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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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The Elephant Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I struggle to review this accommodation as I cannot possibly summarise just how wonderful it is. Before we travelled, I was worried about the safety of the camp and Vic Falls in general. I needn't have been as guest safety is the Camp's top priority and so guests need not give it a second thought. The staff must really love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Elephant Camp for two nights. The camp is very beautiful and luxurious; the individual tents are large, beautifully furnished and all have individual plunge pools, soaker bathtubs and outdoor showers. This place is an oasis for those looking for an upscale experience close to Vic Falls. For us this was the last of five camps (the... More

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Sydney, NSW
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Elephant Camp at the end of a Botswana safari and it was a wonderful place to end our trip. Basil and Petra were lovely hosts and the accommodation is wonderful. I loved the option of the outdoor shower, and the rooms were generally fantastic. The food was lovely, you get a choice of main courses with... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just had 2 nights in this amazing camp, you can not believe you are in a tent, by the furnishings you would think you were in a grand hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful from the time we arrived until we left. The rooms are big and spacious and kept very clean. They have a resident cheetah named... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is stunning, the tents huge and very well equipped. From there you see the spray from the falls which are several km away. Guests should have in mind that there is not much to do in Vic Falls, except from the falls themselves so 1 night is probably enough. If you stay longer, you will have the choice... More

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WildHorizons, General Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Good afternoon, I am glad to hear that you found our little camp stunning, and our tents huge and very well appointed. I am also enthralled that you found our food and service good as I know you run a top notch establishment yourself. It was brought to my attention that there were glitches with the coordination of your activities... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to stay - Sylvester the Cheetah is a highlight as is the Elephant Safari. Petra who runs the place provides a personal touch. The food is wonderful and diverse - we had Croc for dinner!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night as part of a 5 night package arranged by wild horizons. This was 5 star and we arrived late and left the next day so 1 night was not long enough. Food and accomodation and service was excellent. The early morning game walk with Sylvester the cheetah (young children and teenagers were just loving the experience... More

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plettenberg bay
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Elephant Camp via three upmarket lodges in Botswana. This camp had the three others easily beat. Accommodation pretty luxurious [own lounge] but perhaps just a little over the top. Food [especially mezze platter at lunch] pretty good but rather limited for choice. Our 2 grandkids had a busy schedule including whitewater rafting, a booze cruise and a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While beautiful, nothing about this Camp is authentic Africa. The animals are kept away via electric fence and the silence feels sad. The elephants are working trained elephants which only added to the sadness. Sylvester the Cheetah, a legitimate rescue was a highlight and the food, accommodations and service were great but frankly a boring place.

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WildHorizons, General Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed meeting Sylvester the Cheetah Ambassador and that that you found the accommodation, food and service to your liking. It does however concern me that you did not enjoy the rest of your stay. I think it is important to remember that The Elephant Camp is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at The Elephant camp in early July 2014. our travel agent booked this accommodation as our instructions were "for a really good elephant experience". While the advertising did lead us to believe that this was the case (photos with elephants wandering close to our safari tents and playing in the waterhole close by)...the elephants were not really this... More

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Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elephant Camp 5*
Also Known As:
The Elephant Camp Hotel Victoria Falls

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The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls (approximately 10 km) and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve. The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 24 guests in 12 luxury tents. All suites are gorge facing and boast a private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath (with a view), inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations. All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephant herd. Selected Spa Treatments are available in the privacy of your suite (subject to availability, on request at an additional charge). Access is by road transfer from Victoria Falls (15 km from Victoria Falls Airport and 10 km from Victoria Falls town), Livingstone and Kasane. Your stay at The Elephant Camp INCLUDES: Accommodation and all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bars in the rooms. Return Victoria Falls Airport transfers & two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day. Laundry & Emergency Medical Evacuation cover & Meeting the Wild Horizons elephants. ... more   less 
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