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Where To Stay: A’Zambezi River Lodge (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

Where To Stay: A’Zambezi River Lodge (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Maya
  • On June 4, 2014

A’Zambezi River Lodge was our gateway to experience all that Victoria Falls had to offer. Sunset cruises, fishing trips and such were located right on or beside the property. All of our tours provided pickup whether it was for our Canoe Safari on the Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls helicopter tour, or Morning Lion Walk… everything was convenient. The lodge didn’t disappoint as base to experience all this.

The Budget

We stayed at the A’Zambezi River Lodge between June 1 – June 4, 2014. We were able to get our Johannesburg (JNB) to Victoria Falls (VFA) non-stop flight via South African Airways, plus our 4 days / 3 night lodging for $1,398.54 total… for the both of us. Happy to say that the pictures, represented on Expedia.com, matched our experience (see photos at the bottom of this post).

The Trek to Get from Virginia, USA to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

May 29: Departure
31 h 25 m
→ IAD Dulles International Airport to…
→ LHR London Heathrow Airport to…
→ JNB O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

An overnight at Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo close to the airport.

June 1: Arrival
1 h 45 m
→ JNB O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa to…
→ VFA Victoria Falls International Airport

What seemed like an 1-2 hrs to get through the line and obtain our Visa at the airport didn’t help with my jet lag.

Our Clean & Comfortable Room

Our room was serviced every day. We slept great! Don’t recall much noise around. Glad they had a wrap around mosquito net which we used. Although it wasn’t peak season for mosquitos, there were some around which reminded us to take our malaria pills.


This deep tub didn’t going to waste. We have several dates with it for a nice hot, therapeutic soak.





Around the Property

Wildlife Signs all over. We were told that monkeys, hippos, elephants and warthogs frequent the property… with the occasional crocodile coming up to sunbathe from the river. Hence, we really didn’t walk around the property in the late evenings too much.



Here poochie poochie… nice poochie… wait a minute… it’s a warthog! Bill awfully close to the wildlife.

WiFi

We were able to get free wifi from our room… although slower than in the U.S., we were able to do some research about what we wanted to experience. Good enough!

Expedia Photos

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