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Ilala Lodge Hotel

Last updated: 27 December, 2023

Although the hotel recently expanded to offer 73 rooms and suites, it hasn’t lost its boutique charm, and the homely touches make it a good place to avoid the crowds of nearby resorts.

With rooms giving onto serene gardens, and the Victoria Falls just a short walk away, the location and setting are hard to beat.

The Palm Restaurant is one of the best places to eat around Victoria Falls, and offers contemporary cuisine with views of the spray from the lovely terrace.

Surrounding area

Ilala enjoys the perfect location, set right on the edge of Victoria Falls Town while offering easy access to restaurants and shops at nearby malls. It’s also the last hotel on the road to the Falls, which are an easy 10-minute walk downhill.

Though the location is central, the lush gardens of the hotel ensure there’s no shortage of peace and quiet. Aside from the constant roar from the ‘smoke that thunders’, of course.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed