Top 11 Best Luxury Safari Lodges Zimbabwe

Luxury Safari Lodges Zimbabwe

At the core of Southern Africa is Zimbabwe, though land-locked country Zimbabwe boasts of enchanting safari lodges and luxurious camps spread throughout the country.

Considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria falls is a fantastic natural spectacle that only a few destinations can compete wit. 

It’s one of Africa’s most mesmerizing beauty to set eyes on, as the falls can be seen as far as from Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Arguably, the falls is one the advisable safari highlight that you can embark on with some of the best game viewing, impressive landscapes, welcoming, and friendly people.

Safaris here can be varied, with a game drive through Hwange National park,  canoeing and paddling yourself down on the Zambezi river and visit the Matobo Hills national park to view the rock art or the granite boulders.

Best Luxury Safari Lodges Zimbabwe

1. Matetsi Victoria Falls

Luxury Safari Lodges Zimbabwe
Matetsi Victoria Falls

Due to its tranquil location on the banks of Zambezi, Matesi offers sceneries that are incomparable.

A combination of exotic wildlife and scenic views from Victoria falls ‘the smoke that thunders.’ The lodge houses two camps within environs the Matesi river lodge and Matesi river house, each with nine suites and a guest area looking out on the river housing nine suites, respectively, sharing basic amenities like a central lodge area, gymnasium, and wine cellar with spacious two bedrooms and luxurious suites.

If its exclusivity you want then,  Matetsi River Private Villa is your option. With a dedicated private chef, butler, and game drive guide with a vehicle.

2. Camelthorn Lodge, Hwange National Park

Nestled in the un-spoilt acacia forest,  gives a serene environment for bird watching.

Situated in the southern area of Hwange national park, Camelthorn gives you a truly unforgettable safari experience. With eight villas with each offering fantastic views that are looking out on the forest.

3. Victoria safari lodge.

Set on the sprawling plateau skirting the Zambezi national park, offering a relatively tranquil environment with splendid views over the falls.

Guests have the option to choose from either ensuite rooms or suites.

What to look out during your stay; boat trips on the Zambezi, brilliant restaurants and bars, and an amusive evening at the Boma.

4. Bomani Tented Lodge, Hwange National Park

This lodge sits on a 5000-acre private reserve, with unparalleled scenery and elephant sighting coupled with magnificent birdlife.

Bomani is desirable for guests searching for a more mellowed safari experience. With guests having the options to tailor their excursions to their desires, to ensure that the stay here is memorable.

Game drives walks and night drives are some of the activities to be engaged at in your visit.

Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge

5. Singita Pamushana Lodge

Within Malilangwe lies Pamushana lodge, with eight deluxe suites all having private pools.  The staff here ensure that you get services with a personalized touch; for example, upon arrival, dining options are discussed and set.

Pamushana prides itself on the hospitality that the guest enjoys.

With a prominent concentration of the black rhino and rich in wildlife, Pamushana offers game viewing opportunities that are unmatched.

6.     Nehimba lodge.

Nestled within the mopane woodlands of  Hwange national park, Nehimba’s goal is to marry a luxurious lifestyle with a genuine African appeal.

With a hospitable staff and sumptuous meals, your visit will be worth every dime -Some of the activities at the lodge; game viewing, safari excursions, and game drives.

During the dry season, animals flock at the watering hole near the lodge because it’s the only dependable source of water.

7.     Ivory lodge

Ivory Lodge is situated in Hwange national park within Sikumi forest, though relatively small you will enjoy your stay here. Sandwiched between Hwange Park, Bulawayo road, and Victoria falls, making it one the easily accessible lodges in Hwange via road.

Strategically positioned close a water hole during the dry season, animals flock there to quench their thirsts, providing an enthralling scene. 

The lodge offers a friendly family setup with nine ensuite rooms, with all having tree houses and a balcony—attractions within; Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, and Hwange main camp and airport.

8.    Amalinda Lodge

Situated in a private concession within a UNESCO world heritage site- Matobo hills, the lodge is strategically positioned. 

Highly original in its designs, not only does it integrates environment eco-friendly options, but also a blend of historical and cultural trends are incorporated.

With a variety of wild animals within the park, sites within the lodge are truly noteworthy. Attractions within; Cecil John Rhodes grave, Tshabalala game sanctuary, Maleme dam, and Matobo hills national park.

9.     Ilala Lodge

Conveniently located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the heart of Victoria Falls. The lodge offers affordable and boutique accommodation, adopting most of its architecture from the colonial era.

Ilala houses 56rooms on a two-story building, and are intricately designed to provide a sense of privacy with the ground floor rooms opening out onto lush gardens while the first floor rooms opening out onto a private balcony.

Bungy jumping, white water rafting, elephant rides, and curio shopping are some of the activities you can delve into during your stay.

The Hwange national park, Victoria Falls bridge, Zambezi national parks, and crocodile farm are some of the nearby attractions within Ilala lodge.

Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge

10.Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge 

Situated on a clifftop overlooking Gonarezhou National Park and Save River, Chilo Gorge offers views with vantage points to soak in the wildlife.

Chilo’s guest’s accommodation is shared out between two sites; Nhambo lodge and the main lodge. The main lodge houses a swimming pool, bar, and extensive gardens while Nhambo lodge offers self-contained suites.

Some of the activities here are; excursions to Chilojo cliffs, game drives, elephant sightings, and cultural tours, among others. The lodge is also a beautiful spot to hold a wedding.

11.Mana Pools Safari Lodge

East of Ruckomeshi river lies Mana pools nestled close to Mana pools national park, with impressive views into the Zambezi.

Your visit will genuinely remarkable with a unique sense of comfort offered here, coupled with photogenic sceneries and game viewing.

Priding itself with an intense concentration of hippos and crocodiles in the park, and during the dry seasons with its packed with different wildlife flocking the waterhole to quench thirst.

Experience nature in its raw at Mana pool coupled with a luxurious lodge and first-class attendance form the staff.

Final Thoughts On Luxury Safari Lodges Zimbabwe

Despite the political instability that rocked the country, it’s now back on track politically. 

Though Landlocked, this extraordinary country is filled with impressive national parks and dramatic landscapes that make safaris here quite remarkable.

Tourism is slowly coming up, which is excellent news for safari enthusiasts, with new lodges being set up in the parks, ensuring that accommodations here are top-notch.

Safari’s here can be customized to your needs, start with a game drive in Hwange park, then a safari walk or canoe ride at Mana pools, take a flight and have a bird’s eyes view over the Victoria Falls and visit the rock art at Matobo hills