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“Adventures in charming accomodations” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe   |  
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“Adventures in charming accomodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Elephant Camp has character! No request was unmet. Baboons stole one hiking boot from me and another from my husband while the boots were drying on the patio from the Falls. The staff found them 120 meters into the bush (fully intact)! Dining under the stars with delicious fresh food was amazing. The night escorts to and from the tents provided safety from buffalos too. Recommend the Sundowner cruise on the Zambeze as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

that I'll remember for the rest of my life! I'll start by saying we did not stay here overnight. We were here for a day to interact with the elephants & just spend the day.

What a day it was! So much more than I could ever dream of! What they have managed to create for humans to experience & yet have the elephants stay 'wild' is very admirable.

If one thinks coming to the Elephant Camp & focusing on the perceived shortcomings like the food, one has totally missed what coming here is for. Elephants having free rein through the area where people are staying could be a disaster. Thank God the owners know what they are doing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have been fortunate enough to stay in many tented camps around Africa, this visit is top of my list and an experience I will never forget. From the warm welcome of Jono when you arrive, til you bid farewell to him and his team, that attend to you ever request, always with pleasure.
The tents are superb, food outstanding, true African hospitality. The experiences you can have with the elephants, cheetah, walking tours, will exceed any game park around.
Thank you all for an amazing visit and all the best for the future!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We could not have chosen a more perfect location with THE most gracious hosts. What a beautiful camp. The best ever. Whilst ensuring our every need was always promptly attended to, we also never felt watched or hovered over. Perfect balance between privacy and attentiveness is achieved by the whole team.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

we experienced an unprecedentated friendlyness of staff, a fantastic location with tastfully chosen chosen interior, great food - and indeed a very individual kind treatment - thanks again to Bornface Ncube Elephant Camp is an extraordinarily well run destination.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

5 star service, 5 star food, 5 star accommodation!!
This is an absolute Gem and well worth the visit.
All the staff are friendly and very helpful. Johnathan sure knows how to make you feel welcome and comfortable.
The activities in and around the Falls are outstanding.
The elephant encounter and Cheetah walk is a must and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi was spectacular.
And lets not forget the falls which were dynamic.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A brilliant place to unwind after a long flight & relax before heading off for more activity-based locations-or, conversely to do so after a hectic schedue & early mornings! Jonathan, in particular, made me feel special, and organised everything professionally & superbly. Nothing was too much trouble. Won't hesitate to return if/when next heading to S.Africa. Many thanks to all concerned.

Room Tip: The room I had was excellent so have nothing to compare with.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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WildHorizons, General Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback! I do hope you will be back to visit us again soon. Yours sincerely, Jonathan
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Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elephant Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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