Ilala Lodge is a friendly small hotel which is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The National Park borders the front of property and wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. So the Victoria Falls are just an easy walk away. So is the town with its array of adventure activities, restaurants and shops on offer.
There are 49 pleasant rooms and suites spread out on two levels. There are 32 standard rooms, furnished with railway teak furniture. These lead out onto the well-kept gardens where you may see warthogs and hippos grazing. All have a full bathroom with bath and shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, complimentary wifi and tea/coffee facilities. Plus two rooms are interleading which make them perfect for families. On the upper level are two standard suites which have a private balcony and can accommodate an extra bed for children or even a young adult, in its own alcove area of the suite. These have amazing views over the Victoria Falls. As well as the standard facilities there is also a writing desk, minibar and nepresso coffee machines.
There are also 12 deluxe rooms in the new wing, each with a private patio with views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls. Note that the deluxe rooms are en suite with walk in shower only. Also in the new wing are two executive suites. These have a full bathroom with walk in shower and bath, private patio some with jacuzzi hot tub as well as a separate lounge and bedroom.
All rooms have air conditioning, overhead fan, tea and coffee facilities, safe and satellite TV.
Ilala Lodge facilities & activities
Facilities at Ilala Lodge include a large swimming pool, pool bar and a la carte restaurant, The Palms, which is known for its good food. You can also choose to dine alfresco and enjoy the views of the beautiful gardens and natural surroundings.
There are many activities to keep you entertained at Victoria Falls from high adrenalin adventure like zip lining and white-water rafting, to more sedate pastimes like a river cruise, fishing or elephant interaction.