The Wallow Lodge (Victoria Falls)

The Wallow Lodge

The Wallow Lodge offers an intimate safari getaway for nature lovers. The backdrop of the main lodge area is situated overlooking the Masuwe River. With breathtaking views of the Batoka Gorge; in the heart of a 4,500-acre private concession within Victoria Falls National Park. Cleverly incorporating the unrushed rhythm of nature into the open-plan design.

There is an echo of the elements in the infinity pool and sunken firepit. Both of which overlook the river from an expansive deck.  A Curio Shop & library are also in the main area. Wi-Fi is available in the main areas. The furniture is earthy and sophisticated, brought to life with splashes of color. The effect is captivating yet calming and epitomizes the inherent unpredictability of Africa. The spray from Victoria Falls; hangs like a heavy white cloud above the treetops on the horizon.

The Masuwe river gently meanders across the wild landscape, before plummeting 140 meters into the cavernous lips of the Gorge. Wearing the imprints of time and nature; this magnificent crack in the earth’s crust; is a five-minute drive from camp and stretches across 17 km of untouched gorge frontage. Guests staying at The Wallow Camp will enjoy an inclusive game drive that ends with a scenic sundowner at this iconic location.

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The Wallow Lodge firepit
Sunken Fireplace

The Wallow Lodge Accommodation

The Wallow Lodge consists of 16 x exclusive tented rooms dotted along the Masuwe River’s edge. As it can only accommodate up to 32 people, it makes it perfect for families and small groups. Wanting to reconnect with nature and spend quality time together. The imaginative use of canvas preserves the romance of yesteryear and thereby; creates a classic safari atmosphere but; with all the modern creature comforts. Such as mosquito nets, a room safe, a hairdryer, and toiletries.  The rooms are hidden among a canopy of trees. They boast an indoor and outdoor shower; adding to the sense of being enveloped by the wilderness. From the vantage point of the elevated rooms; panoramic views of the Masuwe River create a sense of space and freedom.

The Wallow Lodge is a retreat to the simplicity and authenticity of safari life with a modern freshness about it. The décor is simple yet elegant with wooden furnishings and potted plants. There is a touch of ‘bush bohemia’ in the vibrant ‘chitenge’ cushion covers. The rooms all offer a private river-facing deck, air-conditioner, fans, and a personal tea / coffee station. As well as a cozy lounge area.

The approximate room size in square meters: The length of the tent is 12m x 5.5m; comprising of a 3 x 5.5m Bathroom, 6 x 5.5m Bedroom, and 3 x 5.5m Veranda.

Victoria Falls accommodation
Suite decks overlooking the Masuwe River
The Wallow Lodge spacious Accommodation
Victoria Falls spacious accommodation

Sustainability

The Wallow Lodge meets the demands for an authentic and meaningful connection with nature that leaves behind a lighter footprint. In keeping with its conservation philosophy; the lodge operates partially off the grid and relies largely on a solar system for its power. The Wallow lodge is also plastic bottle, and straw-free. The on-site water purification system ensures that fresh water is readily available in glass bottles and eco-friendly dispensers. They consciously seek to eliminate the unnecessary use of energy and non-biodegradable material, consequently; you will find all the decking of the lodge is constructed from environmentally friendly material; that consists of recycled plastic and bamboo.

The Wallow Lodge Activities

The bustling town of Victoria Falls is a short twenty-minute transfer from the lodge; consequently giving you the freedom to tailor-make your experience. Find a balance between the exclusivity of the bush and the excitement of Africa’s Adventure Capital; namely, Victoria Falls.

At The Wallow Lodge; not only are meals and drinks included. Furthermore, there are a variety of exciting activities for guests to enjoy; at no additional cost.

Included Activities

Guided Tour of the Falls (Zimbabwe)

Africa has an air of romance that sets her apart from anywhere else in the world. However; it is upon entering the Victoria Falls rainforest that guests are truly swept off their feet. There is no finer ambiance than the gentle roar of the mighty waterfall. The trees grow so close together that their branches entwine. Their soft, wet leaves drip across the stone path that weaves through this natural wonder. Submerge yourself in the fragrance of the flora and the playful fauna in this enchanting and awe-inspiring space.

Victoria Falls reaches its peak in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience; the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is nature’s masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the magnificent scene and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls

Game Drives on the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary (AM & PM)

The Wallow Lodge is nestled within the expansive Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary and with no other people in sight besides The Wallow’s big sister, The Elephant Camp; your only company on the game drives are antelope, big game, and birdlife. Watch as herds of buffalo migrate toward the watering hole. Amid a chorus of grunts and the scuffing of hooves. Revel in the sight of elephants; carelessly flinging trunkfuls of water over their dusty bodies. And listen to the cacophony of bird calls; the only sound to disrupt the tranquil atmosphere.

When you reach the rim of the Batoka Gorge; the trees suddenly seem to spill off the edge and into its gaping lips. The Zambezi River rages below. Birds soar gracefully through the trees; while you sit, awe-inspired by the surreal natural space. With over 2000 hectares of wild and dramatic landscape to explore; the game drives provide a unique and intimate insight into the raw beauty of Africa.

Victoria Falls and a safari
Game Drive

Birding and Nature Walks on the concession

The Wallow Lodge concession is intriguing, captivating, and drenched in natural beauty. Over 420 bird species flock to this bush paradise. Nesting in the trees, drawing stencils across the sky, and flitting around the streams beckoning keen ‘twitchers’. The experienced eye of your accompanying guide will show you the clever weavers’ nests. The tawny brown eagles; perched between Baobab branches. And the scarlet feathers of the lilac-breasted rollers; that dance among the leaves. Zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu, and warthogs have also made the concession their home. Curiously studying you as a guest exploring their world.

Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust

The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW) is based adjacent to The Elephant Camp. This non-profit organization is on a mission to advance environmental conservation through hands-on wildlife research. They sweep for snares, vaccinate stray dogs, rescue injured animals and research effective conservation methods. The Trust comprises a veterinary laboratory and rehabilitation facility; that aids in the treatment and recovery of injured wildlife. Victoria Falls is rich in natural resources. However, the supply versus demand of these resources has put them under strain. VFTW’s holistic approach to conservation; has nurtured increasing environmental awareness and effort on the part of the entire Victoria Falls community.

Village Tour

By visiting a local rural village and interacting with the people who live there; you not only forge new friendships. But you will also discover a different lifestyle, a new way of doing things. Furthermore, a broader perspective of life without modern luxuries. Africa is rich in culture and by immersing yourself in another culture, you foster an understanding of it. This is a wonderful experience for all. However, we do find it especially beneficial for children / teenagers.

You will fill your suitcase with souvenirs and your camera with photographs. But for an authentic and rewarding African adventure, you should fill your mind with knowledge.

The Wallow Lodge Accommodation Rates

The Wallow Lodge RatesPer Person SharingSingle
11th January until 31st March 2023US$336
1st April until 31st October 2023US$420US$630
1st November until 20th December 2023US$336
21st December 2023 until 10th January 2024US$420US$630
Rates Include / Exclude

INCLUDED IN OUR RATES:

Accommodation & Breakfast, lunch & dinner plus also local brand drinks.
Return transfers to Victoria Falls / Livingstone Airport & daily shuttle to Victoria Falls town
Laundry (No dry-cleaning or special care items),
Emergency Medical Evacuation cover,
2% Tourism levy,
VAT on accommodation, meals, and drinks

Inclusive activities at The Wallow Lodge:-
1 x Game drive per day in the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary
Cocktails and canapes at Batoka Gorge
A Guided Tour of the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls (excluding the Rainforest Entry Fees)
A visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
A Village Tour

EXCLUDED/ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

Premium brand drinks
Gratuities
Curios and all items of a personal nature
Rainforest Entry Fees (Applicable to Tour of the Falls)
Conservation Levy – currently USD 15 per person per night (Payable upon invoice & subject to change)

Children

As The Wallow Lodge is unfenced and located in a wilderness area; kids are the responsibility of their parents/guardians. Therefore; it is not recommended that children younger than 16 years occupy a room on their own; without an older sibling or an adult present. It is also important to note that the lodge pool is not fenced nor manned by staff.

The Wallow Lodge is happy to allow children over the age of 7 years old; unless exclusive lodge use is booked; whereby they will accept children of all ages. There are no family rooms or babysitting.
Children sharing with adults will be charged 50% of the adults sharing rate

The Wallow Lodge Accommodation Special Offers

Check with us at all times to see if there are any other offers available. All Special Offers and packages don’t include the conservation fee (currently $15 per person per night)

Pay 2, Stay 3 Special

Stay for three nights and only pay for two nights. Valid from 11th January until 31st March and 1st November to 20th December 2023.

Victoria Falls Honeymoon Special

The bride pays 50% of the nightly per person rate, with a romantic turn-down, and a private dinner with sparkling wine.
the honeymoon offer is valid all year.

3 Night Signature Package

Stay three nights at The Wallow Lodge and we’ll include a full day trip to the Chobe National Park. This includes a River safari, lunch, and a game drive.

The Wallow Camp 3-night Package Rates Per Person Sharing
11th January to 31st March 2023US$981
1st April to 31st October 2023US$1183
1st November to 20th December 2023US$981
21st December 2023 to 10th January 2024US$1183

This signature special package is valid between 11th January 2023 and 10th January 2024. It excludes any park or visa fees. It does however include all items listed above under normal rates.

The Wallow Lodge (Victoria Falls)
The Wallow Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

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