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The Elephant Camp

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5.0 of 5
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Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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phoenix, arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great spacious rooms with plunge pools, outdoor showers. Well appointed, beds large and very comfortable. Food good and drinks abundant. Staff friendly and helpful. We spent two night here. Some of our group went on the Elephant ride and were impressed. I am a bit jaded about elephant rides and opted out, but I may have missed a good event.... More 

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Nice, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is just awesome ... Perfect combination between calm, wildlife and lux. The rooms are wonderful, the view spectacular, the food excellent and the staff very nice. If you want to visit the falls in a magic place, go there. in addition they can book special tours like the helicopter which is a must do.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Elephant Camp is the most fabulously beautiful place I've ever stayed. Each tent is nestled well apart from the next with its own private deck and plunge pool; views of Victoria Falls (the 'smoke') and the sound of the water crashing through the gorge are directly in front of you. The food is extremely fine with perfect portion sizes;... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was outstanding. The staff could not do enough for you. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was excellent. Food was also excellent. Meeting Sylvester the cheetah one on one was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. Walking with him in the bush was something no one who stays there should miss. Elephant interaction was... More 

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

Dear Carol We would like to say thanks for your kind review and wonderful comments on the lodge and Sylvester. We truly hope you had a great time and that you will be back to visit us again some day. Sylvester needs his constant exercise and he goes on walks everyday to keep healthy so we are so happy that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 spent 2 nights at Elephant Camp as part of a holiday in Zimbabwe. The location, staff and facilities are excellent and the whole family enjoyed the experience, particularly the many interactions with Sylvester the Cheetah and the Elephants.

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

Dear Graeme Thank you for your review and your kind words. It was truly a pleasure having you and the family here with us and we do hope you will return again one day. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with Sylvester the cheetah and as well with the elephants from our... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mom and I recently spent two beautiful nights at the Elephant Camp, and found it simply amazing... the location is great, room and food are a delight, staff people are all very friendly and definitely helping a great lot to make us enjoy our stay and figure out how to fit in all the activities we'd dreamed of. Because... More 

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

Dear Claire and Viviane We would like to thank you kindly for your generous words and it has been an absolute delight to read up on your comments and see how much you enjoyed your time with us in Victoria Falls. You are most welcome for all the arrangements and we are always too happy to help make everyone's experience... More 

great brak river RSA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the level of price that is charged, the check in speech about all activities that... have to be paid for is strongly repelling. Room is fine, but unclean mirror in bathroom is not great, and more, the send shower almost cold because of insufficient hot water reserve or production is not acceptable. Food taste less (mainly the deep fried... More 

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

Dear Pierre Thank you kindly for taking the time to fill out our customer questionnaire, we always appreciate constructive feedback and utilize this in ways of improving our product where necessary. We are extremely saddened to hear that your trip was less than desirable and that your experience at The Elephant Camp did not live up to your expectations, particularly... More 

Mendham Township, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes there are tents, but they are air conditioned, each room has a private pool and the "Camp" is 10 minuted from downtown Victoria Falls. The property does have game on it but most is rescued from the wild. Doing a walk with Sylvester, a rescued cheetah is worth the extra cost.

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

Dear Pete Thank you for taking the time to write up on your trip to The Elephant Camp. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed the little luxuries we have created here. Thank you for spending some time with Sylvester during your stay, we all know he loves the attention and he certainly... More 

Canton Of Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unforgettable stay at the elephant camp, everything was perfect! The rooms are beautyfull, service was excellent, the food was delicios and the gepard sylvester was a wonderfull experience. The staff is very friendly.

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

Dear Monika Thank you for the wonderful review and the pleasant comments you posted on our lodge. We are pleased to hear you had a good stay and that Sylvester was a highlight of your time here. We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team and the Chef's, I sure they will be pleased to... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fantastic time at The Elephant Camp! The Elephant Camp is a beautiful location, with views of the mist from the Victoria Falls, but credit for our amazing holiday needs to be given to the staff who were incredible - friendly and timely transfers, swift check-in and check-out, informative guided tours, delicious meals, creative cocktails and clean... More 

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

Dear Sally Thank you for taking the time to review us on our survey. We appreciate the kind words and wonderful comments on how you enjoyed your time with us. I will certainly pass on your comments to the team and be sure to commend them for taking good care of you during your time with us. We hope to... More 

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