#VisitZimbabwe: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Posted on 24/06/2013


VFSL BrandOur honeymoon trip finally took us to Victoria Falls where we were welcomed by the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has won Zimbabwe’s Best Safari Lodge of the Year Award for 17 consecutive years as voted by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents. Upon our arrival the staff immediately checked us in and showed us to our room. We arrived at that strange time of the afternoon i.e. too late for lunch and way too early for dinner but we promptly left our room for the Buffalo Bar for a quick mid-afternoon snack. Prior to our arrival, we had spent most of the day travelling and our last meal was actually breakfast so we were famished.

We quickly tucked into lunch and subsequently retired to our room for the rest of the afternoon. We were after all on our honeymoon and the wonderful team at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge had kindly left a bottle in our room to help us celebrate. We watched the beautiful sunset from our balcony which overlooked the waterhole. We were not disappointed. A herd of buffalo and a parade of elephants came to drink that afternoon. It truly was a remarkable thing to experience.

We had dinner reservations at the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. I couldn’t wait to be honest because I had heard so much about the food from people far and wide. MaKuwa-Kuwa is located at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking that same waterhole I mentioned earlier. The restaurant had previously been awarded Zimbabwe’s Best De Luxe Restaurant and Most Imaginative Menu three times in a row and we could easily see why. The service was really good and the food was delicious. We ate and drank very well that night.

After a wonderful meal the previous evening, waking up early was a struggle for me. We took our time to get to breakfast. Naturally breakfast itself was a laid back affair for us and the buffet style with the a la carte menu option suited us very well. I noticed that you could opt for a Bloody Mary for breakfast. Needless to say we both opted out of the Bloody Mary and stuck with a full healthy breakfast. We had a full day of relaxation ahead of us.

Shortly after breakfast we wandered around the hotel discovering places we missed the previous day. We dropped by the gift shop, popped into the boardroom (you never know when you have to organise a conference), discovered the TV lounge, the spa and the in-house activities desk. Sadly we also missed the vulture feed at 1pm each day. I have been reliably informed (by the same people who told me about the food at MaKuwa-Kuwa) that it is imperative to witness the vultures feeding when you stay at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Unfortunately we missed this activity but we will catch it when we return.

Sadly, our stay here was slowly coming to an end. Naturally we took our time to pack and eventually checked out with a promise to return during the wet season to see the lush green vegetation around this remarkable lodge and the waterhole.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Wet Season

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Wet Season

Some interesting stats about Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: –

Room Types: –

  • Suites                                   6
  • Deluxe Rooms                 5
  • Standard Rooms            61

Facilities and Facts: –

  • 72 en-suite rooms with private balconies
  • A waterhole with daily game viewing
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is only 4kms from the actual Victoria Falls
  • A complimentary shuttle bus service available throughout the day
  • An award-winning restaurant – MaKuwa-Kuwa with wonderful views overlooking the waterhole
  • The award-winning Boma Restaurant is also on the property with a courtesy bus to ferry diners back and forth
  • A swimming pool and spa available for use
  • An events team is available to help plan and organise various events

For more information and/or booking your Victoria Falls Safari Lodge stay, please contact the Africa Albida Tourism Reservations and Sales Team: –