Wild Horizons and The Elephant Camp and members of the Tourvest group of companies, are pleased to announce plans for four new tented suites to be constructed to the West of the current 12 room facility.
Demand for rooms at The Elephant Camp continues to exceed availability, particularly from small groups and families who want an exclusive lodge experience.
The new suites will serve as an extension of the current camp as well as a stand-alone facility offering an exclusive experience for up to 12 people. The extension will have 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 also have their own duty manager and team of guides and staff, under the general management of The Elephant Camp, and it will share 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 Elephant Camp.
The four new tented suites will be the same size, style and design as the current rooms – each with its own bedroom area (the beds are interchangeable between double and twin), lounge, bathroom with indoor and outside shower, as well as a private deck and plunge pool overlooking a waterhole and the Victoria Falls National Park, with views of the spray of the Falls in the distance. Each suite will also be equipped with a foldout 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 to maximise privacy through the use of existing trees and vegetation. Other green initiatives being implemented include using ‘grey water’ systems and solar water heaters wherever 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 scheduled for 1 February 2015.