The Kingdom Hotel – Victoria Falls
The Kingdom Hotel in Zimbabwe is a luxury hotel next to the world famous Victoria Falls. This establishment is the ideal choice for the guest who wants the comforts of a luxury hotel, an environment with natural beauty (such as the Victoria Falls), as well as hotel entertainment such as a casino, spa, numerous restaurants and children’s activities.
The architecture of the luxury Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls resembles that of the city of Munhumutapa, capital of an ancient civilisation in Zimbabwe. This is a fun-filled resort hotel aimed unashamedly at the tourist who wants to take in the majesty and excitement of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as well as enjoy a holiday adventure as part of a group, with someone special, with the children, or as a single traveller. Complete with its own food court offering a wide choice of relaxing or quick meals, suiting all ages, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls also offers three swimming pools and a toddlers pool, a children’s play area and, for the ladies, planning a “night on the town” or a visit to the resort’s own casino, a spa and beauty parlour. Quartermains, The Rapid Pool, The Wild Thing and The Pit sound like the titles of movies or books not quite suitable for all ages. They are in fact the names of the four bars in African Sun’s closest hotel to the Victoria Falls, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls.
One of only three ISO-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe (the other two being its sister hotels, The Victoria Falls Hotel and the Elephant Hills Resort), its fun-filled atmosphere gives guests a unique blend of African tradition and Western ideas.
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is the capital of the adrenalin junkies. There are light aircraft flips across the Falls, white river rafting and kayaking on the Zambezi River, an elephant ride, or a swim in the ‘Devil’s Pool’ (a small rock pool right on the ‘lip’ of the Victoria Falls). The latter must surely rate as one of the experiences you are guaranteed to remember for the rest of your life! Bungee jumping from the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, as well as the Flight of the Angels (an aerial look at the Victoria Falls) white-water (white knuckle as well) rafting and sundowner cruises on the Zambezi River can all be arranged by the hotel staff.
The Kingdom at Victoria Falls is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Zambezi National Park with its many attractions including elephant riding and game viewing is nearby.
The famous statue of the first white man to see the Victoria Falls, David Livingstone, is only a short walk from the Kingdom Hotel Zimbabwe. What would he have made of this, perhaps the most spectacular of African Sun’s offerings?
Accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel – Victoria Falls
The Kingdom Hotel rooms are built around a man made lake and the 294 rooms are beautifully decorated in deep browns and beiges, with natural wood furnishings these rooms offer a warm haven. The Kingdom at Victoria Falls offers a wide range of room types to select including twin rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites. The bedrooms have tilled floors and bathrooms have both a shower and bath.
With a large number of family rooms that include bunk beds, this is a truly children friendly hotel. Rooms with baloneys have attractive views of the surrounding lakes and water features, whilst from all the rooms in the hotel guests can wake up to the soothing rumble of the mighty Victoria Falls in the nearby distance.
Accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel is truly luxurious and the 294 rooms broken down into the following:
- 4 suites;
- 112 rooms with king-size beds;
- 102 queen-size beds;
- 34 with king-size and bunk beds;
- as well as 40 with twin beds and bunk beds.
- All rooms are en suite and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.
All the rooms comprise of the following:
Digital satellite television
- Coffee table and chairs
- Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
- Shaver socket
- Tea & coffee facilities
- Safety deposit box
- En-suite bathroom
- Old wing (Bathtub & separate shower)
- New wing (Shower and bathtub combination)
Facilities at the Kingdom Hotel – Victoria Falls
The Kingdom Hotel at Victoria Falls is abundant in entertainment, dining and shopping options. The Great Enclosure which is located on the premises is the site for various food outlets including Panarottis Pizzeria, Spur Steak House, The Burger Place and The Sweet Hut.
Included in the Great Enclosure is the casino, pharmacy, reserve bank outlet and children’s play area. The hotel also has a spa and hair salon, and a deluxe swimming pool with a toddler’s pool.
The hotel has a modern and elegantly decorated conferencing centre that comprises four rooms of various sizes.
- Swimming pool, including toddlers pool
- Food court – 3 separate food outlets
- 4 Bars – including Wild Thing: Action Bar
- Reserve Bank
- Beauty parlour
- Adventure play land – supervised children’s play area.
- Adventure connection – for all out of hotel activities bookings
- Conferencing facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Curio shops
- Doctor on call
- 24 hour room service
- In house touring desk
- Packed breakfast & lunch
- Hair salon and beauty therapist
- Foreign exchange facilities
- Open and secure parking