Batonka in a Nutshell
This guest house, with only 22 rooms, is located in the residential area of Victoria Falls town – 2 km from the entrance to the falls and 22 km from the Victoria Falls International airport. It is far enough out of town to avoid the busier, larger hotels in the town center. It is suitable for anyone looking for reasonably priced and comfortable accommodation while looking to avoid staying in a big hotel.
- 22 rooms
- Residential location rather than in town
- Prices from USD150 pppn
- Transfer needed to get to town and Falls entrance – shuttle provided
- Remember you have to pay a visa to enter Zimbabwe
How to Get There
Victoria Falls is a destination for either the beginning or the end of your Botswana safari, and transfers between the two countries are easily arranged. The VF International airport is a 30 minute road transfer from the guest house. We arrange road transfers to Batonka Guest Lodge from Botswana (Kasane) and from Livingstone in Zambia. All roads for these transfers are tarred and in good condition. The VF airport has daily connections to Johannesburg.
Game Viewing and Activities
Although there are some game viewing options to be had in Victoria Falls, you should rather leave this activity for your time spent in Botswana. Rather spend your time taking advantage of the unique activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Download an activity list here.
Batonka management can arrange and book all of your transfers from the guest house. Most activities will include a transfer service.
Guest House Environment
The owners of Batonka saw the potential of an old colonial era house in the residential area of Vic Falls Town. They have retained the same outside architecture (which is fabulous), but modernised the interior. The result is a beautiful guest house with stunning gardens that is well managed, welcoming and convenient.
Batonka has all the usual comforts with a swimming pool, inside and outside dining areas, wifi and great food.