The Elephant Camp is perched on the banks of the Masuwe River – a tributary of the mighty Zambezi. The 12 spacious and opulent suites under canvas look onto the cliffs that plummet 200 metres to the boiling Zambezi below. In the distance, the golden-grey spray of the Victoria Falls, present an impossibly majestic backdrop to the ultimate African adventure. The Elephant Camp, ten scenic kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls, is ideally placed for solitude and seclusion and the myriad sights, adventures and pleasures that this Zimbabwean wonderland has to offer.
Victorian atmosphere, modern comforts
In the main lounge area, shining brass chandeliers, strung from the airy canvas tent, cast a gorgeous golden light on the exquisite Victorian sofas, chairs and detailed finishes. The lounge is sublime sanctuary while the lofted deck open to the wonder of the Zambezi gorge and the mist of the falls is an excellent place to contemplate nature and the earth.
The 12 tented suites blend into the Zimbabwean wild, conjuring an era of Victorian frontier camping – crystal glasses, white canvas, leather luggage and wooden trunks – but with an unsurpassed level of modern luxury. The airy and spacious, lounge, bedroom and bathroom all look out north over the Masuwe River and east to the cliffs of the Zambezi gorge.
From the seclusion of your private wooden deck, you will be lulled to ultimate peace in the shade of your sala – the batises, bush-shrikes and robins singing Africa to the rushing waters in the background.
As the day draws to a close, you can rest in the gentle comfort of your lounge sofa and quaff a bitterly-cold Zimbabwean beer. Through the open glass doors, the scent of an African evening is a soothing balm while the sound of the night’s creatures warming their voices, the first stars twinkling, will make your whole body smile.
The main tent of Elephant Camp West boasts a large sumptuous lounge and exquisite dining area where weddings, birthdays and other intimate celebrations can be created by the friendly and skilled staff. There is also a main pool and spacious deck where you can share the grandeur of Africa with family and close friends while drinking your favourite cocktail.
Fun for families, groups and celebrations
This camp, operating separately from the main Elephant Camp, is luxurious opulence for large families, groups and even small weddings. The four lavish tented suites, each with a sleeper couch for up to two small children, are similar in layout and opulence to the main camp suites – each has a private plunge pool and deck and is perfectly integrated into the bush on the banks of the Masuwe River with the thunder of the falls beyond, a comforting companion.
Adventure and excitement
The Elephant Camp offers you the humbling and inspirational chance to feed, touch and interact with elephants. The energy of these intuitive and magnificent giants will touch your soul. At dawn, when the spray of the falls shines in the rising sun, one of these confiding behemoths will take you onto her back and convey you along the ancient game paths that traverse the precipitous edges of the Zambezi gorge in the Victoria Falls National Park.
For the adventurous, plunging into the gorge, and probably the swirling waters too is an excellent option. White water rafting through the rolling, bubbling rapids of the Zambezi – on a raft, a kayak or even a boogie board – will leave you breathless, exhilarated and humbled by the unfathomable power of mother nature.
For shorter terror, you might bungee off the Victoria Falls bridge or zip-line across the plunging 200 metre gorge.
The Elephant Camp can also arrange an exciting safari day along the Chobe River in Botswana – just 70km away.
In the evening, as the edge of the African heat dissipates and the shadows of the mopane and baobab trees lengthen, a picturesque river cruise in the calm Zambezi waters above the falls is the perfect way to contemplate the soul-searching power and majesty of Africa.
Travelling to the Elephant Camp
Daily scheduled flights into Victoria Falls Airport make travel from Johannesburg, Harare or Windhoek (four days a week) simple and convenient. From the charming little Victoria Falls Airport, there are scenic 40 minute trips in an air-conditioned shuttle to Elephant Camp. One of Iconic Africa’s specialist consultants will arrange the quickest and most convenient route to Elephant Camp and recommend the activities most suited to your needs.
Africa has so much more to offer you…
Africa has endless wonderful destinations and Iconic Africa is ideally placed to send to you to the best the continent has to offer. We recommend combining your trip to Elephant Camp with a luxurious South African safari either in the world-famous greater Kruger National Park or the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. Iconic Africa has an excellent relationship with the best safari destinations in both areas. Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world, is also an outstanding option.
The awe-inspiring Zambezi gorge, intimate contact with the ancient energy of elephants and adventure beyond compare make Elephant Camp an epic destination. It’s a bastion of Victorian opulence in the untamed splendour and intimidating power of Victoria Falls.