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Dave Glynn and Ross Kennedy, the founders of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and its parent company, Africa Albida Tourism, take a trip down memory lane recounting two decades of challenges, tragedies, opportunities, successes and quirks that make the...
Team building packages are in high demand in Victoria Falls and Wild Horizons has launched two products to cater for this specific corporate requirement. Named the ‘Batoka Gorge Challenge’ and the ‘Zambezi River Challenge’, the products build on...
Jabulani Primary School, situated approximately 22km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, has come from very humble beginnings. Until this year, classrooms consisted of two rudimentary thatched structures: a small rondavel for Grades 00 and 0 and a very...
Elephant-back safaris are a popular activity in Victoria Falls; Shearwater keeps a herd of 12 elephant on the Stanley and Livingstone estate just outside the town.So what is life like for the dung-dropping dozen? Reveille is at 6am and 30 minutes is...
Tracking evaluations have been taking place for the last 20 years, according to standards set by CyberTracker, and in October the first CyberTracker evaluations in Zimbabwe took place at the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve. Eleven...
Adrenalin kicks in as the bass beat starts, the ramp lights up and out strut the impossibly gorgeous, six foot tall, other worldly creatures known as models. It’s the culmination of weeks of sleepless nights and intense design energy from the team...
Operational since 1999, Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit has a team of 17 men on the ground patrolling Victoria Falls town and an outer radius of 50km2, clearing snares and looking for other illegal poaching activities. David Gower OBE, former...
Wire snares used by bush-meat poachers to capture and kill animals cause untold suffering. Recently, a female kudu was reported to have a badly injured ear; it was swollen and hanging from the base. The kudu was found and, on close examination...
In Zambezi Traveller Issue 18 we introduced readers to two school leavers, Christina Clements from New Zealand and Bradley Ross from Zimbabwe, who had joined the Quest Spring Programme. At the time of going to print they will have almost finished...
Zambezi Traveller spoke to Gail Amyot, one of the driving forces supporting Sam Nkomo’s 500km rhino and elephant awareness walk from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls.  Sam and his team entertained and educated thousands of children who live alongside...
Mopanebees, Trigonabottegoi, are insects which are found in the insect order Hymenoptera and sub-family Meliponidae. Five genera of this sub-family are known to occur in this region. Mopane bees have very small bodies (length 4mm) which...
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe has received reports of more than 1,000 sightings and 3,500 cheetah pictures from the public during the last three years. Cheetah can be identified based on their unique coat markings. The sightings and pictures...
To raise awareness about gender-based violence, which involves mostly women and children, a group of 17 dedicated and amazing individuals with huge hearts and a wish to make a difference took to their bikes in September on a ‘freedom ride’. ...
Long reviled and persecuted, the spotted hyaena is actually one of the most successful and fascinating members of the large carnivore community in Africa. As carnivore population declines continue across the continent, hyaena have received...
To raise awareness about gender-based violence, which involves mostly women and children, a group of 17 dedicated and amazing individuals with huge hearts and a wish to make a difference took to their bikes in September on a ‘freedom ride’. ...
Few people have heard of Liuwa Plain, and even fewer have visited, but it is undoubtedly one of the best places in Africa to see spotted hyaena in the wild. Recovering from decades of poaching, Liuwa has been managed by African Parks Zambia since...
To mark Zambia’s 50th IndependenceAnniversary, an art exhibition was held at the Royal Livingstone Hotel to showcase a selection of the region’s leading visual artists. The theme of the exhibition was ‘Best of Zambia’, visions to conjure up Africa,...
Zambia attained independence from British colonial rule on 24 October 1964. Livingstone City, the tourist capital of Zambia, joined the rest of the country in celebrating Zambia’s Fiftieth Independence Anniversary with a colourful ceremony this...
Art lovers visiting Livingstone will be excited by the new Livingstone Art Gallery, the first government- built art gallery in the country, which was opened to the public by the Minister of Tourism and Arts, the Hon Jean Kapata, in October. The...
It’s a hot Thursday afternoon and sitting in the bright sun at Linda Farm surrounded by five women is Doephister Chisenga. Chisenga lives at Linda Farm, and every Tuesday and Thursday she volunteers her time to teach adult literacy courses...