Washington Makuzva

Africa Travel Expert

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.

Featured Accommodations

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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Featured Destinations

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the southwestern part of the Kruger National Park and is arguably South Africa’s most exclusive private reserve. There are no restricting fences between this 65,000-hectare reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing the game to roam freely between the two.

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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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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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Featured 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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