Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family-run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay.
Experience a culinary journey at the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. Centrally located only minutes away from Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails, and artisan gins. We offer an unrivaled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background. The Palm Restaurant is an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.
Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honoring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers, and heroes. The Ra-Ikane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch, and sunset, as well as private charters.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, whitewater rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay. Day Itinerary Raikane Sunset Cruise, One 3 course A La Carte Dinner at The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge. Overnight: Ilala Lodge Hotel Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family-run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay. Experience a culinary journey at the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. Centrally located only minutes away from Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunchand dinner. Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails, and artisan gins. We offer an unrivaled alfresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background. The Palm Restaurant is an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed. Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the RaIkane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honoring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers, and heroes. The RaIkane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch, and sunset, as well as private charters.
RaIkane Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a brief history of the river with a cocktail in hand as you set out on the Sunset Cruise. Snack on delicacies from the high tea selection, as well as other delectable snacks, and be treated to any of the thirst-quenching beverages from the fully stocked bar, while you take in the wild Zambezi.
Bed and Breakfast
Transfers, snacks& beverages for the cruise.
A choice of an Elephant Back Safari OR a Lion Walk OR a 12/13 min Helicopter flight over The Falls. A Guided Tour of The Falls (Zimbabwean side), including transfers. One Dinner and Entertainment at The Boma Place of Eating and drum show
Guided tour of the Falls (Zimbabwe)
A view of Victoria Falls is something you will never forget and the best way to see them is on a guided tour. Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts center.
Lion Walking is a once-in-a-lifetime activity. Accompanied by guides and handlers, you will meet young cubs in the bush, and watch as they learn, explore, play and generally just act as any lion cubs do! It’s an opportunity to learn about the species as well as get some fantastic photos and memories!
Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience
Let the flight tell you the story of how the vegetation disperses itself to share sunlight and water. How the river craned a path across the world and how when the sun bounces off the surface of the water leaving behind a speck of light, so it appears there are a thousand diamonds glittering on the mighty river’s back.
Elephant Interaction is a 20minute interaction with elephants. The experience includes a short introductory talk on safety and an introduction to the animals by a trusted wildlife guide.
Bed and Breakfast
Dinner at the Boma
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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