Batonka is perfect for the discerning guest who is looking for a small, personalised lodge in the centre of Victoria Falls, with a high level of service at reasonable prices. Set in lush gardens, Batonka is a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions. The main area has dining facilities, lounge areas, a curio shop and the reception area which is available to guests 24 hours a day. The dining facility can be either indoors or on a large, spacious outdoor terrace area overlooking the garden and swimming pool. There is a comfortable lounge area inside with a fireplace, and an outside lounge area is also available for guests. Reception also serves as the information and activities booking desk, and a curio shop offers a selection of Zimbabwean arts and crafts as well as local memorabilia. The restaurant offers a full English Breakfast, and a choice of wholesome home-style cooking for lunch and dinner.
Whilst Batonka Guest Lodge was built primarily with the visitor’s comfort in mind, the environmental aspect has always been a top priority. The following features have been implemented in order for the lodge to play a leading role in energy saving and respect for the environment:
Solar geysers for all the rooms.
Air conditioners that are ozone friendly compliant and have inverters, so consume 40% less power.
Grey water recycling into the gardens to conserve water.
Garden irrigation systems on timers to conserve water.
Waste separation, and the organic waste is used in vermiculture to produce vermicompost.
Led lighting to reduce electricity consumption.
Responsible towel and sheet laundering (to reduce water consumption).