Botswana & Zimbabwe’s Iconic Safari Lodges
Africa Albida Tourism’s luxurious properties, located in two of Southern Africa’s iconic destinations – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Chobe, Botswana – are featured in this month’s Adventure Africa GeoDirectory.
The properties encapsulate the very essence of Africa and provide the perfect setting for that unforgettable holiday. Africa Albida Tourism, a prominent Zimbabwean hospitality group, prides itself on being a regional leader in sustainable tourism, ensuring that the local communities and the environment benefit from its operations.
#1: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Voted the Best Safari Lodge/Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 20 consecutive years by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is located just 4km from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Built on a plateau, the sunset-facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers stunning views of pristine bushveld, including a large central waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo and other wildlife.
Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house, with the authentic African feel extending to all 72 rooms, which face outwards to the wilds.
#2: Victoria Falls Safari Club
The premium 20-room Victoria Falls Safari Club, set alongside the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, offers guests exclusivity and the very best of Africa in ultimate luxury.
Built high on a plateau which forms the natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Club offers spacious accommodation with uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld, spectacular African sunsets and wildlife.
It has its own private lounge and viewing deck where guests may enjoy complimentary head, neck and shoulder massages, afternoon tea and pastries, sundowners and canapés and seasonal edutainment presentations.
#3: Victoria Falls Safari Suites
The six spacious two and three-bedroom Victoria Falls Safari Suites, ideal for families, small groups and couples seeking space, privacy and comfort, can accommodate up to five and seven people respectively.
Set in a natural bush environment in the magnificent grounds of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, the split-level Safari Suites overlook a small private waterhole, which attracts bushbuck, warthog and a rich variety of birds.
All bedrooms are ensuite, and each Safari Suite has a lounge with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors opening onto a patio. The lounge features a courtesy counter which includes a fridge, microwave and sink. A TV lounge with a sofa bed, recommended for a child under 12 years, is located adjacent to the main lounge.
#4: Lokuthula Lodges
Lokuthula Lodges are the highest quality and best located self-catering units in the Victoria Falls area.
The self-catering two- and three-bedroom lodges, which may also be booked on a bed and breakfast basis, are split-level and have one or two bathrooms, a lounge and terrace, a fully equipped kitchen and braai area.
Each of the 31 lodges has two sofa beds in the lounge, allowing up to six people to be accommodated in the two-bedroom lodges, and eight in the three-bedroom lodges.
Located in the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, the lodges overlook indigenous bush allowing guests to enjoy sightings of warthog, bushbuck and a rich variety of birds from their private terrace.
#5: The Boma
The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a “must-do” Victoria Falls experience and offers an unforgettable African fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine, spirited dance performances, interactive drumming, and traditional storytelling.
The Boma, also located in the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, provides a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights and sounds of Africa.
The four-course meal includes a starter platter, soup from the campfire, a braai (barbecue) buffet (where no plate is complete without the famous warthog steak), and dessert, with the evening’s festivities being rounded off with an energising interactive drumming show.
#6: Ngoma Safari Lodge
Located on the edge of Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to the largest herds of elephants on Earth, the luxurious Ngoma Safari Lodge, recently described in The United Kingdom’s Town & Country magazine as possibly “the finest safari lodge in Africa”, is an oasis in a wildlife wonderland.
This boutique eight-suite lodge offers unrivalled panoramic views over the game-rich Chobe River and floodplain, where there is the opportunity to view the famous Chobe elephants, buffalo, and migrating zebra.
Activities include an all-day safari, made up of a cruise on the Chobe River (where guests may see the iconic sight of elephants swimming trunks up as they cross the river), a picnic lunch and a game drive through Chobe National Park, guided walks and night and day game drives.
For more information visit www.africaalbidatourism.com