On the 15th of July 2011, David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa hosted the official launch of Zambezi Airlines’s Livingstone to Cape Town direct route which is now open to the public and is scheduled to operate between Cape Town and Livingstone, or vice versa, three times a week.
South African and Zambian Tour Operators, media and local Zambian dignitaries were invited to celebrate the momentous occasion over the weekend where guest speakers, The Honourable Minister E. Muchima, Minister for Southern Province Zambia and Managing Director of the Zambia Tourism Board, Mr. Felix Chaila, congratulated the airline and wished them every success with the new route. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zambezi Airlines, Mr. Wilfred Amstelveen, thanked everyone for attending and extended a special thanks to David Livingstone Safari Lodge on the superb facilities and wonderful service as the event went off effortlessly on the banks of the picturesque Zambezi River.
It was a fitting tribute to have the launch of Zambezi Airlines’s new South African to Zambian route overlooking the country’s mighty river and as the weekend drew to a close Three Cities’ Northern Territories Operational Manager, Keith Rissick, smiled and said, “We are so glad to have been the first property in Livingstone to welcome passengers from Zambezi Airlines’s direct Cape Town flight and long may this continue with more and more South Africans making use of this flight path. Having the event take place adjacent to the great Zambezi River will hopefully be good luck for the airline and encourage and strong and steady flow of passengers utilizing the airline.”
Roger Clulow from Grand Circle Travel, an invited Tour Operator to the launch, added, “The flight was great and everyone on the airline was very friendly and the service was good. I think it’s wonderful that Zambezi Airlines have opened up this direct and very convenient route and I look forward to promoting Livingstone town and hotels like David Livingstone Safari Lodge as preferred holiday destinations going forward.”
Tickets for direct flights from Cape Town to Livingstone with Zambezi Airlines can be booked online at www.flyzambezi.com
One of the major tourist attractions of the area is one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, which is situated 10 minutes away from the four-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. An array of other activities are available for guests to enjoy while based at the lodge, including game drives in the neighboring Mosi-O-Tunya National Park, helicopter flips over the falls and sunset cruises aboard the very popular and luxurious Lady Livingstone cruiser which drops anchor at the four-star Three Cities managed hotel. The décor and design of the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is quintessentially colonial with elements of raw stone, wood and earth glamorised by gold, bronze, copper and ivory. A hint of Zanzibar décor compliments the spice colours of the orient. A visual oasis of inspirational elements combine to cumulate in this magnificent lodge nestled on the palm fringed banks of the Zambezi River. All seventy seven rooms offer an inescapable closeness to the natural elements, embracing a quintessentially colonial design spiced with a flavour of Zanzibar.