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US Film Crew travel to Zimbabwe to film a documentary series on some of the country’s outstanding destinations

Still Life Projects, a US based full-service production studio, made up of National Geographic and Sundance Award-Winning filmmakers, sent a film crew through to Zimbabwe in mid-February to begin filming a documentary series on specific destinations within the country for a client based in the United States. Focused on “capturing the heart of a story …

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Vaccination roll-out process begins in Matabeleland

As Victoria Falls and Hwange continue to see a decline in COVID-19 positive cases, the DMO from the Hwange District confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccination process would begin today with vaccinating healthcare workers across the region. The vaccination process will begin rolling out as per the phased plans of the Ministry of Health and Child …

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Victoria Falls Hotel takes steps to prioritise the health of their guests

The Victoria Falls Hotel has taken steps to prioritise the health of their future guests by creating a safe and convenient clinic environment in-house to enhance confidence and comfort for their guests throughout their stay. Having serviced their staff for almost three decades, the on-site clinic has now been re-developed to provide the following services …

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Victoria Falls – a community that genuinely cares

On the 23rd of January 2021, tragedy struck Masauso Sakala, owner of Ultimate Fishing Safaris, when a solar battery exploded causing a fire that ravaged their family home, burning all their personal belongings and leaving them stranded without a home. At a time when the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic had already impacted the family …

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Lufthansa & SWISS partner with Airlink to offer connections within Southern Africa

Lufthansa and SWISS announced in a Press Release today that they are partnering with Airlink, to offer customers access to over 25 domestic destinations in South Africa, and over 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa, such as Victoria Falls, Gaborone, Kasane, Vilanculos, Maun, Maputo, Windhoek, Harare, Lusaka, Ndola, Bulawayo and more. The interline agreement which …

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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 …