THE 2022 GLOBAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
IN ZAMBEZI VALLEY
The 2022 GLOBAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE is a three-country adventure in one of Africa's most exclusive, sophisticated and beautiful destinations, the Zambezi Valley and River. Explore the heart of African wildlife, gaze in wonder at the stunning nature all around you and enjoy the premium luxury accommodation that all our Executive Conferences offer. What’s more, 2022 marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of Oriflame by the brothers Jonas and Robert af Jochnick, making this conference a unique opportunity to recognise yours and other Leaders’ achievements in style – and an incredible chance to meet and celebrate with the af Jochnick family and management.
Discover a region of haunting natural beauty and one of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations, right by the Zambezi River. 2 700 km long, the river flows through 6 African countries and borders Zambia and Zimbabwe at the Victoria Falls waterfall, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Experience the majesty of Victoria Falls and observe African wildlife including buffalo, zebras, giraffes, elephants, hippos and crocodiles in its natural habitat.
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Victoria Falls - ZIMBABWE
Victoria Falls is also known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ in the local Lozi language, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Thunderous is a very apt description for the majestic waterfalls – an awesome 2 km wide and 103 m deep and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Aside from enjoying the panoramic vistas, there is a lot more to do at the falls. Hike down to Boiling Point to stand under the mighty waterfall and feel its sheer power. Those who dare can take a microlight flight over the falls or go white water rafting in the Zambezi river below. Anyone who visits Victoria Falls will cherish the experience forever.<center
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations for safari and nature lovers. Fondly known as ‘The Land of The Giants’, the park is home to the world’s largest elephant population and comprises more than 10,000 km2 of rich ecosystems and diverse landscapes. There is an almost unparalleled abundance of wildlife and birdlife, all centred around the stunning Chobe River. The impressive array of wildlife includes lions, buffalos, zebras, spotted hyenas, impalas, baboons, blue wildebeests, kudus, giraffes, warthogs, vervet monkeys and much more. Enjoy a unique opportunity to observe Africa’s wildlife and birdlife at close quarters and be prepared for some awe-inspiring moments and incredible memories.
Luxury resort ZAMBIA
Set in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and with direct access to the Victoria Falls, this luxurious and ultra-sophisticated resort is a unique experience in itself. Enjoy sweeping views of the Zambezi river and savannah from every veranda and watch hippos, elephants and other wildlife in the river below. Wake up to zebras roaming the hotel grounds, listen to the calls of exotic bird species and watch the sunset over Victoria Falls. If you dare to, seek new horizons and walk across the Victoria Falls’ Knife Edge Bridge, only minutes from the hotel.
Local culture and the people of Zambezi
The Zambezi valley’s indigenous inhabitants include the Tonga, Shona, Chewa, and Nsenga peoples, all of whom practice subsistence farming. Discover an area steeped in rich tradition, where people and wildlife coexist in harmony, where music, dance and storytelling are a part of daily life. One of the Tonga people’s most important legends is that of the Nyami Nyami, otherwise known as the Zambezi River God or Snake spirit. Variously described as a whirlpool or a river dragon, having the body of a snake and the head of a fish, the Nyami Nyami is often portrayed as a male who lives with his wife in the waters. The Tonga people believe that the building of the Kariba Dam deeply offended the Nyami Nyami, separating him from his wife, and causing the many deaths during the dam's construction.
The Zambezi valley’s traditional culture has long been noted for its skilled musicianship, excellent ironwork and good pottery. Find examples of these on sale in the area’s largest town Livingstone, named after the Scottish missionary and explorer George Livingstone who was the first Westerner to visit Victoria Falls, back in 1850. There is much to do and enjoy in the colonial town of Livingstone, including museums, local arts and crafts and architecture.
In Africa, food and meals eaten together are a social and bonding activity. Mealtimes are precious and families sit together to share from a large communal platter, with everyone eating with their hands. One of the most popular meals in the Zambezi region is ugali, a starchy, cornmeal porridge-like gruel that is served with meat or vegetable stews. Ugali is eaten throughout Africa and has many different names: South Africans often call it pap, and Zimbabweans call it sadza, just to name a few.