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Sydney, Australia
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....

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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...

Plettenberg Bay
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...

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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...

Cape Town
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...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

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...

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Imbabala was amazing! The hosts and staff were so dedicated, knowledgeable and professional. They all were so attentive and took care of everything, even spider patrol! The guides made sure we had the fullest safari experience and their pride in their country and its beauty was really inspiring. I would recommend Imbabala to anyone and will hopefully be back!

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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 and fantastic recommendation of Imbabala. We are delighted to hear that you had such an amazing time there. Our staff are truly dedicated to ensuring that our guests have a wonderful time and your kind comments have been passed on to them. We would love to welcome you back here again! With...

New york
Reviewed 14 October 2016

great hotel.food was great,rooms where very safarish,,and they did your laundry! animals were free to walk around you could sit on your front porch and watch for them without the animals seeing you.Staff was great,especially while on the safaris

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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 stay at Imbabala so much and had such good game viewing. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. With kind regards Management and staff Imbabala Safari Lodge

Goshen, New York
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Phenomenol lodging in a phenomenol place. The staff and managers were superb. I would recommend this lodge to anyone going to Zimbabwe / Victoria falls and I highly suggest that everyone who has a desire for any type of adventure travel take a safari / canoe / rafting trip down the zimbazi river before it is dammed up. Use a...

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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 to hear that you had such a wonderful time, not only at Imbabala, but with Wild Horizons in Zimbabwe. Imbabala really is a little gem in the bush and your kind comments about the staff and managers who do such a fantastic job there have been...

Modesto, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed at Inbabala for four days. The rooms and service were great. The resort went out of the way to make everything fit our and others needs. It was fun to wake up with animals near by. Stanley was our guide and he was awesome. Pleasant and knowledgeable and a laugh you won't forget. The managers were around, pleasant,...

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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 Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful 4 days at Imbabala and enjoyed the facilities there so much. Your kind comments about Stan have been passed on to him. He is such a lovely person and would have been thrilled to be able to show you such...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed at Imbabala for three nights and then moved onto another camp. In hindsight we would have stayed at Imbabala longer . The Staff and facilities were excellent. Safaris and Zambezi River cruises were spectacular. The knowledge and hospitality of our guide Stan was unsurpassed. We will be going back for a longer stay.

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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 are delighted that you had such an incredible time at Imbabala and we too wish you could have stayed longer.it really is a gem in the Zimbabwean bush. We have passed your kind compliments on to Stan. We would love to see you back there one day. With kind...

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed in Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge for 3 days and it was wonderful! Very kind and highly professional staff, very delicious cuisine, interesting safary, wide nature! Sarah, Stan and others really love that place!

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed every aspect of Imbabala so much. We constantly strive to give our guests a special and memorable experience and we are delighted to hear that were able to experience this. We have passed on your kind words to Sarah, Stan and the staff....

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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: $390 - $586 (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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“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
“every room is the same all PERFECT!!!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherR204, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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