Tackling the New Tourism Tax

As of early 2014, all tourism packages and activities in Zambia now incur an expense of an additional 16% allocated to VAT, where previously VAT on tourism in the country was 0%. This will not apply to any bookings that were made back in 2013. This follows on from Kenya’s …

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LATF Contributes to ZAWA

Above: LATF representative Edward Phiri (left) hands over contributed items and a certificate of commendation to ZAWA DG Xenophon Vlahakis (right). The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has made a contribution of assorted law enforcement equipment and cash worth about $8000 to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in support of …

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Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masembo’s speech at the annual Elephant Charge

About Elephant Charge Elephant Charge is an annual 4×4 challenge that raises funds for conservation in Zambia.  During the Independence Weekend some 250 bush lovers and 4×4 enthusiasts converge in some remote spot for a camping weekend of extreme driving and orienteering.  In 2013, the fifth event, the 20 teams …

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Volunteer to Stop Deforestation in Africa

Greenpop’s Trees for Zambia – a Festival of Action “Trees for Zambia was absolutely life-changing! I had the most amazing time. The impact this has had on me, the people I have met and things I’ve seen will stay with me forever.” – Gerry Geldenhuys, volunteer 2013 Join an exciting …

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North Luangwa added to TFCA

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) would like to inform you that North Luangwa National Park has been added to the Zambian component of the Malawi-Zambia Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA). A Trans-frontier Conservation Area is an area or component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or …

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My Life with Leopards

My Life With Leopards, Graham Cooke’s Story by Fransje van Riel, Penguin Books. When two six-week-old leopard cubs, born in captivity in Zimbabwe, arrive at the Londolozi private game reserve in South Africa, 22-year-old game ranger Graham Cooke is assigned to take care of them. Based in an unfenced tented …

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Zawa Wins Mumbwa Case

Zambia Wildlife Authority Press Release The Lusaka High court has dismissed the case in which illegal squatters in the Mumbwa Game Management Area (GMA) had sought an injunction restraining the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) from acting on the Lands tribunal’s judgement to relocate them from the GMA to an alternative …

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More than 400 wildlife criminals arrested

Law Enforcement officers from 28 countries today announced that they completed a joint one month global operation against wildlife criminals, which has resulted in over 400 arrests and more than 350 major wildlife seizures. The global wildlife law enforcement operation, code-named “Operation Cobra II” was being conducted under the auspices …

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Wildlife police officer arrested

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has arrested seven suspects, among them a Wildlife Police Officer for being in illegal possession of four live Pangolins, elephant tails, raw ivory and ivory products. The seven suspects were apprehended in three separate incidents in Livingstone yesterday. In the first incident, MannexMalambo, 40, a …

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Zambia Tourism Boards position on leopards killed in parks

The Zambia Tourism Board wishes to respond to the picture that has been circulating on social Media of three leopards that have been purported to have been killed in Zambia as trophies. Specifically, the picture was first posted as ‘Trophy Picture’ on the Game Trails website showing off Cliff Walker, …

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Toka Leya Donates 1000 Trees to Greenpop

August 2013 – Toka Leya, an intimate 12-tented camp overlooking the Zambezi River, donated 1 000 trees from its nursery to Greenpop for a three-week reforestation project in Livingstone, Zambia, that took place from 7-28 July 2013. “We were thrilled to support Greenpop’s second Trees for Zambia Action Event by …

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New life for an old Camp

In the 1970’s Norman Carr, conservation visionary and pioneer, was operating walking safaris in the Chibembe area of the Luangwa Valley. It was, and still is, a very rich wildlife area but it becomes inaccessible after the first rains and Norman needed a green season base. Long before he built …

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Livingstone’s Africa Exhibition

Edinburgh Fringe Exhibition celebrates Livingstone’s Fellow Explorers Two women, descendants of Livingstone’s fellow explorers, are celebrating Livingstone’s bicentenary with their exhibition, Livingstone’s Africa, which runs from 13-18 August 2013 at the Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone’s Land (off the Royal Mile). Specialising in African tourism, Claire Foottit and Mary-Anne Bartlett were drawn …

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UNWTO General Assembly

In August this year, Zambia and neighboring Zimbabwe will co-host the 20th United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Lying on either side of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the towns of Livingstone (on the Zambian side) and Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwean side) will share …

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Happy 100, Lusaka!

Zambia’s booming capital Lusaka celebrates its centenary at the end of July this year, with the Lusaka100 committee scheduling a host of activities fit for the big 100. The stage has been set for a momentous celebration on Cairo Road on Wednesday the 31st of July. Events will kick off …

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Forest short film ‘Amazing Grace’ wins UN forum

Film about Zambian forest hero wins forum on forest short film The filmmaking team Makhulu has won the UN Forum on Forests Short Film award for the Africa region. Director of Makhulu, Rowan Pybus, was in Turkey for the UN Forum on Forests and received the prestigious award on behalf …

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UNWTO General Assembly 2013

Zambia and Zimbabwe, We are ready to host the 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly During the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held in Seoul South Korea, Zambia and Zimbabwe won the bid to co-host the 20th Session of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly from …

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Umutomboko Ceremony 2013

Luapula province, in the north of Zambia, hosts the Umutomboko ceremony at Mwansabombwe village between Mwense town and Lake Mweru, at the site of the Lunda royal capital established in 1890 by Mwata Kazembe Kanyembo Ntemena. The Umutomboko is a two-day ceremony which celebrates the advent of the Lunda and …

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