We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ilala Lodge Hotel

411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Lowest prices for your stay
View Deal
SAVE $101
View Deal
View Deal
Free cancellation until 12/03/20
View all 10 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (1180)
Room & Suite (254)
Dining (156)
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Read more
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 21 hotels in Victoria Falls
Travelers' Choice
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge Hotel has 73 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, ensuring your bucket list trip is perfect for you.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
1,667Reviews27Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 1,030
  • 549
  • 78
  • 10
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Dani U wrote a review Apr 2020
Ottawa484 contributions254 helpful votes
Originally our travel agent had suggested Victoria hotel but reading the different TA, I asked for Ilala instead and considering the service we got, the location of the hotel, the accommodation, lovely pool area, we made the right choice. Our room was spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking a green area where animals would come and drink at the waterhole. The hotel is very well situated, restaurants and shops nearby including the Elephant market (with many shops). It is located as soon as you go out the side entrance…do not mix with the market a little further down the street which is a large area with vendors harassing you to buy), 10-15 minutes walking distance to the entrance of the Victoria Falls. We did go visit the Victoria hotel but preferred our choice. We were there March 21st and 22nd when the world was fast moving into lock downs due to the corona virus. The hotel only had 10% capacity but nevertheless the lovely Palm restaurant was opened for us and we were served impeccably by Barrington under the management of Calvin who did all he could to make our stay pleasant. We had quite a few issues with internet but Washington was ever so patient trying to sort out the difficulty with the help of Kanyika both at the reception. They even called the service provider to ensure that our problem be resolved. We left we great memories of this hotel and would definitely recommend it as the number one in Victoria Falls.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new wing
See more room tips
julienetsteph wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris1,072 contributions165 helpful votes
Located in central Vic Falls, just 5 minutes walk from the park entrance. The lodge looks traditionnal with beautiful thatched roof. Easy check in with really friendly staff at the front desk. The hotel is beautiful, with manicured gardens. You can ear the falls while going through the hotel to reach your room. Our room was a double deluxe one, located in the modern building. The room was just perfect : lots of space, it was easy to unpack. Really good kingsize bed. Large TV screen, efficient WiFi. Minibar facilities. Free safety box available. The bathroom was really nice too with a large shower. Everything was perfectly clean ! And the room is refreshed in the evening. Breakfast was really good : beautiful breakfast buffet with great choice of fresh products. You can order any kind of eggs. Eggs benedict were perfect ! And it is quite funny to watch monkeys trying (and sometimes manage to...) to catch something from the buffet !! We have dinner at Palm restaurant : the menu is really interesting. The food was really good. The wine list is interesting too. And waiters were really kind and professionnal. Having dinner here under the stars was magic. The entire staff is really helpful, friendly, always smiling... Thank you and congratulations ! We definitely recommend Ilala Lodge and hope to be back in the future !
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
alexb1957 wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France73 contributions14 helpful votes
This hotel is approximately 400 yards from the falls. The rooms are large and well equipped. Breakfast offers a good choice of options. The staff is very nice and helpful. Overall a good option for a stay at Victoria falls.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The room was large enough and well equipped.
See more room tips
Response from Eldah Mbetu, Guest Services / Front Office at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thank you Alex for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the recommendation.
Read more
charlesneethling wrote a review Mar 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
Staff was awesome, location is good and food was great. Spoiled my wife for her birthday by sending MCC to the room, nice touch. All activities can be booked by the hotel. Walking distance from the falls.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Eldah Mbetu, Guest Services / Front Office at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thank you Charles for taking the time to review Ilala Lodge Hotel as well as the great review and rating. We are glad you had a great stay.
Read more
goproleisure wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Had a great experience. Excellent location to the falls, and town. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were great and I loved the shower. The hotel also had a wonderful buffet breakfast with a great little expresso machine.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: None I have no tips.
See more room tips
Response from Eldah Mbetu, Guest Services / Front Office at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you very much for the great review and rating. We are glad you had a great experience.
Read more
$277 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ilala hotel victoria falls
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ilala Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Falls Snake Park (0.08 miles), Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village (0.1 miles), and Cultural Vibes Music Shop (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pariah State Victoria Falls, Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel, and The Palm Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ilala Lodge Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ilala Lodge Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ilala Lodge Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Victoria Falls.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ilala Lodge Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ilala Lodge Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.