TRIP ADVISOR

Africa Albida Tourism properties have won accolades from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, based on excellent reviews.

  • 2017 – A Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews earned on TripAdvisor was awarded to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Ngoma Safari Lodge, Lokuthula Lodges, MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant and The Boma – Dinner and Drum Show.
  • 2015 – A Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, which recognises properties that win a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, was awarded to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Victoria Falls Safari Club, Ngoma Safari Lodge, Lokuthula Lodges, MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant and The Boma – Dinner and Drum Show each received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

CONDE NAST TRAVELER

The Readers Choice Awards reflect the combined opinions of 45,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers rating the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with.

  • 2013 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge voted 20th in the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa
  • 2012 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named in Africa’s Top 22 Safari Lodges
  • 2011 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named inAfrica’s Top 22 Safari Lodges
  • 2006 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named on Gold List of the World’s Best Places to Stay
  • 2004 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named on Gold List of the World’s Best Places to Stay
  • 2001 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named on reserve list of Worldwide Gold Awards
  • 2000 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named as one of Africa’sTop 5 Safari Resorts

ASSOCIATION OF ZIMBABWE TRAVEL AGENTS (AZTA)

The annual AZTA Awards recognise excellence in service providers across the travel and tourism industry in Zimbabwe, and are voted by travel agents.

  • 1996 to 2017 (21 consecutive years)- Victoria Falls Safari Lodge wins Best Safari Lodge/Best Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe
  • 2013 to 2017 – Lokuthula Lodges win Best Self Catering
  • 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 –Victoria Falls Safari Club wins Best Boutique Hotel
  • 2013 – Victoria Falls Safari Club wins Best New Product
  • 2007 –Africa Albida Tourism wins Industry Environment Award

RCI – GOLD CROWN RESORT

RCI is the global leader in vacation exchange. The Gold Crown Recognition is the highest award, which is given to 10 per cent of RCI’s resorts. Gold Crown recognizes quality, based upon comment cards received by members who stayed at the resort on exchange.

  • 1993 – 2016–Lokuthula Lodges achieve Gold Crown Resort status

ZIMBABWE ON A PLATE AWARD

Zimbabwe on a Plate was a competition which encouraged the attainment and maintenance of the highest possible standards in Zimbabwean restaurants. Entrants were reviewed annually by an anonymous team. They were scored and rated using a comprehensive set of criteria.

  • 2007- 2010, 2013 – The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show wins Most Imaginative Dining Experience
  • 2006 – 2009 – MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant wins Zimbabwe’s Best Deluxe Restaurant and Most Imaginative Menu
  • 2006 -2009 – The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show wins an Award of Excellence

ENVIRONMENT AFRICA

Environment Africa is a not for profit organisation with more than 20 years of experience in responding to the needs of our people and our environment. In 2008 Environment Africa applauded Africa Albida Tourism as Zimbabwe’s first tourism Environmental Champion.

  • 2008 –Africa Albida Tourism named Environmental Corporate Champion

ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority is the country’s tourism governing body responsible for marketing, planning and development, research and the enforcement of standards and services.

  • 2007 –The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show wins Best Ethnic Restaurant

GETAWAY MAGAZINE

  • 2006 – South African magazine Getaway names Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in its Top 10 Getaway Places.

TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE

Travel + Leisure’s best hotel experts and their readers, create a list of the top-rated 500 hotels around the globe.

  • 2005 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named in Travel +Leisure’s Top 500 List for Best Hotels in the World
  • 2004 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards as 20th in the Top 25 properties in Africa and the Middle East

SOCIETY FOR INCENTIVE TRAVEL EXCELLENCE CRYSTAL AWARD

The Crystal Awards Recognition Program honours the top tier of world-class organizations that excel in designing unique and memorable experiences that deliver measurable results for their clients.

  • 2000 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge wins Best Trip Delivery through supplier Green Route
  • 1995 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge wins Best Trip Delivery through supplier Green Route

GREEN GLOBE DISTINCTION AWARD

The Green Globe award, the world’s most prestigious environmental accolade, recognizes projects that excel in leadership and activities fostering stewardship by protecting the environment, managing natural resources and benefiting the community.

  •  2000 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge wins Outstanding Environmental Performance award

HEINEKEN’S GREAT BARS OF THE WORLD

  •  1997 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s Buffalo Bar listed in Heineken’s Great Bars of the World

OK MAGAZINE

  • 1997 – British OK magazine names Victoria Falls Safari Lodge as one of their Top 25 Resorts for the Rich and Famous.

TATLER’S ANNUAL TRAVEL GUIDE

Tatler’s Annual Travel Guide is a selection of the top 101 hotels from around the world.

  • 1997 –Victoria Falls Safari Lodge named One of the World’s Ten Best Kept Secrets

INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS OF ZIMBABWE

  • 1994 – The architects who designed Victoria Falls Safari Lodge win the National Architecture Award from the Institute of Architects of Zimbabwe.

INDIVIDUAL STAFF AWARDS

  • 2015 – Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy named the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism’s Tourism Personality of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Zimbabwe’s tourism sector.
  • 2014 – AATchief executive Ross Kennedy awarded the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe’s Hospitality Award, presented each year to a person who has given unstinting service to the industry and its people over a long period of time.
  • 2014 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort general manager Jonathan Hudson named the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce’s Manager of the Year 2013
  • 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – AAT marketing executive Wendy Bourne wins the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents award for the Most Outstanding Voluntary Service to Travel Agents