Africa Albida Tourism recently held its 20th anniversary of the opening of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

It was a fantastic weekend of celebrations in Victoria Falls, involving many remarkable people who have helped to shape to company into what it is today. Old employees and new employees, company founders, tourism officials, ministers and important members of the travel trade were there to celebrate.

It’s been a long and rewarding journey for the company, and judging by the success of the weekend and the positive energy of the attendees, the journey ahead for Africa Albida Tourism looks brighter than ever.

Here are some of the highlights from the weekend:


The weekend celebrations kicked off with a dinner at the famous Boma, where everyone was given a 20th anniversary chitenge and then packed into the restaurant for a night of fun and energy.



Saturday morning kicked off with a bit of fun: The Amazing Race. Teams were set challenges around Vic Falls town and headed out into the field to complete the tasks.



After a few dance lessons,  the teams had to set up a flash mob in town, performing the dance they learnt during the day.



There was also a painting challenge for those with an artistic streak.



Then teams then had to go in search of ‘poachers’, a trail that led them to the new Santonga site, where Dave Glynn gave an introductory talk about the project.

After a hilarious cooking and plating challenge at the Boma, teams had to investigate a ‘crime’ scene at a lodge and come up with their version of the story.


 After the amazing race, lunch was held at the Elephant Wallow where a new set of gigantic guests arrived to welcome everybody.



Saturday night was the great banquet. Service teams welcomed the guests to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for the 20th dinner function.



From left to right: Julie and Dave Glynn, Barbara and Walter Mzembi (Zimbabwe’s Minister for Tourism) Karen and Ross Kennedy



Detema Jazz Band played at the MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant and guests got loose on the dance floor



Guests boarding Zambezi Explorer on Sunday, for the final event of the weekend, a cruise and Jazz performance while chugging up the Zambezi River.



Left to right: Dave, Ross, Barbara and the Honourable Minister for Tourism Walter Mzembi on board the Zambezi Explorer.

From : Africa Albida Tourism.

24 January 2015