About 10km upriver from Victoria Falls, The Elephant Café veers off the beaten track not only in location, but with its unique blend of wild eatables, foraged locally. The guests are greeted by the resident elephants, gentle giants of all ages, whose peaceful demeanour washes over their guests. Seated upon a beautifully-appointed deck suspended over the Zambezi River, the diner’s taste buds are taken on an African adventure.
The Chef combines indigenous ingredients to create exotic flavours and commissions community members to delve into the bush, bringing her Mongongo nuts, Marulas, Wild Sour plums, Baobab and Muchingachinga fruit.These delicacies are popular with both elephants and humans, simultaneously enriching palates and the local economy. The meal is price fixed, so guests can sit back and relax over the delicious and unique “bush gourmet cuisine”. Guests will experience a fine wine list paired with first-class cuisine of a quality rarely found outside major urban centres. Afterwards, they can linger over cappuccinos as they listen to the murmur of the animals and birds all around them. An opportunity cannot be experienced anywhere else.
As the seasons change, the scenery transforms and the menu evolves with it. Summer, winter, autumn, and spring bring with them a unique bounty of ingredients, so the treats on the menu mirror the treasures hidden in the surrounding landscape. Feast your eyes on a few of the crazy culinary concoctions that make Elephant Café such an exciting dining experience.
Guests may opt to arrive by speedboat or road transfer
Road transfer is approx. 30 minutes from Livingstone town / surrounding lodges
Speedboat ride is approx. 30 minutes from The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa Jetty
Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance
Please advise on any dietary requirements
Minimum age is 10 years (there is no child rate)
Children under 18 require an indemnity form signed by a guardian
Road or speedboat transfer
Meal and welcome champagne cocktail