From: USD 234 PPS

Ilala Lodge

Located in the heart of the town of Victoria Falls it would be no understatement to say that Ilala Lodge is everyone’s favourite value for money lodge.

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.

Lodge Highlights:

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

About Ilala Lodge

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.

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!

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Standard Rooms

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01.01.19 - 31.12.19
USD 234

Deluxe Rooms

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01.01.19 - 31.12.19
USD 271

Standard Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01.01.19 - 31.12.19
USD 334

Executive Suite

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01.01.19 - 31.12.19
USD 387
Included in your stay
  • Ilala Lodge accommodation
  • Breakfast
Excluded in your stay
  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Tips
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish


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Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

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Ulrike (Germany)
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Chris (USA)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

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Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)
They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

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