Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge Overview

It would be no understatement to say that Ilala Lodge is everyone’s favourite value for money lodge in Victoria Falls. Located right at the heart of the town of Victoria Falls and close enough to the falls to see its spray drifting through its gardens, Ilala Lodge offers travellers a friendly, home-from-home atmosphere – despite the presence of warthogs grazing on the lodge lawns!

A twenty minute walk will take you to the entrance of Victoria Falls National Park and the spectacle of a mile-wide waterfall thundering into a sheer-sided abyss, but there’s plenty more to experience at this iconic destination. The lodge’s in-house activity centre provides advice about what activities are available and will take care of all your bookings, whether for a whitewater rafting trip, Zambezi River cruise, elephant-back safari or game drive; this is Africa’s adventure centre after all.

Ideal for couples, families or groups travelling together, the distinguished but affordable Ilala Lodge provides travellers with everything they need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in Victoria Falls. Each of the 34 rooms is air conditioned, there are two restaurants to choose from, and a wellness therapist is on hand to provide massages and beauty treatments.

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  • Easy walking distance to Victoria Falls
  • Swimming pool, internet & restaurants
  • At the heart of Victoria Falls town
  • Great value for money!

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Boutique Hotel
  • Comfort Level:  Midrange
  • Number of Rooms:  34 Rooms
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

Standard Rooms

  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fan
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Elegant Colonial Ambience
  • Three-sleeper Deluxe Suites
Ilala Lodge Hotel offers 34 rooms – 30 Standard Twins and two Standard Doubles plus two Deluxe Suites, both situated on the upper floor and each with an extra 3/4 bed for either an additional adult or a child. The rooms are booked on a BB basis. Interiors are modern and clean-lined with unmistakable hints of Africa – teak furnishings, colonial-style prints, and artistic ethnic touches.

Every room is air conditioned and features a ceiling fan, safe and tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a safe. Bottled water is provided as are complimentary soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Curio Shop
  • Two Restaurants & Bar
  • Activity Booking Centre
  • Wellness Therapist
  • Internet Access
A central location means you can walk to Victoria Falls in under twenty minutes while the lodge’s convenient activity centre will make all the recommendations and bookings you need to experience this World Wonder at its best. You can also catch up with news and emails thanks to the lodge’s internet access, or book yourself a pampering massage or beauty treatment with the Ialala wellness therapist.

Complete with shaded bar, Ilala’s swimming pool takes centre stage on hot summer days while its two restaurants give travellers the choice between Moroccan themed dishes and innovative local versions of international classics such as warthog fillet, crocodile risotto and kudu steaks. Meals are served in the elegant dining room or out on the star-lit patio, accompanied by the rumble of Victoria Falls.

Activities at Ilala Lodge

  • Zambezi River Cruises & Scenic Flights
  • Elephant Rides & Lion Walks
  • Game Drives, Canoe Safaris & Cultural Tours
  • Whitewater Rafting & Bungy Jumping
Head straight for the in-house activity centre for the complete advice, recommendation and booking service you need for Victoria Falls. Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular activities here but it is seasonal; other activities can be enjoyed year round and range from scenic flights to river cruises and game drives to cultural tours. Bird watchers should book a specialist guide – there are close to 500 recorded bird species in the region – while adrenalin lovers won’t be able to resist a few of the white-knuckle adventures on offer such as bungy jumping or zip lining. Animal lovers can experience an elephant-back safari, visit a crocodile farm or even walk with tame lion cubs!

Ilala Lodge Rates 2014 & 2015

  • Green Season 2014
  • USD176 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2014
  • USD176pp sharing
  • High Season 2014
  • USD176 pp sharing
  • Green Season 2015
  • USD213 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD213 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD213 pp sharing

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

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Ilala Lodge accommodation & Breakfast

Excludes: Meals, Activities, Tips, gratuities and drinks.

A Single Surcharge of USD91 per room is applicable to bookings.

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