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Situated within walking distance of the spectacular Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore this, the world's largest sheet of falling water. The lodge is situated on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and is perfect for those who want to experience all that this Natural Wonder has to offer.

Enjoy white-water rafting on the Zambezi River, tranquil boat cruises downstream, or thrilling micro light flights to see the top of the Falls. Stand on the renowned Victoria Falls Bridge and admire the view or take the plunge with a thrilling bungee jump. The National Park borders the front of the lodge's property, and animals are frequently seen grazing on the lawns.


  • Situated in Vic Falls town
  • Walking distance from the Victoria Falls
  • Comfortable, homely feel with elegant rooms
  • A great restaurant on-site offering hearty meals
  • Fantastic value-for-money option

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The swimming pool is the ideal place in which to relax and cool off after a day filled with excitement, while the cocktail bar will provide your favourite refreshing drink as you lounge beside the blue water.

General Facilities

    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Secure Parking
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities


Meals at Ilala Lodge are truly memorable and include exceptional cuisine prepared by the in-house chef and served on the dining deck to the sound of the thundering Falls.

The Palm restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining and offers a warm, romantic atmosphere. Enjoy a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and tuck into both Zimbabwean delicacies and international favourites.

Standard Room

The 34 rooms and suites (32 standard and 2 deluxe) at Ilala Lodge offer an elegant, comfortable place to retire to in the evenings. The decor of the rooms is elegant and charming, featuring authentic railway teak.

Each of the 32 standard rooms has two queen-sized beds and an en suite bathroom with separate shower. French patio doors lead onto either the beautiful lawns or a balcony from which you can see the spray of the Falls. All rooms are air-conditioned and have coffee and tea making facilities.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Ceiling fan

Other Room Types

The two deluxe suites are also decorated with railway teak, but are much more spacious. These suites feature a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. The balcony features a comfortable seating area.


  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • River cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $215 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Exceeded our expectations. The hotel was beautiful staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent food and very helpful activities planning/services. Really enjoyed it here as it felt more grand than we expected.

    Hendrin Walsh, September 2014
  • I really enjoyed my trip to Victoria Falls. Everything went well and I thought Ilala Lodge was wonderful. I walked over to the Victoria Falls Hotel. It's beautiful but I prefer the intimacy of Ilala Lodge as well as the fact that you can walk to the Falls along the main road.

    Carole Keligian, September 2014
  • Ilala - lovely spot to stay. We had lots of fun - Did the adventure package including the sunset boat, helicopter, flying fox, zip line and swing. Loved it all. Very nice food at the Ilala. Went to Victoria Falls Hotel one night for dinner. Gorgeous grounds.

    Ann Champoux, July 2014
  • Victoria Falls Ilala Lodge. Very nice. We liked being near the falls so we could walk there and also to the bridge. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Hotel restaurant was excellent for dinner and for the breakfast buffet. Falls was great but we also enjoyed just sitting on the deck at the Victoria Falls hotel and having a drink. We felt safe and noticed tourist police everywhere. Souvenir sellers were everywhere but we got used to them and said no and they left you alone. Would recommend hotel and would stay there again.

    Larry Moffitt, July 2014
  • Ilala lodge was a good substitute for the Victoria Falls hotel, where we went for afternoon tea.

    Maxine Dilley, June 2014
  • Ilala Lodge was lovely and we were all very happy staying there and could have spent another night. Flight of Angels was fantastic and am so glad we got to do it this time as it was something I regretted missing last time.

    TINA METROPOLIS, June 2014
  • Ilala Lodge was excellent in all aspects, in particular the chef prepared meals. The Falls were unbelievable, a word that all too often these days is overused - however in this case its use is overwhelmingly appropriate. As one of the 7 natural wonders of the world it took your breath away!

    Richard Baker, April 2014
  • Ilala Lodge. Another great choice. Right in the centre of town close to all shops, restaurants etc and 5 minute walk to Falls Park and bridge to Zambia, and upgraded to a suite with great view of the "cloud" generated by the Falls which whilst at low flow were truly majestic.Terrific dinner in the hotel restaurant and good personal service at breakfast. Sunset cruise on their own 12 seat boat with drinks and high tea was most enjoyable. Another "pool time" for us and just right!! There might be more "luxurious" places, inc "resorts" and the colonial style Falls Hotel, but not better. 10/10

    Brian Waltmaier, December 2013
  • Ilala Lodge - fantastic food, the restaurant was always quite busy so it was necessary to book. Room was very clean and comfortable and there was a lovely pool and bar area. We booked some trips through the agents at the hotel - an elephant ride which I would definitely recommend and a sunset cruise.

    Nicola Tarrant, December 2013
  • Illala Lodge we had a nice ground floor room with doors to the garden. Proximity to Vic Falls was excellent – maybe 20 mins walk to the Falls, noticed other properties were further from the falls and may have needed a taxi to get there.The Walk with the Lions was a worthwhile experience and good to support the conservation efforts of the organisation. We took an evening dinner cruise on the Zambezi – took pot luck with one of the local companies but that was also worthwhile.

    Leigh Porter, November 2013

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"Perfect location near Victoria Falls and in walking distance of most attractions. It's lovely sitting on the verandah having dinner with the sounds of the frogs in the background!"



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The Illala Lodge in Victoria Falls was a great place to stay. The food was excellent and the service was very good. It was convenient place to walk to the Victoria Falls Park on the Zimbabwe side.

Paul Guzzan, April 2012 >View more reviews