Masuwe Lodge
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Masuwe Lodge

Jafuta Forest Road Masuwe River, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
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#5 of 28 lodges in Victoria Falls
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Masuwe Lodge is just 7 kms from Victoria Falls and it offers fully inclusive experiences that combine all the activities of the Victoria Falls region with life on safari! You can expect welcoming hospitality with the freedom of exploring the local markets and access to all the adrenaline adventures offered in town including white-water rafting, Bungi jumping, the Gorge-swing or, a more relaxing sundowner sunset cruise. At the end of a full day of African adventure return to our peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the sounds, smells, tastes and natural flora and fauna that are ... life on safari!
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Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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MarkusMM wrote a review Jan 2020
Vienna, Austria57 contributions53 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Masuwe Lodge after some exciting days in Botswana was a real highlight of our family trip.

The warm and heartfelt hospitality of Michelle and her amazing team was absolutely outstanding and memorable.

We stayed in the family nest, a dedicated house for a family which was spacious and very cosy and gave us direct access to the beauty of the nature around us with our own deck, pool, and garden.

The lodge and it’s main deck already are situated in the middle of beautiful nature and you can almost make a game drive sitting on a deck chair and looking down into the parc with a water hole.

The food was equally amazing and the dishes prepared for dinner or breakfast (are picture) were custom made for us and were so tasteful and well presented.

The location of the lodge is a short 15mins drive from Victoria Falls with all its attractions. The lodge offers a shuttle service with its own luxurious mini van.

We felt very welcome and home from the first minute to our departure we’re all staff came out for a farewell drums and dance.
We would love to come back as soon as possible!

Thank you Michelle and the whole Masuwe Lodge team!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MicheleV1754, Manager at Masuwe Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your lovely family. We hope to have the honour of your company at Masuwe Lodge again soon. Thank you for you wonderful review, gratefully received. Kind regards, The Masuwe Team.
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Lesley L wrote a review Jan 2023
Gloucester, United Kingdom7 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our travel agent originally booked Masuwe Lodge for us for two nights as a stopover to see Victoria Falls enroute from Cape Town to a safari lodge in Botswana. However, after spending just one afternoon at Masuwe we wished we had spent longer at Masuwe than in Cape Town!
Masuwe is a perfect location to visit Victoria Falls but also to experience a charming, authentic but very comfortable lodge where we were immediately treated like family. The included actIvities (in our case a game drive and Vic Falls tour) were excellent. In addition Cassius arranged a helicopter flight for us and made sure that we had very little to do but enjoy the experience. Between activities the pool was a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful gardens.
Nothing was too much trouble for Cassius and his team. The rooms were very comfortable and the food was excellent and plentiful thanks to chef Prosper. All of the staff were extremely friendly and looked after us so well from doing laundry, guiding us to our rooms after dark and keeping us topped up with drinks. Because it was the wet season we didn’t see much activity at the watering hole below the restaurant area but we were very lucky to see plenty of wildlife on our game drive.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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idp001 wrote a review July 2023
Sydney, Australia42 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cas and the team at Masuwe Lodge made as feel welcome, Iike part of the family. The service was excellent, we were so well looked after. The room was comfitable and clean,. Housekeeping kept the room neat and tidy adding special touches like making towels shaped like elephants. The shower pressure was good and water hot. The balcony was spacious and overlooked the bush it was great to relax and take in the peace and quiet after busy days or spot the occassinal monkey. There was a beautiful pool area, unfurtunately it wasnt quite hot enoughfor us to enjoy.
On our arrival we were greeted like VIPs and taken to the comfortable common area where we were surprised with an amazing view of elephants at the water hole. They visited many more tines along with birds monkeys, buffalo and more. Cas took us everywhere from Victoria Falls to a tour of the town and surprised us when he organised a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Cas is a generous and gracious host, making sure we had the best experience possible. His team were friendly and helpful, always taking the time to chat and ask after us and share their local knowledge. The chef prepared delicious meals, frequently asking what we would like. Food and drink were always plentiful.
We made unforgettable memories at Masuwe.
I highly recommend Masuwe Lodge, if you choose to stay there you will be delighted.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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David H wrote a review June 2022
West Sussex, United Kingdom69 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After nigh on 24 hours of travelling door to door from UK we wanted somewhere peaceful and away from the constant helicopters to start our visit to Zimbabwe and Masuwe is certainly the place. Only 15 minutes drive from town but out in the bush with fantastic views across the trees looking down on the baboons and elephants and eye to eye with the weaver birds.
The manager, Cassius Tembo, is a real gem. Our UK agent, Audley Travel, had arranged the trip and recommended Masuwe and they were right. We had a list of things to do and see in Victoria Falls but there were some details to be clarified with local arrangers and Cassius took this in hand and sorted the lot. Highly organised and knowing everyone he made the little worries we had just vanish. Then he drove us to the various places at the times arranged and made sure that we were looked after and was there to pick us up afterwards. Plus he made suggestions for improvements and that paid off as well.
The tents were excellent and the bed very comfortable and much needed after the journey. The programme for the trip gave us two nights in Victoria Falls and having been rushed from one amazing sight to another I think we should have had three just to give a little more time to relax.
The other benefit of Masuwe was the impressive chef, the best of the three camps we visited. My lady is vegetarian and he produced inventive and very well presented dishes for both of us.
Visiting in late May the whole town was quiet but everyone we talked to said that bookings were looking good for the coming seasons. And many locals said ‘thank you for coming’.
And, of course, the Falls were just tremendous.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Voyager44920778788 wrote a review Sept 2023
Louis Trichardt, South Africa1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
At Masuwe Lodge, we were wrapped in luxury and tradition, greeted warmly with lively drums and dances, symbolizing the vibrant spirit of Victoria Falls. Our rooms were a picture of elegance, with balconies showcasing breathtaking views and the beautiful details, such as large, immaculate beds, spoke volumes about the care put into our comfort. The sight of elephants and a majestic giant eagle owl from the deck was enchanting. The staff, with their warmth and sharing of local games, made us feel like family, and the exquisite local cuisine was a delight, making our stay a beautiful mosaic of unforgettable moments.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you want to experience the falls and still be in tranquil Africa away from tourists, this is...
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Anneliese J wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge was incredible! Truly felt like we were staying in luxury with everything looked after. The food and hospitality were amazing. In particular, Cassius was extremely attentive, ensuring that our stay was perfect
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RonnieDBN wrote a review Sept 2023
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa46 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were two couples staying 4 nights at Masuwe and for the entire duration of our stay, we were the only guests in residence which we felt a did disconcerting especially as the lodge location is very isolated outside of Vic Falls.

Unfortunately we had a few power outages, the lodge does have a backup generator but on one occasion the generator ran out of fuel and the entire night we were without power. Being the only residence in the lodge without power during the night made us feel very uncomfortable.

The staff were very attentive to our needs, but being the only guests in residence, their attention to us was a bit overwhelming at times.

Before we arrived at the lodge, we requested the lodge to arrange some excursions for us during our stay which they did and confirmed. During a trip to town on our first day, we were taken to two tour operator's office to pay for our own excursions, we were unhappy about this and felt this should have been taken care of by the lodge and charged to our account.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sveva_13 wrote a review Aug 2023
Foligno, Italy8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Masuwe Lodge is a timeless place. Perfectly immersed in the bush on the border of the Zambezi national park, it stands out for the extraordinary kindness and helpfulness of the staff, the beauty of the rooms from which it is possible to see many wild animals within walking distance (e.g. elephants, baboons, buffaloes) and the 'excellent food of the chef who prepared delicious breakfasts and dinners for us. It's the perfect place to spend a few days at Victoria Falls without the tourist chaos of downtown. Furthermore, from Masuwe it is possible to do safari in the Zambezi park whose entrance is less than 10 minutes from the hotel. Special mention to the availability and kindness of the owner. Strongly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Navigate137401 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a return visit to VF after 22 years and chose Masuwe lodge due to it's location. We were not disappointed, it was a memorable stay. We were met by Abiot who was also our guide and showed nothing but respect and kindness, he was a mine of information and excelled in his duties. The welcome by the staff on arrival was very special and that's how we were made to feel during our stay. Nash was also an excellent host and went out of his way to ensure our stay was memorable. Congratulations to all the staff and we thank you for this experience. We hope to return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MicheleV1754, Manager at Masuwe Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2020
We look forward to hosting you again and hope that it will not be another 22 years until your next visit! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Best regards, The Masuwe Team.
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Hayley C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Masuwe Lodge in December was fantastic. We were welcomed by the staff singing and drumming, and received VIP treatment from start to finish. My partner and I had gotten engaged during our travels in Africa and the staff at Masuwe went the extra mile to make sure our stay was special and memorable. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable, the food is excellent, the rooms are beautiful and setting is amazing. We hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MicheleV1754, Manager at Masuwe Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2020
We are delighted to have made your special trip memorable and hope to host you again soon. Many thanks for your lovely review. Best regards, The Masuwe Team.
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Adelaide, Australia24 contributions8 helpful votes
Do the lion encounter its a must. If you are doing a helicopter flight pick your company very carefully, ours forgot to pick us up. Sunset boat trip not really worth it. Try the dinner cruise instead
Voyager44920778788 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Louis Trichardt, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to experience the falls and still be in tranquil Africa away from tourists, this is the spot! "
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Shelley1222 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Boynton Beach, Florida9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring warm clothing! The evenings and early mornings are chilly"
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Richard P wrote a tip Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have excellent views across the undisturbed moping bushland."
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Joachim S wrote a tip Nov 2019
Hamburg, Germany41 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family nest is perfect for two couples or a small family."
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Kathleen K wrote a tip Sept 2019
Lewes, Delaware11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$1,047 - AU$1,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Masuwe Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Masuwe Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Victoria Falls Theatre (5.5 km), Victoria Falls (6.2 km), and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Masuwe Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Masuwe Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Masuwe Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Masuwe Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dusty Road Township Experience, The Cassia Restaurant, and Lookout Cafe - Wild Horizons.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Masuwe Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Masuwe Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Masuwe Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Masuwe Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Masuwe Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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