Gorges Lodge lies 30 kilometres from the small and adrenaline packed town of Victoria Falls and overlooks the famous Batoka Gorge with the Zambezi River 200 meters below. The lodge itself lies in amongst the indigenous vegetation creating a very peaceful atmosphere ideal from which to explore this incredible area.
The road to the lodge is mostly tarmac however the last few kilometres is gravel and passes some local villages that give an interesting insight into the daily lives of local Zimbabweans. Staff will meet you on arrival with a cool drink in the shade of the trees’ and welcome you to their little slice of heaven.
The reception area has a small curio shop and descending the path is the open area with tables and chairs and incredible views of the Batoka Gorge. As far as your eye can see is this phenomenal geological wonder, a deep chasm carved out through eons of water erosion. There is an honesty bar, comfortable lounge, WiFi and swimming pool with sun loungers.
There are 10 thatched chalets at Gorges Lodge which all connect to the main area by stone pathways, all are perched on the edge of the gorge and afford the most beautiful views of the sunrise. Rooms can be made up as doubles or twin and all have mosquito nets, ceiling fan and small private deck for relaxing and taking in the views. Tea and coffee is available in all rooms.
The en-suite bathroom is quite modern with dual vanity basins and a huge shower.
The cost per night is inclusive of two activities per day such as a local village visit or trip to the Falls National Park. Bird watching from the lodge is spectacular.
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Consider combining this with Victoria Falls Island Treehouse or Amalinda Lodge in the Motopo’s. Her sister camp, Nehimba Lodge is well worth a visit in Hwange NP.
For more information on the area you will be visiting and it’s importance as a conservation zone read up about the Kavango Zambezi Conservation Area.