By Marianne Betts Rising Victoria Falls artist Tich Ncube has come full circle – through his art he is giving back to the wildlife which he has drawn on for inspiration as far back as he can remember. While Tich has already donated to wildlife and conservation internationally through UK-based organisations the David Shepherd Wildlife…
With the resumption of flights into Victoria Falls in October, and Zimbabwe’s land borders set to re-open on December 1, now is the time to start planning that special getaway to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
The Zambezi River is one of the legendary rivers of the world, rising in Zambia, flowing through Angola, along the edges of Namibia and Botswana, between Zambia and Zimbabwe and to Mozambique before emptying into the Indian Ocean.
While the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is undoubtedly the main attraction, many visitors delight in discovering the unexpected hidden gems from beneath the lush canopy of the rainforest.
Travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought Zimbabwe’s top tourist destination to a standstill – the craft markets are closed, as are the many souvenir shops and hotels and the larger species of wildlife – particularly elephants – have returned to its quiet centre.
Victoria Falls is putting on its most glorious display of raw breath-taking beauty and intensity of the year, but with the rainy season over, in coming months it will drop to a fraction of its current volume.
Wildlife conservation efforts are under threat as vital funding for the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) has been slashed as the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic bites, prompting a heartfelt plea for support by head of operations Charles Brightman.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate wildlife supervisor Moses Garira says the number visiting the Vulture Culture Experience daily had dwindled by more than half following a poisoning incident last June 130km away Botswana.
Victoria Falls Recycling Collects More Than 24 Tonnes of Waste in its First Year By Marianne Betts In the midst of Victoria Falls’ industrial area is an unremarkable site with a grey shed, rows of baled plastic water bottles and cardboard, and a large wire cage, seemingly full of rubbish. On the side of the…
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Raises Funds for Vulture Conservation By Marianne Betts Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, home to the renowned Vulture Culture Experience, has raised nearly $5,000 which has gone towards the conservation of these endangered sentinels of the skies. Last August vulture icons were added to a selection of meals on the menus at…