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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We spent 3 nights as a family of 6 and can honestly say it was one of the most amazing weekends away we have had. From the location, to the service ,to the amazing game we saw there was nothing we could fault.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear that we were able to give you such a wonderful weekend away. Imbabala is such a special place and we are glad that you and your family were able to experience it and all it has to offer. With kindest regards Management and...

Munster, Indiana
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is a gem in the middle of the Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe. The lodge is small and personal. You get your own building with the main open air building a short walk away. When you arrive, you are greeted by an extremely friendly staff that takes care of you like your the king. Other...

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Dear Guest We were delighted to read of the wonderful time that you had while staying at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge. As you so very aptly describe, it really is a "gem" in the bush. Your kind comments about Stan and the rest of the staff have been passed on to them and make our hard work and dedication to...

Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Like being a guest of a british lord at his private hunt club.Great food and and atmosphere.Staff was curteous and willing to serve.Guides were answering any and all inquiries of ours.Enjoyed sylvestor the rescued cheetah.

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Dear Guest We are delighted to hear that you had such a special time while staying with us. Our staff are dedicated to making each guest feel special and it is lovely to get feedback from guests who have enjoyed their experiences so much. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. With kind regards Management and Staff...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

In spite of having our stay shortened by one night due to British Airways (Comair) cancelling flights, Himal and his team did there upmost to ensure that we enjoyed our stay at Imbabala. My wife, daughter and I had 2 nights and 3 days, and were able to do 2 safaris, with a 3rd attempt washed out due to heavy...

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Dear Guest Thank you taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that although your stay at Imbabala was cut short you still had such a lovely time. Our staff take great pride in providing our guests with a truly memorable stay. Your kind comments about Himal and Stan have been passed on...

windsor ct
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had a wonderful time here. Laid back. Individual lodges are quaint and pleasant and private. The staff are all intent on your enjoyment and Stanley and Richard are great guides and fonts of knowledge about the area and wildlife. I would say the food is adequate with a couple of minor weaknesses, nothing to spoil your adventure though..sitting in...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing time at Imbabala with Stanley and Richard. We have passed your kind words on to them. Your comments about the food have been addressed with the staff. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Zimbabwe....

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had a holiday of a lifetime, with staff treating us like royalty and food quality that could out do any 5 star restaurant. Our guide Richard spoke with such knowledge of the bush and animals that everyday was a learning experience. We experienced game sittings that blew our minds and even had Richard shrieking with excitement. Thank you

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest It sounds as though you had an amazing time at Imbabala! We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed their trip and to know that our hard work and dedication to protecting wildlife is working. Your kind words have been passed on to Richard. We are glad that we could provide you with memories to last a...

Glenn Dale
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The accommodations, meals, vista, flora, and fauna are breathtaking...but the diamonds are the staff. The Zimbabwean personnel are exquisite, professional ambassadors and caretakers of the Lodge and the environment. I cannot say enough. Our guide spoke on so many levels of thorough knowledge of the wildlife, plant life, even the science of chemical reactions and stimuli, he was and is...

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Dear Guest We were delighted to read your beautiful comments on Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves in Zimbabwe on our exceptionally high standard of both guiding and hospitality and are so pleased that you had the opportunity to experience this at Imbabala. It appears that everything that we strive for we were able to deliver to you during your fantastic...

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Wonderful setting, warm and friendly staff, fabulous food (and wine!). If you're heading to Victoria Falls I would highly recommend you stay here. Close to Botswana for Chobe National Park but also fantastic game drives and river cruises around the lodge itself. Jon and Sarah run an a perfect ship and are impeccable hosts. And who could ever forget having...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your enthusiastic report on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had such a memorable stay at Imbabala. The proximity to Chobe and the privacy of its location with its own abundance of wildlife in and around the camp certainly do make it a very special place. We are so looking...

Reviewed 3 March 2016

Amazing place to stay.We loved every minute of it.John and Sarah are wonderful.Richard was the guide that you can only dream of. Thank you!!! We stayed in cozy house.... very clean. Service was exceptional, food yummy.

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Imbabala so much and had the opportunity to meet John and Sarah and their amazing team. Imbabala really is a little gem in the Zimbabwean bush and we are so glad that it was such a memorable part...

Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just great. I would unreservedly recommend. Why I need at least 200 characters to state something so abundantly clear I do not know. Washing of clothes 100%. Game drives appropriate and flexible to some extent. Game abundant.

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Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at Imbabala Safari Camp. We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed their stay in this little piece of paradise. We pay attention to the smallest details and this contributes to the overall pleasure of guests staying at the lodge. We are thrilled that you saw an abundance...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 80 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Address: Matetsi Safari Area | Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: ₹ 22,861 - ₹ 44,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Hotel Victoria Falls
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#5 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“Simple but quite adequate”
 of 5 bubbles F2160XWianb, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the Zambezi River. All rooms are well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherbI5050UX, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take time to kick back and enjoy the sounds and sensations of Africa from either the lounge chairs on the porch or lay on the bed with the curtains wide open and soak in the atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles I9153HMmatthewt, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“While the lighting was a bit dim in the rooms and it's easy to track Kalahari sand into your hut, the rooms are beautifully and authentically decorated. You feel "at home" immediately.”
 of 5 bubbles ExplorerfromBoston07, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Watch out for elephants .....they wandered through on our last night what an amazing site.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiemS319TK, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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