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 BY: SHELLEY COX www.africanbushcamps.com On the outskirts of Hwange National Park, in an area known as Mambanje, lives a community of Nambya people whose descent is linked to the Rozvi Empire from the Great Zimbabwe/Masvingo area. Renowned for their crops, cattle and mining, the community settled along the Mambanje River, hoping for a prosperous livelihood. Unfortunately in the 1970s the river dried up, fences were stolen and the challenges of co-existing with wildlife increased.  As... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
 The mood was upbeat at the 2015 Global March for Elephant, Rhino and Lion, organised by Kasane’s Elephants Without Borders to mark World Animal Day. Success on many fronts had been reported since last year’s event – and the shocking thought of a world without many of its iconic wild animals has spurred organisations to redouble their efforts in the fight for wildlife, using research and education as catalysts. No one can relax knowing an elephant in Africa dies every 15 minutes – and... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
 BY :  SARAH BENBOWwww.packforapurpose.orghttp://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/africa/zambia/victoria-falls-waterfronthttp://thevictoriafallswaterfront.com/community-development/The Victoria Falls Waterfront has joined an innovative community development project called Pack for a Purpose. The project helps travellers ‘give back’ by simply using available luggage space (however big or small) to provide supplies for the communities that they are going to visit on holiday.As one... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
 res1@imvelosafarilodges.comwww.imvelosafarilodges.com Outside a small rural hospital, two marquee tents and long queues of people suggest another government health drive – but the Italian opera playing loudly from the surgery hints that this is no routine event.  Nervously, a smartly dressed young man takes his seat on the horizontal couch. He tightly grips a small tray with his card and a few dental accessories in his hands. He has already been checked by at least two professionals... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
 BY: BOB MANDINYENYAwww.lionencounter.com   info@lionencounter.com In an effort to manage human-wildlife conflict, African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT), Lion Encounter and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) have embarked on a pilot project installing lighting that will deter predators from attacking livestock at night whilst they are in kraals.Lion, hyaena, baboon, elephant and buffalo have become frequent visitors to the communities of... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
 www.wilderness-safaris.comwww.childreninthewilderness.comTwo years ago, Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe suppliedheavy-duty gardening tools, fruit trees and vegetable seed to startvegetable garden and orchard projects at selected schools in the Tsholotsho District, with funding received from Grand Circle Foundation, USA. Since then, additional donations have extended the project to schools in the Hwange District. Today the project plays an important part in the school agricultural... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
 By: LYNNE MENDELSOHN, Zig Zag Livingstone info@zigzagzambia.comwww.zigzagzambia.comEveryone loves art, especially children. In Ngwenya community in Livingstone, at the Tutalike Life Begins project, there is an art club twice a week which is attended by up to 190 children at a time.Ngwenya is one of the most deprived parts of Livingstone with many children who have limited or no schooling and nothing else to do. Tutalike Life Begins offers children a chance to enjoy themselves, to... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
 African Impact -   Playground gets volunteer help By:             MARGARET DERBY, Project Co-ordinator, African Impact Community Projectsmargaret@africanimpact.comwww.africanimpact.com For two years Matilda Sindila, the acting head teacher at Mwandi Community School in Livingstone, has been dreaming of a playground. “I’ve been wanting it for some time. Looking at the kids, they have no playground when they finish learning.... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
 WayaWaya - Crafting a livelihood from leather By:        ELISABETH MATHISEN, Supply Chain Consultant, WayaWayaeli@wayawaya.no Photos : Iris Helén NikolaisenThe plane is about to take off and the usual excitement of new adventures ahead is awakening the butterflies in my stomach. I love travelling and what makes this particular journey so special is that my destination and reason for leaving home is different from any I have done before.I am... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
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 Wild Horizon’s resources, equipment, skills and experience in the adventure activity market. The products have been carefully choreographed by head of operations and high-wire expert, Clive Bradford, who has years of experience in the field. In the... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
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 rustic three-room building for Grades 1-7 students.  Limited space indoors meant that most lessons were conducted outdoors under the shade of nearby trees; during the rains, however, this became a challenge as the structures struggled to... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
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 English cricketer who captained England during the 1980s, was the guest of honour at the annual fundraiser in Victoria Falls for the VFAPU.  This year the event was organised by Victoria Falls resident,Tonya Meikle. The owners of a luxury... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls