You said authenticity, nature and evasion? Zambia, in the heart of Southern Africa, is one of the rising stars for authentic escapes settled in incredible natural landscapes.
Zambia from a MICE point of view
The destination is not usual, and always surprises the most frequent travelers. Only a two hour flight from Johannesburg with no jet lag from European countries and South Africa, Zambia is easily accessible. Combining luxury, unusual landscapes and wildlife with fun activities, the destination is definitely an XO pick.
Even if conferences and conventions are totally doable there, XO Events recommends it more for reward trips & incentives. Ideal for groups of up to 80 people, for a weekly trip with spouses, Zambia will offer fun activities for team building, unique natural experiences, and luxurious accommodation.
A large activities portfolio
Let’s get started with the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Originally called ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by Kololo, the tribe living in this area in the 19th century, the impressive waterfall spans a width of 1.7km, a 108 meters height and an average flow of 1 million liters of water per second.
Creating a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the falls provides a natural unique show and a large range of activities. From a helicopter ‘’Flight of the Angel’’, offering a bird’s-eye view over the stunning landscape, to a walk through the falls, every view from every angle of the site is incredibly beautiful. Guests can do more than enjoy the beauty of the site; they can actually feel the special vibe of this UNESCO World heritage. When looking at the pictures, we only think about the beauty, but once there, the impressive sound of the falls and the pleasant water spread and the sun makes the scene astonishing.
World class accommodations
Zambia overflows with fantastic hotels and luxurious lodges. Settled in extraordinary landscapes, in the middle of wildlife, the lodges we work with usually offer wellness accommodations, pools with incredible views, and well styled rooms. Service quality is amazing; people are incredibly welcoming, charming and open minded.
The Sun International group offers two hotels in Zambia, both within a five minutes’ walk to the Victoria Falls; one of which being The Zambezi Sun, a three star hotel… Colorful and vibrant. Another is the Royal Livingstone, a luxurious five star hotel, with a colonial style and an incredible view over the falls from its pool deck. The David Livingstone is also a luxurious lodge, winner in 2014 of the best spa award; the place offers warm and welcoming accommodations, with an exceptional view of the Zambezi River.
Zambia is a singular and authentic destination to surprise and fulfill the most frequent travelers.