Inside Radisson’s first safari hotel

Radisson Hotel Group has opened the doors of its first safari resort in Africa – Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, the resort is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025…

sunset view over swimming pool at Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort

You would be wrong to think that the Radisson brand is limited to city centres and airports. In what can only be described a major plot twist, Radisson Hotel Group has turned a new chapter to open its first safari hotel. Located a literal stones throw from the famous Victoria Falls, a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort has been constructed and will operate with the greatest respect to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and habitat for several unique species of plants and animals.

The building has been given an EDGE green building certification because of the hotel’s 20 per cent 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 globally recognised Responsible Business programme.

villa suite in natural tones and textures, tiled floor and wooden surfaces at Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort

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“Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia represents a 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 shelters 200 guestrooms, luxurious suites, and villas, many with unparalleled views of the Zambezi River. Guests can enjoy the resort’s bespoke all-day dining restaurant and sip their favourite drink at the resort’s Shungu Bar and Lounge, the Viewing Deck, or the Pool Bar overlooking the Zambezi River.

wooden terrace with river view at the Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone Resort - River Cruiser Restaurant

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The design includes a fitness centre, spa, and swimming pools for those looking to stay active or cool off with a relaxing dip. The outdoor boma and firepit allow guests to make the most of the African evenings and gorgeous sunsets. In addition, with its ballroom of over 500 square metres, boardrooms, and meeting rooms, the hotel is an ideal setting for events and meetings for both leisure and business use.

Radisson Blu is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

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