Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Imbabala Lodge is perfect for travellers visiting Victoria Falls but who still want a genuine safari experience. Located 70km from Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park, this stone and thatch lodge sits in a private concession. Such exclusivity means guests enjoy game drives and river safaris as well as night drives and guided walks. Day trips to Victoria Falls are easily arranged, as are excursions across the border to Botswana’s Chobe River.

The lodge is one of the oldest established in the area but has been completely refurbished. It’s a small and friendly camp, and families with children over the age of seven are most welcome. Guests are rewarded with sightings of elephant, hippo and crocodile on a regular basis and the park is home to lions, wild dogs, leopards and a wide range of antelope species. The bird watching is excellent throughout the year while the peak viewing time for elephants is from July to October.

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is a great place to relax at the end or beginning of a safari. Accessed via Kasane Airport in Botswana, it combines very well with Botswana’s top safari destinations – the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls, it also makes a great honeymoon destination.

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Highlights at Imbabala

  • Private location in Zambezi National Park
  • Wildlife-rich riverside setting
  • Game drives, boat safaris & guided walks
  • Day trips to Chobe NP & Victoria Falls

Fast Facts

The Chalets

  • Stone & Thatch Chalets
  • Veranda with Hammock & Zambezi Views
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Four-Sleeper Family Chalet
Imbabala offers nine individual stone and thatch chalets, each with en suite facilities. There is a family chalet that sleeps four; the others are doubles or twins and can be converted on request. Each chalet has been carefully positioned to showcase views of the Zambezi River from its veranda, conveniently equipped with a hammock.

Imbabala Facilities

  • Lounge, Dining Area & Bar
  • Swimming Pool & Sun Loungers
  • Small Reference Library
  • In-house Waterhole
Imbabala’s thatched main lodge consists of a lounge, dining room and bar plus great views of the Zambezi River and a waterhole, both attracting animals throughout the year. Guests will appreciate the camp’s swimming pool on a hot day and will enjoy alfresco dining under ancient riverside trees.

Activities at Imbabala Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Fishing & Guided Walks
  • Night Drives & Boat Safaris
  • Bird Watching
Lying just downstream of where the Chobe River enters the Zambezi, Imbabala lies in big game country. A private concession setting within the Zambezi National Park means the lodge is able to offer night drives and guided walks as well as morning and afternoon game drives. And with 14km of Zambezi riverfront to explore, boat-based game viewing is also a popular choice. The result is a great diversity of wildlife experiences and guests will come away with a comprehensive insight into the Zambezi ecology.

Anglers will want to try their luck for the infamous tiger fish (when in season) and since Imbabala is located between the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls, day trips to either destination are easy to arrange.

Imbabala Lodge Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD312 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD347 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD347 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge accommodation and meals as served, Early morning tea, brunch or lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. Game drive am or pm, River cruise am or pm and Night drive, Drinks (alcoholic & nonalcoholic – excluding premium brands), Return scheduled airport transfers for guests, arriving / departing ex Victoria Falls or Kasane, airports only

Excludes: Fishing, Game walks, all other excursions and additional permits, Premium Brand Drinks, Imbabala National Park Fees (Currently USD 10.00 per person per stay, to be pre-paid), flight Transfers, tips, gratuities, premium brand drinks and items of a personal nature.

A Single Surcharge of USD174 is applicable to single room bookings during mid & high season.


We visited Imbabala for 3 nights of our honeymoon. We were treated like royalty and had some fantastic experiences on the river with the elephants crossing and on land helping a lioness who had been caught in a poachers snare. The food and hospitality was five star and we cannot recommend our guide Richard enough. Thankyou Imbabala.

Nina T
Modbury, United Kingdom

It was a great surprise! This amazing lodge was one my best discoveries in Africa. Traveling a lot in Africa and loving this continent and the African people, this place show me why I really love Africa! Perfect mix between nature, services, food and confort. You don’t feel out of the world, you feel at home. With the staff smiling all the time, Judy’s information and generosity and what to say about my guide Stan? Just the best guide I found in many of my several safaris.Thank you guys, just waiting for my next holidays in Imbabala Lodge.
Jorge S London, United Kingdom

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