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The Elephant Camp

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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just been staying at Elephant Camp, just outside Victoria Falls. This was truly an unforgettable experience. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the accommodation is secluded and has every comfort, the view magnificent and one of the few places where 'the silence is deafening' comes to mind. Sylvester, the resident Cheetah, greeted us as he... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This property sets the standard for luxury tented safari camp accommodation. Close enough to Victoria Falls for easy access, all of which TEC will arrange, yet set in the midst of the Vic Falls national park with stunning views of the Zambezi gorges. Don't stray too far from the camp or you may miss the sumptuous breakfast, lunch or... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled with the accommodations -- the outdoor shower, the private "splash pool" and the view from the deck. Basil and Petra were very gracious hosts. We loved riding Jock, the biggest elephant of them all. We were blown away by the up close and personal photo op with Sylvester, the semi-domesticated full-grown rescue Cheetah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a welcome when suddenly a cheetah joins you for sundowners on the lodge deck! Sylvester really makes the stay at elephant camp so special. Appart from him, i loved the relaxed athmosphere, the big private sundeck with the pool, and the wonderfully furnished luxury tents.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted with the luxurious, spacious accommodations at Elephant Camp! The service was excellent, fulfilling all expectations. Our guides were knowledgeable and provided many opportunities to be with Sylvester, an orphaned cheetah. The atmosphere at meals was perfect, private yet open to interacting with other guests around the fire it at night. The managers could not have been more... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful luxurious tented “camp”. Our primary purpose was to visit Victoria Falls. The camp has 12 huge tents and was comfortably appointed. A large bedroom with a comfortable bed and pillows protected by an effective mosquito net in the evening. It has a large lounge, large bathroom with a bath tub and a... More

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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to stay at The Elephant Camp during the weekend of the Victoria Falls Marathon. What a great place to stay and chill between some awesome active living. It’s hard to choose the highlights from such a fun filled weekend interspersed with tranquil sundowners from the deck overlooking the spray of the falls but here is what I... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elephant Camp borders a nature preserve, and each wonderful "tent" (roomy, comfy, suite) looks out on it. You can see the animals walking by, the mist from Victoria Falls; and have elephants and their resident cheetah to hang out with. We loved our walk with Slyvester, and he let us pet him and enjoy being with him. The walk to... 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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