A fitness room has been built at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe, offering guests unrivalled views overlooking the bushveld, with the added opportunity to spot wildlife at the onsite waterhole during their workout.

Wildlife frequenting the waterhole at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge include elephant, buffalo and kudu, and occasionally lion, while bushbuck and warthog may be seen wandering past the window of the fitness room.

The sunset-facing glass-fronted fitness room, built beneath the swimming pool deck and offering a selection of free-standing exercise machines as well as weights, opened on September 20.

The air-conditioned fitness room’s state-of-the-art equipment includes two treadmills, two different types of exercise bicycles, an elliptical cross trainer, a rower, as well as an area with free weights, a bench and exercise balls.

It is available for use by guests staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club and Victoria Falls Safari Suites.

The $150 000 development, which also included the replacement of the pool deck, is one of the many projects being rolled out by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), as it continues to enhance its offerings as Victoria Falls enjoys a tourism boom.

AAT operates a portfolio of properties in Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges, and Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, Botswana.