Best of Zimbabwe Newsletter
Dear InnSiders
The Inns of Zimbabwe and its affiliates, Members of the Best of Zimbabwe, will be offering specials throughout the year.
Our Lifestyle Partners are offering cardholders various benefits on presentation of a valid Innsider Lifestyle Card.
Both are listed at the end of this Newsletter.
Innsider Lifestyle card

Innsider Cards also available from:
Dawn Properties in Harare
Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls
Antelope Park, Gweru

Best of Zimbabwe Reservations Office opens in Harare

Boniface Siziba, Shop 37 1st Floor, Arundel Village, Quorn Avenue, Mt. Pleasant
Telephone: (04) 301322 | Cell: +263 (0) 77 379 4380 | Email: bestofzimbabwe@gmail.com

Best of Zimbabwe on Facebook

In keeping with efforts to continuously expand channels of communication, Best of Zimbabwe now has a presence on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/BestofZimbabwe.Hospitality

This site allows for instant updating of information and interaction with customers, and will be used by members of the group to alert guests to opportunities aplenty.
Everyone is encouraged to check it out and hit Like to be in the loop.
It is also a great way for guests to keep in touch with each other and share their experiences.

Forthcoming Events

Sanganai in Bulawayo: 12 - 14 September 2019

St.John’s Fair in Harare: 6 October 2019

Cyclone Idai - Zimbabwe Appeal

Dear Friends,
As you will all be aware Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi have been devastated by Cyclone Idai. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and many thousands have been displaced. Hundreds of people are still missing and many bodies recovered have yet to be identified.

Thousands of homes have been destroyed and numerous bridges and roads have been washed away which has made the deployment of aid very difficult.

Zimbabwe Appeal

Other than providing basic food and shelter the immediate concerns relate to health and the spread of disease. Aid workers and the many people on the ground are working tirelessly to ensure that the impact of this tragedy is minimised and disease does not become widespread.

Zimbabwe Aid Fund Appeal

The response to this crisis from local Zimbabweans has been fantastic and many people who are struggling themselves have made donations most of which is food as very few people have 'spare' money.

The Zimbabwe Aid Fund is raising money which will be sent to known and reliable representatives on the ground and identified necessary supplies will be purchased. If you are able to assist by way of a donation, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. We can assure you that no money will be sent to Zimbabwe Government agencies, NGOs or large Charities. All funds will be deployed as intended.

Donations can be made to:


Zimbabwe Aid Fund UK

Zimbabwe Aid Fund UK | NatWest Stroud | Sort Code: 556108 | Account No: 66581427 | Ref: Cyclone Appeal

Or

Zimbabwe Aid Fund | C/O Sean Kelly | Yew Tree Cottage | Box Village | Gloucestershire | GL69HP


Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes
Sean Kelly, Zimbabwe Aid Fund UK, Charity No: 1144880

www.zimbabweaidfund.co.uk

0044(0)7765522194

Africa Albida Tourism -Lokuthula Lodges

Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls

Wi-Fi is now available to guests at the popular Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls, completing an upgrade of the two and three-bedroom self-catering accommodation offering.

Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said: “The installation of Wi-Fi, this month, across the property at Lokuthula Lodges - Victoria Falls completes a phase of investment that started in mid-2018.

“During that time we have installed air conditioning, new queen size beds in the main bedrooms, and soft refurbishments in the living areas,” Mr Kennedy said.

Lokuthula Lodges, which are set amidst beautiful gardens on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate, offer great value for money, and are ideal for families or groups, he said.

The attractive split-level lodges overlook indigenous bush, and allow guests to enjoy sightings of warthog, bushbuck and a rich variety of birds from their private terrace.

The lodges, which are fully equipped for self-catering, feature a lounge (with two sofa beds to accommodate additional guests), opening onto a private terrace, a kitchen and braai facilities.

The lodges, which are serviced daily, offer easy access to a swimming pool and children’s play facilities, as well as The Boma Café, which serves light meals from 7am to 4.30pm, and the “not to be missed” Boma – Dinner & Drum Show.

Lokuthula Lodges have been voted Best Self-Catering establishment in Zimbabwe for the last six consecutive years by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents.

The lodges, situated just 4km from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, are part of Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism’s portfolio of properties, which includes Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites and Ngoma Safari Lodge, in Chobe, Botswana.

Africa Albida Tourism -Lokuthula Lodges

Dear Valued Partner
We are delighted to present you our 2019 Zimbabwe Resident Easter Special.
The details are contained in the flyer below. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Kind regards
Nomusa Chiwota
Sales and Marketing Assistant | Africa Albida Tourism Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Chobe, Botswana
Email: rates@africaalbida.co.zw
Phone:+263 4 885200 l Cell: +263 734 821 567
Website: www.africaalbidatourism.com

Victoria Falls

Antelope Park

Antelope Park

Antelope Park are humbled to be nominated for 'Zimbabwe's Leading Private Game Reserve' in the WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2019 Please, to our treasured guests and friends near and far, kindly vote for us on this link: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote
InnovateInovate special
Terms and Conditions Apply
As a valid Innsider Card holder you get full access to this state of the art GYM for $89 per month. No joining fee
Mutual Gardens, 100 The Chase (West), Emerald Hill +263 4 336215 / 6
Email: info@innovate.co.zw Web: www.innovate.co.zw | Facebook: Innovate High Performance Centre | Twitter: @innovateHPC

Blue Swallow Lodges

Blue Swallow Lodges

Inns of Zimbabwe

Gordons on 125 First Street
My Destination
MY DESTINATION ZIMBABWE
Email Jules Retzlaff on jules.retzlaff@mydestination.com or telephone Dionne Smyth on +2634772 573 121

Musangano Lodge

Musangano Lodge
Avis Car Hire
White Horse Inn

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris - Kariba Safari Lodge

Kariba Safari Lodge

Best of Zimbabwe Members

BULAWAYO & MATOBO HILLS

Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills Tel: +263 9 243954
reservations@amalindacollection.co.zw
www.campamalinda.com
Hubbard’s Historical Tours 12 Fortune’s Gate Road, Fortune’s Gate, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Email:info@hubbardstours.com
hubbardszimtours@gmail.com
Contact numbers
Paul Hubbard, Director and Head Guide +263-733-781-246
Violette Kee-Tui,Social Media and Marketing Manager +263-772-851-609
www.hubbardstours.com
Social Media Twitter: @mboguide
Facebook:@hubbardshistoricaltours
Instagram: @hubbardshistoricaltours
Zambezi Cruise & Safaris’
Shashani Matobo Hills
Tel: 086 88002309, 0772 573 022, 0772 513 955
Email: info@zambezicuisesafaris.com
www.zambezicruisesafaris.com

EASTERN HIGHLANDS

Blue Swallow Lodges
Timeshare Contracts: Thembi 0773196353 / 0719196353 / 0242 707101-9
Email: thembinkosi@dawnpro.co.zw
Reservations: Qondile / Mildred 0242 704501, Sun Vacations Office, Ground Floor, Momomatapa Hotel, Harare
www.blueswallow.co.zw
Gordon's 125 First Street, Mutare
Box 751, Mutare
Tel: +263 0202167200
Cell: +263 712 231 772
GPS: 19° 1'59"S 32° 41'18"E
Email: gordons@innsofzimbabwe.co.zw
Reservations: Boniface Siziba
Shop 37, Arundel Village, Quorn Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, Harare
Cell : +263 (0) 77 379 4380
Email: bestofzimbabwe@gmail.com
www.innsofzimbabwe.co.zw
La Rochelle Country House and Spa, Penhalonga Email: reservations@larochellecentre.com
Tel: (024) 2497213/ +263 7 610 803
If dialling from Mutare - (022024) 22250 / 22472
Email: events@larochellecentre.com
Leopard Rock Hotel, Bvumba

Tel: 020 2160170 / 746491 / 0712 205 674
Reservations WHATSAPP - +263  772 100 790
Email:reservations@leopardrockhotel.com
www.theleopardrock.com

Musangano Lodge, near Mutare Tel: +263 (0) 204 2267
Cell: +263 (0) 712 320 327
Email: info@musangano.com
www.musangano.com
White Horse Inn, Bvumba Telephone +263 020 2160325 / 6
Cell: +263 (0) 715 938 388
whitehorseinn@bsatt.com
www.whitehorseinn.co.zw

HARARE

The Bronte Hotel 132 Baines Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 024 2707522-7
Email: reservations@brontehotel.co.zw
www.brontehotel.com
Wild Geese Lodge Tel: 2917977-9
Cell: 077 2 145 103 / 077 2 164 987-9
Email: info@wildgeese.co.zw
www.wildgeeselodge.com
Bushman Rock Safaris, Ruwa Tel: +263 (0) 772 156 119 / +263 (0) 735 284 338
Email: info@bushmanrock.com
www.bushmanrock.com
www.facebook.com/Bushmanrocksafaris

HWANGE

African Bush Camps Tel: +27 21 7010 270
Email: contact@africanbushcamps.com
www.africanbushcamps.com
The Hide Tel: +263 024 24988 / 35 / 6
Cell: +263 77 472 4412
Email: reservations@thehide.com
www.thehide.com
Hwange Safari Company   Tel: +263 (0) 924 3954 / 924 6430
www.hwangesafarico.com
Ivory Lodge Tel: +263 (0)9 243 954
Email: resman@amalindacollection.co.zw
Khulu Ivory Lodge Tel: +263 (0)9 243 954
Email: resman@amalindacollection.co.zw

KARIBA

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Tel: +263 (0) 772 135 554 / 5
Email: centralres@bumihills.com
www.bumihills.com
Changa Safari Camp, Matusadona National Park Tel: +263 024 2498 835 / 6
Cell: +263 77 873 1567
Email: reservations@changasafaricamp.com
www.changasafaricamp.com
Rhino Safari Camp Cell: Karl Wright +263 772 400 021
Jenny Nobes +263 772 205 000
Email: rhino.safari.camp@mail.com
www.rhinosafaricamp.com
Spurwing Island Tel: +263 777 516 171
Skype: spurwing.island
Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
www.spurwingisland.com
Zambezi Cruise & Safaris’
Kariba Safari Lodge & Masumu River Lodge
Tel: 086 88002309, 0772 573 022, 0772 513 955
Email: info@zambezicuisesafaris.com
www.zambezicruisesafaris.com

LOWER ZAMBEZI

Jecha Point Fishing Lodge P O Box 67, Chirundu
Email: info@jechapoint.com
www.jechapoint.com
www.facebook.com/JechaPointFishingLodge
Natureways Safaris Cell: +263 (0) 772 335 038
Email: reservations@natureways.com
www.natureways.com
Tiger Safaris Camp Tel: +260 979 515 930
Harare Office Tel: (0) 778 020 699
Camp email: tigersafaris@gmail.com
Harare Office email: travel@gotravel.co.zw
www.tigersafaris.co.zw

MASVINGO

Norma Jeanes Lake View Resort, Masvingo Tel: +263 (0) 39 2264879
Cell:+263 712 408116 | +263 712 889 887
Email. normajeanes@yoafrica.com
www.normajeaneslakeviewresort.com

MIDLANDS

Antelope Park, Gweru Tel: +263 054 2231933 / 2231943
VoIp: +263 8677021630
Cell: +263 772609541
Email: reservations@antelopepark.co.zw
www.antelopepark.co.zw
Jabulani Safaris, Shangani Tel: +263 (0) 712 622 146 / +263 (0)775 100 085
Email: info@jabulanizimbabwe.com
www.jabulanizimbabwe.com
Zambezi Cruise & Safaris’
Pamuzinda Safari Lodge & Chengeta Safari Lodge
Tel: 086 88002309, 0772 573 022, 0772 513 955
Email: info@zambezicuisesafaris.com
www.zambezicruisesafaris.com

SOUTH EAST LOWVELD

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge Cell: +263 774 999 059
Email:info@chilogorge.com
sales@chilogorge.com
www.chilogorge.com

VICTORIA FALLS

Ilala Lodge Tel: +263 (0) 83 22844737 / 8/ 9
Email: reservations@ilalalodge.co.zw
Skype: ilalalodge
www.ilalalodge.com
Lokuthula Lodges Tel: +263 (0) 83 22843211 - 20 or +263 213 2844714 / 7
Email: reservations@saflodge.co.zw
Website: www.africaalbidatourism.com
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Tel: +263 (0) 83 22843211 - 20
Email : saflodge@saflodge.co.zw
Website : www.africaalbidatourism.com
Victoria Falls Rest Camp Tel: +263 (0) 83 22840509 / 11
Email: reservations@restcamp.co.zw
Skype: victoriafallsrestcamp2
www.vicfallsrestcamp.com

InnSider Lifestyle Partners

Benefit Offered on presentation of a valid Innsider Lifestyle Card

CATEGORY

COMPANY

BENEFIT

AIRLINES

Halsteds Aviation Corporation
marketing@haczim.com
Tel: +263 (0) 4 886 701 / 2
Mobile: +263 (0) 779 925 769
Mobile SA: +27 (0) 72 830 8661
Website: www.flyhac.com
Fax email: +27 (86) 689 0895
Judy Goddard, Marketing Manager
To be confirmed

ENTERTAINMENT

Reps Theatre
The Spotlight Tel: +263 4 308159
10% discount on tickets for Repertory Players' productions

FLORIST

Forget-me-not, Debbie Purse
Tel: +263 4 746404 / 5
Tel: +263 772343595
Newlands Shopping Centre, Harare
10% discount on floral orders only (not on gifts )

IT

Paardigm Programming
2 Good Hope Road, Mount Hamden, Harare
Tel: 0773 415 034
info@paardigm.com
www.paardigm.com
Director & General Manager: Alan Paardenkooper
20% discount

HEALTH & FITNESS

Land +263 4 336 215
info@innovate.co.zw
www.facebook.com/InnovateHPC
www.innovate.co.zw
$29 Joining Fee (once off)
$105 per month normal rate
$89 per month Innsider rate

HIRE

Rooney's Hire Service
Tel: +2634 748621 / 7
Fax: +263 4 770348
Skype: niallzim1
10% discount on hire. Terms and conditions apply

PHOTOGRAPHY

Scottyphotography, Christopher Scott
Tel: +263912 440052
Tel: +2772 7269418
skype: scottyphotography
www.scottyphotography.net
10% discount on our studio packages for a family shoot in their studio

RESTAURANTS

Alo Alo Restaurant, (Maximum Party of 4)
10 Forest Road, Mount Pleasant. Harare
Behind Arundel Shopping Centre
Tel: (04) 369198 / 369257
Mobile: 0773 265 933
aloalolesley@gmail.com
5% discount
Mojo's Restaurant
10 East Road, Avondale
Tel: (04) 705993 / 761639
mojos@zol.co.zw
www.facebook.com/mojosharare
10% discount off the full Rodizo Menu and drinks inside the restaurant for lunch and dinner
5% discount for functions and private events in the garden

TRAVEL

Avis
sales@avis.co.zw
10% discount

TRAVEL AGENTS

Best of Zimbabwe Reservations Office:
Boniface Siziba
Shop 37, Arundel Village
Quorn Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, Harare
Cell: +263 (0) 77 379 4380
bestofzimbabwe@gmail.com
www.bestofzimbabwe.co.zw
Co-ordinating Zimbabwe
11 Kildare Rd, Hillside. Bulawayo
Tel: +263-9-243064 / 242298 / 241748
cozim@coz.co.zw or cozimres2@coz.co.zw
www.cozimafrica.com