ILALA LODGE EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE


Posted by admin on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the  World’s Largest Travel Site
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – 22 MAY 2013 – ILALA LODGE today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Ilala Lodge is thrilled to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Martin Vaughan, General Manager at Ilala Lodge.  “This is …

Lion Walks in Victoria Falls


Posted by admin on Monday, September 10th, 2012

Victoria Falls offers visitors many exciting activities in the scenic surrounds of the falls and the mighty Zambezi River. To add an unforgettable touch to any holiday in this area, it is now possible to walk with lions in Victoria Falls – an experience that cannot be missed.
 
As the King of the jungle, the lion has become a symbol of the African bush. One of nature’s best-known predators and the subject of many documentaries and even animated films, lions enjoy a reputation for being fearsome but noble, a combination of qualities that appeals to people of all ages and makes a walk with these beautiful beasts a truly unique experience.

Walking with Lions – How it Works
It is possible to walk with lions in Victoria Falls and surrounds by booking a lion encounter either on the banks of the Masuwe …

Exploring Victoria Falls on Elephant Back


Posted by admin on Friday, August 24th, 2012


Of all the ways a visitor to Victoria Falls could experience the scenic beauty of this natural wonder, an elephant-back adventure has to be the most unique and memorable. As you explore the area on the back of nature’s most majestic animal, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the wild from an elephant’s perspective, making this type of tour truly unique. Here is an introduction to elephant rides in Victoria Falls:
There are several herds of African Elephant in the Victoria Falls area, offering visitors the unique opportunity to ride one of these majestic giants through the area surrounding the falls. These elephants have been specially trained to accommodate human riders and are generally placid and gentle giants who offer a safe experience to those who ride them. Elephant rides in Victoria Falls have become extremely popular as tourists experience …

Adventures at Victoria Falls


Posted by admin on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of the most beautiful and impressive natural wonders on earth, with thousands of litres of water cascading each minute to produce a waterfall that has no equal. A trip to the falls offers many opportunities to view this wonder of nature, and for those thrill-seeking travellers who want to experience the power of the falls first-hand, a number of Victoria Falls adventures are on offer.
Jet Boating
Batoka Gorge forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is known for its abundant wildlife and bird life. Travellers who want to feel the wind in their hair can take advantage of the jet boating facilities offered at the gorge, combining scenic beauty and the thrill of water sports in one.

The jet boat was first manufactured in New Zealand and is specially designed for use in rivers and gorges. With …

The Victoria Falls Marathon


Posted by admin on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Victoria Falls Marathon is taking place for the ninth year in a row on the 26th of August 2012. This challenging race provides a day of enjoyable exercise and self-motivation for runners who can choose to enter three different races depending on their level of fitness.
As an AIMS registered event, the Victoria Falls Marathon is a major event on the Zimbabwean sports calendar. Providing an opportunity for local and international athletes to compete against some of the best runners from Southern Africa and beyond, this event is equally challenging for runners who compete in the shorter distance races, where friendly competition and achieving personal running goals are emphasised.
The Victoria Falls Marathon route begins at the Kingdom Hotel and crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, taking runners into Zambia for a brief excursion. As runners pass some of the most beautiful landscape in Africa, there will be ample opportunity to take …

The Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge


Posted by admin on Monday, July 30th, 2012

One of the most exciting sporting events in Southern Africa returned to the Victoria Falls area this year for the third time running – the Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge. This 3 day gruelling event tests the riding skills and endurance of cyclists in various age categories as they made their way through tough terrain against the backdrop of the scenic Victoria Falls. Here is a brief look at this exciting event which has earned its place on the cycling calendar.
Participants in the Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge will be based at the luxurious Kingdom Hotel, offering family members the opportunity to come along and support their cycling heroes as they participate in the three day event.

Day One
The first day will see participants cycling approximately 70 km as they follow the path of the upper Zambezi River through the beautiful …

Travel Attractions in Zimbabwe


Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Located just north of South Africa, Zimbabwe is a land-locked country with a wide variety of landscapes, cultures, and tourist attractions which offer visitors a memorable holiday experience. As a country which has been subjected to negative publicity for political reasons, Zimbabwe is in the process of stabilising and is emerging from a difficult period in its history to take its place once again as a premier travel destination in Africa. Here are some of the amazing Zimbabwe travel attractions you may look forward to on a visit to this fascinating country:

Victoria Falls
The most impressive body of water known to man, the Victoria Falls attract thousands of visitors each year. Although many tourists associate the falls with Zambia, the position of Victoria Falls on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border means that this attraction is equally a Zimbabwean treasure – some …

Flights to Victoria Falls


Posted by admin on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Of all the ways Victoria Falls can be accessed by travellers, a direct flight to the nearby Victoria Falls Airport is by far the easiest. Eliminating the need for long road journeys and delays at the borders of Zimbabwe or Zambia, flying to Victoria Falls ensures a relaxing and stress-free journey to this amazing destination. If you’re booking a trip to this scenic part of the world, you may want to take note of the following information about Victoria Falls flights:

Because the Victoria Falls are located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia a number of flights are available from several neighbouring countries, connecting visitors who are travelling in Southern Africa with this scenic and awe-inspiring destination.
Victoria Falls flights depart from Johannesburg, South Africa on a regular basis, with several airlines offering direct flights from the OR Tambo International …

Victoria Falls – Weather Conditions


Posted by admin on Friday, July 13th, 2012


The Victoria Falls are one of Africa’s most impressive and popular tourist attractions. Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, Victoria Falls attracts thousands of visitors each month. If you’re planning a trip to this wonder of nature, you may be wondering when the best time is to visit Victoria Falls – here is a brief look at Victoria Falls weather
Victoria Falls Climate
Situated on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the climate around Victoria Falls is generally warm, with a long summer which lasts from late August until April. The winter months of May to mid-August are cool, but by no means cold. The Victoria Falls weather conditions can range from extreme heat in the height of summer to cool but pleasant days in winter, making this area accessible throughout the year. However, there are benefits …

Where to Stay in Zambia – Victoria Falls or Livingstone?


Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions, drawing thousands of tourists each year to witness the wonder of this incredible natural phenomenon. Situated on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls have created a dynamic tourism industry on the Zambian side of the border, with Livingstone being the nearest town to the falls with tourist facilities. If you are wondering where to stay on your visit to this area, here are some tourism facts about Victoria Falls vs Livingstone:
Is Livingstone far from Victoria Falls?
First-time visitors to Zambia may be wondering how far the town of Livingstone is from the Victoria Falls – the town is situated 10km north of the Zambezi river, with the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which contains the falls just a short drive from the southernmost part of town. With a variety of affordable tourism options, Livingstone is an extremely convenient …