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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Victoria Falls
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Friendly staff, knowledgable guides, very relaxed atmosphere, good food, watch out for the mosquitoes. Plenty of monkeys, wart hogs and antelope around. Went on the day trip to Chobe and thought it worth the money to see animals on the river plains.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We loved our stay at Imbabala over Christmas 2013. We were the only guests there our first night and were welcomed and treated like royalty. The staff was absolutely outstanding in every way - hospitable, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. The food was also very well-prepared and delicious! Since we were there over Christmas, Brad and Annie even gave us a gift at dinner that night, which they ate with us :) We enjoyed all of our game drives and river safari, and Richard was by far the BEST tour guide I have ever had in all of my time traveling! SO personable, fun, and full of interesting stories. We also thoroughly enjoyed being assigned to the same guide (Richard) for our whole stay so we really got to know him and he got to know what peaked our interest. Thanks again for everything, we will certainly return as soon as we can and highly recommend you to all of our traveling friends!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had such a brilliant holiday at the lodge with my parents! Service is fantastic, staff were fab and guides so knowledgeable! Had such an enjoyable time and even though it was wet season we saw a lot of game there. We will be back! :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We traveled in a group of sixteen so we had the entire lodge & all of the 'huts' to ourselves. I loved Imbabala and all of the staff are superb. Annie & Bradley are the perfect hosts. Stan & Richard are the best guides. Stan was my game driver & Richard was my guide for the river cruises. Both are charming & such experts. I loved our dinners outside in candlelight and that either Annie, Bradley, Stan or Richard ate dinner with us. This was so appreciated by our entire group. The food was good & the visiting Impala that came to spend the night on the lawn each night was a delight. I especially loved the evening river cruises. The herd of 80 or so elephants crossing the Zambezi river was a highlight along with the most spectacular sunsets & lightning show I've ever seen. All in all this was my favorite spot in our three week trip!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Best holiday I have had in a long while. Awesome location! Great game viewing with excellent game guides. Saw a huge amount of game in the three days that we were there. Saw elephant swimming across the Zambezi. Sunset cruises were brilliant!!!

Awesome small lodge with great, friendly and helpful staff. Food was great! Staff were great! Surpassed my every expectation. Will definitely be stopping in for some recharging of my soul.

Room Tip: All rooms are good - very similar view from all.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our stay at Imbabala was the most wonderful "icing on the cake" of our 7 week holiday across Southern Africa, covering many different landscapes and viewing a great deal of game reserves.
From the moment we drove in, we knew we had made the right choice of game reserve for our final few days in Africa. The setting was glorious, the ambiance was perfect - private, personal, secluded serenity - at one with nature. The comfort, amenities and personal attention were everything we could have wished for, and that was before we went on any game drives, and the lovely sunset cruises!! Only wish we could have stayed much longer..

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Imbabala is set overlooking a wide sweeping bend in the Zambezi river with Zambia on the other side and Botswana and Namibia fairly close upstream. We had a wonderful stay which surpassed my expectations in terms of comfort and the quality of the food. The staff were attentive, the lodge we stayed in was spacious (indoor and outdoor shower AND a bath!), spotless, safe and they do a free unlimited laundry service too! Highlight for me was the personalised birthday cake and listening to the hippos at night. Would definitely go back in a different season to experience it all again.

Room Tip: Just let them know what you prefer, the service is so personal they will accommodate anyone.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
Address: Matetsi Safari Area | Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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:
#3 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#5 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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