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Bob Spellman

Incentive Travel

As an incentive travel organizer, you have some complex financial, logistical and experiential decisions to make when coming to Africa. In an effort to simplify this process, we offer you our experience. And experience is key. You are likely considering hosting a group larger than most DMCs in our part of the world have managed. We have successfully operated many incentive groups, the largest was 550 guests from 23 countries.

However, this number is about twice as large as our hotel, tour, activity and transportation infrastructure can accommodate comfortably at any one time. The solution was to operate two back-to-back programs of about 225 each, which is the largest size group we recommend at one time.

Approximately 85% of our incentive groups spend a few days in and around Kruger National Park in South Africa before or after visiting us. Most incentive travel planners have concluded that their guests are satisfied with three or four nights in the Kruger game lodges. Longer than that is just too long. But, you are not going to bring your group to Africa for only four or five nights. What can you offer as a complement to the thrill of the game lodges? Two or three nights in Victoria Falls, Zambia with a full day in Botswana is the answer. You do have other alternatives such as Cape Town, Sandton (Johannesburg suburb), or Sun City. While these each have their own selling points, none of these places can deliver the same excitement and adventure that we do. Here's why:

  • Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabew are very different, yet very African experience.

  • Flight time from Joburg or Kruger Airport is less than 2 hours.

  • If your group size exceeds 30 or so, when in Kruger you likely have to separate the group into two lodges. For clients who want "everyone under one roof", we can accommodate groups of as many as 240 guests in one of three incentive quality hotels: The Royal Livingstone or the Avani Victoria Falls Resort both are ideally located on the same shore of the Zambezi River. The two hotel properties adjoin, which adds entertainment options and is convenient if you wish to split the group between two hotels. The third hotel is the Victoria Falls Hotel on the other side of the border in Zimbabwe.


Royal Livingstone

Avani Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Hotel

  • All three resorts have ample function space for receptions, dinners and theme parties. And each resort offers meeting facilities and a number of restaurants for individual dining. The resorts are adjacent, so guests can walk between the two.

  • Victoria Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world, are within easy walking distance. The falls sit on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. You'll want your guests to view the falls from both countries. 

  • Most of our activities are just a few minutes from the hotel: Canoe safari, Boat Safari, Jet Boat Ride, helicopter flights and game drive, village tours, zipline, abseiling, steam train excursion, white water rafting, quad biking, sport fishing, and microlight (ultralight) flights.  

  • The Botswana border is about an hour away. A full day trip to Chobe National Park, Botswana is a must. Yes, you have just been on safari in Kruger, but Chobe contains the largest concentration of elephant on earth. The highlight for many is a guided safari cruise in 25 passenger boats down the Chobe River along the coast of Namibia. The game viewing is spectacular. South Africa cannot duplicate the Chobe experience.

  • En route to Botswana and other activities, your guests will see true rural Africa. The way about 97% of our people live. This is not something they will see in Johannesburg or in and around the game reserves. This experience is not often talked about, but it is a life changing event for many.

  • When guests are not participating in tours or other activities, they can relax and unwind, at a large swimming pool (with bar service) and walk the lush grounds of the resort which are also home to a number of zebra and giraffe. Spa and beauty treatments are available.

  • In a three day trip, your guests will visit Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and be within meters of Namibia.


Last, but not least, guest have the opportunity to participate in Community Service programs, such as: school facility rehabilitation, village micro projects or township based activities all of which affords clients real contact with the local culture and it’s indigenous peoples

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