Victoria Falls Island Lodge

Rustic tented lodge by the powerful Zambezi River

Where You Can Stay In The Island Lodge

Private villa of Matetsi
Luxury Tents

A natural combination of thatch, wood and glass. Every tent has a private deck with a pool and clear views of the Zambezi River and nature. Parents can opt to have an extra room to have privacy from children.

Luxury family suite
Island Treehouses

The special Island Treehouses are on a secluded island. The most popular is the two-level Starbed Treehouse with an open rooftop deck and seating. Only available to those aged 16 years and older.

Luxury suites of Matetsi
Private Villas

Pick between the Rapids View or Hippo Creek Villas. Equipped with plunge pools overlooking the Zambezi River.

What Guests Love About The Island Lodge

Victoria Falls Island Lodge strikes a fine balance between intimate sophistication and natural beauty. Nestled amidst Ilala Palms, Natal Mahoganys, and African Ebonys on a private island, the lodge offers a genuine sense of place. While its top-tier amenities and service place it among the pricier options around Victoria Falls, discerning travellers will attest to its worth.

Enjoy game drives, strolls, and boat trips where you are likely to spot a range of animals and birds. However, it’s a relaxed safari. For a deeper safari adventure, think about adding days in places like Hwange or Chobe.

This lodge is perfect for couples, especially newlyweds. It’s ideal for seeing Victoria Falls, some wildlife, and relaxing.

Its proximity to Victoria Falls allows for quick access to all the town has to offer. We suggest two nights here is a must and a few more in town for fun activities.


A Secluded Space For Families & Couples To Enjoy The African Bush

preparing for lunch
Tented bathroom at the River Lodge
professional massages
veranda at west lodge
bird's view of matetsi


Useful Information About The River Lodge

Dining options:
  • Enjoy comprehensive meal offerings: from breakfast to dinner, including high tea, snacks, local beverages, and teas/coffees. Plus, a complimentary mini bar to cater to your whims.
  • Experience gourmet dining in our main eating space or, for a touch of intimacy, arrange for a meal on your personal deck.
Facilities and Services:
  • Electric power at 220V
  • Massages in the fitness studio or in your suite
  • Babysitting services
  • Included laundry services in the pricing
  • Accommodations for wheelchairs
  • Fast wifi in the river lodge suites and at the villa
  • Premium wine storage
  • Activities for kids.
Each Room contains:
  • Each suite is equipped with a private bathroom, complete with a bathtub, a refreshing rain shower, and a dedicated vanity space.
  • Step outside onto your personal deck and take a dip in the private plunge pool.
  • Stay comfortable with adjustable air-conditioning. •
  • Brew a fresh cup of tea or coffee at your leisure.
  • Access a well-stocked mini-bar.
  • A hair dryer is provided for your convenience.
  • Safeguard your valuables in the in-room safe.
  • Sleep soundly, protected by mosquito nets and supplied repellent.
  • Easily connect to the main lodge via elevated wooden pathways.
  • The island lodge welcomes guests aged 16 and above.
  • Young adults aged 16 and up are charged the standard adult rate and can join in all lodge activities.
Accommodation Includes:
  • Comfortable lodging provided.
  • Benefit from the attentive care of a personal butler.
  • Complimentary return transfers from Victoria Falls Airport and to/from the National Park gate/Malachite jetty.
  • Relish in all-inclusive meals and local brand beverages.
  • Choose to use daily transport options to Victoria Falls town.
  • Engage in lodge activities (as previously mentioned). • Take advantage of our laundry services.
  • In the Starbed Treehouses, you’ll also experience: An exclusive rooftop seating with a telescope for celestial viewing; The mesmerizing Starbed lit by the soft brilliance of the African starscape; Receive a complimentary spa voucher for two during your stay.
Accommodation Excludes:
  • Transfers other than those specified earlier.
  • Fees associated with national parks.
  • Imported beverages and top-shelf drinks.
  • Additional spa services.
  • Souvenir shop buys.
  • Extra activities (previously detailed).
  • Any other activities not explicitly mentioned
  • Walking safaris by certified specialists throughout the Zambezi National Park
  • Authorised safaris through the terrain of the Zambezi National Park
  • Observance of wildlife directly from your room
  • Supervised dusk voyages along the river
  • Accompanied fishing expeditions on the river
  • Private al fresco dining on the shores of Kandahar Island
  • Tour-managed nocturnal drives
  • High tea

Where The River Lodge Has Been Highly Rated

Sarah from Sound of Safaris


Talk to Sarah to tailor make your stay at the Island Lodge truly memorable