Ilala Lodge Hotel was opened in 1991 – the very same year that the first website in the world was built! Although we have not been keeping a blog since then, we have published many interesting posts in the last 8 years. We have rounded up some of our favourites over the years:
It makes sense to start with how we started so make sure you take a read of the hotel’s history!
Most visitors to Victoria Falls find that a two-day holiday is the ideal amount of time to both explore and recharge before heading homewards. Here are a few ideas for your two-day safari add on.
3. Step to It
With a total of 15 spectacular viewing points to view the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side, there is no shortage of photo opportunities. We have picked our top seven to share with you but would recommend visiting each point along the way.
The Zambezi River in Zimbabwe boasts the world’s best and most thrilling one-day white water rafting. Just below the Victoria Falls, 24 fearsome rapids have been formed in a deep channelled, high volume stretch of river that winds its ways through the spectacular Batoka Gorge.
If you prefer a more sedate activity, then The Zambezi River is a bird-watcher’s paradise and the best way to way to view them is aboard Ilala Lodge Hotel’s very own Ra-Ikane bird-watching cruise.
One of the most fascinating rivers in Africa, the Zambezi is not only a major tourist attraction but a lifeline and a constant source of income for millions. Traversing a wide variety of landscapes, and overcoming various obstacles along its lengthy journey, it is truly a gem of the African continent.
One of the most important things to consider when planning a trip to Zimbabwe’s tourism capital is the best time of year to do so. There are three distinct seasons in Victoria Falls that determine the weather, amount of rainfall, and the amount of water coming over the Falls itself: High, Medium, and Low Water Season.
What do a Spice Girl, a billionaire football club owner, Michael Jackson and a Baywatch star all have in common with the queen of England? They have all at some point, made the trip to gaze upon the beauty of Victoria Falls.