Victoria Falls - The Elephant Camp

Set on a private concession with spectacular views of the mist rising over the majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of the Zambezi River, The Elephant Camp is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas. Within easy reach of Victoria Falls, yet secluded on its own game reserve, The Elephant Camp offers community and conservation focused activities.

Twelve luxury tented suites boast magnificent views of the rocky gorges. Private viewing decks offer the ultimate privacy and feature plunge pools just big enough for two, while deep bathtubs look onto breath-taking bush panoramas. Spacious four-poster beds beckon you to a peaceful night’s rest.

Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment on the viewing deck of your suite, followed by an invigorating outdoor shower while taking in the distant views. Ask your hosts to arrange sundowner drinks (with their famous gin & tonic, of course) at the head of the gorge, listening to the rushing waters of the Zambezi River far below.
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Accommodation

The Elephant Camp’s suites display their own unique elegance, with a picturesque view spilling before them. Each tent adorns a spacious deck, a private plunge pool and an outside shower, all of which are ideal locations for relaxation and appreciation of the surrounding landscape.

Even the bath offers an unparalleled view of the horizon. The rooms have been deliberately sculpted to celebrate the openness of the African bush, and there is an easy flow from the bathroom to bedroom to private lounging area that spreads onto the spacious deck through glass French doors.

The stylish furnishing and décor has been specifically selected to capture the beauty of the natural environment, retaining the authenticity of the African wilderness.

Luxury Tented Suites
The suites are equipped with air conditioners and ceiling fans, which are a welcome comfort after a day spent under the blazing African sun. There is a tea and coffee station as well as a well-stocked mini bar, both of which are replenished daily.

All suites are gorge facing, and during sunrise and sunset, the cloud of mist that hangs over the rainforest is illuminated by an array of deep colours that merge between red and orange.

While remaining mindful of the environment, The Elephant Camp strives to provide impeccable luxury accommodation and service in arguably the most beautiful location on earth.

The décor evokes a traditional safari ambiance with rich colours, wooden artifacts and an open-air design.

During the rainy season when the Zambezi is at peak capacity, guests are lulled to sleep by the “Smoke That Thunders” as the river gushes over the side of the cavernous gorge. This therapeutic and natural ambience is accentuated by the calls of a diverse population of bird life that nest around the camp.

Dining & Entertainment

Dining with a view in Victoria Falls
The Elephant Camp chefs are dedicated to creating a fine dining experience that can be equated to Africa on a plate. The flavour of each dish is enriched using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the camps gardens.

Traditional African dishes and accompaniments, such as Sadza (African-style polenta) and Chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving diners a taste of authentic African cuisine.

Head Chef Dean Jones brings to the table modern cooking techniques paired with fresh local produce that emphasizes the wealth of deliciously unique flavours. He believes that “food is more than just a meal; it is art in the most delicious form”. The fusion of modern methods and cultural cuisine produces a menu that is contemporary yet comforting.

His passion for pastry has added a new dimension to the sweet section of this dining experience, enhancing the flavour profile of each meal through irresistible textures, flavours and presentation.

Each meal reflects international dining trends that are accentuated by Africa’s ambiance.

The Cape Winelands are home to some of the most prestigious wine farms in Southern Africa. Dean’s time at Le Quatier Francais’s The Tasting Room has equipped him with the ability to beautifully pair velvety reds with the winter menu, and crisp whites with the dishes that celebrate hot summers.

Guests can have their meals while indulging in the sweeping view of the savannah with the spray of the Victoria Falls sitting on the horizon, from either the balcony of the main lodge, or as a romantic meal for two on the private deck of your room.

Surroundings

The Elephant Camp is a luxury safari camp tucked away in the teak woodland of the Victoria Falls National Park. The interior of the camp marries modern designs with cultural concepts and is reminiscent of a bygone era of wild enchantment. This safari experience is unsurpassed with a sweeping view of the unscathed savanna and the curtain of mist that hangs on the horizon above the Victoria Falls, a mere ten kilometres away. Beams of sunlight and gusts of air flood the spacious tents that create eco-friendly luxury atop the raw African landscape. Even when indoors, guests have the sensation of being enveloped by the wilderness that thrives in this beautiful part of the world.

This exclusive bush paradise is situated among the intriguing eco-systems that make up the Zimbabwean bushveld, giving guests unique insight into the complexities of life in the wild. The town of Victoria Falls is only twenty minutes away, giving guests complete flexibility to shape their own experience that focuses on the moments that are the most important to their holiday.

The experienced guides will bring you breath-taking close to members of the Big Five Family. Indulge in sensual spa treatments on your private deck, awash with the tranquillity of the surrounding wilderness. Let the team of passionate chefs tantalise your taste-buds under the stars that spill across the navy night-time sky. The Elephant Camp allows you to explore Africa in the most opulent and serene way.

Activities

Situated twenty minutes out of town, The Elephant Camp gives guests the opportunity to explore Victoria Falls on their own terms. However, there are a variety of exciting activities that unfold within the boundaries of the untamed African bush for guests to explore at no additional cost.

All-Inclusive Activities

  • Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe.
    (Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)

The Victoria Falls reaches Its Zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. Guests will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of the qualified guides.

  • Meet the Elephant.

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage offer eco-conscious travellers an authentic and positive elephant encounter. “Meet the Elephant” will give guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine environment overflowing with raw natural beauty.

  • Lunch at the Lookout Café (Including drinks).

Guests enjoy complimentary transfers and the fully inclusive use of the Lookout Café. Perched 120 metres above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, the café overhangs the spectacular chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just down from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of its backdrop.

  • Cocktails & Canapés at the Batoka Gorge.

Guests enjoy a short transfer to a scenic spot on our concession overlooking the Gorge and surrounding bush-land. Here they enjoy their choice of a selection of wines, beverages and tasty canapés.

  • Visiting the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.

The Camp works to preserve and protect elephant in the wild through collaboration with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW) is based adjacent to The Elephant Camp and a visit to the trust is included in the guest experience.

  • A Village Tour.

Guests will be transferred to a rural village where they will see local villagers going about their daily tasks and interact with them. The tour enables them to see rural Zimbabwean life first hand.

  • Birding & Nature Walks on the concession.

Let the experienced guides bring to life the beautiful concession the Elephant Camp is situated upon.

  • A Victoria Falls Canopy Tour.

The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.This experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. This is family fun with a unique birds-eye view of one the seven natural wonders of the world.

  • Mountain Bike Rides through the Victoria Falls National Park.

Rustic trails, sweeping plains, and sophisticated scenery make the Victoria Falls National Park an idyllic place to explore from the back of a mountain bike. When your calves are burning, your eyes are scanning and your wheels are spinning, a new dimension to your safari experience can be uncovered. Accompanied by a professional guide, bikers will weave their way through the bush, bounding down rocky terrain, gliding through soft soil, and discovering the spots that vehicles would never be able to reach. The two turning wheels are under your control, enabling you to explore the park at a leisurely pace, stopping to examine every rock face, bird, herd, and branch that catches your attention. Fresh air and mountain biking gear will transform your game viewing adventure.
Basic mountain biking experience, or trail riding experience is recommended.

  • Cycling through town (unguided)

Victoria Falls is brimming with craft markets, enticing restaurants and an array of shops. Armed with a bicycle and a map of this exciting town, riders are free to explore to their hearts content. Whether you are looking for cultural cuisine and treat your taste buds to a dish of sadza and nyama, or head to the Three Monkeys for a meal and photograph by their iconic “I Love Victoria Falls” sign, the day is yours to fill as you wish. From wooden crafts to beaded bracelets, Bob Marley flags to a Sunglasses Hut, there is something for everyone, you just need to peddle out there and find it.
Basic cycling experience is recommended.

Packages
Total package price from: 383

Conservation Levy : US$ 10 per person per night will be added to all bookings upon invoice

Standard Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person per night sharing, depending on the season
Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation
To hire a car, drivers must carry a valid driver’s licence and valid credit card

Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • Complimentary mini bars in the rooms
  • Return Victoria Falls Airport / Livingstone Airport transfers & shuttle to Victoria Falls town
  • Laundry
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation cover
  • 2% Tourism levy
  • VAT on accommodation, meals and drinks
  • Activities available at The Elephant Camp at no extra charge to guests (time / weather
    permitting)

-Visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
-Meet the elephant
-Cocktails & Canapés at the Batoka Gorge
-Birding & Nature walks on the concession
-Village Tour
-Lunch at the Lookout Cafe – Including drinks
-Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe (Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)
-Cycling through town (unguided)
-A Victoria Falls Canopy Tour

Rate Excludes:

  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Curios and All items of a personal nature
  • Rainforest Entry Fees (Applicable to Zimbabwe
  • Tour of the Falls & payable upon invoice)
  • Long stay Special Zambezi Royal River Usage Fees
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