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An exclusive look inside a five-star Zambezi River resort

This five-star resort on the banks of the Zambezi River takes African luxury to a whole new level

By Amy Saunders | December 14, 2021 | Travel Leisure

Located on the Zambezi River just an hour away from Zimbabwe’s breathtaking Victoria Falls is the luxury Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge. As part of a vision to boost African tourism and uplift local communities, the Batoka Hospitality Group revamped five-star destination and plans to open doors in March 2022.

Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge is in the western part of the Zambezi National Park and the lavish destination offers guests the chance to luxuriate in the magnificent African bush where they can take in the exquisite waters of the mighty Zambezi or marvel at elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo and abundant birdlife.

The 24-bed lodge comprises 10 standard suites, each with a private plunge pool and spectacular views of the Zambezi River. The lodge amenities also feature a spa and fitness centre.

The Batoka Hospitality Group enlisted the talented Yvonne O’Brien of The Private House Company to work on the luxury destination’s interiors. O’Brien’s portfolio includes Londolozi, Lapalala and Simbithi, as well as high-end homes and residences in Steyn City, Hyde Park, Dainfern and Clifton, South Africa.

The natural materials and tones O’Brien and her team have brought to the Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge blend seamlessly into the Victoria Falls landscape, where breathtaking vistas greet guests from every suite. Ghanaian brand R&R Luxury has also partnered with the group to provide essential items for each of the suites.

Later in 2022, a two-bedroom suite, complete with a private swimming pool, lounge and dining room and deck for those desiring more privacy and opulent “home away from home” experience will be added to the lodge’s offering. Take an exclusive tour of the five-star Batoka Zambezi Sands River Lodge in the image gallery below.

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