Victoria Falls—the world’s largest—are one of the most important tourist attractions in the entire African continent. Thousands of visitors flock each year to the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe to behold the awesome majesty of this natural marvel. The good news is that within the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe there is now an exclusive resort within walking distance of the falls.
We are talking about the Victoria Falls River Lodge, a small and exclusive complex of only seven rooms strategically located on the shores of the mighty Zambezi River. From there, you can observe the unforgettable panoramic views of its shores, and the Lodge is close enough to the falls to watch the sharp drop of water into a narrow and deep abyss.
Being the only resort inside the national park, its style was conceived with an aesthetic approach that makes the most of the natural beauty of the surrounding ecosystem.
The resulting design consists of suspended wooden platforms and walkways that create huge open spaces, with exterior views and protected by high vaulted ceilings made of wood and straw, a style that follows the local building traditions and harmonizes with the natural environment without sacrificing luxury.
The resort features private villas and family suites with capacity for up to five people. They all have state of the art bathrooms and private terraces with panoramic views. An added benefit is the high level of privacy since the accommodations are separated from each other and connected to the principal service area by picturesque walkways.
Another highlight of the Lodge is its excellent cuisine, featuring a marked African tradition with a menu designed by famed American chef Bruce Bromberg, internationally renowned for his Blue Ribbon restaurant in New York. The Victoria Falls River Lodge also features an extensive list of fine wines and local drinks.
As expected from such exclusive resort, it offers a large variety of outdoor activities such as river navigation; exotic bird watching; safaris to see local wildlife: lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, and zebras. There is also rafting, helicopter flights, bungee jumping, pendulum jumping, and high canopy, among many others.
The resort also offers a series of specially designed activities for children. In fact, it received the 2015 Safari Award as the best resort in Zimbabwe for family vacations.
For its luxury, location, gourmet cuisine, local identity, and amenities for the whole family, the Victoria Falls River Lodge is an option to consider when organizing the next holiday in the exciting and inexhaustible Africa. ■