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Taskforce engages local pharmacies to start home deliveries of prescriptions for COVID-19 patients

Over the course of the last week, the Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce have engaged with Local Pharmacies to start home delivery services of prescriptions, especially for COVID-19 positive patients. This has been done in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of infection whilst assisting those who have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon …

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The Rapid Response Team continues to work tirelessly to service the Victoria Falls Community

Residents of Victoria Falls have been requested by the Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce to stay home if presenting any symptoms of COVID-19 and call the Rapid Response Team hotline for assistance. The Victoria Falls Rapid Response team is composed of nurses specialized in the detection of, testing for and treatment of COVID-19. Once a call …

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Zimbabwe increases lockdown measures to combat rising case numbers

On the 2nd January 2021, the government of Zimbabwe announced it would be reimplementing a national lockdown with measures to curb the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country. In his address to the nation, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Constantino Chiwenga, confirmed that there had been a surge …

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Fastjet announces interim schedule changes

Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced interim changes to its schedule, following concerns around the COVID-19 resurgence and the identification of new strains. Extended curfews in both Zimbabwe and South Africa has affected travel planning, and as a result the airline has temporarily adjusted its schedules to accommodate customers’ journeys to and from airports, whilst adapting to …

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Tourism Development Planning for Victoria Falls

As part of the Zimbabwe Destination Development Program, the Government of Zimbabwe and the IFC appointed Freedthinkers to work with key stakeholders to answer the question: How might Victoria Falls and its surroundings become a stronger, more resilient tourism hub, to the benefit of both society and the environment? Phase One of this process is …

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KAZA Brochure released to promote regional recovery

A tailor-made destination brochure of the world’s largest Transfrontier Conservation Area was released this week in an effort to assist and promote the recovery of tourism to the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). Standing at approximately 520,000km², the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) occupies part of the Okavango and Zambezi river basins, encompassing areas …

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Victoria Falls TV launched to promote the destination

Victoria Falls TV was launched earlier this week and is an online TV channel showcasing the incredible diversity of travel, cultural, gastro, conservation and wildlife experiences on display and on offer in this very special region of Africa. Having partnered with Travel Africa Network, a premier broadcast TV Channel dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality …

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa grants city status for Victoria Falls

An official ceremony was held in Victoria Falls today as President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially granted city status to the tourism hub of Zimbabwe. Present at the event were the Local Government Minister July Moyo, Matabeleland North Minister of State Richard Moyo, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda and Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini. The newly proclaimed …

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Organisations host evening for TUSK Award winner

On Thursday, 3rd December 2020, Ilala Lodge in collaboration with SAVE the African Rhino Foundation and Bhejane Trust, hosted an evening event to celebrate Amos Gwema, the Principal Investigation Officer responsible for Wildlife Intelligence in Zimbabwe under the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, as he was announced as the winner of this year’s …

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Nando’s opens in Victoria Falls

On Thursday 26th July, Nando’s Zimbabwe, trading under Simbisa Brands, opened it’s 14th Nando’s branch in Zimbabwe in the majestic Victoria Falls. The launch comes at a time when Nando’s Zimbabwe is celebrating its silver jubilee in the country, after opening its first branch at Avondale in Harare 25 years ago. Local Victoria Falls comedian, …