Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

30 Twin rooms, 2 Double rooms, 2 Deluxe rooms

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Pool, bar and wifi


There are no activities associated with this accommodation.


About This Accommodation

Ilala Lodge is a 32-bedroom hotel that’s ideally situated in Victoria Falls. Only a 20-minute walk to the Falls and 5 minutes from the shops and restaurants in town, this is the perfect spot if you’re staying in Victoria Falls for one night and are looking at a lower price point than Victoria Falls Hotel. If you’re planning on staying for 2+ nights, we would recommend somewhere with nicer rooms and an amazing view, like Gorges Lodge.

We feel as if Ilala Lodge's bedrooms have been slightly neglected, but the location makes it a great option. You can see the mist coming off the Falls from your terrace (we recommend requesting a room on the second floor) and the gardens and common areas are lovely and well-manicured and can often find the resident warthogs grazing. The food here is also excellent; the breakfast buffet is of very high quality and the Palms Restaurant is award-winning.

In this area you can do all sorts of activities from a relaxing canoe ride on the river to a peaceful sunset cruise, or get your heart racing with an exciting elephant back experience or bungee jumping! And if you want to see the falls from an incredibly breathtaking perspective, try a microlight or helicopter ride.

Aside from the slightly disappointing bedrooms, we like Ilala for its proximity to the Falls, it’s lovely public spaces, outstanding food, and the ease in which you can book activities on-site.

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  • Ilala Lodge is ideally located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-equipped rooms, providing the ultimate in comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, and ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you.
  • The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in Victoria Falls and offers guests a delicious á la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodating and friendly staff at this top-rated restaurant will ensure your dining experience is perfect.
  • Relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone by exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane. Named after his guide, the boats are full of old world charm, setting a romantic and intimate scene whilst you sit back, relax and take in the surrounding views. With a maximum of 16 seats available, the Ra-Ikane offers a unique vantage point for viewing birdlife and wildlife up-close on the islands along the river. This is unquestionably an activity to add to your bucket list when in Victoria Falls.
  • Come and enjoy a splash of luxury at the new pool area at Ilala Lodge Hotel. You can cool off with a swim, soak up the sun on our loungers or enjoy a game, coffee or evening cocktail at our new, modern poolside lounge
  • Step into luxury when you step into the all-new Strathearn Suite at Ilala Lodge Hotel, Victoria Falls. This spacious suite has a private balcony with dining area and hot tub, separate lounge and kitchen area, a beautiful bedroom and indulgent bathroom - simply exceptional in every way.

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What Our Clients Think

"Beautiful dining room, outside bar & veranda also beautiful."

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