Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge - Zambezi NP

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is an unspoilt wilderness experience, on the banks of the Zambezi, where guests rapidly become friends. Imbabala was originally built in 1987 and first opened in 1988. Despite being completely refurbished over the years, Imbabala is still a small unpretentious safari camp offering a true "African Safari Experience".


The Imbabala main lodge is a charming thatched structure, consisting of a lounge, dining room and bar area. This offers fantastic views of both the river and a nearby waterhole, which attracts game throughout the year. A swimming pool and al fresco eating area nestle under ancient trees. There are no fences to prevent animal movement, so expect to see game and wonderful birdlife along the river bank as well as in and around the Lodge.

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation for only 20 guests in 9 individual stone and thatch lodges with en-suite facilities. Each lodge is beautifully positioned with spacious verandas opening onto sweeping views of the Zambezi River. Imbabala has one family lodge - double, (Sleeps 4), two double and six twin-bedded lodges.


Room Info:

  • No aircons
  • Ceiling fan
  • 7 rooms with shower
  • 2 rooms with shower and bath tub
  • universal adaptors provided – fits American and European adaptors
  • Tea and coffee station in room
  • Electronic safe in room
  • Mosquito nets provided around bed
  • Each room has hammock
  • Regrettably NO smoking in rooms
  • Veranda furniture on deck – 2 chairs, 1 side table with ashtray


Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 70 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 Acre (2,023 Ha) concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population.


Experienced guides are on hand for all activities which centre around tracking game on morning, afternoon and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Exploring the Zambezi River by boat affords guests an exclusive river experience. Bird-watching is exceptional, as birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers.

Walking Safaris and fishing excursions for the renowned Tiger Fish, are available by prior arrangement.

For guests spending a longer time with us at Imbabala, day trips to Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park are available. 

** NOTE - additional charges are applicable for all optional activities.


  • AM or PM Game Drives
  • AM or PM River Safaris
  • Night Game Drives


  • Imbabala Bush Spa
  • Walking Safaris
  • Fishing Safaris
  • Victoria Falls Day Trips
  • Chobe Day Trips
  • Any other Victoria Falls Activities

The Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is part of our Zambezi Fly-In Package, click the button below for a detailed itinerary:

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