The 7 Best Luxury Hotels
in Zimbabwe

Michele Harvey

Zimbabwe Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Zimbabwe, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!

John’s Camp, Mana Pools

Named after renowned safari guide John Stevens, John’s Camp is charming, yet incredibly authentic. Boasting gorgeous views of the Zambezi River, the camp is made up of generously spaced, breezy tents with private en-suite facilities.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, John's Camp Mana Pools

Dining is al fresco, under a shady tree in the heat of the day or on the banks of the river in the moonlight. Evenings are spent with drinks and friends around the fire pit under a starry sky.

Musango Safari Lodge, Matusadona National Park

Family owned and operated, Musango Safari Camp has a total of eight rooms made up of canvas and stone under a thatched roof. Bright rooms with gauze fronts enjoy stunning lake views and look out onto the Matusadona Hills.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, Musango Safari Lodge Matusadona National Park

Each has en-suite facilities and a shady outside area sloping down to the beach. Our favourite part? The African décor and artefacts give the camp a totally authentic feel.

Victoria Falls Island Lodge, Victoria Falls

Accessible only by boat along the luxuriant banks of Kandahar Island, the secluded treehouse suites at Victoria Falls Island Lodge are absolutely incredible.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Island Lodge

Set on raised decks, the suites are constructed predominantly of wood and glass. Each has a spacious sitting area with private deck and plunge pool to sit back, relax and drink in your magnificent surroundings.

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Somalisa Acacia Camp, Hwange National Park

Comprised of luxury canvas tents, this family-style lodge boasts en-suite bathrooms, two tented common living spaces, gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for cool nights, and splendid indoor and outdoor showers.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, , Somalisa Acacia Camp Hwange National Park

The camp enjoys its own private views of a small water hole, frequented by large herds of big game including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, giraffe and lion.

Camp Amalinda, Matopos

Tucked away in an ancient bushman shelter in the mysterious Matobo Hills, Camp Amalinda is an architectural gem. The camp is built into the side of a hill and surrounded by an impressive granite wilderness.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, Camp Amalinda Matopos

Each unique suite is crafted out of natural stone and features comfortable furnishings. The dreamy spa and infinity pool overlook a scenic waterhole.

Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park

Stay in luxury canvas tents, charmingly styled with wood-burner fireplaces, gauze sliding doors and decadent vintage baths with views.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, Somalisa Camp Hwange National Park

Spacious split-level decks include a lounge and dining area with stunning vistas over the busy pan. The elevated plunge pool is great for cooling off during summer days and overlooks the elephant drinking pool.

Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls

Perched on the edge of the mighty Zambezi river, this tented luxury lodge is so close to Victoria Falls, you can see the spray in the distance.

Best Luxury Hotels in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls River Lodge

Each tent offers a larger than king size bed, a freestanding bath and soothing outdoor shower. Private viewing decks afford spectacular views of the river—so sit back, relax and watch while the hippos wallow!

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