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20 bedroom leisure facility for sale

Zambia - Southern, Gwembe

Guide Price £10,000,000

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Commercial information:

  • Business for sale

Key features:

  • 6100 ha of land
  • Established game reserve
  • Massive eco-tourism, big 5 Game reserve and hunting safari potential
  • Situated on the shores of Lake Kariba
  • Main lodge with library, fishing room and bar
  • Three-storey restaurant and entertainment centre with a deck overlooking the lake
  • Business centre and spa
  • 12 suites sleeping 24 in total
  • Four 'cave' chalets carved into the cliff on the edge of the lake

Full description:

Kotakota Hills Private Game Reserve
A rare opportunity to acquire this unique, large parcel of prime African real estate, Kotakota Hills is one of the few privately owned properties and an established game reserve comprising some 65km2 on the shores of the magnificent Lake Kariba in Zambia’s Southern Province.

Kotakota Hills is an ideal investment for either private use or development potential.

For anyone who wants to own a slice of Africa it makes a good short term and long term investment; parcels of this size of private land are very rare to come by and land values in Africa, Zambia in particular, are rising continually.

It also has massive eco-tourism, big 5 Game reserve and hunting safari potential. Additionally, it has enormous diverse usages development prospects for a variety of other functions, including game farming and ranching agribusinesses, private housing estates, and mountain estates, amongst others. Planning approval has been granted and sanctioned.

Kotakota Hills, a 6, 100 hectare African Paradise, is the largest peninsula on Lake Kariba and has been declared a National Heritage Site.

It has an abundance of natural beauty in a perfect location with a rich biodiversity from the hills to the Lake to the forests. It stretches 14km east to west and 9km from north to south with one of the highest elevation points on the Lake at 2, 780 above sea level.

The land alone (excluding lodge and game has been independently valued at over $22M).

Location and Access
Lake Kariba, situated along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is quickly becoming known as the African Riviera and is a mecca for tourists, fishermen, residents of Zambia and safari goers alike.

Kotakota is accessible throughout the year by road, air or boat. Boasting its own private landing strip of 1, 200 meters, it is a 25 minute flight from Zambia’s Capital Lusaka or a 45 minute flight from Livingstone International Airport, home to the mighty Victoria Falls. The drive itself takes approximately 5 hours from Lusaka through spectacular scenery or the boat trip from Siavonga (Kariba’s main town) takes 2 hours with a semi ridged speed boat.

There are 90km of roads inside the peninsula providing access to the entire area, ensuring excellent game viewing. Unlike other safari parks, Kotakota benefits from being accessible year round, even in the rainy season.

Zambia is a diplomatically and economically stable country, renowned for being one of the friendliest and safest of African nations. It is home to the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is famed for its bush safaris and big cats. In 2010, Zambia had the highest average tourism growth rate in Africa and Standard Chartered Research 2013 predicts Zambia to be the fastest growing African country in the next five years
Game Reserve
Kotakota Hills is an established game reserve, founded in 1984 and with considerable investment already been spent on it. It benefits from a 4.3km long 2.4 meters high elephant proof high tensile steel fence.

- The reserve has become something of an elephant sanctuary and is home to:
- 200 elephants (it’s not uncommon to see herds of 100 together)
- 46 other species of mammal, including leopard.
- 50 species of fish and reptiles; Lake Kariba is renowned for its fishing and is home to the mighty tiger fish.
- There is prolific bird life, with up to 400 species readily spotted.

The emphasis has been on conservation and Kotakota Hills was recently nominated as a National Heritage site by Zambia's National Heritage Conservation Commission as it has four archaeological Middle Stone Age sites as well as fossil tree trunks.

The Lodge and Buildings
Kotakota comprises of:

- Main lodge with library, fishing room and bar.
- Three-storey restaurant and entertainment centre with a deck overlooking the lake.
- Boardroom.
- Business centre and spa.
- The accommodation include 12 suites sleeping 24 in total, including four ‘A’-frame chalets, four luxury tents and four 'cave' chalets carved into the cliff on the edge of the lake. Each chalet has its own private veranda and is accessed via rosewood decking pathways.

Zambia Property Market.

Residential properties and land remain in high demand; land around Lake Kariba commands values of $20, 000-$30, 000 an acre.

Commercial Sector
The commercial sector has also seen huge growth with developments being completed such as Acacia Park, a 9, 000m² office park in Lusaka. Many others are under way and in the pipeline.

Retail Sector
Zambia's retail sector continues to grow and yield a high return on investment, with notable developments being the expansion of Manda Hill shopping centre, the 4, 500m² Woodlands Shopping Centre, and the luxury Levy Junction. Other retail centres are also being developed around the city of Lusaka and other major cities; a general upgrade in retail centres is also taking place.
For Further Information please contact VIP International Homes.
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the vendors’ agents VIP Homes.
About VIP international homes
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In 2002, we launched our business as a prime property buying agency, Sands Home Search, which exclusively operated in the high value areas of
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The majority of our clients include High Net Worth property buyers from the UK, London, Europe, China & the Far East, Russia, the Middle East, usa and throughout Africa.
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