The Elephant Camp

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The magnificent Victoria Falls are situated in northern Zimbabwe on the mighty Zambezi River. The Elephant Camp provides a wonderful way to experience the Falls as well as superb elephant and cheetah interaction. All rooms look out over the Zambezi Gorge and beyond to the mist rising from the Victoria Falls.

The Elephant Camp is a superb property just outside Victoria Falls. The camp allows easy access to the Victoria Falls and there associated activities, whilst being far enough from the town not to be disturbed by the hustle and bustle. The camp’s pièce de résistance are however the high quality elephant interactions provided within the concession, including elephant safaris.

The camp accommodates just 24 guests in 12 expansive tents overlooking the concession with panoramic views ranging from the Falls in the west to the Batoka gorge in the east. The camp’s tents all have private decks and plunge pools, perfect for cooling off in the heat of the summer. The emphasis is very much on luxury with tents all including both indoor and outdoor showers, huge baths, private lounges, mini bar and tea/coffee stations as well as overhead fans and air conditioning. All tents are mosquito proofed.

Public areas overlook the waterhole, fed by natural streams in the wet season, and provide magnificent views of the gorge and Falls in the distance. Meals are provided by dedicated local chefs and are prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional African dishes and accompaniments, such as Sadza (African-style polenta) and Chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further give a taste of the real Africa.

Along with traditional Victoria Falls experiences The Elephant Camp has a close partnership with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, allowing guests to experience the important work the trust undertakes. Guests can also interact with a variety of animals including Sylvester, an orphaned cheetah, who performs an ambassadorial role exposing people to this incredible species.

In Outline

Location

Access

The Elephant Camp is accessed via Victoria Falls Airport or by ground transfer from the Chobe region.

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Rates
From USD 447
January, February, March, November, and to 20 December
USD 447
April, May, June, July, August and October
USD 559
21 December to 10 January
USD 559

Climate

The Victoria Falls region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Victoria Falls are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Unique elephant interaction
  • Cheetah interaction
  • Set away from Victoria Falls
  • Each tent has its own plunge pool
  • All suites are gorge facing

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Elephant and cheetah interaction in this private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage location.

Best Time to Travel

The Victoria Falls is best when the Zambezi is flowing strongly in July and August.

Bird Sightings

Good birding within the concession.

Guest Safety

The Elephant Camp is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.