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A'Zambezi River Lodge
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
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Sydney, Australia
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259 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“On the waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Property is the one hotel on the Zambezi River and being 4 km out of town gives it a nice secluded feeling. Rooms are comfortable and the free wifi is a big bonus. Good cultural music show every evening at about 7.30 just outside the restaurant. Reasonable sized pool. Hotel has a free shuttle to the town centre every two hours during the day.

The biggest surprise was the visit of two hippos to the pool lawns each night. We had a room on the ground floor so had the hippos no more than a couple of metres away merrily chomping on the grass. Incredible experience, given that during daylight the most you can see of them are their eyes.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Sanjoy88

On behalf of the Management and Staff at A'Zambezi River Lodge we would like to thank you for taking time to review our hotel. Thank you so much for the positive compliments and we are also glad that you did manage to see our family Hippo Sebastian.

We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Best Regards,

A'Zambezi Team
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Verona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We spent two nights at Zambesi River Lodge just few weeks ago. It's really a nice place very close to the principal attraction of the area, with good standard. Rooms are new, well decorate and clean. Food was good and cheap. Free wifi internet, in all area. Good suggestions for the activities(elicophter, sunset cruise). A shuttle service to city center 4 times a day is also available.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear Domy S

We thank you for the positive feedback on the decor and cleanliness of our rooms. It is also great to note that you were happy with the cuisine. We hope and will be glad to host you again.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were there for our 20th wedding aniversary.
We were enchanted with the friendly people, accomodation, food, bar facilities, entertainment, tour organizers etc. etc.
Only on the last day and when talking to a security guard we came to know that wild animals visit the lawns of the hotel at night. Please ask at reception to be awaken if such sights occur.
We hired a Scooter and came across an herd of elephants on the road. Awesome.
It was high water season. The falls were impressive. Saw them on the ground and by helicopter.
Only after 60 years in Africa we went to this fantastic place. But we were still in time.
Anyway, Thanks Everybody at the Hotel for the Great Time they have given us.
Sorry for the delay with the review.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear Alberto

Thank you so much for the review and for choosing to stay at A'Zambezi. We are glad that you found our staff very accommodating and about the wild animals at night, we will take it into consideration to advise all guests.

You are most welcome and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Midrand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just returned from my vacation at Victoria Falls! What a weekend!
Firstly A'zambezi River Lodge was home away from home. The rooms though small in size but were NEAT and COMFORTABLE. The decor is minimal and modern. Their website doesn’t lie at all, what you see is what you get!

Great location on the banks of Zambezi River. This lodge derc

Although it was a busy weekend as there were many guests we didn’t feel neglected, everyone was so polite and helpful, smiles all the way. All the guys that served us, Kimpton, Charles Sibiya, Tafadzwa and Edmun, thank you for your hospitality. We felt so welcomed.

Then there was CHARLES MUDEFI, CHARLES!, CHARLES!,CHARLES!, you are a gem! We have no words to say thank you for GREAT HOSPITALITY!!!

Unfortunately we never had dinner at A'zambezi so I cant really comment on their menu. However the breakfast was decent, the coffee was very nice :)

While were in the are we had dinner at THE BOMA, and it was the BOM!!! Definate must if you are in the area, great entertainment and food, just a wonderful experience. and the Dinner was quiet affordable

We also went to the Victoria Falls though there hasnt been rains yet, the falls were an awesome site to see and the mist falling on us on a hot day was and exceptional pricless experience.

Room Tip: We booked room 215, 111 and 116, there we all the same set up
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear Smomoza
Thank you so much for taking time to review our hotel. It is good to note that you felt at home and thank you for the positive recommendation. We have relayed your special thanks to Charles, Tafadzwa, Kimpton and Edmore. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Many thanks A'Zambezi Team
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed at the A'Zambezi River Lodge the first week of September 2012. We were very happy it happened to be a quiet time in the hotel. The river view rooms were nice and we had enough room. The property was in good condition and clean.

The only challenge we had was the dining. If you want a buffet dinner, it is great. We were not too hungry and did not want that much food. They do offer a menu for dinner, but getting something off it is a challenge. For example, there was tomato and pumpkin soup listed on the menu. The buffet was serving veggie soup. We could have the tomato or pumpkin soup, but it would take "quite some time" because there was none made. Some items were not even an option. The best bet was to order something from the buffet (I had chicken curry) which did not take long to make and did not require me to have the whole buffet.

The pool was nice and relaxing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located a few minutes out of town and close to the sundowner boat launch. Most activities will do hotel pick ups and taxis are not expensive.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and had fun watching the baboons and warthogs in the gardens.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
On behalf of the Management and Staff at A’Zambezi River Lodge we would like to thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused during your stay. We will definitely look in to areas that you have highlighted in our Restaurant and work on fixing them. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

we stayed at A' Zambezi in July 2012, we were on our honeymoon, the place was amazing we stayed for a week. we will definately go back, we had great time. the weather was amazing as well considering it was winter in Zimbabwe.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Mrs Muuu m! On behalf of the A'Zambezi Team we would like to thank you for taking time to review our Hotel. Thank you for highly recommending us, we greatly appreciate and we are more than happy to welcoming you back. Regards, A'Zambezi Team
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was my fourth stay at this beautful lodge.Every time I visit the Victoria Falls with family and friends,the A'Zambezi River Lodge has to be on the itinerary.It's a fabulous place where the people who work there always have a smile and are ready to assist and make you feel welcome.The food was great,the rooms were super.Will definitely be making it there every year!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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azambeziriverlodge, Guest Relations Manager at A'Zambezi River Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Ipapoipapo! Thank you so much for taking time to review our hotel. We are pleased to note that your last visit was your fourth stay with us. We will always make this hotel your home away from home and we will always welcome you back. Best Regards, A'Zambezi Team
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Property: A'Zambezi River Lodge
Address: 308 Parkway Drive | P O Box 150, Victoria Falls +260, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Victoria Falls
#7 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#8 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
#11 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — A'Zambezi River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A'Zambezi River Lodge, is a recently refurbished 4 star Hotel situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, 5km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. ... more   less 
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