The Elephant Camp in the Victoria Falls National Park; is on a ridge between the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges; giving guests an uninterrupted view of the breathtaking spray that swells above the Victoria Falls Rain Forest. Set against a backdrop of indigenous teak woodland; the imaginative use of eco-friendly canvas tents allows this unique camp to live in harmony with the surrounding environment.
The camp is twenty minutes out of Victoria Falls. This means that guests can appreciate the serenity and tranquility of the African bush; yet remain in close range to the variety of attractions and activities that the town has to offer. The private concession is also home to The Vic Falls Wildlife Trust.
The Elephant Camp has been rated ‘one of the best tented lodges’ in Zimbabwe offering an all-inclusive rate that covers a wide range of activities, all meals, and drinks, WiFi, and transfers.
There are two camps; Elephant Camp Main which consists of 12 luxury suites; and The Elephant Camp West consisting of only four suites. Due to the small size of The Elephant Camp West; it is ideal for exclusive use by smaller groups and families seeking a more intimate safari experience. The suites all have a private viewing deck, private plunge pool, and outdoor shower.
At The Elephant Camp – Main; there is a beautiful sunken fire pit and swimming pool; overlooking a waterhole. All suites at both camps are gorge facing. During sunrise and sunset, the cloud of mist that hangs over the rainforest; is illuminated by an array of deep colors that merge between red and orange. The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, promises an intimate safari experience within the wilderness.
The Elephant Camp’s cuisine is modern and seasonal; inspired by the best wild game meat, organic vegetables, and foraged flavors from across the world. Chargrilling and smoking techniques are used on the menu to give distinctive and unusual local delicacies a traditional flavor. Bursts of sweet, salty, acidic, and adventurous tones punctuate the plates.
The outdoor pizza oven allows guests and chefs to have a more direct relationship. Families and friends can relax on the environmentally friendly deck that overlooks the forest while the hand-made pizzas bake; admiring the panoramic vista of the Victoria Falls and the gaping crater of the Batoka Gorge.
The Elephant Camp Accommodation
All of The Elephant Camp’s suites display their own unique elegance, with a picturesque view spilling before them. Each tent adorns a spacious deck, a private plunge pool, and an outside shower; all of which are ideal locations for relaxation and appreciation of the surrounding landscape. Even the bath offers an unparalleled view of the horizon. The rooms have been deliberately sculpted to celebrate the openness of the African bush; with an easy flow from the bathroom to bedroom to private lounging area; that spreads onto the spacious deck through glass French doors.
The stylish furnishing and decor capture the beauty of the natural environment; retaining the authenticity of the African wilderness. The suites all have air conditioners and ceiling fans; which are a welcome comfort after a day spent under the blazing African sun. There is a tea and coffee station as well as a well-stocked minibar; both of which are replenished daily.
During the rainy season when the Zambezi is at peak capacity; guests are lulled to sleep by the “Smoke That Thunders”; as the river gushes over the side of the cavernous gorge. This therapeutic and natural ambiance is accentuated by the calls of a diverse population of birdlife; that nest around the camp. While remaining mindful of the environment, The Elephant Camp strives to provide impeccable luxury accommodation and service; in unquestionably, one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
For couples or two friends traveling together, The Elephant Camp Main Camp has 10 x twin double Tented Suites for a maximum of 2 guests per suite.
Victoria Falls Family Vacations
There are so many other activities that you can enjoy in Victoria Falls; besides the many included ones above.
A TYPICAL DAY AT THE ELEPHANT CAMP
Guests are encouraged to feel very much like they can come and go at their leisure at The Elephant Camp. However, mealtimes are usually as follows; breakfast from 7.30 am onwards, lunch from 12 pm onwards, and dinner from 7 pm onwards.
“Meeting the Elephant” is at 12.30 pm daily. The experience usually starts with an informative movie clip and educational talk and then proceeds out into the bush. Sunset cruises are from 4 pm. Please note in winter; from May until August; activities may be half an hour later in the mornings and half an hour earlier in the afternoons. Two complimentary return shuttle transfers are offered per day to the town center / the Falls.
Wake up calls can be arranged the evening before; as well as packed breakfasts for early birds; either checking out early or going out on activities.
The Elephant Camp Accommodation Rates
|The Elephant Camp – Main Camp Rates||Per Person Sharing||Single|
|11th January to 31st March 2022||US$552||US$552|
|1st April to 31st October 2022||US$688||US$1032|
|1st November to 20th December 2022||US$552||US$552|
|21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023||US$688||US$1032|
Between the 15th November and 31st March every year, we get better rates if you are combining with Botswana, so do check with us on this.
|The Elephant Camp – West Camp Exclusive Use Rates||A maximum of 8 adults and 8 children sharing in 4 family suites|
|11th January to 31st March 2022||US$3862|
|1st April to 31st October 2022||US$4814|
|1st November to 20th December 2022||US$3862|
|21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023||US$4814|
Special rates may be available so email us for these and we can put your whole package together.
The Elephant Camp Accommodation Special Offers
Check with us at all times to see if there are any other offers available.
Green Season is from 11th January until 31st March and 1st November to 20th December; every year.
Pay 2, Stay 3 Special
Stay for three nights and only pay for two nights in Green Season. The Conservation Levy is still payable per person per night for 3 nights.
Children between 7 – 16 years inclusive; stay for free with adults sharing one family unit with a maximum of 2 children per unit. The conservation levy is payable per person per night.
The Family Special is valid during Green Season
Victoria Falls Honeymoon Special
Bride pays 50% of the nightly per person rate, with a romantic turn-down, and a private dinner with sparkling wine.
Valid Year Round.
4 Night Signature Special Package
Spend 2 nights at Old Drift Lodge, and 2 nights at The Elephant Camp; and receive a complementary 12/13 Minute Helicopter Flight of Angels; excluding Helicopter Flight Park Fees of US$ 15 per person.
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