Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Established in 1988, small and welcoming Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge has undergone a number of facelifts over the years yet retains much of its original charm and character. Located 70km downstream of Victoria Falls, this property boasts 14 kilometres of exclusive Zambezi River frontage and borders Botswana’s elephant-rich Chobe Forest Reserve.   

Guests at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge are accommodated in 9 stone-and-thatch chalets, fitted with ceiling fans, beds draped with romantic mosquito netting and furnished, personal verandas strung with inviting hammocks where you can pass a warm, lazy afternoon. The huge thatched main lodge contains a lounge, dining room and bar. Also found here is an large outdoor pool with a view as well as a firepit, both encircled by soaring ancient trees.   

Activities from the lodge are designed to appreciate the area’s beautiful scenery, rich wildlife and spectacular birdlife. Track animals on foot in the morning, then go on a game drive in an open 4WD vehicle traversing the wilderness late into the night in search of elusive nocturnal creatures. For rest and relaxation, visit the tranquil Imbabala bush spa set away from the main lodge to ensure privacy and positioned to face the river.  


How to get to Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Transfers can be arranged from Victoria Falls Airport to Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, a journey of around 1 hour and 15 minutes by road.

Activities at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

  • Game drives day and night
  • Walking safaris
  • Zambezi River cruises
  • Bird-watching
  • Spa treatments

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge Highlights

  • A small, rustic lodge brimming with charm and authenticity
  • With an exclusive Zambezi River frontage
  • Sharing a border with Botswana’s famously elephant-rich Chobe Forest Reserve
  • Offering boat cruises, game drives and walking safaris
  • Featuring a peaceful day spa partially open to nature

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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Established in 1988, Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge boasts 14 kilometres of exclusive Zambezi River frontage and borders Botswana’s elephant-rich Chobe Forest Reserve.



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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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