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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

Gold Coast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 15, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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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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