May 28, 2022

A Piece of Paradise at the Victoria Falls River Lodge – Luxurious Island Treehouse Suites

This is Zimbabwe’s dream destination, known for hosting international personalities like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. The luxurious Treehouse Suites at Victoria Falls River Lodge had been on my travel Bucket Wish List for a few years – and what a dream come true it was! The unique six Island Treehouse Suites are everything you can imagine: simply magical! For the luxury traveller, the experience is certainly a piece of paradise on the shores of the Zambezi.

From arrival, guests are welcomed by a stylish boat ride to the private Kandahar Island. This is the perfect way to start your luxurious adventure. The friendly team led by the manager, Zana, receives you. A refreshment towel and a gorgeous cocktail await as you explore the beautiful reception area and lounge.

The check-in process is seamless and the true treat is the room tour with your official butler. Our butler for the duration of our stay was Roy and his gentle and helpful nature immediately transports you into this magical haven. The impressive walkways to the timber suites overlooking the Zambezi River are both innovative and inviting. From here onwards, the attention to detail is impeccable! A highly exclusive experience would best describe the stay.

Overall Experience

The room is out of this world and is a beautiful fusion of modern and cabin-style glamping. The little details from the minimalistic bathtub overlooking the Zambezi, to the Nespresso machine and contemporary décor are magnificent! Perfection can best describe the experience.

Mealtimes are glorious and food lovers are bound to find an impressive surprise. Chef Leo certainly spoilt our taste buds. Each meal was delicious and complemented well by the fantastic service. You are in for a treat! Mealtime is served at a different location within the shared spaces from the beach to the bar and patio – it is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Activities mainly include a tour of the falls, sunset boat cruises, and game drives. Personally, a sundowner on the Zambezi is always a favourite.

The plunge pool is a relaxing way to cool off after a hot day and having your own privacy makes it more exclusive and romantic.

Amazing service from start to end! The personal butler service adds to the luxurious experience and our butler, Roy, was extremely delightful and optimistic. We also had a wonderful time with guide, Beke, who is a fun-spirited character.

Things to Note 

The best time of year to go is definitely the dry season when you can make the most of the plunge pool and star bed.

The rainy season has lower rates and even when it does rain, it may not rain all day. We were lucky to avoid continuous rainfall.

If you are looking just to rest and relax, avoid doing too many activities. The stunning room is all you need to unwind.

Enquire about transfer times so that you can schedule your arrival and departure in advance.

The Victoria Falls River Lodge awaits you and is certainly the epiphany of luxury travel. It makes sense why this is the destination of choice for many internationals wanting a unique and exclusive experience. I can’t wait to go back!

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