Into Autumn with the Best  of Zimbabwe
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 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 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.

Africa Albida Tourism

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Estate Eliminates Plastic Water Bottles in bid to go Plastic-Free
Africa Albida Water
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge waitress Kudakwashe Ruwuya serves water in a reusable glass bottle, a major step towards the hospitality group’s goal of going single-use plastic-free by 2021

Re-useable glass water bottles have replaced single-use plastic bottles at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites as hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism continues to rally to protect the environment.

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show and Lokuthula Lodges will follow suit in the next two weeks. The move, which will see the elimination of more than 80,000 plastic water bottles a year used across the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate in hotel rooms, restaurants and bars, follows the installation of the Natura water system earlier this month.

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said: "We shall now aim to reduce and then remove as much other plastic as possible from our operations, to a point in 2021 where there is hopefully zero, for example, plastic laundry bags, plastic shopping bags and other plastic bottles, such as juice bottles."

The environmentally friendly Natura water system purifies water onsite through a three-stage filtration system. The water is then put into glass bottles for guest use, after which the bottles are collected, washed, sterilised and re-used. The system produces both still and sparkling water. "

It is important as a responsible business to keep pace with world trends in all conservation issues, and where possible, as with Victoria Falls Recycling, to also lead. We have researched and talked to colleagues before making informed decisions," Kennedy said

"The impact of this initiative has many benefits – there will be over 80,000 less plastic bottles going out into the environment, and with less plastic in circulation that can find its way into the wild and therefore potentially harm wildlife, especially elephants."

It would also have a major impact on waste management, due to a massive reduction in plastic waste that is caused by the mineral water empties, so much less litter to deal with in our daily operational routine, he said

There was also the benefit of reduced cost of water to guests, he added

The hospitality group had decided to eliminate plastic bottles from its premises entirely by providing water dispensers so guests may fill up their own water bottles to take-away when going on activities, and by selling aluminium bottles in its souvenir shop

This development comes after the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate stopped using plastic straws, adopting more eco-friendly paper straws instead, and launched Victoria Falls Recycling last year, a project which recycles plastics, paper, glass and beverage cans

The only project of its kind in the region, Victoria Falls Recycling, launched in March 2018 by AAT in partnership with Greenline Africa, Victoria Falls Municipality and PetrecoZim, has collected and baled more than 24 tonnes of waste for recycling in its first year of operation

AAT operates a portfolio of properties in Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, as well as Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, Botswana.

The Countdown is on to the day that helps save our Wildlife - 20 September 2019

Save the Date

Antelope Park Winter Special

Antelope Park Winter Special

Bushman Rock

Bushman Rock

Chilo Gorge - Winter Warmer Special 2019

Chilo Gorge

It's Back - Beat the winter blues and join us at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in June and July 2019 for our Winter Warmer Special.

An Amazing All Inclusive Rate of USD 225.00 per person per night INCLUSIVE of Luxury en suite accommodation, 3 meals daily, teas & coffee, 2 half day or 1 full day activity and drinks.

Terms and Conditions Apply
· Valid for Zimbabwean Residents only
· Applicable to new bookings only
· Drinks included are water, soft drinks, beers, wines & spirits (reasonable quantities!) and excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
· Rates exclude Community Levy USD 5 per person per night and Park Entry Fees USD 8 per person per day
· AND note Children's discounted rates : 0-5yrs FOC, 6-15yrs 50%, 16yrs+ classified as adult
· AND Diesel can be made available for bookings of 3 nights or more - USD 1.75 per litre - max 50 litre's per vehicle payable directly to the lodge in USDThank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing the Gonarezhou experience with you. Kindest Regards, Shirley Wilson, Sales Manager
c: + 263 772 228 070
e: sales@chilogorge.com
w: www.chilogorge.com
Facebook
August Heroes Holiday Day Visitor Special
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

Inns of Zimbabwe

Gordon's on 125 First Street
August Heroes Holiday 3 Night Visitor Special
My Destination
MY DESTINATION ZIMBABWE
Email Jules Retzlaff on jules.retzlaff@mydestination.com or telephone Dionne Smyth on +2634772 573 121
  White Horse Inn
Avis Car Hire

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris

Mana Pools Safari Lodge
Departure Dates out of Binga
August Heroes Holiday 4 Night Visitor Special

Best of Zimbabwe Members

BULAWAYO & MATOBO HILLS

Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills Tel: +263 9 243954
reservations@amalindacollection.co.zw
www.campamalinda.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 20 67200
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: (04) 497213/ +263 7 610 803
If dialling from Mutare - (022024) 22250 / 22472
Email: events@larochellecentre.com
Leopard Rock Hotel, Bvumba

Tel: 020 60170 / 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 60325 / 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 4 707522-7
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 4 4988 / 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 4 498 835 / 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

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 264879
Cell:+263 712 408116 | +263 712 889 887
Email. normajeanes@yoafrica.com
www.normajeaneslakeviewresort.com

MIDLANDS

Antelope Park, Gweru Tel: +263 54 231933 / 231943
VoIp: +263 8677021630
Cell: +263 712362220
Email: reservations@antelopepark.co.zw
www.antelopepark.co.zw
Dunhu Ramambo, Selous Tel: +263 772 568 832  /  +263 772 573 022
Email: reservations@dunhuramambo.com
admire@dunhuramambo.com
reservations@dunhuramambo.com
www.dunhuramambo.com
Jabulani Safaris, Shangani Tel: +263 (0) 712 622 146 / +263 (0)775 100 085
Email: info@jabulanizimbabwe.com
www.jabulanizimbabwe.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) 213 2844737 / 8/ 9
Email: reservations@ilalalodge.co.zw
Skype: ilalalodge
www.ilalalodge.com
Lokuthula Lodges Tel: +263 213 2843211 - 20 or +263 213 2844714 / 7
Email: reservations@saflodge.co.zw
Website: www.africaalbidatourism.com
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Tel: +263 213 2843211 - 20
Email : saflodge@saflodge.co.zw
Website : www.africaalbidatourism.com
Victoria Falls Rest Camp Tel: +263 (0) 213 2840509 / 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