The New A Zambezi River Lodge Opens its Doors

by Tony

The 18th of May 2011 saw the official opening of the completely refurbished A Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. Local, regional and international travel agents, members of the press and dignitaries gathered in these unique and wonderful surroundings, to be part of this momentous occasion.

US$ 4.5 million has been spent on this enormous refurbishment, which incidentally is the only large scale investment undertaken in Victoria Falls during the past 10 years. Investments such as this are a clear indication that confidence is returning, rebounding from the dramatic decline in recent years.

The A Zambezi River Lodge was originally opened in 1972 and despite it beautiful and unique location, it was in need of updating to keep it abreast with other hotels in the area. The rooms are now spectacularly modern. Italian tiles and granite counter tops. Brand new linen and the most comfortable beds ever… in fact such opulence feels slightly misplaced in this rural setting, although it makes for a truly enjoyable experience.

A magnificent waterfall has been built to greet guests as they arrive, and as one is lead through to the new reception, ones eyes are immediately drawn to the beauty of the Zambezi River flowing by in its full glory.
Conference facilities have been updated and upgraded, the buffet style Amulonga restaurant has been extended to included an outside deck area, even closer to the Zambezi River, and a new a la carte restaurant is soon to be opened.

On the Zimbabwean bank of the Zambezi River, within close proximity of Victoria Falls this is the only hotel that boasts a true river frontage, a distinct advantage over any of the other hotels in the area. It is also positioned closest the Zambezi National Park so therefore game viewing to and from the hotel is often rewarding.

All in all this now 4 star hotel with its unique location and setting, fine gardens and classy accommodation is one of the best choice hotels in Victoria Falls. It will attract and delight many travellers in the years to come.

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