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Grand Cayman
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service we received from all staff was amazing. We loved the fact that we got our own personal guide, Richard, who was very knowledgeable on the animals and birds in the area. We could also customize our itinerary to our needs, which was great. The rooms are big and clean and we loved spending time on the hammock outside the...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Imbabala and enjoyed all the facilities so much. The beauty of a smaller camp is that the service is personalized and we are glad that Richard was able to customize your itinerary. Your kind comments about the staff...

Modbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Imbabala for 3 nights of our honeymoon. We were treated like royalty and had some fantastic experiences on the river with the elephants crossing and on land helping a lioness who had been caught in a poachers snare. The food and hospitality was five star and we cannot recommend our guide Richard enough. Thankyou Imbabala.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your excellent review and for sharing your incredible experiences with us! It sounds as though you had an amazing honeymoon and we are delighted that the staff could make it so memorable for you. Your kind comments about Richard have been passed on to him. Your high recommendation is greatly appreciated. With warm regards Management...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small size Lodge meant more personalised service. Staff made every effort to ensure you were happy with your stay. Stan, safari guide, was fantastic. Good food and lots of opportunities to see animals in their natural habitat

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a very personalized experience at Imbabala. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. Stan has an amazing reputation as a guide and we are so pleased that you were able to experience a safari...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great surprise! This amazing lodge was one my best discoveries in Africa. Traveling a lot in Africa and loving this continent and the African people, this place show me why I really love Africa! Perfect mix between nature, services, food and confort. You don't feel out of the world, you feel at home. With the staff smiling...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Imbabala certainly is a little gem in the bush and is an amazing safari destination. Your kind comments about the staff, especially Judy and Stan, have been passed on to them. Stan does have a formidable...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imbabala Lodge felt like a home away from home when we visited from October 9-12, 2016. The people there are warm and friendly. We were picked up at the Livingstone, Zambia airport and transferred to Zimbabwe (30 minutes) by a very nice driver. Note, we came in on Air Kenya from Nairobi, a direct, nonstop flight. We switched drivers at...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your great and incredibly detailed review! We really appreciate the time that you have taken to tell future guests about the time you spent at Imbabala and about Wild Horizons. I know that many future guests will find your review incredibly useful. We are delighted that you had such an awesome time at...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge was an absolute dream!! We were greeted and made very welcome by Sarah and her husband on arrival and they looked after us famously from then on. The scenery is amazing, the animals, mind blowing, the food delicious. The Safaris morning and evening are the best, the guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review! We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed themselves at this very special lodge. We hope that you made some extra special memories from your visit to us. Your kind comments have been passed on to all concerned. We would love to welcome you back one day. With warm regards Management...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great location with lovely views over the Zambezi. Very welcoming hosts thanks Sarah and John and the staff could not have been more helpful or happier to accommodate our party. The food was great and plentiful and one of the first things we were told after arrival was that we are to treat the Lodge as our own. Transfer to...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We feel very satisfied when we hear that guests feel that they have received excellent value for money. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. With kind regards Management and Staff Imbabala safari...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed here for three nights as part of a Road Scholar Birding Safari. It is a lovely, small lodge with friendly staff, excellent meals and naturalist/drivers who really know the area flora and fauna. They went out of their way to make our visit meaningful and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lodge to others. It's not fancy but...

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Dear Guest Thank you taking the time to write a review. We are so please to hear that you had such a phenomenal stay at Imbabala and that our staff made your stay so enjoyable. It is a very special lodge that as you so correctly say, is a real taste of Africa! With warm regards Management and Staff Imbabala...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Fantastic, comfortable, quaint lodgings in a stunning environment. There are only a handful of small, thatch-roofed lodges made complete with front balconies that overlook the river. Dinner is served with other guests on the lawn. Game regularly wanders through the grounds. You are free to help yourself to the bar in the main lodge. All of this makes for an...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I had a great experience the location is breathtaking over looking Zambezi river and the people were warm and friendly. This chicken Canadian City dweller felt safe. I saw many animals and have great memories. The rustic lodge a perfect setting for the best show in town. Safari rides and safari boat rides allow you to see wild life in...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time at Imbabala and felt perfectly safe while enjoying all the activities! We are delighted that we could make you smile. With kind regards Management and Staff Imbabala Safari Lodge

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 80 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Address: Matetsi Safari Area | Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $392 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#5 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“All rooms face the Zambezi River. All rooms are well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherbI5050UX, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take time to kick back and enjoy the sounds and sensations of Africa from either the lounge chairs on the porch or lay on the bed with the curtains wide open and soak in the atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles I9153HMmatthewt, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“While the lighting was a bit dim in the rooms and it's easy to track Kalahari sand into your hut, the rooms are beautifully and authentically decorated. You feel "at home" immediately.”
 of 5 bubbles ExplorerfromBoston07, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Watch out for elephants .....they wandered through on our last night what an amazing site.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiemS319TK, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have lovely view of lawn, bush and Zambezi River”
 of 5 bubbles peggy_22023k, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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