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Zimbabwean woman opens boutique hotel in Victoria Falls

The official opening of Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls on August 6th 2020 was a historic event, in that it marked the launch of the first luxury boutique hotel conceptualized and developed by a black female Zimbabwean, hotelier Dr Mati Nyazema.

Mbano Manor Hotel is an all-suite premium luxury hotel that was completed in early 2020. The hotel is comprised of 19 suites, including a masterpiece Forest Villa. Support services include reception, lounge, bar, back of house, kitchen and swimming pool, in a teak forest setting adjacent to Zambezi National Park.

“The official launch of the hotel as part of the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy, is an absolute privilege and honour for me and my family, for which we are truly grateful” states Dr Mati Nyazema, Founder and Executive Director of Mbano Manor Hotel.

The exterior design of Mbano Manor Hotel embraces effortless countryside yet modern experience, defined by large bungalow architecture, open-flowing public areas and imposing verandas. The individual suites consist of a calming lounge area with high ceiling, a spacious king-sized bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and a private courtyard. The perfect and tranquil space in which to unwind.

One key trend driving the future of luxury travel is the shift in values from the material to the experiential – rather than saving up to buy luxurious possessions, people are choosing to spend their money on experiences. Mbano Manor Hotel is positioning itself to take up this opportunity in Zimbabwe and the region.

The hotel is located on Old Kazungula road, on the edge of town, only four kilometres from the entrance to the Victoria Falls rain forest. This means visitors will be able to enjoy the best of all worlds – a tranquil hotel setting, wildlife safaris, adventure sport, or a tour of the Victoria Falls Rain Forest and its majestic views of the world’s largest curtain of water.

To read more about Mbano Manor Hotel, download the inaugural issue of Travel Essence Magazine.

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