Located on the Batoka Gorge above the Zambeizi River, 11 kilometers from the Victoria Falls, this 160 room luxury hotel and tented bush camp takes full advantage of its.1.5 kilometers of river frontage.

The public area of the hotel is stacked on a central axis with the wings for rooms following the curve of the river bend. This allows for 270 degree views and privacy for guests as they enjoy the dramatic gorge and the bushveld.

The low profile of the extended river frontage design ensures that the 2 storeys of the hotel blends in with the environment. The detailing of the softly curved screens that provide shade reflects the patterns and texture of local Zambian basket weaving. The colour palette is subtle and detailed with locally sourced copper while the stone base of the hotel echoes the natural rock formations of the gorge. The hotel is designed to provide guests with a relaxing space to absorb the views of the Zambezi from a cliff top and enjoy the quiet harmonies of nature in the plains behind the site.

Client Manna Trust
Proposal 2019
Project Manager Africa City Scape
Principal Agent Agora Quantity Surveyors
Quantity Surveyors Agora Quantity Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineer E.D.S
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer Spoormaker & Partners