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  CFAO-AUTOMOTIVE - Spares and tyres for AfricaEvery year the annual charity fundraiser  Elephant Charge raises thousands of dollars for 12 beneficiaries located all over  Zambia.  This single event enables the continuation of excellent conservation and community initiatives that help preserve Zambia’s wildlife heritage.The Elephant Charge challenges teams of cars and motorbikes to complete a grueling course through the Zambian bush.  It is up to each team to... Read On
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During the first week of November 2014, almost exactly 159 years after Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone became the first European to view the world-famous Victoria Falls, two slackline pros from Europe have managed to cross the 100m deep gorge of the largest waterfall on earth on a highline. Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking,with the athlete balanced on adynamic nylon webbingtensioned between two anchor points.(see factfile)For two years, 26-year old economic... Read On
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The Zambezi River is widely acclaimed as offering the world’s best commercial white-water rafting run. With a large number of its turbulent rapids in the Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls achieving a ‘Grade-5’ status or higher, adventure enthusiasts revere its reputation. Whilst the one-day rafting trip is popular with tourists and adventurers, there is another relatively unknown, yet breathtakingly beautiful, product that is also on offer for the thrill seeker and explorer: multi-day... Read On
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A strong joint UK/Zambian team, sponsored by Parmigiani, took three rowing boats and covered the 250km length of Lake Kariba in August. The team rowed continuously through the day and night, supported by a house boat from Lake Kariba Inns, a landing craft and two tender boats. The team rowed by the light of a ‘supermoon’, undertaking the challenge to raise money for Conservation Lower Zambezi and Village Water, two charities focusing on wildlife conservation and the need for fresh water in... Read On
 Pumping Legs for Water is a two day, 100km sponsored mountain bike ride, within the Main Camp area of Hwange National Park. The event is organised by the Matabeleland branch of Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe (WEZ) and profits from the ride go towards supporting WEZ projects, including the Hwange Game Water Supply Programme. This year the ride will take place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July.The popular ride provides a unique opportunity to cycle in one of Africa’s great wildlife areas... Read On
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BY CHRISTOPHER SCOTTThe epically wild and rugged Matusadona National Park, one of Zimbabwe’s undeservedly underrated parks, offers a substantial variety of terrain, ecosystem, flora and fauna which would please any outdoor expert or novice. The flat shoreline hugging Lake Kariba offers the best game viewing, while the imposing Matuzviadonha Mountains evoke a sense of adventure for even the hardened explorer.Once a year a bunch of my maddest mates and I like to discover and appreciate the far-... Read On
A world renowned team of specialist underwater divers recently descended on Zimbabwe’s Chinoyi Caves to conduct a series of exploratory dives into the limestone cave system, believed to be some of the deepest in southern Africa.The International Chinhoyi Caves Expedition team comprised experienced divers from around the world: England, Denmark, Canada, France, Lebanon, Switzerland, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, and dived to a depth of 191m, substantially past the previous deepest dive of 108m.... Read On
Rafting on the ZambeziRiver below the Victoria Falls is open and building up to another monster season. Rafting was the first ‘adrenalin activity’ to be offered in Victoria Falls - an American company opened the first run in 1984 and the next year Shearwater Adventures did the first run on the Zimbabwean side.Rafting has drawn thousands of visitors from around the world to conquer the Zambezi rapids. Whilst the river remains largely unchanged, safety standards have moved with the times. ... Read On
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Swinging from tree to tree like a bunch of happy little monkeys was the Jackson family and some special friends one Sunday as we joined in the Wild Horizons fun day for Victoria Falls residents.Wild Horizons director Clive Bradford invited the town to experience the Canopy Tour and we all came out in force and were not disappointed. Two hours of spectacular views and, yes (for me anyway), adrenalin, as we swung through the canopy around the gorge, and walked along high-rise boardwalks.I never... Read On
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In early November 1855, David Livingstone went in search of Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders.’ He wrote  ‘No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England… but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’ More than 150 years later, helicopter flight affords visitors a heavenly perspective.Upon my arrival in Victoria Falls, the same 400m vertical column of spray that Livingstone beheld in the rainy season captivated me. Before I... Read On
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 A network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges comprise a new eco-adventure in Victoria Falls to be  launched by Wild Horizons.The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour will provide amazing views of the turbulent rapids, the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls, offering family fun and a unique view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, suitable for adventure seekers of all ages, including families and... Read On
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Six celebrities from the UK took on the Zambezi Challenge in January to raise money for the British charity Comic Relief. Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, actress Chelsee Healey, DJ Greg James, Olympian Phillips Idowu and comedians Dara O'Briain and Jack Dee battled the rapids and dodged the rocks, crocs and hippos as they canoed and rafted over 111km down the Zambezi River over five days.The team followed David Livingstone’s original journey downstream to the Victoria Falls and finished off... Read On
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