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Important Newsflash

On this page we update you with any important changes to Zimbabwean regulation or news  that might affect your trip. If you are travelling to Victoria Falls make sure you read the articles below to ensure that your travel arrangements will not be affected.

This includes things like airport taxes, strikes, entry requirements, visa costs, border procedures, anything really that relates to travelling to Victoria Falls.

Newsflash that affects travellers to Zimbabwe

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Newsflash Updates

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On the Ground Corona Virus (covid-19) situation report from Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe 
12th May 2020 - In brief, it’s very difficult to see any evidence of Covid-19 present in Victoria Falls at this stage. The testing being done is limited …

Vic Falls Marathon Postponed 
11 May 2020 The organisers of the Victoria Falls Marathon have announced that the 2020 marathon date has moved from July to December 2020. The …

Don't Cancel Your Victoria Falls Holiday Because of Coronavirus 
6 March 2020 The coronavirus (COVID-19), which was first identified in China at the end of 2019, has been the talk of the media ever since then. Unfortunately, …

Important Information on the Micro Light 
13 January 2020 Due to an unfortunate accident on Friday 10th January 2020, the micro light flights have been suspended until further notice. Investigations …

Moving Into High Water Season 2020 
13 January 2020 The Zambezi River most certainly is rising, and you can see a lot more water coming down the Eastern Cataract on the Zambian side …

Victoria Falls Is Not Dry 
Recent international new reports have claimed that the Victoria Falls is at its lowest levels in a century due to climate change, causing travellers to …

New Steam Train Lunch Safari 
11 December 2019 The Royal Livingstone Express will now be running a seasonal lunch safari trip on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls . This is …

The Victoria Falls Are On The Rise Again 
3 December 2019 As you know, the Victoria Falls is one of Mother Nature’s greatest works of art, and it is ever changing, with its water levels fluctuating …

The Lookout Cafe is Now Open 
2 December 2019 Almost a year after being burnt to the ground, the Lookout Cafe was reborn and is now open in the same location above the Batoka …

Classic River Safari and Zambezi River - UPDATED 
UPDATE 20 December 2019 For a few weeks now the Zambezi River has started to rise again, slow and steady. And while reports have caused alarm over …

River Safari Update 
26 September 2019 From 1st October 2019 until further notice, The Victoria river safari will not be travelling downstream to the islands above the …

Bushtracks Express to Run on Sundays 
23 September 2019 The Bushtracks Express Steam train experience which runs every Tuesday and Friday, will start running on Sundays as well, beginning …

Victoria Falls Adrenalin Jetboat Update 
16 September 2019 The high speed jetboat launched earlier this year has now closed for low season a month earlier than expected because of the very …

National Parks Fees Increased for Local Zimbabweans...Again 
6 September 2019 The National Parks fees for entrance into the Victoria Falls rainforest for Zimbabweans was once again increased a few weeks ago and …

Flatdog Lodge Closing 
7 August 2019 Flatdog Lodge in Victoria Falls will be closing it's doors at the end of September 2019. The management at Flatdog sited the current …

Low Water Activities Begin in Zambia 
27 June 2019 Today marks the beginning of the low water season in Livingstone, Zambia Low water rafting is now open. Usually, low water rafting …

Zimbabwe Currency Update 
The Reserve bank of Zimbabwe has released a new Monetary policy as of the 24th June 2019. The full implications and details are not yet completely clear, …

Livingstone Island Open 
7 June 2019 Livingstone Island season is now open to guest who want to visit the place where Dr David Livingstone peered down Mosi oa Tunya for …

Parks Fees Increase for Zimbabweans Reversed 
10 April 2019 Last week, we reported that the national parks entrance fees for Zimbabweans had been increased to about three times what it was. See …

National Parks Fees Increased for Local Zimbabweans 
2 April 2019 For Zimbabwean citizens, the entrance fees to enter the parks have been increased in the local currency. The change was announced last …

Mid Season Special at The Hide! 
22 March 2019 The Hide in Hwange National Park have just released a Last Minute Mid Season deal for the months of May and June. Guests can enjoy …

7th July Victoria Falls Bridge Closure 
21 March 2019 The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon which will be held on the 7th of July this year. The start of the races is staggered and the Victoria …

Improvements at Nguni Lodge 
20 March 2019 The folks at Nguni Lodge have been busy making the lodge better for their guests, with improvements in the rooms, in staff and their …

Bike Tours Resume - Again 
28 February 2019 The guided Victoria Falls Bike Tours are back in town after the operator's equipment was destroyed during the Christmas Eve fire at …

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About the Zimbabwe Situation 
Friday, 25 January 2019 After a nail-biting week of uncertainty and anxiety mixed in with fake news and unbelievable events, we are pleased to say that …

The Lookout Cafe & Victoria Falls Bike Tours 
2 January 2019 In the early hours of Christmas Eve 2018, The Lookout Cafe on top of the Batoka gorge was completely destroyed in a fire. Wild Horizons …

Pool Refurb Scheduled at Ilala Lodge 
6 December 2018 Ilala Lodge are, once again embarking on work in an effort to perfect their facilities, by not only resurfacing and modifying the …

The End of the Boiling Pot Hike 
9 October 2018 It is with regret that we inform you that the Boiling Pot Hike is being discontinued. The operator has informed us that they will not …

High Season is Here - Advance Bookings Are Essential 
8 October 2018 We are at that time of the year when the little town of Victoria Falls gets very busy and lots of visitors want to experience the exciting …

An Update on Fuel Supply 
28 September 2018 As of September, Victoria Falls is experiencing a shortage in fuel supply. It is important that our self-driver be aware of the situation …

New Rainforest Hours and Night Drives in Victoria Falls 
26 September 2018 The Zimbabwe National Parks & Wildlife Management Authority have issued a statement announcing new product opportunities and more …

Low Water Season Activities Begin 
30 August 2018 The annual low water season has begun, with the Devil's Swim activity resuming today. Guests doing the Livingstone Island Tour and Swim …

New Activities At Ngoma Safari Lodge 
12 July 2018 We are delighted to let you know that guests at Ngoma Safari Lodge may now enjoy two new scenic, game viewing river-based safari activities. …

IMPORTANT: ZIM - ZAM BORDER ON 1ST JULY 
26 June 2018 The following was sent through to us regarding the Victoria Falls Bridge border closure during the Vic Falls Marathon . This will …

Zambezi River Report & Activities Update 
19 June 2018 The Zambezi River began it's annual drop in water flow some time in May, and has already dropped by more than 1,500 m 3 /second. Livingstone …

New Visa Developments - Zimbabwe and Zambia 
1 June 2018 In Zimbabwe Beginning in May this year, the Zimbabwe Immigration Department started offering online payments through the e-visa website …

Zambezi Water Levels & Closures 
The Zambezi River Water levels have risen to the point of the annual rafting closure. Below the Falls, the Zambezi White-water rafting in Victoria Falls …

Zambezi River Report - Higher levels, Rafting and Devils Pool 
9 January 2018 It is the time for High Water rafting once again as the Zambezi River water levels rise on a daily basis. High Water Rafting - …

Botswana Tourism Levy Cancelled 
11 December 2017 The Tourism Development Levy (TDL) first proposed by the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Conversation has been …

Just for the Season! 
29 November 2017 For this December season only, you can enjoy a Champagne Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River for just US$40 per person! Sip on wine, …

Current Situation in Zimbabwe 
Monday 20 November 2017 09:30am An emotional rollacoaster of a weekend saw thousands of people taking to the streets peacefully and in total solidarity, …

KAZA Visa Back in Circulation 
5 December 2017 KAZA UNIVISA stickers are available at all ports of entry into Zimbabwe & Zambia, however availability of the KAZA UNIVISA cannot …

New Update on the KAZA UniVisa 
6 October 2017, It has been reported that the KAZA visa stickers will return to Zambia and Zimbabwe ports of entry where they have previously been issued …

Important Information for Self-drivers & the Cash Situation 
28 September, 2017 The Fuel Situation We would like to inform all our self-driving guests that there is currently a shortage of fuel in Victoria …

Zambezi River Report - Low Water & Touring the Victoria Falls 
25 September 2017 The Zambezi River water levels have continued to drop since our last report, but have done so faster than usual for this time of …

KAZA Visa Exhausted in Zimbabwe 
12 September, 2017 As anticipated after the UniVisa ran out in Zambia a few weeks ago, the stickers have now also been spent at Zimbabwe ports of …

Peak Season Border Delays 
15 August 2017 It is peak season - that time of the year when the weather gets warmer, and more people make their way to Victoria Falls for their vacation. …

Botswana Tourism Levy latest update 
1st July 2017 Since the announcement of the introduction of the Botswana Tourism Development Levy (TDL) earlier this year, the said levy has not yet …

KAZA UniVisa Runs Out in Zambia 
25 August 2017 There is currently a shortage of the KAZA UniVisa stickers in Zambia at all four of the entry ports. Livingstone Airport, Lusaka Airport, …

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New Botswana Tourism Levy 
27 April 2017 In an effort to raise funds to improve Botswana's tourism sector, their Ministry of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism …

Zambezi River report - Rising waters; rafting and devils swim move to high water  
High Water Rafting 10th January 2017 Please note that Low Water Rafting is now closed after a sudden rise in the Zambezi River as a result of heavy …

Great News! The KAZA Uni-visa is Back 
21 December, 2016 After a long wait, the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia have agreed to reinstate the KAZA Uni-Visa which will start being issued …

Devils Swim - Essential to Pre Book During High Season 
The Devils Swim and Livingstone island tour is an extremely popular activity which has limited space due to the size of the island and restrictions imposed …

Cash shortages in Zimbabwe 
26th May 2016 Zimbabwe currently has an extreme shortage of US$ cash notes . Towns such as Victoria Falls seems to be a little more liquid than the …

Archived Victoria Falls Newsflashes 
We have received the following notification for the Livingstone Island Activities: “We apologize for the short notice for the closure of the Livingstone …

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