After a gruelling low gear 1000 kilometres drive via Masvingo, The Zambezi Explorer has finally arrived in Zimbabwe’s major travel destination, Victoria Falls. The trip took 9 days to transport the boat from Harare to Victoria Falls where it has been launched at a slip way in the National Park.
They will be finishing off the building of this 70-tonne, 140 passenger flagship cruise vessel on the water in time for reservations to be made available from the 1st June 2013.
This “ship” has taken a year to build at the GDI Boatyard and has so far cost investors US$1,5 million. The owner of the Zambezi Explorer is Victoria Falls Anytime, and say once it is finished it will be operating from the Dabula Jetty, 4 kilometres upstream from the Falls.
|Fast Facts for Zambezi Explorer:|
|Number of Decks||3|
|Total Passenger Capacity||140|
|Gross Weight||70 Tonnes|
|Investment Costs||+/- US$1.5 Million|
|Types of Cruises Available||6|
The cruises it will offer are Corporate Cruises, Sunrise Cruises, Lunch Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Dinner Cruises, and Jetty Dinners.
It is a custom designed 5-star cruise boat with the sole aspiration of rendering relaxation and reflection to its discerning passengers. Located on Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls, its location provides a stunning backdrop to one of the most spectacular river scenes to be experienced in Africa.
Wide stairways link three decks which all have full bars manned by handpicked staff aiming to provide the highest standard of service on the Zambezi. The lower luxury deck allows wheelchair access and the vessel’s flexible design space accommodates functions, events and conferences complete with WIFI and audio visual support. In the galley, a state of the art kitchen serves a healthy selection of canapés while catering for varying, specialized dietary requirements. All of the onboard electrical functions are powered by the sun’s energy through an intricate network of photovoltaic cells in an attempt to promote a greener destination.
For more information go to http://www.zambeziexplorer.com/index.html
Date: 9 May 2013