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Ongoing reforestation efforts taking place in Victoria Falls

One of the goals of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2030 includes “reversing the loss of forest cover worldwide through sustainable forest management, including protection, restoration, afforestation and reforestation, and increased efforts to prevent forest degradation and contribute to the global effort of addressing climate change.” Throughout the COVID pandemic, stakeholders such as …

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Victoria Falls – Increasing water levels excite tourism stakeholders and travellers alike

As of the 11th March, according to the Zambezi River Authority, the Zambezi River flows at Victoria Falls have continued increasing steadily due to local rainfall activity and increasing inflow from the Upper Catchment of the Zambezi, closing the period under review at 3,597 m3/s. The flow observed on the same date last year was …

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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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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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Collaborating for Conservation – the town comes together to relocate two buffalo bulls

On thursday this last week, two buffalo bulls, (known in Africa as ‘Dagga Boys’) decided to take up residence in Victoria Falls town in CHOGM Park next to Cresta Sprayview Hotel. They were very content with the copious amounts of green grass and no amount of chasing would move them out of their new found …

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Wild Horizons receives Conservation & Community Empowerment Award

Wild Horizons this last week received the Conservation & Community Empowerment Award from the Environmental Management Agency. Behind every Wild Horizons venture is a purpose aimed at creating an enriching travel experience for guests whilst conserving Africa’s wilderness and wildlife for the local communities and future generations. The diverse range of corporate social responsibility programmes …

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“Kuland” Translocated to Rehabilitation Facility

Last week Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust translocated a young female calf of questionable provenance… she looked part kudu and part eland. The “kuland” was found on her own in Victoria Falls town and was not afraid of people. With the assistance of Zimparks, Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit and Zambezi Horse Safaris the young “kuland” …

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Food and Nutrition Support for Zimparks Ranger’s Families

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust have provided a family food hamper to each family of every ranger in Victoria Falls National Park and Zambezi National Park. This support in conjunction with the food packs recently provided by Bhejane Trust will help ensure our rangers and their families are able to sustain themselves and continue to look …

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Victoria Falls Community join the “Ride 4 Rangers” initiative

“Ride 4 Rangers”, a new fundraising initiative by the Africa Travel Industry to raise funds to support Africa’s rangers in the aftermath of COVID-19 has seen travel and tourism professionals across the world taking part in cumulatively cycling 30,000km – the equivalent to circumnavigating Africa. The Victoria Falls community joined the efforts over the weekend …