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Anacortes, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic experience. Nice accommodations and excellent food in an idyllic setting on the Zambezi River. Super game drives with our affable and knowledgeable guide Richard. Added trip to Chobe also fantastic. Highly recommended overall

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your fabulous review and your very high recommendation of the lodge. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the facilities and activities so much. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Chobe Day Trip as an add-on to your trip. Your kind comments about...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a special place and fantastic staff.Just such a pity the all night party noise from Kazungula.One would think that the various country travel companies could appeal to authorities to turn the dreadful music down ,that goes on all night.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you found Imbabala to be such a special place! We apologize for the noise that came across from Zambia at night. Our Northern neighbors do love to party and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, this is unfortunately out of our control. Your kind comments about our staff have...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Imbabala not just for the safari but as we wanted to see the Falls. Neither failed to impress. We were on our own for the some of the time and there were some fishermen staying as well so we had Stan our guide to ourselves for the whole time we were there. It was like being on your...

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Dear Girardina Thank you for your great review on Trip Advisor. We love to hear how much guests have enjoyed their stay with us and to hear the details of their Imbabala experience. Stan is an incredible guide and we are delighted that he was able to give you such a memorable safari. Having a pedicure whilst watching the hippos...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From beginning to end, our stay was superb. Sarah, John, Richard and staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our entire stay. From accommodations to activities, all transfers were to the T. Really impressed and recommend everyone to stay with your lodge.

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Dear Joel Thank you very mcb for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that Imbabala lived up to and surpassed all your expectations! Your kind comments have been passed on to,the staff. Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation. We would love to welcome you back one day. With warm regards Management and Staff Imbabala Safari Lodge

San Diego, California
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We visited the first week of January and expected to see very little since this is the rainy season. We were wrong. Our guide, Abe, took us on more safaris than we dreamed possible. Since we were the only ones in the lodge part of our stay, we had private tours and dinner. Abe even took us on a short...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelly Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had such an amazing time at Imbabala and that it surpassed all your expectations. How incredible that you were able to watch wild dog hunting impala! That certainly is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. Your kind comments about Abe and the other members of...

New York City, New York
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is an incredible place. So special. Richard was our guide, and he was so knowledgeable, fun, kind, attentive. We saw so many animals from many different perspectives, at different times of the day, in different environments. It was amazing! We've been on safari before and the game drives here were infinitely better. Richard prepared a special breakfast for me...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melanie Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We loved reading about how much you enjoyed your stay at Imbabala! Richard is a wonderful guide and host and your kind comments have been passed on to him. We are glad that you enjoyed all the facilities offered to you at Imbabala. Unfortunately bugs are one of the experiences that...

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We were at Imbabala in October 2017 and our first introduction to Africa with Roam Adventures!!! What a place to do this!!! From the facilities, to the views, to the food, the service, the safaris and the boat, everything was exceptional, warm and welcoming! Thank you so much for everything. We will always remember you.

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Dear Eve Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay at Imbabala and that it could provide you with such a wonderful introduction to Africa! It means to much to us that you will always remember us with such fond memories. With warm regards Management and Staff Imbabala Safari Lodge

Grand Cayman
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Service we received from all staff was amazing. We loved the fact that we got our own personal guide, Richard, who was very knowledgeable on the animals and birds in the area. We could also customize our itinerary to our needs, which was great. The rooms are big and clean and we loved spending time on the hammock outside the...

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Imbabala and enjoyed all the facilities so much. The beauty of a smaller camp is that the service is personalized and we are glad that Richard was able to customize your itinerary. Your kind comments about the staff...

Modbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We visited Imbabala for 3 nights of our honeymoon. We were treated like royalty and had some fantastic experiences on the river with the elephants crossing and on land helping a lioness who had been caught in a poachers snare. The food and hospitality was five star and we cannot recommend our guide Richard enough. Thankyou Imbabala.

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Dear Guest Thank you for your excellent review and for sharing your incredible experiences with us! It sounds as though you had an amazing honeymoon and we are delighted that the staff could make it so memorable for you. Your kind comments about Richard have been passed on to him. Your high recommendation is greatly appreciated. With warm regards Management...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Small size Lodge meant more personalised service. Staff made every effort to ensure you were happy with your stay. Stan, safari guide, was fantastic. Good food and lots of opportunities to see animals in their natural habitat

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a very personalized experience at Imbabala. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. Stan has an amazing reputation as a guide and we are so pleased that you were able to experience a safari...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 80 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Address: Matetsi Safari Area | Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $349 - $673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Hotel Victoria Falls
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#5 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“Simple but quite adequate”
 of 5 bubbles F2160XWianb, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms face the Zambezi River. All rooms are well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherbI5050UX, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“Take time to kick back and enjoy the sounds and sensations of Africa from either the lounge chairs on the porch or lay on the bed with the curtains wide open and soak in the atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles I9153HMmatthewt, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“While the lighting was a bit dim in the rooms and it's easy to track Kalahari sand into your hut, the rooms are beautifully and authentically decorated. You feel "at home" immediately.”
 of 5 bubbles ExplorerfromBoston07, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Watch out for elephants .....they wandered through on our last night what an amazing site.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiemS319TK, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
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