Meet our Team

As a unique luxury boutique hotel in Victoria Falls, Mbano is supported by a hard-working team who pride themselves on providing a first class service to all our guests. We want to ensure everyone who visits Mbano has a fantastic and truly unforgettable experience!

Dr Mati Nyazema


Dr Nyazema Mati is the Founder and Owner of Mbano Manor Hotel Victoria Falls. She bought land in Victoria Falls – conceptualised, developed, and opened the 19-suite, 5-star Mbano Manor hotel in January 2020, following a three- and half-year development. Dr Mati’s vision is to inspire a young generation of African girls and boys, to achieve business excellence and believe in themselves.  

Johann Lombard

General Manager (GM)

With over 30 years of experience in eco-tourism, conservation and teaching environments, specializing in Dangerous Game and Natural Sciences. Johann has recently joined the Mbano team & we look forward to the expertise he will bring to his new role. Johann is genuinely interested in people and their mindful interactions with themselves, fellow humans and the environment. The sustainability of our resources and longevity thereof is paramount.

Team Mbano

We’re proud of our dedicated team who strive to offer the best service at all times, ensuring our guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay. Every member of staff is crucial to the smooth running of Mbano.

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