The famend Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is getting a contemporary new look, with new furnishings, tender furnishings and décor throughout its 72 rooms and central space, which incorporates the Buffalo Bar and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant.
Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief govt Ross Kennedy stated the refurbishment, which needs to be accomplished by the tip of June, was a part of the hospitality group’s continuous reinvestment in its properties and merchandise to make sure its choices remained world class.
“We’re consistently enhancing our choices, and this refurbishment train comes simply six months after we opened Victoria Falls Safari Spa, the vacation spot’s largest and first purposebuilt spa,” Mr Kennedy stated.
“In a really aggressive vacation spot in an equally aggressive market and area, it is very important hearken to your commerce companions and your friends, and maintain the choices and merchandise contemporary, alive and vibrant, ” he stated.
“On the identical time, we watch and hearken to developments and tastes and all the time search to not solely maintain tempo with, however forward of our competitors. Innovation, evaluate, upgrades and new merchandise corresponding to our Victoria Falls Safari Spa, all assist these plans for progress.
“At 74.6% occupancy, our April 2023 compares with the height years of 2017 to 2019. Vic Falls is again!”
To minimise disruption to friends, a lot of the “messy” work in central areas, corresponding to portray, is being achieved at evening, so friends will get up to new colors, footage and baskets on partitions, and new chairs in MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant over the approaching weeks, he added.
Inside designer Belinda Jones stated she wished to do justice to the important thing parts of this iconic thatched construction which soars seven ranges, such because the tough textures, grass, gum poles, timber, woven basketry and leather-based.
“The principle theme has all the time been Ndebele. We will probably be reintroducing these vibrant colors and conventional parts,” Mrs Jones stated. “Massive canvases will select parts of the Ndebele artwork and traditions.”
She has drawn her inspiration for Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s new palette from the altering colors of the sky, which, together with the wilds of the Zambezi Nationwide Park, together with a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, and a wide range of different recreation, make up its spectacular panoramic vista.
“The resort is westward going through with views of the bush and the huge sky stretching into the horizon. We are able to have a good time the entire hues of the sky from the deep morning blues to the extraordinary sundown colors,” she stated.
“With views over the waterhole, and small recreation on the property, we’re spoilt with so many animals round. They too will probably be celebrated within the resort, photographically and within the artifacts,” she added.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s new look will even function furnishings and fixtures in wealthy and contrasting pale timbers with repurposed woven particulars and vibrant materials, whereas decorations and lighting could be conventional utilitarian basketry and objects, she stated.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is AAT’s flagship lodging providing, whereas the hospitality group’s portfolio additionally contains Victoria Falls Safari Membership, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Present.