Radisson Hotel Opens First Safari Resort in Africa in Zambia

December 23, 2022
Radisson Hotel Group

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Radisson Hotel Group has opened its first resort in Zambia called Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort. The facility is just a few minutes away from the famous Victoria Falls, nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River.

It is also the group’s first safari resort in Africa and is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025.

Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort is ideally located near the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 2km south of the historic city of Livingstone, and 4km northwest of the famous Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The resort has been constructed and will operate with the greatest respect to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and habitat for several unique species of plants and animals.

The building has obtained a prestigious EDGE green building certification because of the hotel’s 20% increase in energy efficiency, water reduction, and use of sustainable building materials compared to other similar properties in the region.

The resort has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge, aligned with Radisson Hotel Group’s award-winning and globally recognized Responsible Business program.

Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort, Zambia, features 200 rooms, luxurious suites, and villas, many with unparalleled views of the Zambezi River. Guests can enjoy the resort’s bespoke all-day dining restaurant and sip their favourite drink at the resort’s Shungu Bar and Lounge, the Viewing Deck, or the Pool Bar overlooking the Zambezi River.

It offers a fitness centre, spa, and swimming pools for those looking to stay active or cool off with a relaxing dip. The outdoor boma and firepit allow guests to make the most of the African evenings and gorgeous sunsets. The hotel is an ideal setting for events and meetings, with its ballroom of over 500 sqm, boardrooms, and meeting rooms perfect for leisure and business use.

Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique River Cruise and off-the-river adventure excursions, from Victoria Falls bridge activities to helicopter rides, water rafting, canoeing, game drives, and many more.

Shaun Wheeler, General Manager of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia, comments, “I am thrilled to lead the team as we open this magnificent property which allows us to offer visitors memorable moments and exciting experiences such as discovering one of the Seven Wonders of the world (The Victoria Falls), which is a short distance from the hotel”.

“Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia represents a unique destination for our guests to discover and explore,” says Tim Cordon, Chief Commercial Officer, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group. “The expansion of our presence in Zambia demonstrates our belief in the country’s potential. This hotel is our second property in Zambia, following the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, with a third hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka, Longacres, due to open in 2023.”

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia, is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out. The Safety Protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Group’s Safety and Security program, ensuring it always cares for its guests and team members.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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