From: USD 328 PPS

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Located 70km from Victoria Falls, Imbabala Lodge is perfect for travellers visiting Victoria Falls but who still want a genuine safari experience.

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.

Lodge Highlights:

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

About Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

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.

Lodge 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.

On The Map

Lodge Rates

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


Season & Year
Per person sharing
11.01.19 - 19.03.19
USD 328
01.04.19 - 31.10.19
USD 365
01.11.19 - 20.12.19
USD 328
21.12.19 - 10.01.20
USD 365
Included in your stay
  • 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
  • Night drive
  • Drinks (alcoholic & nonalcoholic – excluding premium brands)
  • Return scheduled airport transfers for guests arriving / departing ex Victoria Falls or Kasane, airports only
Excluded in your stay
  • 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.
Enquire about:
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
Enquire Now

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


Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
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.

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.

Karen (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.

Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

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)