Safpar Newsletter

September 2012World Tourism Awards

: : WORLD TOURISM AWARDS

We are very proud to announce that David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa was recently awarded the prestigious world luxury hotel award for Best Safari Lodge & Spa in Africa – not best in Zambia as we did in 2012 but in AFRICA!!

The prize was awarded for a number of reasons such as the style and architecture of the hotel, the well-presented and spacious rooms, the unique location, the restaurant and food and incredible views but the main reason for the award and the one that we are most proud of was due to the exceptionally friendly and attentive staff.

The Bushfront

:: THE BUSHFRONT

The Bushfront, our favourite little bush getaway in the heart of Livingstone is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift. All the rooms have been repainted inside and out as well as some new soft furnishings and next on the list is the bar / restaurant area which will get a new thatch – starting to look lovely once again!

Independence Day

:: INDEPENDENCE DAY

October 24th saw celebrations taking place for Zambia’s 48th year of Independence. In 1964, Zambia made a clean break from 7 decades of Colonial rule and the country has remained peaceful since then. I’m sure most of you are now aware that Livingstone airport has been renamed Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula – this is in honour of a man that assisted in the struggle for what was then Northern Rhodesia’s Independence.

Livingstone

:: LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone town is constantly being improved, updated and kept busy with various preparations in time for next years UNWTO conference. The main thing happening at the moment is the continuing work on the new, world class standard International Terminal at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (Livingstone) Airport. Some new roads have also been done (such as the airport one and of course the Waterfront one!) and the Vice President has confirmed that many more will be repaired next year in time for UNWTO. Also, a new stadium, which can seat 30,000, is due to be built. Along with cleaning up the streets and planting trees all of these moves are very positive steps forward for Zambia’s tourism capital.

Tourism Week

:: TOURISM WEEK

For the recent tourism week, Livingstone held many activities such as a tree planting project and cleaning up of the central business district, a mini regatta, cultural dances and a march through the town. Livingstone residents also enjoyed free access to Victoria Falls and the Livingstone Museum.

David Lemon

:: ZAMBEZI WATERFRONT – NEWS YEARS EVE

Where has this year gone?! Just as a reminder, our epic New Years Eve party isn’t all that far away. With the brilliant Me and Mr Brown (www.meandmrbrown.com) flying in from Cape Town to entertain you with their fantastic music, this year is going to be a goodie.

There will also be marquee’s over the deck, a dance floor, 3 bars, a shooter bar and snacks.

For additional information or to book your tickets please email Auggs on waterfront@safpar.com.

Lion Encounters

: : LION ENCOUNTER

There have been some exciting new arrivals at Lion Encounter, in the form of 5 new younger cubs. Kovu (male, 6 months) and Kasama, Nkoya and Namwala (all girls, 5 months) have started walking with guests in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, guests have seen these cubs running, playing, climbing, exploring, and socialising – they are at a fantastic age to watch. Kovu and Kasama will be joined by Nembwe, also 5 months old who just needs a bit of time to come out of her shell, a very sweet shy little cub, we hope Kovu and Kasama will be able to show her the ropes shortly. We look forward to watching them growing up, and what better place to do it than Livingstone’s very own National Park, with impalas to chase, trees to climb and river banks to snooze on.

For more details and to follow the cubs progress please like Lion Encounters FB page at:

www.facebook.com/lionencounter

As well as working very hard with the lions, the volunteers also get time off to enjoy Livingstone and all of its attractions – seen here enjoying The Devils Pool.

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