The exclusive Elephant Café, awarded Zambia’s Best New Restaurant 2016, is built on a wooden deck in the Zambezi River, upstream from Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia. Sitting only 24 people, it is the centre point of a riverside location that has been home to a herd of hand-reared elephants for many years.
Victoria Falls & The Upper Zambezi River
Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world. It is the stupendous masterpiece sculpted by the Zambezi, a river so abundant and so powerful it has sculpted the livelihoods, culture and communication of nearly everyone who has settled on, or close to, its banks.
The Elephant Café is built on a wooden deck in the Zambezi River, a 25-minute boat ride upriver from Victoria Falls. It sits in a place that is not only breathtaking, it’s imbued with an energy of interconnectedness and calm. It’s a place that invites in other wild animals like giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, and antelope from the surrounding Mosi-a-Tunya National Park. It’s a place that’s alive with bush-speak, from the throats of the river birds, from luxuriating hippos, from squabbling monkeys and baboons in the canopy overhead. It’s a place that carries the spirit of the elephant.
Winner of The Best New Restaurant in Zambia from the Zambian Hospitality Awards 2016.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards.