Following a recent visit to Zimbabwe for the Sanganai 2016 World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo, opportunity arose to meet a number of stakeholders from locations right across the country.
As a result did information come to light now that a new lodge, the Matetsi River Lodge, will open on the private game reserve on the 01st of August with nine accommodation units. A further nine chalets are said to be ready two weeks later, bringing the number of suites to just 18 overall, including two family cottages.
A month later, on the 01st of September, will then the Matetsi River House open its doors, a very upmarket villa set up with four bedrooms, perfect for either a family or some couples travelling together. Two of the four bedrooms are self contained while two with an interconnecting door share one bathroom. The villa has its own staff, a dedicated butler and of course its own 4×4 game drive vehicle with an experienced guide to take guests into the reserve for game drives.
Both properties will be managed by &Beyond, a pan African safari and camp operator and the opening is a sign of renewed confidence that Zimbabwe is making her way back as a mainstream African safari destination.
The Sanganai 2016 tourism trade show was the 15th, organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and the arguably most successful ever in terms of exhibitors, trade attendance from within Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries, hosted buyers and invited media.
For more information about Destination Zimbabwe click on www.zimbabwetourism.net