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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 12 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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WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Elephant Camp, responded to this review

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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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 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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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. 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...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2016

an excellent start to our holiday the welcome was fantastic. The staff could not do enough for us, the rooms are of the highest standard and the food is excellent. We were not expecting a driver but got an excellent driver guide to where ever we wanted to go. Sylvester the resident cheetah was areal bonus as was going and...

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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. We are so glad that you managed to meet Sylvester and our herd of orphaned elephants and enjoy your time in our ' haven of peace and tranquility'. With best regards Management...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I will definitely come back. The room was clean, the service is very good. And lots of activities are included. The camp is perfect for a couple or for a family. We met also Sylvester, the cheetah, beautiful experience !

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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 that meeting Sylvester is a magical experience. We hope you can visit again The Elephant Camp Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We spent two nights at The Elephant Camp and wished we could have spent more! The camp is located about a 20 minute drive from Victoria Falls but from your private deck and the main lodge deck you can still see the spray from the falls! The accommodation was brilliant, clean and comfortable with fantastic views both from the room,...

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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 places with elephant experiences that you visited. The wellbeing of the animals within our care is of the utmost importance to us. We are...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It is hard to describe the feelings I experienced staying at Elephant Camp. The service is top class with friendly delivery...nothing is a problem for the hosts to ensure that your experience is memorable and once in a lifetime. The rooms are tents however you will be feeling like royalty staying in these beautifully appointed individual dwellings scattered amongst the...

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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 felt like royalty in our suites! We are delighted that you managed to meet and walk with Sylvester. It is such a special experience. Kind regards...

Reviewed 4 June 2016

This camp was really beautiful and the folks were so nice. The food was amazing and so well prepared. The highlight of our trip was interacting with the rescue elephants and going on an elephant-backed safari! Another highpoint of our stay was meeting Sylvester, the cheetah. Got to pet him and learn his life story - so special. Frank &...

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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 such an excellent stay at Elephant Camp West. 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....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our room was the true African tented accommodation with the mosquito netted king size bed, living area, plunge pool and gorgeous fully equipped bathroom, the food was delicious and authentic to the area. Our staff were attentive and thoughtful in every sense, I especially liked the new outfits for the girls (arrived during our stay for trial) that seemed more...

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Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at the Elephant Camp. We are very proud of our wonderful team and are so glad you found them attentive and thoughtful- we will pass on your kind words and are glad you liek the new uniforms. With kindest regards Management...

Monroe, Michigan
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Luxury tents with private pools, air conditioning, and spa-like baths. We had fabulous meals, great service and great attention from our guide Thinkwell and hostess Rutendo. Encounters with elephants and Sylvester the cheetahs were beyond expectations.

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Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time at the Elephant camp. Our staff work very hard to ensure that all our guests are well looked after and have a wonderful stay with us. Your kind comments shall be passed on to Thinkwell and Rutendo. With...

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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: €728 - €1,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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The Elephant Camp Hotel Victoria Falls
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Victoria Falls
#1 Family Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Business Hotel in Victoria Falls
#3 Luxury Hotel in Victoria Falls
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