Thursday, November 3, 2011


Heritage Tours Private Travel – 121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201 (New York, NY); 212-206-8400 or 800-378-4555;; operated by Joel Zack; can arrange tours throughout country; can focus on Jewish heritage.

Matetsi River Lodge – Kazangula Road (Victoria Falls); 011-27-11-809-4300;; 20 minutes from Victoria Falls, overlooks Zambezi River; set within 123,500-acre private concession beside Zambezi National Park; in thick acacia & mopane woodland, 18 tents set between Zambezi National Park & professional hunting concession; hour’s drive to new Victoria Falls International Airport, from which there are regular flights to regional capitals; angular elephant-colored suites featuring local colors & materials: “wrapping” of wooden poles for shade, with copper bar & kitchen inside, terracotta & iron lamps, carved Danish-style furniture & abstract art; friendly butlers, professional safari guides – knowledgeable about game, fishing & Falls – & former chef from world-class Singita group in South Africa; each room has its own plunge pool; spa, small gym, wine cellar stocked with fine South African wines, well-stocked souvenir shop, 66' rim-flow pool & high-tech conference room; safari drives, walking, sunset boat cruises, kayaking & fishing.

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