• Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Welcome to Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls

Mbano Manor Hotel by Mantis is an intimate five-star luxury boutique hotel in Victoria Falls. Nestled in an enclosed ancient teak forest, our eco-luxury experience comprises of 18 luxury suites & one forest villa. This tranquil luxury hotel in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe offers a uniquely perfect blend of safari lodge ambience, rich cultural history and world-class hospitality at the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Founded, built & managed by a dynamic African woman hotelier, we are a family owned & independent boutique safari hotel at Victoria Falls.

Proudly one of the best five-star hotels in Victoria Falls, Mbano Manor Hotel is the new destination of choice for the globally-conscious discerning traveller, seeking an African safari experience which embraces sustainable practices, and is bespoke, beautifully authentic and exclusive.

An Eco-Luxury Experience in a Bird & Tree Sanctuary at Victoria Falls

Opened in 2020, Mbano Manor hotel offers 18 private and secluded luxury suites, nestled in a four-acre teak tree forest. The new opulent Mutota Forest Villa, sleeping up to six persons, offers even greater luxury and privacy. Our oasis of nature spaces speak to the discerning traveller, the multi-generational family, romantic getaway and even the select executive retreat.

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Our Founder and Director, Doc Mati

Decades ago, a young African girl embarked on her first trip to Victoria Falls. As she posed for a photo with her father and sister against the backdrop of the thundering waterfalls, never could she imagine what was to come. That moment sparked a dream in her heart. That dream is now Mbano Manor Hotel, a bespoke luxury five-star hotel, proudly black female-owned business, at the Victoria Falls.

Now a Mother, Grandmother, Businesswoman & Hotelier – Dr Matifadza Martha Nyazema is our inspiring Founder and Owner.

She is the strong woman whose story speaks to Africa’s history and our future, with a forest hotel at Victoria Falls.

Bespoke Luxury by Nature & Design

A bird watchers’ haven

A masterpiece design, Mbano Manor Hotel by Mantis was carefully designed to ensure minimal disruption of the original teak tree forest. The design is classic-chic, crafted around bungalow architecture, traditional shutters, abundant spaces and generous verandas from which to enjoy the rich natural setting. Interiors boast effortless comfort with modern amenities, and thoughtful touch points to guarantee a luxury stay. Ancient teak trees dominate the large forest setting, with pathways linking public areas and the luxury suites.
Meet our numerous and colourful bird species, as you walk safely through the sprawling forest paths, or just sit comfortably, for coffee or sundowner, by your suite veranda.

A Member of the Mantis Collection

Mbano Manor Hotel is a member of the Mantis Collection. The Mantis Collection is renowned for its commitment to conservation, sustainable adventures and celebrating locality.

Mbano Manor Hotel by Mantis offers impeccable standards in hospitality, our African warmth, and a celebration of our unique cultures and environment. Our bedrooms are large and beautiful, and our bathroom suites are legendary!

Experience the Majesty of Victoria Falls

One of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Our hotel location balances being the closest forest hotel to Victoria Falls, and minutes away from the town centre. Mbano is conveniently located 4km from the Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Witness majesty, as the mighty Zambezi river becomes the largest sheet of falling water, stretching over 1700 metres wide, and dropping over 100 metres down into the gorge in an amazing thunderous rupture. Victoria Falls is a bucket-list paradise, offering an abundance of leisure pursuits and adventure tourism activities. Options include a tour of the iconic Victoria Falls, river safaris, helicopter excursions, game drives in surrounding national parks, white water rafting, bungee jumping and more.

  • star ratingMbano Manor Hotel was an exquisite experience. The Ubuntu that I experienced from the folks at Mbano was particularly warm and inviting. The rooms were wonderful and gifted... read more

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    October 30, 2023

    star ratingPleasant duscovery - Very happy to have discovered the Mbano Manor Hotel. Its a small structure with only 18 very large suites spread amongst the Zimbabwean vegetation, each with its own ventilated terrace.... read more

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    October 24, 2023
  • star ratingRelaxing stay and staff were very helpful - Amazing place to stay in Victoria Falls. Design and decor of the rooms are great, very relaxing and peaceful gardens while the staff are helpful. The whole concept of this... read more

    avatar thumb Joseph B
    September 27, 2023

    star ratingAn Exceptional Place - A great place to stay when in Victoria Falls. My Family and I enjoyed everything. The food was great, the rooms were clean and the staff was very professional and... read more

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    September 15, 2023

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