Built on a deck over the Zambezi River with interior design done by Belinda Aston, the beautiful restaurant sits twenty-four guests and pre-booking is essential. Various meal options are available from early morning breakfast to three-course lunches, decadent high teas and a three-course dinner.
Zambezi Elephant Trails is home to a very special family of elephants, who were originally rescued from drought or culls decades ago. Over the years, these original elephants have been joined by babies born within the herd as well as the special addition by a “stray” from the wild who joined us. These elephants have grown up with safe human support using the positive reinforcement method.
Your’ experience begins when you board a jet boat to cruise upriver from Victoria Falls, keeping an eye out for wildlife in the national parks that border each side of the Zambezi River. But it is when you step out into the elephant sanctuary that the magic really begins.
There you are greeted by elephants of all ages. You can stroke them, feed them, pose for photos with them — a once-in a-lifetime opportunity to interact this closely with elephants. Then, as you are invited up onto a beautifully-appointed deck suspended over the Zambezi River and handed a champagne cocktail, then your’ attention gets pulled in a new direction. There are only enough tables for twenty-four guests at The Elephant Café. Each table is adorned with white linen tablecloths, sparkling glasses, and a singular view out across the river. The meal is prix fixe, so you can sit back and relax over the delicious “bush gourmet cuisine” unique to The Elephant Café. This exclusive restaurant only uses wild and locally-sourced fresh ingredients, therefore its fine dining menu changes according to the seasonal produce that is available at any given time.
You will experience a fine wine list paired with first-class cuisine of a quality rarely found outside major urban centres.
All clients are covered by Specialty Emergency Services (S.E.S) through Safari Par Excellence; however this only covers them for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover hospitalization and medication. As such, travel and medical insurance is compulsory for all clients.