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Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Reportedly Risks Losing World Heritage Site Status from UN; Andre van Wyk; All Africa
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has warned that plans by the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia for the development of a golf course, lodges and a hydroelectric dam near the Victoria Falls will put the renowned tourist destination at risk of losing the world heritage site status it was granted in 1989, The Times reports. This may also disrupt an established elephant corridor. Per a description by WTI.org: “Elephant corridors are linear, narrow, natural habitat linkages that allow elephants to move between secure habitats without being disturbed by humans.”
Here’s how Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Livingstone, Zambia, differ in terms of art, culture, and proximity to the famous falls.
From Olduvai Gorge to Lalibela, these are the historical places that belong on your next African itinerary.
Famously known as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls on the planet.
Your ultimate safari guide and everything you need to know about Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. It is 2,200 sq km of land and surrounded by wildlife.
They found fame in the 2018 David Attenborough documentary “Dynasties”. But numbers of painted dogs in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park are at their lowest level in 10 years. Predators, poor soils, inbreeding, tourism operators and some film crews could be among the reasons why.
With Zimbabwe having turned 40 this year, there is no better commemoration than telling the story of the Great House of Stone.
They figure on Zimbabwe’s national flag, banknotes and official documents — birds representing stone statues taken by colonialists more than a century ago. The eight original sculptures hold great spiritual value for people of the southern African nation and have been made into national emblems
Great Zimbabwe was a city that served as the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during its Late Iron Age. Discover some interesting facts about this ancient city in this article.
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Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the sun-baked watering hole, which had dramatically shrunk due to a severe drought. Eventually park staff freed the trapped elephant, but it collapsed and died. Just yards (meters) away lay the carcass of a Cape buffalo that had also been pulled from the mud, but was attacked by hungry lions. Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack…
Severe drought in Mana Pools is affecting elephants and other wildlife – a photographer shares her images and thoughts.
HOME to some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world, the Matobo National Park is one of the unsung highlights of Zimbabwe. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a stunning and worldly landscape of balancing rocks, kopjes — giant boulders unfeasibly teetering on top of one another…
IT is early in the morning as the sun hesitantly climbs out of the womb of its wise mother from the east. Grass and tree branches sing notes from the sunrise wind, helped by a cacophony of singing birds, yonder in the hills and hillocks. The multifarious array of balancing rocks stands unveiled, blushing in …
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THE beauty and rich natural diversity of the Matopo Hills have been preserved for eternity in a book that documents the hills’ natural history, which was launched late last year.
The oldest man-made structure on Earth.