Southern Africa’s newest safari villa, the Mutota Forest Villa, opens at Victoria Falls in December 2021. The luxury villa is located in a secluded corner of the five-star boutique hotel, Mbano Manor Hotel. The masterpiece Mutota Forest Villa offers the discerning traveller an understated, yet intimate, luxury safari experience, in Victoria Falls.

The Mutota Forest Villa is the 19th suite of Mbano Manor Hotel, the new boutique hotel which opened in 2020 and which is located only a few minutes’ drive from the Victoria Falls Park entrance. The existing 18 luxury suites of the hotel are scattered in sets of two, across the four-acre hotel estate.

General Manager of Mbano Manor Hotel, Ignatious Mambinge comments,

“As the world opens up again, discerning local and global travellers are looking for unique luxury accommodation while on African safari, and the Victoria Falls is a must-do destination on their travel itinerary. The presidential Mutota Forest Villa is our own answer to this demand. We are excited to open our Villa doors from December 2021, and we promise an intimate, personalised yet relaxed, beyond five-star experience. If you are looking for that extra special experience, during your safari trip, the Mutota Forest Villa is the epitome of luxury and relaxation.”

The Mutota Forest Villa offers over 200 square metres of generous living space, overlooking a private garden, and surrounded by the Zambezi teak forest. Guests arrive by private entrance, to a secluded parking area. Walking through the forest, the Villa opens indoors to a well-appointed double lounge area, comprising formal seating space, plus an informal lounge ideal to watch your favourite show on television, and an office corner for the working Executive. The sofa in the informal lounge converts to a double sleeping area for children. The main bedroom displays classic Mbano elegance – king-size bedroom, mosquito net, comfortable seating, television, and support amenities. Stable sliding doors separate the main bedroom from the double lounge area on the one side, and from a separate dining room on the other side. The dining room features a fully stocked self-service refreshment area. A discreet butler service area behind the Villa, ensures prompt on-call service delivery.

Mbano bathroom designs are legendary, and the Villa bathroom goes that step further. The spacious double-volume bathroom suite features his and hers couples’ amenities, two indoor showers, a clawbath, two vanities and much more. Bathroom walls feature a unique yet simple natural design, while the clawbath sits on a hand painted tile square. A dressing room is adjacent to the bathroom. The bath suite faces a courtyard, with two outdoor showers and a private space to relax.

A vast veranda envelopes three sides of the Mutota Forest Villa, with tasteful outdoor furniture, as natural light floods into each room. The terrace overlooks the Villa garden, which has an exclusive plunge pool to cool down, under the African sun.

Mbano Manor boutique hotel is renowned for its hallmark classic architecture which includes high open ceilings, simple cement floors and walls, large windows and doors, with traditional shutters, tasteful furnishings. The Mutota Forest Villa embodies this classic design elegance.

The all-inclusive Mutota Forest Villa package price includes the following:

  • Accommodation for maximum two adults.
  • Full Board service covering all meals, selected drinks, and wines.
  • Private plunge pool in secluded garden.
  • Dedicated service team.
  • Private gate access, security and parking.
  • One complimentary 30-minute massage for each adult guest.
  • Complimentary return Airport Transfers.
  • Complimentary Sunset River Cruise
  • Assistance with Victoria Falls itinerary & activity bookings during your stay.

Mati Nyazema, the founding Director of Mbano Manor Hotel, says she is thrilled to be able to finally unveil the flagship which completed the hotel vision.

‘Due to the pandemic, we delayed the commissioning of the Mutota Forest Villa. Hence, we opened and operated with eighteen luxury suites only, since 2020. Now we are ready to showcase the Mbano product in its full glory, with this presidential Mutota Forest Villa, a proud icon and addition to Victoria Falls tourism.

Mutota is a family clan name, in keeping with the Mbano cultural heritage. The Villa is a masterpiece in unique high-end experiences. It’s about choice, for those who want the best of the best, in a private, secluded yet nature-abundant setting,” states Nyazema.

Bookings for the Mutota Forest Villa are now open. All reservations must be made directly to the hotel. A flat fee commission is payable to registered travel intermediaries only. Terms and conditions apply. 

All reservations for the Mutota Forest Villa at Mbano Manor Hotel should be made directly with the hotel team on and  or +263 78 892 8776 or +263 78 822 0435

For more information:

Emma Nherera

Communications & PR

Mbano Manor Hotel, 1360 Old Kazungula Road, Victoria Falls

+263 787 333 307 |