Ilala Lodge Hotel
is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens, the well-appointed hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls
, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located and it is very easy for guests to access all the historical sites, restaurants and activities available in Victoria Falls. The friendly and attentive staff of this welcoming hotel makes sure that your visit is perfect in every way.
Located on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, Ilala Lodge Hotel is geographically the closet hotel to the magnificent Victoria Falls and is easily accessible to the town centre. Explore the lush wilderness surrounding the town on a game drive, surf the rapids on a Zambezi River white-water rafting expedition, get your heart racing as you bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, or view the Falls from the exhilarating angle of Devil’s Pools on the edge of the plunging water. You can also enjoy a legendary Zimbabwean sunset from the comfort of the elegant Ra-Ikane river cruisers. Ilala Lodge Hotel’s Activities Desk makes it simple to plan your day.
The award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for its delicious gourmet cuisine and attracts guests worldwide. Diners can see the spray and hear the sounds of Victoria Falls, locally known as the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, while they enjoy the al-fresco dining under the starry African skies that the Palm Restaurant offers. Wild animals, such as warthog and impala, often graze on the hotel lawns and entertain guests during mealtime.
Victoria Falls accommodation:
The well-appointed rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel are spacious and offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
At this luxury Victoria Falls accommodation establishment, the 56 rooms are designed to create a feeling of privacy. The rooms on the upper tier open out onto a private balcony, while the lower floor rooms open onto the lush manicured gardens where you can watch the warthogs graze from the hotel lawn. You may even be lucky enough to have a visit from an elephant.
Guests can choose rooms in the West Wing, the Garden Wing or the Pool Wing. The West Wing and the Pool Wing boast splendid views of the mesmerizing spray from Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gardens that Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for. The Garden Wing gives guests access to the lush and flourishing lawns where the animals visit.
The teak furnishings in all the rooms are made from local Zimbabwean railway sleepers, enhancing the African ambiance and laid-back atmosphere of the hotel. All the rooms in the hotel have high-quality cotton linens and luxurious pillows for your ultimate comfort. Take your pick of a room here and indulge in the world-class service at Ilala Lodge Hotel.
he Twin Standard Rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel are complete with two comfortable ¾ beds set within an expansive space, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower. The Double Standard Rooms are ideal for couples, as they have one cosy king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower.
Both room types are decorated with railway teak furnishings, allowing you to experience the grandeur of days gone by. With air conditioning units installed in all Standard Rooms, guests are treated to a cool sanctuary from the African heat.
Sliding doors open onto a luscious communal garden, providing you with a gateway to nature. Make yourself at home by unpacking your belongings and lock away your valuables in an in-room, secure safe.
The Standard Suites are located on the top floor and have private balconies that offer magnificent views overlooking the hotel’s gorgeous grounds and Victoria Falls itself. The suites have an ultra-comfortable King-size bed and an additional ¾ bed is neatly tucked around the corner in a private section of the room.
Situated in the stylish West Wing, the Deluxe Rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel ooze old-world charm and sophistication. Ideal for couples, solo-travellers and families alike, the Deluxe Rooms feature either twin or double configurations.
The Twin Deluxe Rooms at this Vic Falls lodge have two three-quarter beds and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The bathrooms have his and her basins. The Double Deluxe Rooms have one King-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The bathrooms have his and her basins.
All Deluxe rooms have a private patio off the bedrooms where guests can enjoy the stunning sunrise in Victoria Falls.
The Executive Suites in our West Wing have a lounge and a separate bedroom. The bedroom contains a luxurious King-size 4-poster bed and the bathroom is an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, his & her basins and a separate bathtub.
Visitors in the Executive Suites have a private patio that opens off the bedroom where guests can enjoy the magnificent sunrise over the mighty Victoria Falls.
As a holiday destination, Victoria Falls is simply the ultimate all-round experience. The scenery, the wildlife, the activities and the culture and history combine to offer a fantastic adventure. Ilala Lodge Hotel is centrally located, offering guests an ideal place to begin their journey. In fact, the hotel is only 936 steps from the mighty Victoria Falls – we counted!
Victoria Falls Activities:
Ilala Lodge Hotel is perfectly placed to make the most of your Victoria Falls holiday.
- Ra-Ikane River Cruise
- Tour of Victoria Falls
- Scenic Flights
- River Activities
- Adrenalin Activities
- Day Trips
- Devils Pool
- Game Viewing Activities
Apart from being a city of thrills, Victoria Falls is also a firm favourite amongst honeymooners from all over the planet. The romance of Zambezi River cruises at sunset, the appeal of the great outdoors, the sight of a moonbow above the Falls, and much more, make Victoria Falls the ideal destination for creating memories to last a lifetime.
Victoria Falls safari opportunities are also plentiful, where you can get up-close-and-personal with African wildlife. Alternatively, experience an aerial view of this spectacular destination with a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls. All bookings for these exhilarating Victoria Falls activities can be made directly through our office.
Ilala Lodge Hotel is perfectly placed to make the most of your Victoria Falls holiday. Aside from elegant accommodation and fine dining, the hotel also offers a number of onsite Victoria Falls activities for your enjoyment. You can relax alongside the sparkling pool with a sundowner, hit the bar to discuss the day’s activities with fellow guests, take advantage of the Wi-Fi to update your online journal, or enjoy an invigorating wellness treatment.
The food at Ilala was amazing and the staff very friendly and helpful. The accommodations could use a little updating...the beds are very comfortable, but carpet could use some updating and the tiles some scrubbing out. I was very satisfied with my stay and can see that after years of turmoil and poverty the area is making great strides to improve and become tourism friendly. I was traveling alone on this leg of my journey and I was only slightly nervous for my safety walking around (they do offer escorts from "tourism police") Anyone traveling here think of bringing extra T-shirts and clothes to barter with the locals.
A little pricy, my opinion verified by the small number of guests. Facilities and service was excellent, staff very friendly, I felt at home.
We had a great stay, staff very friendly and accommodating, especially when we asked for a late check out. Only negative - the pool, quite small and the water was very cloudy, with no hint of chlorine.