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Best in the World: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

Conde’ Nast Traveler predicts that in 2014, more families will choose Africa as their holiday destination of choice (and Tourism Tattler concurs – read the 2014 Trends & Predictions article on pages 10-14 in the January magazine). With safaris beginning to grow in popularity amongst families, Zimbabwe, a safe, peaceful, game abundant and beautifully diverse wilderness destination has much to offer.  Zimbabwe is renowned for its fantastic National Parks and has a fine tradition of producing outstanding safari guides; 8 Zimbabweans were listed by Conde’ Nast Traveler in December 2013, as amongst the Top 25 Best Safari Guides.

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers superb game viewing opportunities, a range of activities to suit every age, inspired restaurants, unique cultural artefacts and art, banks and ATMs, and a hospital all within a National Park.  To experience the diverse wilderness in the region, one may easily access Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, in either a short road or boat transfer or else through flights out of the Victoria Falls Airport.

Named by Lonely Planet in the Best Top 10 regions to travel in November 2013,  and on the back of the success of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly in Victoria Falls in August  2013 (an event attended by representatives of 120 countries and 900 affiliate organisations) , Zimbabwe’s profile as a leading, tourism destination, is on the rise.

With 1.3 million votes cast and nearly 80 000 people voting in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the only Zimbabwean property to be listed in the category, has for the third year running, been recognised  along with the ‘Best in the World’ by Conde’ Nast Taveler.

In the last 19 years, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has won the hearts of the local and international trade by winning accolade after accolade. This year, on the brink of embarking on a quarter century of celebrated, 5 star service,  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, has been voted in the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa, by Conde’ Nast Traveler.

Set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park, enjoying uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld, spectacular African sunsets and an on-site waterhole, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, is an established and esteemed, proudly Zimbabwean property that continues to impress.

Acknowledged along with world class, 5 star establishments such as the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, Lions Sands, Phinda Private Game Reserve, and the Singita properties of Sabi Sand, Kruger and Grumeti, it is clear that Zimbabwe as a destination is beginning to be thought of by discerning, global travellers as a premier destination with Victoria Falls Safari Lodge leading the pack.

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