Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls Hotel


Ilala Lodge Hotel is perfectly placed to make the most of your Victoria Falls Holiday. Aside from elegant accommodation and fine dining, the hotel offers a number of onsite facilities 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.
Book your next big adventure at the activity centre, where we will advise you on the best options available. Victoria Falls has a lot to offer the visitor and is known as Africa's adventure capital. From high adrenalin activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting to more sedate pastimes like fishing or elephant back safaris, we have it all.


All bookings for these exhilarating activities can be made directly through our office.
Apart from being a city of thrills, Victoria Falls is also a firm favourite amongst honeymooners from all over the planet. The romance of sunset cruises, 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. 

 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 micro light flight above the Falls.


View our 2015 rates for all activities below and more here.


Lion walks are available in the mornings and afternoons on a private estate.  The safari includes walking with these majestic animals as part of their pre-release training and funds go directly to the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Program.


Either breakfast or lunch & refreshments are included.

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The Ra-Ikane, the only one of it’s kind in Victoria Falls, is a small luxury cruise boat that is out-fitted to suggest the elegant ambiance of a bygone era. The vessel was built to replicate the “Ma-Robert” – Dr David Livingstone’s boat. This cruise boat is exclusive, personalised and designed to complement your stay with us.


Period decor, historic memorabilia, fine cuisine and refreshments characterise a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi.


Ra-Ikane 5* Sunset Cruise

Start:16:00  |  End: 18:00  |  Cost: US$85pp


Ra-Ikane 5* Breakfast Cruise

Start: 07:00  |  End: 09:30  |  Cost: US$90pp


Ra-Ikane 5* Lunch Cruise

Start: 12:00  |  End:14:00  |  Cost: US$90pp

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Enjoy the magnificent African sunset on a standard river cruise along the upper Zambezi. With a full local bar and snacks to keep you satisfied, allow yourself to embark upon a journey of relaxation. 


•    All cruise rates are inclusive of the US$ 10 river usage fee. 
•    Cruises are 2 hours in duration. 
•    Hotel transfers, full local bar and snacks are included.  
•    Children under 12 years of age pay 50% for all cruises.  
•    All rates include a 2% tourism levy. 


*Zambezi Wilderness Safaris reserves the right to amend the above rates & services without notice*

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You can either take a 2 hour guided tour of the Victoria Falls to learn about the history from an experienced local guide, or you can opt to walk to the town and explore what it has to offer on your own.


Alternatively, visit our croc farm and witness how crocodiles are reared from eggs to fully-grown adults. The eggs hatch in about December or January so if you are here in those months ask to see them. Feeding times are a highlight and we recommend taking a guided tour with one of our experienced guides to observe this exciting event. Feeding time is at 10.15am to 10.30am, and 3.45pm to 4.00pm daily. 


The nature sanctuary has many species of interest, including lion, and there is a full leather workshop which sells its goods on site as well as in our curio shop located at the lodge itself.

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View the spectacular Falls from the air with either a short, or extended flight over the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorges.

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To get your heart racing, try out either the 111m Bungi Jump off the world famous Victoria Falls Bridge or take the plunge and test the Gorge Swing and Zip Line.


The legendary railway bridge is an integral part of any Victoria Falls experience.  Learn its fascinating history with an entertaining, theatrical presentation about the bridge and the men who built it. Do all this by experience the rare opportunity of walking on the catwalks beneath the Bridge, used in the original construction in 1904.  

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Experience an adrenalin filled day rafting on the lower Zambezi River.  Half & Full day trip options with lunch and refreshments.  A calmer option would be the upper Zambezi canoe trips.

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3 Hour game drives are available in the mornings and afternoons.  Full day trips include a game viewing cruise, lunch and a game drive.  You may also choose a 4 hour game drive which includes a 3 course dinner and refreshments on a private reserve.


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