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By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Opened in 1994, this property a couple of miles from the Victoria Falls Rain Forest is like a multi-level, open-plan tree house. The focal point of the hotel—which is surrounded by lilies, Zimbabwe creepers, and acacia, mopani, teak, and baobab trees—is a water hole that attracts kudu, impalas, elephants, and white-backed vultures year-round. "The wildlife are a sight to behold." All rooms are done in bright-colored local fabrics and have private balconies overlooking the unfenced Zambezi National Park. MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant faces a water hole, while The Boma serves local and international fare accompanied by traditional dancing and drumming.

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