bush lush and green.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with? Zambia, Botswana or South Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana is just across the border and can be easily reached by road from Victoria Falls. Zambia and the town of Livingstone is across the river from Victoria Falls.

How to get to Zimbabwe? Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can easily take a road transfer from Livingstone in Zambia or from Botswana. For an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience travel by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

Do I need a Visa for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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