Victoria Falls Safari Club is Better Than Ever!
Event Africa Contributor 08/05/2018 Venue Refurbs and New
The exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club has established itself as one of the resort town’s premium accommodation choices, offering an even more enhanced guest experience, following a major redevelopment, says Africa Albida Tourism’s Chief Executive, Ross Kennedy.
“The $600,000 process, which included the addition of a swimming pool and new restaurant, completed in late March, has prompted a great deal of positive feedback and strong forward bookings for the remainder of 2018 and throughout 2019,” added Kennedy. “This indicates that we have been successful in our objectives. It is very clear that the travel trade and the media are genuinely impressed by what has been created and the kind of service, attention and quality being delivered,” says Kennedy.
“Recent comments about the dinner menu include “the best food I’ve eaten in Victoria Falls in 20 years” and “finally a restaurant and chef in Victoria Falls is delivering modern, international and creative dishes that are about flavours, taste and ingredients”,” he said.
“The motivation for the improvements to Victoria Falls Safari Club, a luxury boutique hotel, located on the same estate as Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, was driven by observations and feedback from the travel trade that the Safari Club was not a complete product,” says Kennedy.
“What has been achieved in the last few months certainly puts that to bed and has positioned the Safari Club very clearly as one of Victoria Falls’ premium accommodation choices,” comments Kennedy.
The project included the addition of a swimming pool, sundeck and gazebo and an expansion and upgrade of its central building, doubling the size of the existing deck, increasing the lounge space, and creating a new restaurant with a dedicated kitchen.
The new swimming pool precinct features a plunge pool, with a horizon waterfall spilling over into a lower 15m lap pool, surrounded on two sides by a split-level deck with sun loungers and an adjacent thatched gazebo, housing a bar, servery and change facilities.
Rock gardens are being developed, as well as indigenous bushes to ensure guest privacy in the swimming pool area, which overlooks a small waterhole visited by kudu, warthog and bushbuck as well as various bird species.
Africa Albida Tourism is a Zimbabwe-owned hospitality group which operates a portfolio of properties in Victoria Falls, including Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges – Victoria Falls and Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, Botswana.
Chief Executive of Africa Albida Tourism Ross Kennedy, comments on the upgrades at the Victoria Falls Safari Club: