By on 15 May 2023


A fully-immersive riverside dining experience has been introduced at the Palm River Hotel. The Riverside Dining Experience offers hotel guests authentic African-style barbeque dining, within an unparalleled setting on the Zambezi River.



Under a twinkling canopy of stars, and illuminated by lanterns, guests are treated to an authentic barbeque-style dinner, perfectly positioned within the hotel’s lush gardens, alongside the palm-fringed banks of the tranquil and serene river.


The activity includes a 3-course dinner of locally sourced barbeque-style options, enhanced with a touch of traditional Zimbabwean flavours. Delicacies such as crocodile and kudu steaks can also be found on the menu, all of which are grilled al fresco on open coal fires. Fresh and flavourful salads, side options and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages further elevate the experience.


Light entertainment of gentle rhythms played by local musicians on hand-held drums and traditional instruments, known locally as the ‘mbira’, create a calming ambience, enhanced only by the chatter of birdlife and wildlife. The Riverside Dining Experience is situated alongside a wildlife corridor, where wildlife sightings are frequently experienced.


The Riverside Dining Experience takes place between 18h00 and 20h30 and is available to all in-house guests of the Palm River Hotel and Ilala Lodge Hotel throughout the year, weather conditions permitting. The experience costs US $45.00 per person and includes a 3-course barbeque dinner, a welcome drink, return transfers within Victoria Falls town centre (not applicable to groups) and local entertainment. The experience can also be booked as a group activity available to guests from external hotels. Please enquire for more details on group bookings. Advanced reservations for the Riverside Dining Experience are essential, email or call +263 867 7196873 to make a reservation.

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