Wild Horizons and The Elephant Camp are pleased to announce the introduction of four new tented suites to be constructed to the west of the current 12 room facility.
The requirement for rooms at The Elephant Camp continues to exceed availability and in addition we see an increased demand from small groups and families requiring an “exclusive” lodge experience.
The new suites will act as a hybrid between an extension of the current camp, as well as a stand-alone facility offering an exclusive experience for up to 12 people. The new facility will offer its own central lounge, bar and dining area with a main deck and pool, as well as its own curio shop and kitchen. The new suites will have their own duty manager and team of guides and staff, who will fall under the general management of The Elephant Camp, and utilize some of the main camp’s back-of-house services.
The new facility will offer cuisine of the same high standard as that offered by The Elephant Camp, with catering staff being managed and overseen by the Executive Chef at the main Elephant Camp.
The four new tented suites will be the same size, style and design as the current rooms – with each consisting of it’s own bedroom area (interchangeable between double & twin), lounge, bathroom with indoor and outside shower, and private deck and plunge pool overlooking a waterhole and the Victoria Falls National Park, with views of the spray of the Fall in the distance. Each suite will also be equipped with a fold out sleeper-couch to cater for small families.
Bush clearing will be kept to a bare minimum during the development of the new suites in accordance with Wild Horizons’ environmental policy. The suites have been sited so as to utilize the existing trees and vegetation to create as much natural privacy as possible. Other green initiatives being implemented include utilizing ‘grey water’ systems and solar water heaters where possible. Along with the construction of the four suites and main facility, there will be a small admin office/curio shop/public washroom tent as well as extra staff accommodation and staff canteen incorporated into the blueprints.
The opening date for the extension of the Elephant Camp is January 2015.
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