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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do I start! My girlfriend and I were only here for 2 days but it was the best 2 days ever!!! The accommodation was unbelievable with a beautiful tent like room with a breathtaking view of the Zambezi river, brilliantly set out for a bathroom room and bedroom. The food was outstanding and there was everything to accommodate everyones... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely main lodge and private lodges overlooking the Zambezi River. Meals are served under the trees on the lawn, with lovely views. Rooms are lovely and clean, great bathroom and outdoor shower with plenty of hot water. Laundry is done daily free of charge. Meals were wonderful and well presented. Morning and afternoon game drives with awesome game and bird... More 

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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 lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Imbabala and enjoyed everything that it has to offer so much. It is a very special place and the staff work hard to ensure that everyone has a fantastic time. Your kind comments will be passed on... More 

Cranbrook
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room had a fantastic view overlooking the Zambezi River. We went on a boat ride to see hippos and elephants up close. We saw tons of animals on the safaris. The staff were very friendly and the food was super. I would recommend this camp.

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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 are delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Imbabala and thank you for your high recommendation. With kind regards Management and Staff Imbabala Safari Lodge More 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of weeks exploring the Zambezi River and resided in all levels of accommodation (tents to luxury lodges). Imbabala was our first love and will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Comfortable accommodations, breath-taking setting, abundant wildlife all at our doorstep! While that alone would satisfy any traveler, it was the level of friendly hospitality... More 

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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 are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at Imbabala! It means so much to us that you will always hold our special Zambezi lodge in a special place in your hearts! Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. We would love... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Imbabala Lodge was an excellent choice. The staff was superb and the food first rate. The guides were very knowledgeable and provided exciting and informative game drives and river cruises. The rooms were authentic African style lodging, clean with a comfortable bed and a lovely shower. The only discomfort for me was the 40 degree heat since the rooms were... More 

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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 that you had such a lovely stay at Imbabala and that our guides and staff were able to give you such a memorable stay. We apologize that you felt the heat so much without air conditioning. We are certainly experiencing a heat wave at the moment!... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Such a beautiful spot right on the Zambezi river! we could hear hippos! such a beautiful form of 'Glamping" in the morning we had monkey;'s running around and in the evening we had Impalas sleeping on the lawn! The food was AMAZING! we definitely got spoilt and fed till bursting! Barrie the lodge Manager was extremely welcoming and very friendly... More 

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

Dear Guest Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for both your very kind words and your praise of the lodge and its staff. Your kind words have been passed on to our members of staff especially Barrie and Richard. We are delighted that our staff could make your stay so comfortable and that you had such lovely... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was our first stop on a month long Africa trip and our stay here set the benchmark as far as hospitality and safari lodge experiences went. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff. Our guide Richard did a superb job tracking the animals - we saw so many - and he was a trove of information.... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely time! Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them, especially Richard. He certainly is a mine of information and is well loved by our guests. I am sure that many future guests will find your review... More 

Plettenberg Bay
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

WOW, first of all a huge Thank you to Sarah, John, Stan and the rest of the staff for giving us an unforgettable experience. When we arrived we just dropped our bags and were taken to see 200+ elephants cross the river onto the island. What an awesome beginning of our stay at Imbabala. When we got back we walked... More 

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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! We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed their stay at Imbabala. Congratulations on your 50th birthday and we are so glad that the staff at Imbabala could make it so special for you. Your very kind words about all the staff have been passed on to them. We would love... More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful experience with Stan, very knowledgable and throughly enjoyed my time there. The staff went out of their way to make the stay pleasurable. Game drives, river cruises and watching hundreds of elephants cross the Zambezi was truly magical.

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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 on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that Stan could give you such a wonderful time at the lodge and that you had such great game viewing. It is very special to be able to watch elephants crossing the river at this time of the year. Your kind words... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just spectacular, everything was so wonderful. The service was top notch as well as the accommodation and food. What an incredible experience this was. I will definitely be back. Imbabala Zambezi Lodge truly made our stay incredible and showed us the experience everyone should have. it was truly amazing.

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had such a great time at Imbabala and loved all aspects of the lodge. Your very kind words have been passed on to all the staff members and I am sure that future clients will find your review very helpful. With kind regards Management and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $391 - $588 (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 have lovely view of lawn, bush and Zambezi River”
 of 5 bubbles peggy_22023k, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“every room is the same all PERFECT!!!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherR204, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the river”
 of 5 bubbles Kathid666, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great Safari Rooms with the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.”
 of 5 bubbles keithmU5634OU, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Yes it is appropriate to leave a tip and we were pleased to do it. There was no pressure, but we were so impressed by the service, we left a tip for the staff and a separate one for our guide…I think it was $100.”
 of 5 bubbles 939breeh, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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