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The Elephant Camp
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Harvard, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“A Must...”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 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
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

With 15 other friends and fellow travellers we sent three amazing days at the Elephant Camp where Jonathon was the perfect host and where our only complaint was we found nothing to complain about. From the first greeting to the final farewell it was an amazing three days highlighted by our visits with Sylvester, the cheetah, whom we all fell in love with so much so we are going back next year. The "tents" are magnificent from the private plunge pools so every little luxury you can think of. And added to that Jonathon's attention to detail and the delicious food made every day one to always remember. As someone who has travelled extensively for many many years I can only offer this advice to anyone contemplating visiting Africa, put the Elephant Camp at the very top of your list and if you can't get in change your plans until you can. Peter Waltham, Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Unquestionably the best managed hotel that we have ever stayed at. This includes all safari related hotels, be it Richard Branson's, or Oriental Express. Johnathan the General Manager knows his stuff and his staff headed by Bernie holds it all together. Other reviews give you the details of the lodge. Please get to know Ed the trainer of Sylvester and go for a walk in the wild with a Cheetah. If your adding a driving Safari during the day, take the time to go into Chobe National Park which offer a great variety of game. The meals are great, the lodge is luxurious and the air conditioning keeps you cool when you want to be. Cheers

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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WildHorizons, General Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your fantastic review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope that we will see you again. Kindest regards, Jonathan
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Property: The Elephant Camp
Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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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 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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 adults in 12 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 
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