Radisson Opens First Safari Resort in Africa

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An expansion of Radisson’s portfolio in Africa has resulted in the opening of Radisson Blu’s Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort in Zambia. Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, it is Radisson’s first safari resort in Africa.

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Radisson Opens First Safari Resort in Africa

Radisson has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Africa with the opening of the Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort in Zambia. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, the resort is the group’s first safari resort in Africa and first resort in Zambia.

The property is also a key step towards reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025.

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Superior Room with Terrace at Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort

“Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia represents an unique destination for our guests to discover and explore,” said 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.”

Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort is 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 features 200 rooms, suites and villas, many with views of the Zambezi River. Facilities include an all-day restaurant, over 500sqm of event and meeting space, a bar and lounge, viewing deck, pool bar overlooking the Zambezi River, a fitness center and spa. The outdoor boma and firepit allow guests to make the most of the African evenings and sunsets.

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”.

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

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Article by: Travel News Asia

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