Lodge at the Ancient City (Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo) Zimbabwe
The ancient royal city at Great Zimbabwe was linked to the fabled City of Ophir. Now a World Heritage Site, it is one of Africa's most priceless archaeological treasures.
The Lodge at the Ancient City is a unique hotel built around a granite outcrop in the same style as Great Zimbabwe, providing stunning views across the valley of Msasa towards the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe. The Lodge integrates seamlessly with the surrounding trees and boulders of the site with dry stonewalling and soaring thatch structures.
The Lodge at the Ancient City provides distinctive accommodation for guests, with furnishings that provoke thoughts of royal dwellings of African legends. All rooms are decorated with a warm and inviting ambiance.
The Lodge at the Ancient City houses 44 rooms, 14 lodges with twin double beds and 4 family rooms sleeping 4. All lodges have the following amenities:
Shower bath toilet hand basin electrical socket - square amp, 220V.
The impressive stone and thatch lounge is set high upon a granite outcrop with huge boulders forming the main part of the overall architecture. Meal times may vary depending on the game drives and the season but usually are a set time. All meals at the lodge are table d'hôte with a broad selection of dishes and are served in the thatched dining hall or open air summerhouse, depending on the season.
The Lodge at the Ancient City can provide historical guides to take guests on detailed trips through the ancient capital of Zimbabwe. The beginnings, architecture, trading routes, social, religious practices and the reasons for the regions decline are all discussed. Also available are drives and walks around the nearby lake Mutirikwi, recreational park and into adjacent tribal areas are also available. Guests can also book trips to see some of the local wild life including white rhinoceros, hippo, crocodile and various antelope and bird species. The lodge also provides a swimming pool, gift shop and laundry service.
Expert historical guides take guests on detailed trips through the ancient capital at Great Zimbabwe. The origins, architecture, trading routes, social and religious practices and the ultimate mysterious decline of the city are all discussed.
Game drives and walks around the Lake Mutirikwi Recreational Park and through the adjacent tribal lands are also available. These areas are both culturally fascinating and scenically spectacular.
Accommodation Rates:- From $265 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.