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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a great way to spend time while visiting Vic Falls. Staying at the Elephant Camp allowed us to feel like we were in the bush but yet only ten minutes to Vic Falls. The staff was extremely accommodating, the service was excellent. I would strongly recommend to anyone traveling through the Vic Falls area.

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

Dear Guest 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. As you say one of our points of difference is that we are in the bush but yet only ten minutes to Vic Falls. With best regards Management and Staff The Elephant...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The accommodations are outstanding, the staff is wonderful, plus you have the added benefits of getting up close and personal with Sylvester the Cheetah and a family of elephants. There is also lots to do nearby and an Elephant Camp guide did an outstanding tour of the Falls with us.

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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 that meeting Sylvester and the orphaned elephants are magical experiences. We hope you can visit again The Elephant Camp Team

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 June 2016

What a wonderful mix - comfortable, stylish rooms and charming service on the one hand, and expert guides and serious conservation on the other. And then there's vic falls and stunning wilderness at your door, elephant interactions - and of course Sylvester, the friendly neighbourhood Cheetah. We'll be back for sure.

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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. The wellbeing of the animals within our care is of the utmost importance to us. We are so glad you enjoyed meeting Sylvester- you words truly drive...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Elephant Camp was tremendous. The people were always very helpful. The food was great every night. Feeding the elephants was second only to Sylvester, the 6 year old chaeta. This is one big cat and we have framed the photo of Sylvester sitting down between my wife and myself. Our trip to Africa was complete after our stay at Elephant...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. Elephant Camp certainly is the perfect place to wind down, relax and enjoy some privacy and we are so glad you found our staff helpful. We are delighted that you managed to meet and walk with Sylvester. It is such a special experience. Kind regards Management and...

Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Our stay at the Elephant Camp was truly one of the highlights of an already exceptional trip! The accommodations are beautiful and well thought out. The food is excellent and the staff are all wonderful! The interactions with the elephants and Sylvester made memories which will last our lifetimes! If we ever have the opportunity to return to this area...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you such an excellent stay at Elephant Camp It is a wonderful experience to meet the elephants and Sylvester the cheetah and we are grateful that our efforts towards promoting conservation are received so well. We are delighted you enjoyed our cuisine. With...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Elephant Camp and had a wonderful time. The place is a little conflicted -- it is set up as permanent tents in a national park but it really isn't like a luxury bush camp. The park is surrounded by electric fencing as is the camp -- there are relatively few visible animals. The reason...

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Tiramea
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The staff were kind and friendly and we had the best experience, the best way to end a honeymoon of camping with a couple of nights of luxury, awesome to meet Sylvester the cheetah and the elephants especially Jumbo

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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We recently stayed 2 nites in the Elephant Camp near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, May/June 2016. It was recommended by our travel agent. We were on a 3 week visit to Africa. It was not at all what we expected. The atmosphere is touristy and corporate feeling and was not at all what we were looking for. It was not...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at The Elephant Camp and this concerns us greatly as you can see by most of our other reviews that most of our visitors greatly enjoy their stay at the property. It is unfortunate that you found the atmosphere touristy and corporate as this is not...

Reviewed 9 June 2016

We stayed two night at Elephant Camp between the four safari camps we visited on this amazing trip. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in a very special place. Seeing the 'smoke' from the falls in the distance, the top drawer atmosphere of the community area, and Himal the manager accommodation our early arrival with the ability...

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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 Himal. We are...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Just a short drive from Vic Falls Airport, makes it easy to connect with your flights in and out of Vic Falls without the hustle and bustle of city life. Has gorgeous views all round. The staff are exceptional and genuinely friendly. The food is delicious! The elephant interaction is quite exciting. Also, the cheetah interaction with Sylvester is very...

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. It means a lot that you enjoyed all that we have to offer at the Elephant Camp. We will pass on your kind words to our staff. Sylvester the Ambassador Cheetah is wonderful to meet and we are glad you got the opportunity to meet him and...

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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 24 adults in 12 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 

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Address: Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: RM3,494 - RM5,008 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“For medium-size groups (6 - 10 people) ask if you can have the entire Elephant Camp West booked out”
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“All have great views!!!”
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“The lower numbers are closer to main lounge and communal terrace.”
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“Tent was phenomenal! We loved it! You have your own splash pool, outdoor indoor shower. Amazing space. ”
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