Batoka Zambezi Sands: The First Black Female Owned Luxury Safari Lodge in Africa to Open

The countdown is on for the official opening of the first black female-owned safari lodge in Africa. Batoka Zambezi Sands is ready to welcome guests, who will experience the ultimate luxury in one of the world’s most beautiful location. Right in the middle of Zimbabwe, guests can expect 5* luxury second to none.

As the first black female-owned Safari Lodge in Africa, this is extremely exciting, not just for them, but for Africa at large.

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“We are empowering the African dream of success through ecotourism and hospitality,” says Vimbai Masiyiwa, Executive Director of Batoka Hospitality. “At Batoka, people come first: whether it is our staff, our guests or the community surrounding us.

“As much as we enrich the lives of our guests through a truly authentic African experience, we want to create self-sustaining villages and economic growth for the communities around us.”

The safari lodge has 10 beautiful, tented suites, and six of the suites have a private plunge pool, making them perfect for couples and honeymooners.

The safari lodge suites have been designed by South African interior designer Yvonne O’Brien, who is known for “creations which are understated, personal and quietly refined.”

For couples travelling with their children, Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge does have a two-bedroom suite, that is equipped with a private swimming pool, a dining room and a lounge, which wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t have a deck that is perfect for those breathtaking views that guests can enjoy.

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Bedrooms are styled as large African style tents that offer breathtaking views from the huge veranda to the lodge’s magical wildlife. And the design of the lodge is such that, each tent interlinks with the main dining area and bar, which is great and offers protection from wandering hippos, who spend time at night feeding around the camp.

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The lodge’s elegant bar, lounge and dining area are located above the river, and are surrounded by the area’s lush wild landscapes. The décor is everything stylish, with wooden flooring, it is quintessential African meets luxury. Outside, there is an expansive deck with dining tables and a sunken fire pit where pre dinner drinks come highly recommended.

Visiting Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge really puts you in a lap of luxury, where you are able to unplug, unwind, and reconnect with your body, mind, and spirit with their carefully selected wellness sessions and experiences.

They also offer guided bush meditations, yoga, and indulgent in‑room spa treatments. the entire experience at this lodge is one that is meant to get you relaxed, rejuvenated and feeling well‑rested during your stay.

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