BEST 5 SAFARI LODGES IN MOSI OA TUNYA NATIONAL PARK
1.Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Hotel
The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Hotel delivers class and convenience all in one tremendous property. This English colonial lodge resort welcomes visitors with grace, class, and elegance from the moment you enter the lobby.
The Royal Livingstone is found inside Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and along the Zambezi River. It is not uncommon for zebra, giraffe, or impala to serve as part of the welcoming team as you enter the hotel property off of the main road. The grounds of the hotel are part of the national park and wildlife is free to roam about.
The Royal Livingstone is a luxurious African experience with manicured lawns, meandering wildlife, sounds of the roaring Zambezi River, and first-class attention. The reception and dining team treat everyone like they are VIPs, and this attentive care is all capped off with personal butler service.
This classical Anantara property sits right along the Zambezi River with only a 5 to 10-minute walk along the river to your own personal backdoor entry to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
At the end of the day after exploring Victoria Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, every guest should take advantage of the sun deck situated over the Zambezi River. This is a great place to unwind, relax, reminisce on the day’s explorations, and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets take place right before your eyes. You can do all of this while enjoying tasty snacks, light meals, and refreshing beverages.
2.Islands of Siankaba Lodge
The Islands of Siankaba Lodge represent seclusion, intrigue, romance, and adventure all wrapped up into one lodging experience. The lodge is located upriver from Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Victoria Falls nestled in the trees on two private islands out in the Zambezi River.
That’s right, the Zambezi River is flowing all around and in between your luxury tented chalets. The chalets, the walkways, and bridges are all elevated above the river and nestled in the trees. This is the embodiment of the Swiss Family Robinson experience with enhanced romance and amenities.
The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is a 5-star luxurious resort with each chalet individually placed for seclusion amongst the trees, vegetation, and flowing Zambezi River. Just getting to the resort is part of the adventure.
A drive outside of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park upriver takes guests to a remote welcome center. Guests will then board a boat that will transport guests to the main island where the primary lodge and resort services are located. After checking in, guests are guided across rope bridges and elevated boarded walkways to their individual secluded luxury tented chalet.
Each chalet is nestled in the trees affording guests with unspoiled and tranquil surroundings with a constant serenading from the sounds of the Zambezi River and other natural acoustics.
3.Victoria Falls Waterfront
The Victoria Falls Waterfront accommodations deliver an economical option with heightened African charm. The primary lodging option is found in the A-frame chalet structures that are nestled in the forested banks of the Zambezi River.
Varied chalet options include 3 Executive suites, 6 riverside chalets, 10 garden-view chalets, and 4 family chalets. Although not in the treetops, there are bridges and trails that meander through the jungle grounds to each of these chalets with their own unique view of the jungle, the river, ponds, or some combination.
Even more economical, the adventure tents provide a more rugged safari type accommodation. There are 24 adventure tents scattered across the property.
The Victoria Falls Waterfront is only 2 minutes away from the gates to the safari part of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The morning safari only takes about 3 to 3.5 hours and allows you to see most of the park grounds.
A great day’s plan is to take the safari, come back to the chalet for lunch and a rest and then take the afternoon dinner cruise to watch the sunset. It is possible to squeeze Victoria Falls in during the afternoon but it is more relaxing if you can spread these things out.
4.Avani Victoria Falls Resort
The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is the epitome of the old adage, “Location, location, location.” It is the closest hotel to the natural wonder of Victoria Falls whether on the Zambia or Zimbabwe side of the falls.
Located inside Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, this 3-star property could be described as a contemporary African hotel with a Mediterranean flare or southwestern adobe-style lodge rich in warm colors.
Visitors are provided with direct access to the falls through a simple 1,600 (500 m) walk out the back of the hotel property. Within a couple of minutes of leaving your room, you are now exploring one of the original seven natural wonders of the world.
With the proximity and included access to the falls, the Avanti resort allows you to come and go exploring Victoria Falls at your leisure. This makes for a more comfortable visit and freedom to really discover the marvels all the falls have to offer.
The multiple visits throughout the day will allow you to witness how the rainbows and colors of the area change as the sun travels across the sky. The grounds are part of the national park and there is a potential that you may spot zebra, impala, giraffe, and monkeys scampering around the grounds of the hotel. They are wild animals so take advantage of the opportunity to observe them freely, but respect them, do not feed them, and do not approach them.
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. Our friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.
Due to advanced technology, the best 8 safari activities in Mosi Oa Tunya National Park can all be booked online .please check the ones of your choice on their social media pages. I kindly remind you to make your booking at least a month before your tour.
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