Luxury safari holiday in Victoria Falls

There are some superb luxury lodge and boutique hotels in both Zambia and Zimbabwe which offer stylish rooms including spacious and lavish suites, a host of activities, elegant bars, gourmet fine dining with wine pairings, gyms, spas and swimming pools, 24-hour room service and butlers as well as beautiful grounds (and at some places, wild animals grazing on the lawns). It’s very easy to have a luxury trip to Victoria Falls: simply book your five-star hotel and they’ll organise everything for you, from airport transfers to guided tours of Victoria Falls, to all the exciting activities to fill your days. Take your pick from hotels with rolling green lawns situated on the banks of the Zambezi within walking distance from the falls, or, for more of a safari experience, stay in a lodge inside the Zambezi National Park or in a private concession on the Zimbabwean side, where you are immersed in the bush but only a short drive away from the waterfalls.

Sussi and Chuma Lodge,  Sanctuary Retreat, Zambia

Highlights of a luxury trip to Victoria Falls include watching wildlife graze on the hotel lawns from your balcony or terrace, tucking into an indulgent spread for High Tea each afternoon with a view of the spray of Victoria Falls in the distance, candlelit private dinners at a table set up for you in the garden, a helicopter flight over the falls, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River with cocktails and snacks, walking safaris and private guided game drives in the Zambezi National Park, getting spa treatments a few steps away from the river, a gourmet five-course dinner with wines onboard an old steam train, and day trips to the magnificent elephant-teeming Chobe National Park in Botswana and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Sanctuary Chiefs Camp

If you’re planning on visiting other destinations in Zimbabwe or Zambia after your stay in Victoria Falls, the most luxurious way to travel is by private charter plane.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

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Your African journey begins today
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)
  • Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

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Game viewing by river cruising

Popular Victoria Falls Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools ...

Boat at sunset | Luxury Zambian Odyssey (7 days)

Luxury Zambian Odyssey (7 days)

One week safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls...

Victoria Falls | Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best...

 | Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it…

 | Zimbabwe Water and Wildlife Safari (9 days)

Zimbabwe Water and Wildlife Safari (9 days)

Discover the wild beauty of Zimbabwe with a luxury safari...

 | Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

Why not visit more than one exciting African destination? See the Great Migration, Victoria Falls and wildlife-rich Hwange National Park...

 | Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Travel from enigmatic red sands and surreal pans to rugged coastline and open plains, before exploring pristine waterways and scenic rivers - Kwando, Chobe and lastly, the mighty Zambezi River...

Boating on the Chobe River | Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park...

 | Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

Botswana and Zimbabwe's World Wonders (7 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls...

 | Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park...

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