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Conservation Updates COVID-19 Updates

Rescued orphan bushbuck thriving back in the wild

The young male bushbuck that was raised in the wildlife orphanage at Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust after being found abandoned has been released back into the wild. The animal has joined up with Kalala the female bushbuck, also an orphan that was released on the property last year, and they are sometimes seen even feeding …

COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

National Lockdown begins in Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that a nationwide lockdown will be in effect across Zimbabwe for 21 days to prevent further spread of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the lockdown, all informal markets will be closed and formal markets will only be open for four hours daily; exemptions will be made for food …

Community Updates COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Awareness Campaigns carried out with informal traders

Victoria Falls resident, Kelly Coventry, carried out a COVID-19 awareness campaign with vendors and other informal sector players. The presentation, translated into the vernacular where necessary, included information on what COVID-19 is, how it is transferred, how it can still be active on surfaces that it lands on etc. In conjunction with the Victoria Falls …

Community Updates COVID-19 Updates

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust initiates the installation of Tippy Taps

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, working with stall owners from the Sinathankawu Market, have begun constructing tippy taps around the market, hospital, clinics and in some rural growth points in an effort to mitigate COVID-19. These simple but effective devices will be installed in other areas frequented by the public.