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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Elephant Camp was our first experience in the "wild". The property is well maintained and the guides excellent. Everything was first class. Being close to Victoria Falls is a real plus. Transportation to and from the airport was seamless. Good was very good

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed. our own private 5 star tent, Jacuzzi/pool, outdoor shower, 5 star accommodations, right in the middle of nature. elephants, wildebeest an other animals within view. a friendly cheetah, an elephant interaction experience, all amazing. my wife's 50th birthday trip was capstoned with this property and it truly was the icing... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2016

From the moment we arrived at Elephant Camp, we were wowed. This ultra chic tented camp was not only the ultimate in luxurious accommodations, but in outstanding service and experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed our early afternoon visit with the private reserve's orphan elephant residents, but also our time with Sylvester the Cheetah Ambassador. Both are truly unique experiences you won't... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We couldn't be more thrilled with your experience was so good. We are very lucky to be able to provide such unique animal interactions with the orphaned animals in our care and they are indeed very special. We would like to have you again one day. Warm Regards The Elephant Camp Team More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Getting up close and personal with Sylvester, the resident cheetah, was the icing on the cake of a wonderful African adventure. Our walk with him in the bush, (with armed guard in case of a disgruntled Cape Buffalo) was the highlight of our stay at Elephant Camp. We had been close to several cheetahs on safari in Botswana but to... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We love to read how much guests have enjoyed all that we have to offer at the Elephant Camp. Sylvester the Ambassador Cheetah is wonderful to meet and we are glad you got the opportunity to meet him and learn about the challenges faced by Cheetah today.... More 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of wild horizons pkg deal with Imbabala & elephant camp. It was the best way to end our trip. Bradley was so very welcoming, as well as Moses and all the staff. The tents are unreal. your own pool,outside shower, mini bar, Sylvester the cheetah, delicious food outside under the stars, and more. Wild horizons takes care... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor about your wonderful holiday with Wild Horizons. All our staff work extremely hard to make our guests holidays as special as possible and it is very gratifying to read that their hard work and dedication is recognized. We are looking forward to welcoming you back here again in the... More 

Oxnard
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Highlight of my four camp trip! Everything met or exceeded expectations. They even sold me the chess set from their lounge when I expressed interest and didn't have time to go to town to purchase. They took the time to teach us other games in lounge area.

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time at the Elephant Camp and have rated it so highly among the other lodges that you visited. I hope that the wonderful memories will last you a lifetime and that you get many hours of pleasure from... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Our travel agent booked us at the Elephant Camp, and we were glad he did. They could not have been a nicer group of hosts/hostesses. Vusu drove us to town, and gave us the information we needed to see the falls, and have lunch. He was there to pick us up just when he said he would be, and took... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely stay at the Elephant camp and thank you for recommending us so highly. Our staff are committed to making sure that our guests have an exceptional stay. We shall pass on your kind words to Vusu. We are... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you're looking for a truly 'Africa' type of place for your stay, with high quality accommodations and food, a thoughtful staff, and a unique environment, then this is the right place to be. Between interactions with their Cheetah, Sylvester, and their on-property elephants, Elephant Camp knows how to do quality well. You are able to relax on property, as... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful, relaxing time at the Elephant Camp. Your kind comments reinforce our commitment to excellent service. We are so glad that you managed to meet Sylvester and our herd of orphaned elephants. With... More 

Clanwilliam, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stayed at Elephant Camp for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon after a whirlwind week of celebrating our wedding with family and friends. It was the perfect getaway to start our 2 week honeymoon - beautiful setting, complete privacy, luxurious rooms and living areas, delicious food, and warm and friendly staff - what more could one ask for!... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful start to your honeymoon. Elephant Camp certainly is the perfect place to wind down, relax and enjoy some privacy! We are delighted that you managed to meet Sylvester and interact with our orphaned elephants. It is... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We chose to add a 3 night stay in Vic Falls to our South Africa holiday, mainly because I loved the sound of the Elephant Camp when doing my holiday research. We had high expectations based on previous tripadvisor reviews and I'm pleased to say that Elephant Camp did not disappoint! We were in the West Camp and experienced superb... More 

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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest- Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are uplifted by these comments and thank you for taking the time to make them. We agree the canopy tour and 'flight of angels' are great additions to an itinerary. We hope you can visit again The Elephant Camp Team More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls (approximately 10 km) and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve. The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 32 adults in 16 luxury tents. The 'Elephant Camp West' consists of 4 luxury tents that sleep 8 adults and 8 children (all are equipped to become family rooms with comfortable sleeper couches). (Children not included in total occupancy) All suites are gorge facing and boast a private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning and fans, bath (with a view), inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee stations. INCLUDED: Accommodation and all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bars in the rooms. Return Victoria Falls Airport transfers & two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day. Laundry & Emergency Medical Evacuation cover. Lunch at the Lookout Cafe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elephant Camp

Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $537 - $805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elephant Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
The Elephant Camp Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#2 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
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“all good and private”
 of 5 bubbles truthkeystone, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great for a family reunion”
 of 5 bubbles ConstantTraveler28, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 7 was excellent but i doubt if there is much difference as the rooms are all very private”
 of 5 bubbles raymondmD3218HC, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room is amazing as they are all very private!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherR204, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If one has difficulty walking, request a tent closer to the reception area.”
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