A new conference centre being built near Victoria Falls in Zambia will feature a wildlife waterhole just 50m away.
Delegates heading to the Victoria Falls Conference Centre, which opens in July, will have views of the Zambezi River.
The centre, which will seat 260 people cinema-style, adjoins the five-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
The watering hole will be close to the planned under-canvas lawned tea and social area; the centre will also include a registration area, a luxury boardroom for 12 and an organiser’s office.
“The Victoria Falls Conference Centre is a two-minute walk to the front entrance of the lodge and there are more than 200 other three- and four-star rooms within a five-minute drive, making this an enticing proposition for international meetings of all budget categories,” said the lodge’s operations manager Keith Rissik.
Glen Byrom, of DMC Twiice, which is located at the lodge, said the new centre would overlook ‘a piece of raw Africa’. The fences into the national park were taken down last year, meaning the lodge is now inside the park so he said delegates would certainly get the chance to meet some interesting arrivals.
“Of course it is not raw jungle because there are lodges and chalets in the area but this will not deter wildlife, especially elephants, from accessing waterholes such as will be created at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa with enticing fresh water and salt licks,” added Byrom.
From : Meetpie