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Victoria Falls vaccinating towards recovery

In a unique approach to become COVID-free and encourage the recovery of tourism, the government of Zimbabwe have prioritised the tourism sector, and in particular Victoria Falls, to get vaccinated in phase two of their vaccination roll out campaign – a policy that could see Victoria Falls become the first City in the World to …

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Vaccination roll out to take place in Victoria Falls this coming week

Government vaccination roll out is set to start this week for Victoria Falls City to cover all adults 18 years and above. Given the nature of the City’s economy and it’s reliance on tourism, the Government of Zimbabwe and Ministry of Health and Child Welfare have highlighted Victoria Falls and the country’s tourism sector as …

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New affordable ‘hop-on / hop-off’ transport launches in Victoria Falls

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, two young and dynamic tourism entrepreneurs, AJ Benzon and Jamie Henson, decided to get together and discuss how they could tackle the challenge of affordable transport, and offer a distinctly different yet more cost effective way for budget travellers to get in and around the tourism hub of …

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Airlines show confidence in Victoria Falls with the resumption of flights

It has been a week of good news as a number of airlines have come forward with announcements of plans to resume flights to the tourism and adventure hub of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls. With the COVID-19 vaccine quickly rolling out across the world’s populations, many have started to look at travel plans to get out …

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Fastjet resume regional flights whilst increasing domestic flights to Victoria Falls

Fastjet have, as of this afternoon, announced their plans to resume the Johannesburg to Victoria Falls flight schedule. As of the 16th March 2021, the airline will resume their Johannesburg to Victoria Falls flight schedule every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In addition, they have now added an extra Friday service to match up with the …

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A fresh offering to culinary experiences in Victoria Falls

With the most recent addition to Pure Africa’s offering, The Eatery at the Pure Africa Waterfront offers a mesmerising location for culinary experiences of either lunch or dinner right on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As with all the Pure Africa innovations, the focus on modern design and décor fitting …

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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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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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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 …