Elephant Valley Lodge
Come for the elephants, stay for the up-close safari experiences
Elephant Valley Lodge
Be inspired by Africa's majestic animals as they quench their first at Elephant Valley Lodge's waterhole overlooking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District of Zimbabwe. The area is known for having the largest population of African elephant in the world but it's also home to honey badger, giraffe, antelope, leopard, lion, hyena and more. Eight of the 20 tents overlook the waterhole; the remaining 12 face the lush forest lawn and swimming pool. When you're not watching animals, or listening to their cacophony of calls, take a game drive or boat cruise, and a day trip to Victoria Falls.
At the lodge
No matter which spot you choose to relax in after a day spent exploring the countryside, you're bound to have the most amazing views of the waterhole and the animals it attracts. The open lounge, bar and upper viewing deck provide particularly great vantage points to get that photograph of a lifetime. At ground level, shoot a short video from the swimming pool and hide. Then enjoy drinks and a delicious meal in the dining room or traditional reeded boma.
Twenty spacious tents offer modern luxuries like tea- and coffee-making facilities, a fan, charging points and even an electric blanket for chilly winter nights. Each has an en-suite shower, toilet and basin, and a private veranda facing the excitement. The birdlife is rich here – great news for keen birders – and animals aplenty. Watching the activity and the sun setting and rising will fast become your favourite activity. We've a real feeling that you won't want to leave.
While the game drives are amazing and offer a peaceful and comfortable way to view the animals (Chobe is home to the largest population of wild elephants in the world), the boat safaris are a real treat. Cruising quietly along the Chobe River, you'll discover an abundance of riverine birds and animals. Photograph elephants splashing in the water, hippos eating in the shallows and giraffes, antelope and lions quenching their first. And, of course, Vic Falls are a must.