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Luxury Zimbabwe Safari Lodges A curated selection of Zimbabwe's best lodges

As an all-time classic safari destination, Zimbabwe has many outstanding luxury safari lodges. Camps overlooking pans and waterholes, lodges facing the Zambezi and hotels where you can see the spray of Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe you can have it all.

Zimbabwe naturally relishes its reputation as one of the original safari destinations. However, it’s clear from our hand-picked selection of luxury Zimbabwe safari lodges that this is a country that doesn’t rest on its laurels.

Rather, Zimbabwe continues to offer innovative and exciting safari accommodation options. Although safaris here are deeply rooted in tradition, innovation is warmly embraced.

Many luxury Zimbabwe safari lodges are sited to take advantage of the presence of water, and the wildlife it inevitably attracts. Downstream of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi takes a more leisurely course – perfect for canoeing – with its pools and meanders offering exceptional wildlife viewing.

Away from the Zambezi, in areas such as Hwange National Park, the focus shifts to waterholes and their magnetic hold over thirsty herds. Hides and viewing platforms offer new perspectives on the timeless struggle for survival, while guided walking safaris – long a Zimbabwean speciality – allow for more personal encounters.

Of course, the country’s most dramatic expression of the allure of water is Victoria Falls, and staying in the eponymous town involves a night or two in a rather different type of accommodation.

The colonial-era hotels offer a sense that time has stood still, allowing the elegance of a bygone age to persevere. As a counterpoint to luxury Zimbabwe safari lodges, these grand old dames have lost none of their power to charm.

Victoria Falls River Lodge Island Treehouse

Victoria Falls River Lodge Starbed Treehouse | Victoria Falls

In addition to a standard bed with a view, Victoria Falls River Lodge Starbed Treehouse offers a rooftop star bed, where you can sleep under the stars. Moreover, this luxuryContinue Exploring…...

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Kanga Camp is set on the busy Kanga Pan.

Kanga Camp | Mana Pools National Park

Most of the luxury Zimbabwean safari lodges in Mana Pools are on the banks of the Zambezi River, but Kanga Camp is different. An inland gem, it’s situated by aContinue Exploring…...

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Somalisa Acacia is set in a private concession in Hwange National Park.

Somalisa Acacia | Family Safari | Hwange National Park

Choosing a family tent at Somalisa Acacia, one of two at the luxury Zimbabwe safari lodge, allows you to balance family time with making new friends. Set on an acaciaContinue Exploring…...

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Victoria Falls River Lodge | Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls River Lodge is a true luxury Zimbabwean safari lodge. Although close to the amenities and adventure activities of the town of Victoria Falls, it lies within the ZambeziContinue Exploring…...

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Enjoy private riverside dining at Matetsi River Lodge.

Matetsi Victoria Falls | Victoria Falls

From its tranquil location on the banks of the Zambezi River, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers the best of both worlds. Authentic wildlife viewing experiences are a stone’s throw away, whileContinue Exploring…...

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Enjoy the African sunset in all its glory from your tented suite’s deck at Linkwasha Camp.

Linkwasha Camp | Hwange National Park

Linkwasha Camp sets the standard for luxury Zimbabwean safari lodges in Zimbabwe. The wildlife viewing is unsurpassed, thanks to the Linkwasha being situated in a private concession within Hwange NationalContinue Exploring…...

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Ruckomechi Camp is set in the magnificent Mana Pools area.

Ruckomechi Camp | Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp is a luxury Zimbabwean safari lodge in a remote wilderness concession in western Mana Pools National Park. It’s renowned for its dry season wildlife concentrations, and for sightingsContinue Exploring…...

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Victoria Falls Hotel faces onto manicured gardens.

Victoria Falls Hotel | Victoria Falls

Join the ranks of royalty, celebrities and other discerning travellers when you stay at the elegant Victoria Falls Hotel. Overlooking Victoria Falls Bridge and The Smoke that Thunders over theContinue Exploring…...

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Somalisa Camp faces onto a large waterhole.

Somalisa Camp | Hwange National Park

Somalisa Camp is located at the epicentre of elephant activity in the renowned Hwange National Park. This luxury Zimbabwean safari lodge offers breathtaking views of the savannah plains across theContinue Exploring…...

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