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Events centre sets the standard

Events centre sets the standard

Events centre sets the standard

If ‘green’ is the dream for international conferences, the new Victoria Falls Conference Centre near Livingstone, Zambia, is the reality - in the heart of Dr Livingstone’s Africa, near the banks of the Zambezi River and just 3km upstream from the Victoria Falls.

On schedule to open in August this year, the 280-seat African-style thatched and glass fronted venue offers 250m2 of flexible event space and 140m2 of tented-style patio area overlooking the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

It’s world-class in all respects – full wi-fi, air-conditioned, comprehensive range of AV and PA systems, spacious registration entrance and lounge, boardroom and storerooms. A bar and service area are part of the complex, with stand-alone venue kitchens and its own 250-seat traditional Boma venue reserved exclusively for groups.

There’s more to delight serious planners – the centre is on-property at the five star David Livingstone Safari Lodge (77 rooms) and just a minute’s walk from the grand entrance overlooking the Zambezi River. At the lodge there’s another 40-seat meeting venue and the alluring opportunity to use the 144-seat Lady Livingstone luxury cruiser, moored on-site, for break-away conference facilities while gently cruising the Zambezi River.

The centre will primarily target the local Zambian market as well as international and regional corporate and association conferences, but such is its open-core design that it also offers flexibility for exhibitions, road shows, weddings and other events.

The Victoria Falls Conference Centre is part of The Explorer Club brand that also includes, in Livingstone:-

  • The David Livingstone Safari Lodge& Spa (77 rooms)
  • Thorntree River Lodge (9 chalets) and Elephant Boma (120 pax)
  • The Waterfront Chalets (21 rooms)
  • Safari Par Excellence adventure activities (rafting, canoeing, the Lady Livingstone and other river cruises to suit all budgets, elephant-back safaris, walking with lions, full vehicle fleet and ground handling expertise, in-house DVD company)
  • The Explorer Club online affordable luxury package tours, also incorporating southern and east Africa
  • Twiice, the group’s creative in-house destination management company, specialising in delivering extraordinary incentives and conferences

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation endorsed Livingstone, Zambia as a conference destination in August last year when UNWTO staged its most successful global summit to date. The Victoria Falls Conference Centre now adds to that lustre.

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