emmanuel fundira4 24.08.10.jpgZimbabwe’s tourism industry is set to scale new heights following the unveiling of US$6 million by investors, an amount which will be channeled towards the construction of a hotel and golf estate in the outskirts of Harare.

 

The hotel and golf estate will be constructed on a 281 hectare piece of land in an area that overlooks Lake Chivero.

 

Dubbed the Hippo Creek Estate, the ecotourism project will be a result of a consolidation of three estates which include Kuimba Shiri bird sanctuary.

 

Zimbabwe Council of Tourism President and Head of Investors’ Ddelegation, Mr. Emmanuel Fundira, said all is set for the project to take off and everything is going to be done above board and will adhere to indigenisation laws.

 

Director of Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, Mr. Gary Stafford, said tourism has a huge spin off and the country’s tourism marketing drive is beginning to pay dividend as evidenced by the significant increase in the number of tourists who are coming into the country.

Following the country’s bad publicity perpetrated by western nations that has tarnished the country’s image, the tourism sector embarked on a number of programmes to lure tourism investors into the country.

 

Observers said the move is now paying dividends as a number of tourism projects are now on the cards.