Washington Makuzva

Junior Tour Consultant

Washington was born in Zimbabwe, where he grew up and went to school. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious presidential scholarship to study Tourism Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. This sparked his passion for tourism which grew during his studies, along with a desire to explore beautiful destinations around the world.

Washington’s travels in Zimbabwe include Victoria Falls, Hwange and Masvingo; while in South Africa a highlight has been South Africa’s Garden Route. During his time at the Giltedge Group, Washington has worked for both Golf & Safari and our Inbound department. He is also currently enrolled in his Master’s degree in Tourism Management.

Washington's Favourite Properties

Victoria Falls Hotel

Known as the “Grand Old Lady of The Falls, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a long history of hosting royal families, statesmen and celebrities. Wide lawns lead to views of the famous railway bridge and the spray rising up from thundering Victoria Falls, which lies just a 10-minute walk away….

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One&Only Cape Town

Staying at One&Only Cape Town puts you right in the V&A Waterfront, a short walk from restaurants, shops and the ferry to Robben Island. Set against a backdrop of Table Mountain, this urban chic resort has 131 rooms and suites built in a crescent around an infinity-edge swimming pool and…

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Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge lies a short walk from the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. This lovely hotel has 73 rooms in 3 wings. Stay on the upper tier in the West Wind or Pool Wing and, when the Zambezi River is in full flood, you can sit on your balcony and…

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Washington's Favourite Destinations

Zimbabwe

Despite its politics, Zimbabwe is a safe and friendly country. While Victoria Falls is the country’s biggest drawcard, Zimbabwe is also one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations. It borders Zambia and South Africa, so it’s easily accessible, and an all-year-round destination with short, mild…

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Botswana

The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The country is renowned for its large, inland river delta, the Okavango Delta. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, The Makgadikgadi, and the largest continuous desert, The Kalahari. …

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Washington's Favourite Tours

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Perfect for those looking for a bird’s eye view of Botswana, this 11-day safari combines Chobe River and National Park, the Okavango Delta and the unique Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Explore the untamed bush of Botswana, see the Big 5 and enjoy a comfortable commute and amazing views in light…

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Washington's Reviews

Maryanne - Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Service and product knowledge

' Friendly, awesome staff and service! '

April - Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Robyn helped me get connected with Washington very quickly and was helpful. Washington was absolutely a blessing - so nice and helpful and accurate and efficient, answering all of my questions and helping me through the process. Jolene also helped when Washington was out and I needed immediate assistance - she was friendly and got the job done well. Thanks, Giltedge!

Anonymous - Sat, 1 Dec 2018

I have booked with Gilt-edge many times. They always provide me with wonderful experiences and memories. Would not book an African trip with anyone else.

Claire - Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Excellent as always!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Mon, 12 Nov 2018

We booked our holiday with Gilt-edge the first time to South Africa. Washington was amazing at sorting out our itinerary and everything went very well, he always made sure we had arrived at our next destination and that everything was ok. We had the most memorable family holiday and do hope to come back one day soon ! Thank you Washington and to Gilt Edge.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Philippe - Mon, 7 May 2018

For Giltedge it self it was good but with some areas for improvement : - I would have expected the service to encompass an on line checking and sending of boarding pass before the trip - entry to the VFalls sorted out by Giltedge in advance - late check in at the hotel arranged 9even with a standard room made available for day use) - The cruise organised by wild Horizon: 40 mins of pick ups in the van before going to the boat is too much. The cruise is on a very commercial part of the river, nothing much to see, just average. Otherwise accommodation at VF hotels, the Victoria Falls, the animals (we have seen elephants just between hotel and VFalls) were very good. - Rovos trip disappointing: Very average sceneries; one excursion only and then only in the train, it needs one more visit organised on the second day and finally I am surprised that there is no speaker/ guide on the train to give one hour morning and one hour afternoon presentaiotn on history, culture, art, geography, ethnics, economics... that was shared with other passengers, americans especially. Comfort and food on the train were gfood as well as services. Average age of clientel very high, like 70/75 and then I would advise not to recommend it to people under 60 minimum in general. - Finally the contqact at Giltedge was absolutely nice and available to answer questions even at week end but I would suggest that Giltedge put as a standard the a contact collaborator pro actively gives one call to nicely check on her/ his client, at one moment in time early in the trip.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Roberta - Thu, 3 May 2018

I have done several trips with Giltedge. They are a fabulous tour operator and always meet our needs. Our accommodations are always first rate and the guides are wonderful. We get to see animals very upclose and personal.