TOP 3 LODGE OPENINGS AFRICA 2020
Each year we watch the hospitality industry in Africa to check out the most exciting new openings for the year in the lodge and safari sectors. As a lodge recruitment agency it is also thrilling to see where we can be of assistance with recruiting lodge jobs for these new properties. 2020 is no different, so here are our top 3 picks.
Azura Marlin Beach in Mozambique
Due to open sometime in the middle of the year and Azura Boutique Retreats are taking totally refurbishing a luxury hotel that was one of the first to open on Benguerra Island off the coast of Mozambique. Azura already have three luxury retreats in Mozambique as well as Pigilly House in South Africa. The refurbishment includes opening 10 new suites to be designed in a relaxed yet luxurious design style. The lodge sits on the beautiful Mozambiquen sandy beach within the Bazaruto National Park fulled with marine life and great beauty.
Chichele Presidential Lodge in Zambia
Set to open in the latter part of this year, the Chichele Presidential lodge appropriately gets its name for the reason that it was originally the lodge belonging to the president of Zambia. You can find the lodge in one of the most amazing locations in Zambia the Luangwa National Park which boasts incredible views and one of the highest abundance of game and wildlife on the African continent. The holding company Chichele Safaris also own the Old Mondoro as well as Chiawa Camp on the Zambezi.
Sapi Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Our final pick for 2020 goes to Sapi Mana Pools a private game reserve at the Mana Pool National Park. Whist this area sadly used to be a hunting concession, it is now concentrating on positive tourism, encouraging wildlife to return to the area, eco-tourism endeavours and in our opinion a much needed move in this direction. We eagerly await the opening of this lodge in June of this year.