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Lewa & Co – building back a better future, women in construction

Kuda Hove, CEO of Lewa & Co, is making strong strides in building back a better future, and she is planning to take a lot of women with her in the process. Lewa & Co is a subsidiary of LewaLevu Trading, a female owned business established in 2014 in Victoria Falls. The word “Lewa” is …

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Sports Tourism Experience to take place in Victoria Falls later this month

Ecotourism Africa Trust, founded in 2018, has created a new venture Sports Tourism Inc focused on increasing domestic tourism through sport across the country. With the intention to create regular and annual events, Sports Tourism Inc in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, and with special approval from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, …

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House of Zulu – soulful food in the heart of the rural community reopens

Soulful food has been a core passion for both Brian and Mona Zulu, who having left Zimbabwe to broaden their horizons, travel the world and experience different types of food, returned in December 2018 to begin building their dream – a relaxing vibrant setting focused on soulful honest food in a location that would assist …

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Consultative meeting with SMEs takes place in Victoria Falls

The Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Honourable Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ncube, met with the small to medium enterprises (SME’s) in the tourism sector of Victoria Falls on Saturday at The Kingdom Hotel. The meeting was to discuss key challenges that the SME’s are facing in the tourism sector and to see where the Ministry …

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Brewing Up for recovery – the innovative coffee caravan experience in Victoria Falls

TK and Loretta Musungwa have made quite a name for themselves in Victoria Falls during the COVID-19 pandemic, as baristas of excellence, who through their innovative move to service the community with a drive through coffee and smoothie caravan fuelled by passion.  Having returned from the Zimbabwean Diaspora living in Manchester UK in 2015, TK, …

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“The Greatest Safari on Earth” begins in Victoria Falls today

The inaugural ROAR AFRICA Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari, dubbed as “The Greatest Safari on Earth”, is set to arrive in Victoria Falls today, 18th August 2021.  The extraordinary ‘bucket list’ travel experience designed to preserve and support Africa’s wildlife, wild spaces and communities, aims to transform its guests into change agents for conservation and …

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The Blue Train set to make a comeback to Victoria Falls

This last weekend saw the return of The Blue Train to Victoria Falls for the first time since 2002 in a trial run for this famous luxury railway experience to once again include the destination as an extension to its traditional Cape Town and Pretoria route. As time meandered from the 19th Century towards the …

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Zimbabwe begins using the Trusted Travel Initiative Platform

In October 2020, the African Union officially launched the Trusted Travel platform as part of the overall Trusted Travel Initiative during a joint ministerial meeting of the ministers of health, transport, and information and communication of African Union Member States. The African Union Commission and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched the …

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Designated Isolation Facility for tourists in Victoria Falls

Whilst recovery of tourism to Victoria Falls has begun, there have been some travellers who have expressed concern and reluctance to travel in the event that they were to test positive for COVID before departing from Zimbabwe. 544 Reynard Road, “Malachite House”, is now a temporary designated isolation facility for tourists approved by Ministry of …

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Kazangula and Victoria Falls border posts reopen to vaccinated travellers

Today on 30th July 2021, the Kazangula and Victoria Falls Border Posts to Zimbabwe have reopened to travellers who are fully vaccinated only. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will be denied entry through these two land borders. Whilst Zimbabwe’s main International Airports have remained open throughout 2021, the land borders were closed in January 2021 …