Monday, October 5, 2015

Places to Stay Closest to the Victoria Falls

Places to stay are abundant in Victoria Falls, ranging from 5 star hotels and lodges, guest houses, self catering lodges and camp sites. Where to stay depends greatly on a few factors including the number of travellers in a party and the ages, budget and how close they want to be to the centre of town.

For many, the proximity of the hotel to the Victoria Falls is what matters the most. So we have compiled a list of places to consider staying while in Vic Falls which are the closest to and within 5kms from the Wold Heritage Site. Proximity to the town and activities is an important consideration, although most activity operators will pick visitors up from most of the hotels and lodges in town.

Camp sites – Shoestrings Backpackers, Victoria Falls Rest Camp, and Adventure Lodge: These places are within 2kms from the Victoria Falls entrance, which means that you can walk to the falls if you are up for it. They are also very close to the conveniences found in town.

Guest Lodges – Amadeus Guest House, Lorries B & B, Pamusha Lodge, Bayete Guest Lodge, and Livingstone Lodge: These are basically in the same area, in the quiet low density area between 3 and 5kms from the Victoria Falls Rainforest. You can walk into town or organise a local taxi for transportation although one of the lodges have a paid shuttle service.

Hotels – Ilala Lodge, Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, Cresta Sprayview Hotel, and Rainbow Hotel: The closest of all lodgings in Victoria Falls to the World Heritage Site are Ilala Lodge and Kingdom Hotel. There are other hotels which aren’t as close, but provide complimentary shuttle services so that guests can get into town if they wish. Activity operators do pick up from these hotels as well.

Self Catering Lodges – Lokuthula Lodges, 662 Reynard House, and Victoria Falls Rest Camp: These lodgings are in different places, the closest to the Vic Falls being the Rest Camp. Lokuthula Lodge is the furthest from the Victoria Falls, but a complimentary shuttle service is available to guests. From 662 Reynard, you would need to hire a local taxi, but for your activities, the operators will pick you up from the house.

Safari Lodges are basically located outside of town, and at least 10kms away from the Victoria Falls Rainforest Entrance. Activity operators do not pick guests up from these lodges, but some do have a shuttle which goes into town.

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