Luxury and boutique hotels in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Nature knocks you for six with the full force of her beauty in this corner of Zimbabwe, and this peaceful, lesser-trodden reserve – with just two hotels – is no exception. Herds of elephants casually wander by the watering hole, protected black rhinos lollop along and creatures great and small go about their business as if you’re not there. And, just when you think you can’t be more awestruck, the mighty rushing waters of Victoria Falls are just a 15-minute drive away.

When to go

March through to May is a good time to catch the not too warm, not too cold weather and the Falls at their most powerful.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Victoria Falls International Airport is just a 20-minute drive from the reserve; most flights stop over in Johannesburg or Addis Ababa and transfers to and from the hotel are free. Or fly into Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (formerly Livingstone Airport), a 45-minute drive away.
  • Automobiles

    Lodges usually chauffeur guests in and around the reserve, so you can largely rely on your assigned driver. But, if you’d like to go it alone, you can pick up wheels at either of the two airports. Roads are largely well-maintained, but bring documentation in case you encounter any roadblocks.