Six Senses has announced it is entering into its first sub-Saharan African project with a resort on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls National Park. The Six Senses Victoria Falls resort will feature three-level, ecological lodges that provide a bird's eye platform of the surroundings.
Six Senses Victoria Falls is slated to open in 2025.
The resort is part of the House of Chinhara initiative to recover the majesty of Zimbabwean tourism by elevating the available accommodation count and quality for visitors to the Victoria Falls National Park as well as providing host accommodation facilities and hospitality training opportunities. Victoria Falls comprises five individual falls, four of which are located in Zimbabwe.
With its trademark ethos of conscious travel, Six Senses is committed to offering the lightest possible footprint. Fabricated off-site to minimize construction impacts, the arrangement of lodges and villas will be connected by raised walkways and bridges. Facilities will include a raised restaurant and lounge; specialty dining and braai bar; and sunset look-out bar. The Six Senses Spa and wellness facilities will include four treatment rooms, a gym, a yoga deck, outdoor hot pools, a panoramic sauna and an integrated retail and concept store.
In addition to the 22 lodges with private terraces, there will be 15 deluxe lodges with suspended pools. Some of these lodges can be interconnected. Plans are afoot for 17 individual pool villas, nine of which offer multibedroom accommodations. The seamless blurring of the interior and exterior design evokes reconnection to nature.