Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Matesti River Lodge
Zimbabwe woke up to the news that one of its prime tourist resorts, Matesti River Lodge, owned by Conservation Corporation Africa (CCAfrica), located in Kazungula, Victoria Falls was attacked by armed robbers who got away with Us$8000, laptops, cellphones, food, blankets and jewellery.
It was a slap in the face for all those people working their butts of to help Zimbabwe remove the bad image it has around the globe. The assailants are allegedly Zambian and if that is proved true then it's about time the responsible authorities did something about this.
Zimbabwe has always had problems with Zambian poachers ask the powers that be at Hwange , Chizarira , Matusadonha National Parks and other wildlife blessed areas in Zimbabwe which are in the Zambezi Valley.
It's also reported that this is the second time that the lodge has been attacked in the last two or three years. I guess the security was caught napping. The question is:What could Matesti do?answer:Increase security personnel? maybe but who would want to go holidaying at resort that resembles a fort? not me that's for sure.
It's a catch 22 and I hope the perpetrators are brought to book and thank God no life was lost because that's what matters at the end of the day.
Matesti River Lodge is an exquisite establishment that charms every visitor that comes and I hope this does not severely harm their business.