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Tel: +27 (0)21 447 4021
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 4031
P O Box 12999
Mowbray, 7705
Head Office:
170 Lower Main Road
Observatory, Cape Town
South Africa
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Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Africa’s only winner of the ultimate global trip delivery incentive
accolade site crystal award 1995 & 2001
For a high res destination photographs, please go to www.greenroute.co.za
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           VICTORIA                Livingstone
           FALLS TOWN

                                                 Zambia                     Kariba

                  Victoria Falls                                                     Chinhoyi
                  National Park
                                                 Livingstone                                        Harare

                                                                            ZIMBABWE                       Mutare




                                                                             South Africa
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    Boasting the largest single curtain of falling water

   on earth, aptly named the “smoke that thunders”,

       Victoria Falls has always been one of the most

      powerful adventure destinations on the planet!

     It was Green Route who pioneered international

incentive travel to this region way back in 1992. Now

   that Zimbabwe is starting to find its feet again, we

are at the forefront of the travel revival to this African


   Victoria Falls is a world heritage site and a premier

      incentive destination in Africa. It boasts several

stunning lodges and hotels to suit all budgets, a wide          Access Information
  choice of meeting and function facilities as well as

                    countless ways to really “go wild”!          With over 20 international flight connections to

                                                                   Victoria Falls weekly from Johannesburg and
The Falls area has always been a safe popular tourist        Windhoek, as well as daily flights from Harare, easy
  destination, unaffected by the turmoil witnessed in                                          access is assured.
  other parts of the country in past years. The people

        are friendly and welcoming and the product            Flights to Livingstone (Zambia) and Kasane (near

     offerings are exceptional. Tucked into the north-             Chobe National Park in Botswana) are other

  west corner of Zimbabwe, this beautiful region also         ways to access the region. A good road network

borders Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. It is possible         connects the Victoria Falls area to Livingstone, just

to incorporate a myriad of safari-style forays into any       15 minutes drive away, as well as to Chobe, a 90

of these countries as part of a larger programme. Let                                 minute transfer by coach.

   the astounding natural beauty, friendly hospitality

  and world class adventure opportunities of Victoria        A new charter flight route has also been activated

                         Falls entice and astound you!         between the Kruger National Park (South Africa)

                                                              and Livingstone, offering a further access option.
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zimbabwe weather

    Climate information

       The summers in Zimbabwe range from

  October through to April and are long, hot

 and characterized by dramatic, short heavy

 rainfalls. By comparison, spring, autumn and

       winter are usually dry, sunny and cool.

  Come April, at the end of the rainy season,

          the Falls are at their peak and most

    impressive. Certain river activities can be

  curtailed between March and June due to

             the height and force of the river.
                                                                  Average Monthly Temperatures and Rainfall

       The dry season is from May to October

    and is the optimum time to view game in

  the region. During springtime in September

   and October, there is less spray at the Falls

      allowing for better photo opportunities,

      although the torrent can be slightly less


        Victoria Falls

        Averages         Jan    Feb     Mar    Apr    May    Jun     July   Aug    Sept   Oct    Nov    Dec

        Max Temp°C       29.7   29.4    29.7   29.2   27.4   25      24.8   27.8   31.8   33.4   32.4   30.2

        Min Temp °C      18.2   17.9     17    13.9   9.4    6.3     5.6    8.2    12.8   17     18.2   18.1

        Rainfall mm      97.6   126.3   69.8   24.2    0      0       0     0.3    1.9    26.6   63.6   94.9
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incentive class properties

    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge l 4* l 72 rooms l www.threecities.co.za

                                      Quick Facts:
        Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set on a high
      plateau offering uninterrupted views of the
  surrounding bushveld and spectacular African
    sunsets. It is centrally located for easy access
      to town, the Falls, adventure activities and
                                safari experiences.

       Each room has its own balcony as well as
      digital safe, air conditioning, fan, mosquito
       nets, customized toiletries, tea and coffee
         making facilities and extra-length beds.

  Uniqueness for Incentives:

  • Dinner overlooking the waterhole
  • “Vulture restaurant” viewing experience
  • African Boma dinner experience
  • Private bush dinners                               On Site Facilities:

                                                       • 2 restaurants
                                                       • Bar
                                                       • 2 indoor meeting rooms
                                                       • 3 additional outdoor function venues
                                                       • Swimming pool and deck
                                                       • Complimentary shuttle bus
                                                       • Curio gift shop, internet cafe, activities desk
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incentive class properties

      Elephant Hills Resort l 5* l 276 rooms l www.africansunhotels.com

                                        Quick Facts:

     This luxury hilltop hotel, which enjoys tranquil

     views over the Zambezi River and surrounds,

           is the flagship for premier incentive class

 properties in this region. On offer are world-class

conferencing facilities as well as an abundance

   of fantastic sports facilities and entertainment

                      options to round off your stay.


 All rooms have a private balcony, shower, bath,

    air conditioning, overhead fan, mini bar and

                                          satellite TV.

Uniqueness for Incentives:

• Gary Player 18-hole championship golf course
                                                          On Site Facilities:
• Variety of fantastic venues for functions,

  meetings and events                                     • 4 Restaurants and 3 bars
• Ideal for active sports enthusiasts and nature          • 8 state of the art conference / meeting rooms
  lovers                                                  • Spa, swimming pool and gymnasium
• Premier venue for large groups                          • Floodlit tennis courts, squash courts and

                                                            volleyball courts

                                                          • Bowling green
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     Victoria Falls Hotel l 5* l 180 rooms l www.victoriafallshotel.com

                                       Quick Facts:
    Built in 1904, this elegant raffles-style hotel is
     known as the “grand old lady of the Falls”.
  Offering charm and grandeur along with the
convenience of modern amenities, the Victoria
  Falls Hotel is set in lush, tranquil gardens with a
            private pathway to the famous Falls.

  Although each room has its own unique look,
 they are all equipped with satellite TV, a safety
   deposit box, en suite bathroom and shower,
    bar fridge, air conditioning, tea and coffee
                   facilities and a trouser presser.

Uniqueness for Incentives:

• Grand dining in colonial style
• Stunning garden function location
                                                         On Site Facilities:
• Colonial-themed station venue
• Steam train adventure                                  • 3 Restaurants
                                                         • Swimming pool and tennis courts
                                                         • Lounges, library and reading rooms
                                                         • 2 Conference facilities
                                                         • Business centre
                                                         • Chapel
                                                         • Spa and hair salon
                                                         • Curio shop
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incentive class properties

    The Kingdom l 4* l 294 rooms l www.africansunhotels.com

                                    Quick Facts:
        Situated close to the Falls, the Kingdom
       is an all encompassing pleasure palace.
  Architecturally styled on the great Zimbabwe
         monument, its tribal design provides a
   playful backdrop to the plentiful dining and
       entertainment options available on site.

 The rooms are built around a lake feature and
    include en suite bathrooms, personal safes,
   satellite TV, chairs and coffee table and air
        conditioning amongst other mod cons.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Thrilling casino experiences in the Great

   Enclosure                                       On Site Facilities:
 • Upmarket shopping opportunities on site
                                                   • 3 restaurants and a food court
 • Championship golf course nearby
                                                   • 4 bars
 • Cost effective option for large groups
                                                   • 4 swimming pools
                                                   • Conference room and meeting facilities
                                                   • Bank and business centre
                                                   • Health and beauty spa
                                                   • Children’s activities
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    Ilala Lodge l 4* l 32 rooms l www.ilalalodge.com

                                     Quick Facts:
   Ilala Lodge is ideally situated as it is located
       closest to the Falls and borders a nature
   reserve. It is a gracious yet affordable family
      run lodge with secluded ambiance. Wild
     animals often graze on the lawns with the
      spray and thunder of the falls providing a
                              majestic backdrop.

   Spacious rooms with teak furnishings leading
   onto a patio or balcony, en suite bathrooms
         with separate shower, air conditioning,
     overhead fan, satellite TV, tea and coffee

 Uniqueness for Incentives:
                                                       On Site Facilities:
 • Jetty dinners
 • Sunset river cruises                                • Palm restaurant and terrace

 • The Falls on your doorstep                          • Swimming pool

 • Ideal for small groups                              • Bar
                                                       • Small conference facilities
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    The Stanley & Livingstone l 5* deluxe l 16 suites l www.stanleyandlivingstone.com

                                    Quick Facts:
          Set on the Victoria Falls Private Game
    Reserve, this all-suite boutique hotel owned
    by Rani Resorts epitomises the grandeur of
      a bygone era. This property is situated 15
  minutes from Victoria Falls town centre and is
          also within easy access of the airport.

      Each suite features a spacious bedroom,
     en suite Victorian style bathroom, lounge,
     secluded patio, air conditioning, mini bar,
        personal safe, DVD player and satellite

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Sip sundowners overlooking                       On Site Facilities:
   the watering hole
                                                    • Gardens with stunning views
 • Walking safari with lions
                                                    • Restaurant and bar
 • Educational elephant back safari
 • Abundant wildlife on your doorstep               • Sun lounge, sundeck terrace

 • Game drives and fishing on the reserve             and swimming pool
                                                    • Conference facilities
                                                    • Wine cellar
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    Chundu Island      l opens May 2010 l 12 tents l www.africaalbidatourism.com

                                     Quick Facts:
   Enjoy supreme levels of peace, comfort and
  relaxation surrounded by romantic opulence
        and unmatched hospitality. The lodge,
  situated on an island 25km upstream from the
    Falls, is nestled in lush riverine greenery and
     commands fantastic views of the river, the
       resident monkeys and rich island birdlife.

   Mosquito proofed luxury tented units with air
              conditioning and en suite facilities

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Exhilarating river cruises
 • Open vehicle safaris
 • Located inside Zambezi National Park
 • Tiger fishing excursions
                                                      On Site Facilities:

                                                      • Superb cuisine
                                                      • Mobile spa
                                                      • Rim-flow pool
                                                      • Seasonal beach
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    Wild Horizons Sanctuary Lodge l opens June 2010 l 9 tents l www.africaalbidatourism.com

                                      Quick Facts:
   Situated in a wildlife sanctuary downstream
 from Victoria Falls, this small intimate lodge will
    have awesome views of the Masuwe River,
   the Batoka gorges and the sky-high spray of
  the Falls. Despite its close proximity to nearby
    attractions, it will be sufficiently secluded to
              allow for close wildlife interaction.

   Each mosquito-proofed luxury tent will have
       a deck veranda overlooking the gorges
    and will be equipped with a fan, bath and
                                  outdoor shower.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Elephant back safaris
                                                       On Site Facilities:
 • Dining at the Elephant’s Wallow
 • Involvement with wildlife conservation and          • Bar

   habitat rehabilitation                              • Restaurant

 • Cheetah and rhino viewing                           • Curio shop
                                                       • Rim-flow pool
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    Matetsi Water Lodge l 5* l 18 suites l www.andbeyond.com

                                    Quick Facts:
   Located in the largest private game reserve
   in Zimbabwe, Matesti Water Lodge is a bold
      fusion of teak, slate and thatch sheltered
  under a canopy of riverine trees with 15km of
  private river frontage. For an unrivalled luxury
    safari experience, it is best to visit between
                             June and November.

     3 individual camps, each hosting six luxury
   suites complete with en suite bathrooms, air
          conditioning and private river decks.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Twice daily game drives in search of
   elephant, buffalo and sable
                                                     On Site Facilities:
 • Interpretive bush walks, conservation lessons
   and wildlife monitoring                           • Intimate riverside dining decks

 • Riverboat cruises and canoe excursions            • Private plunge pools

   spotting birds, hippo and crocodile               • Complimentary shuttles to Victoria Falls
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incentive class properties

    Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge l 4* l 8 chalets l www.africaalbidatourism.com

                                     Quick Facts:
            Imbabala has a unique location, 80
    kilometres from Victoria Falls and bordering
  Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Surrounded
    by natural reserve with prime river frontage,
  this exclusive setting is the ideal vantage from
      which to survey throngs of elephant herds
                       traversing the floodplains.

  Individual thatch lodges with en suite facilities
          and spacious verandas opening onto
                            sweeping river views.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • The place where 4 countries meet
 • Private river frontage
                                                      On Site Facilities:
 • Amazing game viewing and bird watching
   opportunities                                      • Open fronted dining room

 • Spectacular views over the floodplains             • Lounge and bar areas
                                                      • Swimming pool and sundeck
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    A’Zambezi River Lodge      l 3* l 83 rooms       l   www.rtg.co.zw

                                    Quick Facts:
    Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River,
       upstream from Victoria Falls, the unique
         A’Zambezi Lodge offers a true African
 experience. New on the incentive market, this
   lodge is the perfect retreat for relaxing in an
                                 informal setting.

    Rooms are set within a semi-circular thatch
         structure with air conditioning, private
                        bathrooms, radio and TV.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • River viewing deck
 • Open air restaurant
 • Traditional live entertainment
                                                            On Site Facilities:

                                                            • Grillroom
                                                            • 3 Bars
                                                            • Swimming pool
                                                            • Complimentary shuttle bus
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    Gorges Lodge l 3* l 10 rooms l www.gorgeslodgevicfalls.com

                                     Quick Facts:
     This rustic intimate lodge is perched 250m
    above the Zambezi River on the edge of a
    gorge and downstream from Victoria Falls.
   Set in beautiful gardens with amazing views,
                    this is truly a 5 star location!

    Each stone and thatch cottage is tastefully
    appointed with oregon pine furniture, wide
  sheltered balconies or verandas, bar fridges,
        mosquito nets and en suite bathrooms.

 Uniqueness for Incentives:

 • Spectacular location
 • Fishing excursions to Sindinda Island
 • A delight for birders and nature enthusiasts
                                                       On Site Facilities:
 • Cost effective location for small groups
                                                       • Swimming pool
                                                       • Dining area
                                                       • Bar
                                                       • Shuttle service
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victoria falls - highlights

 • Adrenalin Activities and Water Sports

   Being the number one adventure

   destination, the options at Victoria Falls

   are endless – from white water rafting,

   canoeing and boogie boarding on the

   Zambezi to a gorge swing, flying fox or

   abseil above it, to name but a few!

 • Abundant Wildlife Experiences

   Track wildebeest on a game drive, listen for

   hippo on a river safari, spot birds on a bush

   walk, or watch waterbuck crossing the golf

   course before playing through

 • African Wellness Opportunities

   Many of the lodges offer relaxing spa

   treatments to help guests unwind in a truly

   African way

                                                   • Retail Therapy

                                                     Shop for traditional crafts and interesting

                                                     curiosities in the stores and markets of Victoria

                                                     Falls town

                                                   • Local Life

                                                     Visit one of the traditional villages in the area

                                                     where you can meet the locals and learn

                                                     more about their day-to-day activities
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victoria falls - unique activities

 • Elephant Back Safaris

   Enjoy a unique opportunity to interact with

   these majestic giants of the wild

 • Walk with Lions

   Follow the movements of the undisputed

   kings of the bush up close and personal

 • Steam Train Trips

   Savour an “out of Africa” bush breakfast, a

   royal high tea or simply sundowners as part

   of your exhilarating bridge run to the Falls

 • Bungee Jumping over the Falls                  • Flight of the Angels

   Pump up your adrenalin by jumping 111            A close up view of Victoria Falls from a

   metres from the old rail bridge near the         different angle – in the cockpit of a fixed

   Falls                                            wing aircraft or helicopter

                                                  • Experience the essence of Zimbabwe

                                                    An opportunity to appreciate the arts,

                                                    crafts and culture unique to this region

                                                  • Visit Botswana for the Day

                                                    Explore the wonders of Chobe National

                                                    Park by boat or game vehicle
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victoria falls - dining out

    Eating out!

      Victoria Falls boasts some fantastic dining
    venues for incentive groups, where friendly
   hospitality competes with traditional flavours
             and superb cuisine for your favour.

                        Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
     Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant: Inspired by the
        Royal Drum of local legend, this award-
     winning a la carte restaurant offers mouth
    watering pan-African cuisine. It overlooks a
 water hole and can cater for up to 100 diners.

  The Boma – Place of Eating: A unique cultural
  experience combining a feast of delectable
   Zimbabwean dishes with traditional dancers
  and interactive drumming. This partially open
  air restaurant can seat between 230 and 300
                  guests and is well worth the visit.

                          Wild Horizons Sanctuary
    The Elephant Wallow: A fun, relaxed venue
       that overlooks a watering hole, this is the
        location from where the Elephant back
   safaris commence. It is the perfect place for
     a refreshment or light lunch before or after
                  this wonderful safari experience.

                               Elephant Hills Resort
         Samukele Carvery: Sumptuous dinners
           are accompanied by live traditional
    entertainment in this elevated dining room
    which features glass walls on two sides. The
    open air ambiance and views over the golf
    course can be enjoyed by up to 180 diners.
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victoria falls - dining out

     Eating out!

  Kasibi Terrace: An open, spacious layout with
    modern wood furnishings, this venue is ideal
       for buffet functions for large conference
     groups and can seat up to 120 delegates.

   Mapopoma Lounge: With remarkable views
          of the rising mist over Victoria Falls, this
       glass walled open plan lounge is perfect
        for an informal dining experience. Up to
      80 guests can relax on cosy couches and
        contemporary chairs set around coffee

   The Pool Area: Guests can savour the hotel’s
      acclaimed African barbeque dinner with
    accompanying African entertainment. The
      wrought iron furniture set under thatched
     shelters can seat up to 350 diners for a truly
                         memorable experience.                 Stanley’s Terrace: Up to 100 guests can
                                                          sample the treats of a traditional high tea or
                                Victoria Falls Hotel        savour canapés and cocktails at sundown
    Livingstone Room: The colonial elegance of           with spectacular views of the bridge and Falls
  the Livingstone Room is the perfect backdrop                         creating the perfect backdrop.
       for a grandly themed dinner and dance
                    function for up to 120 guests.                                        The Kingdom
                                                           White Waters: A fantastic location for large
    Jungle Junction: Ideal for incentive groups,               groups of up to 240, the restaurant and
  this venue can accommodate up to 140 and                   terraces overlook the Pool Island and are
  epitomises the spirit of Africa through its fusion              perfect for lunch and dinner buffets.
          of African flavours and entertainment.

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