Shearwater Explorers Village

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Shearwater Explorers Village

Shearwater Explorers Village

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Victoria Falls with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

191 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Stand 1756, Victoria Falls
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Snack bar/deli
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min drive
  • Victoria Falls - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) - 20 min drive
  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 23 min drive

About this property

Shearwater Explorers Village

Enjoy your visit to Victoria Falls with a stay at Shearwater Explorers Village. After a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at Explorer Bar and Grill, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Explorer Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Perfect to explore Vic Falls
Very convenient location. Less than 20min walk to Vic Falls. Managed to book all our activities from reception. Max was extremely helpful with all our requests
Jerome, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Petro, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great in terms of location and staff friendliness. However, several small things detracted from our stay. Reception requested a copy of our booking at check in because they didn’t know what kind of room we had booked! No information was given on restaurant times or where to find pool towels until we specifically asked. We also discovered that the bar and restaurant was pay-as-you-go, as they did no credit card hold on arrival (a physical card or cash was needed as tap and pay was unavailable). We were shown to our room then 5 mins later we were asked to move rooms because they had just notice our room door was broken (shouldn’t house keeping have noticed prior to our arrival). Both our first and second rooms had light bulbs out (2 of 6 in both rooms). Our king bed had queen sized sheets which didn’t tuck in at the sides, the concrete floors and woven floor mats were absolutely filthy (I chose to wear flip flops the entire time). There was also no hair dryer or iron/ironing board, and while appreciate that Covid has caused hard times in the hospitality industry, the fact that there was no fridge in any room (we asked), and no phone to contact the front desk (we basically had to walk to reception any time we had a question or request) is unacceptable for the price we paid. This hotel should be wonderful, but maintenance and amenities have clearly been allowed to slip. Such a shame for such an attractive and well located property.
Rebecca, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect accommodation. Great value
Amazing stay. Huge value for what you pay for. Can walk to the falls and local restaurants
Sarshar, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property had beautiful gardens and helpful friendly staff. Great location for shopping and restaurants. It is a 10 min walk to victoria falls national park. Food is good at the restaurant I would stay here again
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfort close to Vic Falls
I enjoyed my stay at the Shearwater Explorers Village. They offered a variety of lodging options from camping, staying in tents, and nice hotel units, all in a resort setting. The main building was a huge open air thatched structure. Shearwater is a large tourist company that offers all sorts of activities and can book others if they don't offer one. Service was excellent, the pool was welcome after a day out. I stayed in a tent, which was under cover and came with a comfortable bed, a table with a light and a fan. It is one of the closest hotels to Victoria Falls and close to the shops of Victoria Falls. Nearby Three Monkeys offered good food at tourist prices. A block or two up the road one could also find less expensive local options as well as groceries. The location was great and I recommend getting the pickup shuttle service, which is less than that of a taxi. The staff were very helpful and the grounds are secured.
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James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were so friendly and helpful! The overall atmosphere is very relaxing and I enjoyed being there. I would suggest getting a room away from the backup generator which is very noisy. The staff said I could switch rooms but I thought it would be ok and regretted not following their advice.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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