By Nicolina Simoes
On a narrow stretch of road just outside of the town of Victoria Falls you’ll discover one of the most beautiful lodges in Zimbabwe – the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge*. Run by Africa Albida Tourism, this 4-star hotel offers guests a magical escape from the bloated walkways in and around Victoria Falls. Fastjet was lucky enough to experience this incredible location. Here’s what awaits you.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers its guests peace and tranquillity. From its doors you can easily access Mosi-o-tunya and the unique wildlife which roam its gardens. The main reception is a large wooden structure with a thatched roof. Within its doors wait friendly staff ready to welcome you with a refreshing beverage and take your bags.
Accommodation to suit your needs
Your choice of accommodation is wide ranging. If you are travelling as a couple Safari Lodge offers intimately cosy rooms which look out onto the surrounding bushveld. The illustrious Victoria Falls Club Lodge, a premium boutique hotel, offers its guests unsurpassed privacy. Enjoy large suites, canopied beds, first-class bathrooms and spectacular views.
If you are travelling as a family or small group, and would prefer to stay together consider booking the Victoria Falls Safari Suites. Located adjacent to the Safari Club, these two- and three-bedroom suites include a TV lounge, and floor-to-ceiling doors which open on to a furnished patio. Each bedroom is en-suite.
If you’re travelling in a large group and would prefer to book self-catering accommodation or a BnB, consider the six-sleeper Lokuthula Lodges. Set away from the main lodge, these two- and three-bedroom lodges are nestled in picturesque gardens which overlook indigenous bush.
And no matter which accommodation you choose, each room is peppered with unique personal touches. The attention to detail is world class. From personalised laundry services to the bottle of water placed on your bedside each night, it’s a one of a kind experience. And everywhere you turn there is an abundance of wildlife. Whether you’re enjoying a sundowner on the viewing deck of the Buffalo Bar, or a romantic meal in the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, you’ll see wild animals basking in the warmth of the sun or satisfying their thirst at the local watering hole.
But that’s not all. An experience not to be missed is the Vulture Culture. Created by Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Africa Albida Tourism, this offering is two-fold. On one hand, guests receive an education. You’re taught the impact of poaching as well as the importance of conservation. You’ll also gain amazing insight into the feeding process of a vulture. And on the other hand, the vultures are well fed and are provided protection from potential poachers on neighbouring plots.
As a result the vulture culture has become a popular attraction for Victoria Falls Safari Lodge guests. But it’s not the only one. Another favourite attraction is The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show.
Unsurprising, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show is a massive attraction for guests. Here, you’ll experience an animated world of colour, culture and of course, expertly prepared local cuisine. Not only will you dine on the finest Zimbabwean delights but the main event is an impressive and moving drum show. This is a lively and fun interactive show. An instructor shares his knowledge of drumming with guests before opening the dance floor and encouraging everyone to move to the beat of the music in their own rhythm.
Fly fastjet! Stay at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
African Albida Tourism aims to ensure that there is something for everyone during their stay at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. A concept that fastjet – the airline for everyone – fully embraces. It’s why fastjet offers affordable flights from Johannesburg or Harare to Victoria Falls. Make your next visit an unforgettable one, and start it off with fastjet.
*Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has been voted Zimbabwe’s Best Safari Lodge/Resort Hotel for 21 years running.