Livingstone and load shedding

Livingstone Zambia
Livingstone Zambia

The owners and management of David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, The Victoria Falls Conference Centre and The Victoria Falls Waterfront are committed to ensuring that that their guests do not suffer as a result of the frequent power outages that have been experienced in Livingstone, Zambia in recent months.

Two generators, that turn on automatically when there is a power outage, are installed to provide power to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and the Victoria Falls Conference Centre, which is located in close proximity to the lodge. The Victoria Falls Waterfront, adjacent to David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is also equipped with a silent generator. The automatic switch over ensures that guests are not inconvenienced in any way and all amenities, except air-conditioning, remain available.

“The outages are as a result of reduced water levels at Kariba North Bank Power Station, Kafue Gorge Power Station and Victoria Falls Power Station,” says Vanessa Dee, sales and marketing manager for Safari Par Excellance, “but ZESCO, the power utility, have issued load shedding schedules that are well distributed and timeous so that we can plan accordingly.”

All operations and services continue as normal and the load shedding largely goes unnoticed. All these facilities are situated 5km from Zambia’s tourist hub, Livingstone and 8km from the splendid Victoria Falls often referred to as the Smoke that Thunders.