Zimparks wants Victoria Falls reopened to domestic tourists

Zimparks wants Victoria Falls reopened to domestic tourists

 

Tourism companies have also been urged to take bookings.

Before the lockdown the falls had almost dried up because of poor rainfall in northern Zambia where the Zambezi River originates. But recently the falls hit a decade high in terms of water flow.

“Last year on the same date [May 27] the recorded flow at Victoria Falls was 1,117 m3/s. This year’s flow recorded on May 27 at Victoria Falls represents an increase of 200% compared to last year’s flow on the same date, and 57% higher than the long-term average river flow,” the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said.

Tourism was hit hard by the lockdown. An estimated 50% of jobs were lost in the sector as hotels and tour companies cut costs. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country was working towards returning to a pre-Covid-19 life.

“Zimbabwe deserves better and we must begin opening up our economy,” he said.

Original Story by www.timeslive.co.za

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