Hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has resumed construction of the Victoria Falls Safari Spa following a two-year delay due to the uncertainties around the impact of COVID-19 on travel and tourism.
Expected to open in October, the spa is being built under canvas and is located on a north-facing ridge in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate. The central area will feature manicure and pedicure stations, private relaxation rooms, a café, a hair salon and change rooms, including one that is wheelchair-friendly, as well as three separate private treatment rooms (one double and two singles).
AAT Chief Executive, Ross Kennedy, said: “For two years we have had to look at the foundations that we started in March 2020 and to now see the contractors back on site and the project becoming a reality once more is a testament to the tourism recovery we are witnessing and contributing to.”
Kennedy said the spa would be open to non-residents and residents of the group’s properties. AAT’s portfolio includes Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites and Lokuthula Lodges.
The spa will be open for wellness weekends, Monday to Thursday breaks, couples’ and wedding packages where bridal parties can book it exclusively. The Victoria Falls Safari Spa will be managed by Michele Vickery, who has 19 years’ experience as a beauty therapist. -Tourism Update