• Pangolin Photo Safaris – Vic Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Vic Falls Hotel exudes plenty of old-world charm throughout. With beautiful wood panelled reception and dining areas a glorious terrace and views across the lawn down to the Falls it’s a great place to start or end an itinerary.

It’s a relatively large hotel with 162 rooms but being on such a huge property you rarely feel crowded. One of our favourite places to relax is the terrace where you can enjoy afternoon tea or perhaps a gin and tonic before taking an afternoon stroll through the sculpture garden nearby. The hotel itself is a short easy walk (15-20 mins) from the entrance to the Victoria Falls National Park and even closer the centre of Victoria Falls Town itself which has all that you might need including ATMs, a chemist, shops, a few restaurants and cafes plus some great little curio stalls.

Zimbabwean wood carvings are probably the best in the region. Remember to haggle a bit…but not too much people still have to make a living! Visiting the falls is the obvious highlight. Bear in mind that you will have to pay the park entrance fee in US dollars to get in as this can’t be paid in advance. There are plenty of guides who escort you around the park and this can be booked either in advance with us or through the hotel.

Otherwise, it’s an easy stroll along the path opposite the falls if you want to go it alone with a guidebook! Top tip…take something waterproof as the spray can be like walking through a rainforest in a rainstorm One activity we would highly recommend however is a flight in a helicopter over the Falls – ideally around sunset. Only from the air can you see the Falls as one continuous natural marvel.

If you haven’t booked a helicopter flight yet and it is something you would like to do, we can do that for you and also request a specific time of day rather than leaving that to chance when you get to Vic Falls.