Gorges Lodge & Little Gorges (Imvelo Safari Lodges)

Victoria Falls

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Gorges Lodge has arguably the most spectacular views in Southern Africa and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge.

The main lodge area and the ten stone-under-thatch chalets are set in a magnificent and lush indigenous garden with stunning views across the gorge and of the pounding Zambezi River 200 metres below - truly breathtaking!

- 10km downstream from the Victoria Falls
- 22 km road transfer from Victoria Falls  
- 19 km road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport

- 2 x Single Storey Honeymoon Suites
- 4 x Single Storey Twin Bedded Suites
- 4 x Double Storey Twin Bedded Suites

All the chalets have thatched roofs, en suite bathrooms, overhead fans, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent gorge views.  The double storey chalets have an upstairs bedroom and balcony and a downstairs changing room that can be converted to a child's room.

- Main lodge comprising open-fronted thatch roof building with teak viewing deck in the bar area,  separate lounge with fire place and dining room with fantastic gorge views
- Cell phone reception and free WIFI in the main lounge area
- Swimming pool

Little Gorges Luxury Tented Camp

Little Gorges is a luxury tented addition to the main Lodge.  Perched on the edge of Batoka Gorge, it also has awesome views of the Zambezi River 250 metres below, and across into Zambia.

The camp overlooks the dramatic junction of the Dibu Dibu River and the Zambezi, where black eagles and lanner falcons nest in the sheer cliff faces.

Little Gorges has five tented bedrooms and a stone-under-thatch central dining and entertainment area where guests can relax with a cold drink from the bar.  Guests can also make use of the swimming pool and WiFi at the main Gorges Lodge.

The bedrooms are under canvas on platforms made from steel with a wooden deck.  Bedrooms are spacious with 60 square metres of living and veranda space.  Bathrooms are cut back into the terrain, constructed from brick under canvas.

Four rooms have twin double beds and the fifth a king bed, under mosquito nets, with mini bar fridge, fans, hairdryers and all the other amenities currently offered at Gorges Lodge. The bathrooms have a spacious shower, twin basins and separate toilet.  Furnishings maximise use of local materials, including the splendid deep red wood of the indigenous Zambezi teak.

All Victoria Falls activities are available upon request.

Activities to choose from at Gorges Lodge & Little Gorges Tented Lodge include:

-A guided tour of the Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls Park Entry fee included)
-Sundowner cruise (river usage fee included)
-Guided tour of the craft village
-Visit to the local village
-School tour (not available during school holidays)
-Evening traditional dancing show
-Gorge-edge walk or gorge-hike to the bottom of the gorge with snacks
-Black eagle viewing (weather permitting), with sundowners and snacks.

Guests receive one free complimentary return town transfer per paying night.

Conservation & Social investment:
Birds of Prey: Imvelo's presence and supervision in the area includes monitoring and protection of all raptor nests along our section of the gorge as well as a serious education program amongst villagers as to the benefits and role of raptors.

Imvelo plays a huge role in support of the local communities in the area including:
- Employing local staff
- Supporting local Primary and Secondary Schools and Clinics
- Assisting with drilling wells for clean water supplies
- Providing dental health care in the communities adjacent to Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls through an annual mobile Dental Safari,
- Distributing maize-seed and providing feeding programmes in times of drought. 
All this has a tremendous conservation spin off to the Batoka Gorge area and wildlife as there is a direct linkage between the tourism benefits to local communities and wildlife conservation.

Please contact Imvelo Safari Lodges for more information on rates and current specials

- Children under the age of 7 are only allowed by special arrangement and providing parents sign a disclaimer.  
- Children aged 12 and below pay 50% and must share with an adult.  Up to 2 children may share a suite with a parent or guardian

- 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls town or airport. This transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
- 4½ hr road transfer from Bulawayo or Bomani.  This transfer can be arranged by Imvelo Safari Lodges
- Self drive directions: On the Bulawayo / Victoria Falls tar road- 12 kms out of Victoria Falls town, a turn to the east (marked Deka and Gorges Lodge) turn down this gravel all weather road and drive for 11.2 kilometres. There is a sign marking the turn northwards to Gorges Lodge -  2.4 km.
- Victoria Falls Airport - is a 30 minute drive from the lodge


Related Articles:

Gorges' new chick!  (News Nov 2019)

Special fun for children at Imvelo Safari Lodges in 2020 (News Sept 2019)

Staff at Imvelo Safari Lodges: some uplifting stories  (Jan 2019)

Seven years of miracles - Imvelo's mobile Dental (and now Optical) Safaris   (Jan 2018)

Reviews 2

Libby Nelson, Hong Kong 21 August 2015
Seven of us enjoyed a magnificent stay at The Gorges where we were welcomed and looked after with generous warmth. The setting is superlative and it is hard to imagine a more stunning backdrop to any hotel. With elegant, spacious and comfortable rooms, facilities thoughtfully appointed and tended by the most helpful and kind staff, one could not wish for a more pleasurable retreat from the manic bustle of The Falls village. Black eagles soaring, white-water rafters tumbling way down below, endless blue horizons and balmy breezes, we can't wait to return! Thanks to all concerned.
Sally Wynn-Pitman, Zimbabwe 21 November 2014
The awesome location of this lodge will quite take your breath away! If you are visiting Victoria Falls and want to avoid the busy tourism scene... this place offers you something different.
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Telephone +263 29 2232331 or +263 29 2252231-2 Emergency: +263 772258375
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Price Top-end
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Free accommodation for children aged 16 and below on safari if sharing with an adult over 18 years old. T & Cs apply. Valid: 1 Jan - 30 April 2020 and 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2020. Expires: 31 December 2020
Stay four nights, pay for two. Includes: all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits - laundry - return transfers from Victoria Falls Airport or Town - 1 return shuttle to Victoria Falls town per day/night - 2 activities per day. Valid for off-peak periods: 1 Jan - 29 February 2020 and 1 Dec - 20 Dec 2020 Expires: 20 December 2020

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