Kempinski debuts high-end lodges in Africa


Luxury hotel operator Kempinski has announced an exciting new foray into high-end lodges in Africa, a new direction for the group.

Jürg Siegenthaler, senior vice-president, sales and marketing of Kempinski Hotels, explained “The move into boutique lodges and hotels is un-chartered territory for Kempinski, but one we feel more than prepared for based on the vast experience accumulated over 110 years of providing distinctive accommodation throughout the world.”
Recognising the immense potential of Africa and responding to a global demand for distinctive luxury accommodation, Kempinski plans to operate four properties in Namibia and two in Tanzania, close to some of Africa’s most famous national parks.
In Namibia, Kempinski has joined forces with IFA Hotels & Resorts Limited and Ohlthaver & List to create four unique gateways to the many attractions of this vibrant African country, including The Strand Hotel, King’s Den Lodge, Mokuti Lodge and a fourth hotel for Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
In Tanzania, two stunning new luxury lodges will be developed within the famed Serengeti National Park as well as the Ngoro Ngoro Crater, giving guests privileged access to these natural wonders. Already in Tanzania, Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski’s exclusive resort on ‘Spice Island’ which opened on January 2006, continues to enjoy popularity with high-end clientele.