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The Elephant Camp

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an American I equate Victoria Falls to Niagra Falls, so Elephant Camp provided the opportunity to have access to local attractions and have a real bush experience with elephants and Slyvester. The rooms were great: two zazou birds were outside the window in the am; the staff were exceptionally accommodating and the meals and atmosphere was wonderful.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and that your stay at the Elephant Camp enhanced your visit to the Victoria Falls area. We are so glad that you had the opportunity to meet with Sylvester and the resident elephant herd, and of course the...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being up close and personal with the elephants was a dream come true. We are so welcomed into elephant camp west and all our wishes happened, lunch at the restaurant overlooking the gorges, seeing a Zimbabwean village. We absolutely recommend a visit to elephant camp

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review and your high recommendation of the Elephant Camp. We love to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their holiday with us. It sounds as though you partook in many of the activities offered, which is wonderful. Once again thank you for recommending us to future guests. With warm regards Management and...

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is real glamping. Luxury accommodations and service and top notch food. But it is for the glamper not the person who wants a hotel room. It's still a tent, all be it a tent with air conditioning, a luxury bathroom, a plunge pool, a deck and a king sized bed. You do have to walk on dirt and watch...

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Dear Guest Thank you your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time 'glamping' at the Elephant Camp. The Elephant Camp does give a wonderful combination of glamour while you still feel that you are out in the bush. We are also very pleased to hear that you had a lovely time at...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay at Elephant Camp was wonderful because of two primary factors 1) welcoming (and efficient) staff and 2) the location and beauty of the facility. Staff made everything easy for us and were clearly focused on making sure we enjoyed our stay. We did several tours -- including a visit to the Falls and a day trip to Botswana...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the camp so much and that it felt like "home" to you. Our staff take great pride in their hospitality skills and your kind comments have been passed on to them. Thank you for your lovely recommendation. With warm regards Management and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at elephant camp for 3 nights was balanced with adventure, relaxation and socialising. The intimate nature of the camp encouraged interaction with other guests and the wonderful staff,learning about their lives and the country. Meeting Sylvester the cheetah was an experience of a lifetime!

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review! We have loved reading how everything we set out to achieve has been recognized by our guests. We think your summary of your stay at the Elephant Camp as encompassing "adventure, relaxation and socializing" is a wonderful description. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. We are...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did quite a lot of research before booking at the Elephant Camp for our trip to Zimbabwe and we were not disappointed. Don't let the term 'luxury tent' fool you - you basically have an entire apartment space (much larger than a standard hotel room) at your disposal. The tents are very secluded, we really loved the deck overlooking...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that your lovely stay at the Elephant Camp lived up to your expectations. Our staff work very hard to ensure that all guests have a memorable stay and we are delighted that you enjoyed all the facilities so much. Your kind comments about the staff have been...

Alcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights in December and met Sylvester the cheetah, and the resident elephant family We were made so welcome every time we came into and out of the camp The staff without exception were amazing, the food delicious and sometimes you felt as though you were the only guests.Sundowners at the gorge, early morning walks at the...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed themselves at the Elephant Camp. It sounds as though you managed to participate in many of the wonderful activities offered by the camp and we are thrilled that you enjoyed them all so much. Your kind comments about our staff have...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our highlight we all agreed it was the best part of our holiday staff and accommodation was the best would recommend it for anyone who wants the best of every thing the animals and sylvester the cheetah was the best

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Dear Guest Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that the Elephant Camp was the highlight of your holiday! What a fabulous accolade for us. We love to hear how guests have enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your interaction with the elephants and with Sylvester, our cheetah ambassador, so...

NY,NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first luxury tent stay and it absolutely exceeded our expectations! The tents are huge, with comfortable beds and lounging area, a huge luxurious bathroom with full tub and great outdoor shower. To get the full experience, we rolled up the tent walls and were able to sleep with just the fan at night in the heat of...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your fantastic and very detailed review! We are delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful time at the Elephant Camp and that you had such a happy and memorable Christmas there. Meeting Sylvester is such an incredible experience and we are so glad that you were able to walk with...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved The Elephant camp. They had great food, rooms, facilities, activities and staff. The best thing about The Elephant camp is that they have a pet cheetah named Sylvester or Sly for short. You can go out on walks with him or just take some pictures and pet him (the walks cost extra but if you just want...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely and detailed review on the Elephant Camp. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the facilities that we have to offer so much. Sylvester is a gorgeous animal and is a perfect ambassador not only for cheetah conservation but for wildlife conservation as a whole. We are sorry to hear...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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 32 adults in 16 luxury tents. The 'Elephant Camp West' consists of 4 luxury tents that sleep 8 adults and 8 children (all are equipped to become family rooms with comfortable sleeper couches). (Children not included in total occupancy) 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. INCLUDED: 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. Lunch at the Lookout Cafe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elephant Camp

Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $400 - $600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elephant Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
The Elephant Camp Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“Tent was phenomenal! We loved it! You have your own splash pool, outdoor indoor shower. Amazing space. ”
 of 5 bubbles MarlaY_12, 3 days ago | Read review
“Beautiful clean magnificent ”
 of 5 bubbles gweir21, 1 week ago | Read review
“I am quite sure that all the rooms have an amazing view of the desert below.”
 of 5 bubbles andreuzzi2002, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Elephant West Camp is the best for a little more privacy. Himal is awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles jcheng306, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is strategically located and provides the occupants with a very good view of the Smoke that thunders. It is also near a water hole thereby attracting animals to drink water and in turn the occupant of the room has a very good view of animals drinking water. ”
 of 5 bubbles ebbiasm, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
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