SUMMARY – RADISSON BLU HOTEL GROUP OPENS ITS FIRST SAFARI RESORT IN AFRICA, RADISSON BLU RESORT MOSI-OA-TUNYA, LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA, NEAR THE ICONIC VICTORIA FALLS. THE RESORT EMBRACES SUSTAINABILITY, OFFERS LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS, AND PROMISES UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES AMIDST THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE ZAMBEZI RIVER.
Radisson Blu Hotel Group has recently unveiled its inaugural safari resort in Africa, known as Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone, Zambia. Situated by the Zambezi River, the resort marks a significant milestone for the group’s expansion plans in Africa, aiming to have 150 hotels operating or under development by 2025.
The resort finds its home near Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just two kilometers south of Livingstone and four kilometers northwest of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, Victoria Falls.
Operating with great reverence for the natural wonder that is Victoria Falls and its diverse ecosystem, the resort has obtained the esteemed EDGE green building certification. It stands out for its 20% increase in energy efficiency, water conservation, and use of sustainable building materials, setting a positive example for other properties in the region.
In line with the Radisson Hotel Group’s acclaimed Responsible Business program, the resort has pledged its commitment to UNESCO’s Sustainable Tourism Pledge. This dedication showcases the group’s global recognition and award-winning efforts in promoting sustainable practices within the hospitality industry.
Exquisite Accommodations and Amenities
Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort, Zambia offers an array of luxurious accommodations, including 200 rooms, suites, and villas, many of which boast breathtaking views of the Zambezi River. Guests can indulge in delectable cuisine at the resort’s bespoke all-day dining restaurant or unwind with a refreshing drink at the Shungu Bar and Lounge, the Viewing Deck, or the Pool Bar overlooking the river. For those seeking relaxation or fitness, the resort provides a well-equipped fitness center, spa, and swimming pools.
The resort’s outdoor boma and firepit create an idyllic setting to enjoy African evenings and stunning sunsets. It serves as an ideal venue for events and meetings, featuring a spacious ballroom, boardrooms, and meeting rooms. Moreover, visitors can immerse themselves in a range of thrilling adventures, from river cruises to Victoria Falls bridge activities, helicopter rides, water rafting, canoeing, and captivating game drives.
Shaun Wheeler, the General Manager, expresses his excitement, saying, “I am thrilled to lead the team as we open this magnificent property, providing our guests with unforgettable moments and the chance to discover one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, located just a stone’s throw away.” Tim Cordon, the Chief Commercial Officer, Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, shares his perspective, stating, “Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia offers our guests a unique destination to explore and discover. Our increased presence in Zambia reflects our belief in the country’s potential, with this being our second property and a third one, Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka, Longacres, slated to open in 2023.”