A'Zambezi River Lodge

A'Zambezi River Lodge

308 Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls P O Box 150, Victoria Falls +260 Zimbabwe
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Inner ring of rooms with river view
Room & Suite (247)
Pool & Beach (113)
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#18 of 24 hotels in Victoria Falls
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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A'Zambezi River Lodge, is a recently refurbished 4 star Hotel situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, 5km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Fishing
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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DMB500 wrote a review Jan 2020
Gifhorn, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 5 nights to visit the Falls at the Azambezi River Lodge. The Service, the location, the food and the entertainment was very good. The price for the wines with 35 USD was to high! We can recommend the Zambezi Lager Beer. Hippos coming onto the premises sometimes a night which is a special experience due to the location close to the river. Monkeys and Warthogs are also around. Very good attention from the Staff. Rooms were sprayed twice a day to avoid Mosquitos. Actually with enough repelent and every day sitting outside for Breakfast, Dinner or Lunch we can say that we didn#t get any bite during the 6 days which is quit exeptionally. We would recomment this place!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sibongile2015, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 6 Jan 2020
A refreshing day to you DMB500 Thank you for choosing to stay at the Azambezi River Lodge and taking your time to give us feedback we so much appreciate. Management has taken note of the area highlighted with regards to the wine prices and corrective action will be taken. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards Guest Relations
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yvonne r wrote a review May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A'Zambezi is on the Zambezi River 10 min drive to Victoria falls the hotel is kept clean and tidy the staff were very friendly and helpful we stayed there 3 nights the food was good excellent views of the River and wild life, its quiet and peaceful. We booked through Forche Tours.
Fortune our tour operator from Forche Tours made our holiday arrangements smooth and well organised, communication with Fortune was very good he returned our calls and emails promptly everything was organised via emails and phone. Fortune made all our bookings for hotels excursions and transportation. When we arrived in Zimbabwe our vehicle was waiting to take us to the hotel Fortune made all the bookings for our party of 6 people our first evening we went to the Boma Restaurant to experience the local food and culture, the next day we went to Victoria Falls and had a Helicopter ride well worth doing, on the evening we went on the sunset dinner cruise on the river absolutely beautiful, other tours included Safaris in Botswana and enjoying the locals restaurants like The Look Out Restaurant in Zimbabwe was amazing. We crossed over the border to Zambia for the steam train experience if you want to do the train make sure to have the 5 course meal. Be prepared to pay for the visas when your in Africa Forche Tours made sure it went smoothly and the mini buses were waiting for us the other side of the border to continue the tours. Overall we had a fantastic holiday that was good value for money thanks to Fortune and his team.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: For best view first floor rooms without a tree blocking the view
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 10 May 2022
A refreshing day to you yvonne r It was a pleasure t host you at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you for taking your time in giving us feedback, we greatly appreciate. We look forward t hosting you again in the near future. Regards Guest Relations
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yasodhee M wrote a review Aug 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is a little piece of heaven on earth . Beautifully set along the river. You will often see warthogs grazing on the grounds , and if you're lucky enough you might get to see Sebastian, the resident hippopotamus and his family wondering around.

The staff are friendly and always eager to help in any way possible. They are professional and take great pride in providing superior customer service.

The rooms themselves are smaller than what some would expect , but they are clean and comfortable and also have balconies where you can enjoy the view. It's a great option if you don't plan to stay in your room all day , and who would want to with all that the resort and Victoria Falls has to offer.

The resort has a dedicated desk that assists with guided tours ,activities etc, so you can do all your planning right there and also add afew things to your itinerary. The resort also provides a free shuttle service to and from places like the town and Victoria Fall Rainforest. The location is great, as it is just afew minutes from most activities and attractions .

The resort has an outdoor dinning setting . Food at the restaurant was delicious , fresh and well prepared . On certain evenings there was live local entertainment , creating a lively environment which was most welcomed .

This resort is something special, especially if you appreciate nature and tranquility. I would highly recommend A'Zambezi and I would definitely stay here again .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2022
A refreshing day to you yasodheeM It was indeed a great pleasure to have you as our guest at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we greatly appreciate. We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Regards
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KhaboPK wrote a review Nov 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Service, I would recommend others to visit anytime. The River Lodge has a perfect view that overlooks the Zambezi River, has pristine rooms and a beautiful scenery of wildlife and birds alike. Perfect spot for Bush Parties after a Boat Cruise.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 14 Nov 2021
A refreshing day to you KhaboPK It was a pleasure to host you at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback and we look forward to hosting you once again in future. Regard Guest Relations
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stanstill2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Grimsby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for three nights after an exhausting tour of South Africa. Hugely impressed by the welcoming, friendly staff who could not do enough for us.
A beautifully appointed hotel in an ideal spot; spotlessly clean and wonderful, landscaped grounds. Room was superb, comfortable and everything worked!
Food and drink in great lakeside location with visiting monkeys, warthogs and not forgetting Sebastian the hippo! Very relaxing environment.
Generous hosts we would return without hesitation and can thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ground Floor is arguably best/most convenient.
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Response from Sibongile2015, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2020
A refreshing day to you stanstil2018 Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor, we are delighted to note that you had a good experience by the Zambezi River. Thank you so much for your valuable feedback and we are now looking forward to welcoming you back Regards Guest Relations
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Chris D wrote a review Feb 2024
Oxford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the Zambezi Riverside location, and the immaculate gardens, where bushbuck and vervet monkeys sometimes strayed. It is about 4 km outside Victoria Falls but there is an excellent and frequent shuttle service provided. The food was good and the service always outstanding. My only criticism would be that the rooms (considering the ample space available) were a bit small. Otherwise I have nothing but praise for this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 8 Feb 2024
A refreshing day to you Chris D It was a pleasure to host you at A`Zambezi River Lodge, and we are thrilled to note that you loved the Riverside location and service from our staff. We have taken note of the issue with regards to the size of our rooms and a plan is in place to expand the hotel with rooms that are a bit spacious. Thank you once again for taking your time in giving us a review and we look forward to hosting you again. Regards
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StephenXXXXX wrote a review Apr 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is the second time I have stayed at this great lodge and the quality is still the same. Most friendly staff, meals are excellent and rooms are well equipped and wifi worked. What more can you wish for.
I heartily recommend that is wanting accommodation in Vic Falls you cannot go far wrong by staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a river facing room.
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, General Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 6 Apr 2021
A refreshing day to you StephenXXXXX It was a pleasure to host you at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you very much for the wonderful positive feedback!! We look forward to staying with you again in the near future. Regards Guest Relations
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Whereintheworlf wrote a review Jun 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I enjoyed the setting of the hotel, with all rooms overlooking the well-kept garden and, of course, the wide and beautiful Zambezi. Food was freshly-cooked and the staff were courteous. The outside dining area is great.

I think that the rooms need more attention. They are a bit small, which one can do nothing about, but housekeeping should note things like a sagging mosquito net around the bed, one that would let in an army of mosquitoes as you sleep, and a bath plug that lets out all the water. Opening the sliding mosquito door that leads to the verandah of the room meant wrestling and tugging until the mosquito door finally gave way. or fell out of its frame. No graceful gliding into place here. Tea / Coffee and toilet paper were not replenished unless you asked.

The hotel is classed as 4 stars. I would give the setting 4 stars, but the rooms definitely need far more TLC to earn 4 stars.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: if you want to be close to the Zambezi, a good choice.
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2022
A refreshing day to you Whereintheworlf It was indeed a great pleasure to have you as our guest at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we greatly appreciate. We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Regards
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fa_alsuwaidi wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
my experience is beyond expectation and it’s the perfect getaway to celebrate my birthday.
The Location is so great peaceful and away from the city the room is clean well sanitized and has plenty of toiletries.
The stuff were very friendly and made every effort to not worry about anything they give me a good recommendation about the activities and things to do during my stay and my tour guides and the Rangers have lots of information and they didn’t hesitate to share it with me and it was so lovely from the stuff to celebrate my birthday the Lodge.
And the food would great and I love the variety of Cuisines that were served.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, Guest Services / Front Office at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 7 Dec 2021
A refreshing day to you fa_alsuwaidii Thank you for taking your time to review A`Zambezi River Lodge. It was a pleasure to host you and we are looking forward to hosting you again in future. Regards Guest Relations
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M Theresho C wrote a review Apr 2020
Roodepoort, South Africa
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a weekend at A'Zambezi lodge and the highlight of the weekend was the friendliness and helpfulness of staff!

Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed, very clean as well. We had "visitors " from the wild from time to time and the staff sorted us out quickly 🤣

There's a wide selection of food for breakfast which is a buffet. Great mix of hot and cold foods.

The lodge is on the banks of the Zambezi river ,so the views are great. We managed to see an elephant from across the river!

Above all , the place is tranquil and serene...so you are able to relax and unwind

I do recommend this accommodation
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sibongile Nyambuvi, General Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge
Responded 6 Apr 2021
A refreshing day to you M Theresho C It was a pleasure to host you at A`Zambezi River Lodge, thank you very much for the wonderful positive feedback!! We look forward to staying with you again in the near future. Regards Guest Relations
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KerinLisaN asked a question Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa526 contributions55 helpful votes
Good day, does the hotel offer transfers to and from the airport
farkennel2 asked a question Apr 2022
Port Pirie, Australia55 contributions10 helpful votes
Can the hotel organize for me to get a covid test at the hotel before my flight home to Australia?
Answer from stevenphill2021
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi. Yes, we did ours on-site and had the results within a few hours! The reception team and staff were very friendly and helpful and could almost organise anything! Highly recommended
lin n wrote a tip 11 Jun
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location, right on the banks of the Zambezi River"
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elaine1408 wrote a tip 10 Jun
United Kingdom458 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty parking wedding location with venue beautiful grounds "
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Andrée H wrote a tip May 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa67 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Room 101 which is garden facing on the ground floor. "
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Traveling Companion wrote a tip Mar 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa39 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"During the week is best"
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kdeli wrote a tip Mar 2024
Agia Paraskevi, Greece1,666 contribution186 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Note that the breakfast and dinner are not so good."
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PRICE RANGE
₹9,026 - ₹14,626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
a`zambezi river hotel victoria falls, mercure victoria falls
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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Frequently Asked Questions about A'Zambezi River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Victoria Falls Theatre (3.3 km), Victoria Falls (4.7 km), and Devil's Pool (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dusty Road Township Experience, Golden Leaf, and The Cassia Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does A'Zambezi River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, A'Zambezi River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at A'Zambezi River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does A'Zambezi River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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