Meet the real people of Zimbabwe


Posted by admin on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The word culture means “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”.
What makes the world so captivatingly diverse is that culture can found in the smallest details of day-to-day living.  There is culture in a township, as well as in a wealthy suburb, and regardless of affluence, it creates a sense of belonging.
It is a fascination with this exotic manner of doing something that we ourselves do – to experience the life of another person, who uses the same earth and air to live and breathe in manner completely different to our own; that elicits such a strong desire to travel in most people.

Whilst there are many upmarket hotels in Zimbabwe, and access to the Falls and the activities on the Zambezi are centred around and close to these areas, there are struggling communities of people …

VICTORIA FALLS GREEN FUND INITIATIVE


Posted by admin on Thursday, June 20th, 2013


Environment Africa works with all sectors of society throughout Southern Africa to protect and manage natural resources and to promote sustainable development. It facilitates community action by raising awareness, motivating and empowering people to protect and restore their environment and improve their livelihoods.
WHAT IS THE AFRICA GREEN FUND?
Initiated by Environment Africa, the Africa Green Fund is a social and environmental welfare fund established to enable secure and transparent financial funding of environmental and development projects within Southern Africa. The fund is independently audited.
Our goal is to deal effectively with environmental challenges and to continue to develop and support strategies and projects to minimize economic impact on the environment in the area.
OBJECTIVES
• To promote and encourage environmental awareness and action in and around Victoria Falls
• To build up a capital base to support and assist Environment Africa and other environmental and social …

Victoria Falls Restaurants


Posted by linda on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Victoria Falls is known for inspiring the senses – the beauty, majesty and adrenaline-fuelled activities of the Falls are indeed an awesome experience – what many people will be surprised to discover is that Victoria Falls offers a gastronomical treat as well. Tucked away in little nooks and crannies of the area, guests will be pleased to find really exquisite restaurants, where traditional and internationally acclaimed dishes tempt even the most discerning palate.
The Victoria Falls restaurants offer it all, from local dishes to more internationally recognised cuisine, everybody is catered for. The food and cuisine in Victoria Falls is influenced by both local and international dishes and flavours. The staple food of Zimbabwe is called ‘sadza’, and is a cornmeal based dish eaten with different relishes.

Many of the surrounding hotels offer in-house restaurants well suited to its international guests. …

Growing Tourist Destination, Victoria Falls


Posted by linda on Monday, April 18th, 2011

Victoria Falls, nestled between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. The Falls has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one can definitely see why. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), the Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Over the years the Victoria Falls has been gaining popularity, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. Any well-travelled tourist or travel agent will be able to tell you that a trip to the Victoria Falls is a not-to-be-missed experience.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, and is twice as tall as the Niagara Falls in Canada. The Vic Falls, as it is commonly known, is 1 708 …

Zim vs Zam


Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011


With all the flack that Zimbabwe has been getting of late, it’s no wonder more people are opting to visit the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Although both sides are equally rewarding, and you should not let any misconceptions of Zimbabwe deter you from visiting this natural wonder of the world.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, and no trip to either Zimbabwe or Zambia is complete without visiting this glorious Waterfall. The Falls has something for everybody, from the adrenaline junkie (try river rafting the Zambezi River or exciting helicopter flips), honeymooning couples (sunset cruises on the Zambezi and world class luxury lodges), to families looking for a unique and memorable experience.
So, when asked the question, ‘which side is better?’ what exactly is the answer? Well, the answer is quite subjective. It really …

River rafting the Zambezi


Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

River rafting is probably one of the most adrenaline-fuelled activities you can enjoy, and when you find yourself on the tempestuous Zambezi River, you can expect a wild ride. The Zambezi River is recognised as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet, and has been bravely attempted by rafting and kayaking experts alike.
The Zambezi River has always drawn much attention. In 1981 river rafting was introduced and since then the Zambezi has gained popularity and is a regular feature on the itineraries of those looking for an adrenaline rush of note. In 1997 alone, more than 50 000 people enjoyed the frantic twists and turns of river rafting.

For those ambitious rafters out there, the Zambezi River has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 – i.e. featuring extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, …