Radisson Hotel Group opens its first African safari resort

Radisson Hotel Group opens its first African safari resort

The new hotel is located within easy reach of Victoria Falls

Radisson Hotel Group’s bold African expansion plans have been set in motion with the opening of the Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort in Zambia.

Radisson Hotel Group’s first foray into the African safari market is located near Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park, 4km from the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls.

General Manager of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia, Shaun Wheeler, said: "I'm thrilled to lead the team as we open this magnificent property, which allows us to offer visitors memorable moments, such as discovering one of the Seven Wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, which is a short distance from the hotel."

Facilities at the 200-key resort include a choice of rooms, suites and villas, an all-day dining restaurant, the Shungu Bar and Lounge, the Viewing Deck, and Pool Bar perched on the river.

Wellness options include a fitness centre, spa and swimming pools, with local flavour added by the addition of an outdoor boma and firepit. Conferences can also be catered to, with a 500-square-metre ballroom, boardrooms and meeting rooms, and guests can enjoy nature and adventure excursions, including river cruises, game drives, helicopter tours, water rafting, canoeing and Victoria Falls bridge activities.

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Sustainability is at the heart of the resort. The surrounding habitat was preserved as much as possible during construction and the property has already secured an EDGE green building certificate in recognition of the hotel’s 20% increase in energy efficiency, water reduction and use of sustainable materials compared to other regional projects. 

The group has also signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge and follows the tenets of Radisson Hotel Group’s Responsible Business programme.

Illustrating how quickly the group is moving into the continent, Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's chief commercial officer for the Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, added: “The expansion of our presence in Zambia demonstrates our belief in the country’s potential. This hotel is our second property in Zambia, following the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, with a third hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka, Longacres, due to open in 2023.”

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