This autumn, leading Southern African hotel and lodge operator, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), is challenging the belief that seeing the ‘big five’ has to break the bank by inviting independent travellers and families to book a self-catered or B&B safari at Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
This accommodation option, available at affordable prices for those travelling on smaller budgets, allows animal lovers to experience unforgettable game-viewing opportunities, without compromising on comfort, space or privacy.
Meaning “place of peace”, the 31 rustic Lokuthula Lodges are located just 3km from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls town, nestled in quiet, lush gardens frequented by warthogs, bushbuck and mongoose. Here guests can spot wildlife and a rich variety of birds from the comfort of their private terrace.
The two and three-bedroom split level lodges accommodate up to six or eight people respectively, and provide guests with everything they need for a self-catered safari. From a fully equipped kitchen, to parking, and same day laundry services on site, guests staying at Lokuthula Lodges will want for nothing.
After a busy day exploring the Victoria Falls Rainforest, travellers can relax in their own spacious lounges or on their terraces. Foodies can take advantage of the BBQ area for an al fresco family feast, stocking up on food from the two large supermarkets in the nearby town centre.
Those looking for a night off from cooking can head to the award-winning local Boma Dinner & Drum Show a legendary dining and entertainment experience that offers an unforgettable fusion of local cuisine, spirited dance performances, interactive drumming and traditional storytelling.
Parents can take advantage of Lokuthula Lodges’ babysitting service while they embark on a dreamy sunset river cruise down the Zambezi or a romantic dinner for two at AAT’s fine-dining MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, located nearby at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the group’s flagship property.
The lodges share a three-tier swimming pool, with dining options including The Boma Café – complete with Wi-Fi access – which serves light meals and snacks throughout the day, and The Boma Bar with satellite TV, the perfect place to unwind after an adventure-filled morning.
Young ones will be kept entertained with access to a children’s adventure playground with trampoline, volleyball court and paddling pool. Other onsite activities include the bird hide, nature trails and the Vulture Culture Experience, where guests can get a unique perspective on vulture behaviour during a daily feeding experience.
Combining the space, privacy and flexibility of a self-catering getaway with the convenience of a luxury hotel stay, Africa Albida Tourism is leading the way for a new trend in affordable alternative accommodation. Families and independent travellers can book in for a hassle-free safari that offers the best of both worlds!
Lokuthula Lodges Self-Catering – from US$260/£202* per 2-bedroom lodge and US$330/£257 per 3-bedroom lodge on Self-Catering basis. Lokuthula Lodges Bed & Breakfast – from US$97/£75* per person per night on Bed & Breakfast basis. (*Prices in £ are according to today’s exchange rate.)
For self-catering, the two-bedroom lodges sleep a maximum of six people (two on sofa beds in the lounge) while the three-bedroom lodges sleep eight (two on sofa beds in the lounge). NB: these sofa beds are recommended for children under 12 years.
In the Bed & Breakfast lodges there is a minimum charge of two guests sharing in a two-bedroom lodge and three guests sharing in a three-bedroom lodge.
For more information, and to book your trip, please visit www.africaalbidatourism.com