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Victoria Falls Bridge – ultimate all-round experience

After viewing the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the second most popular landmark in the region is the Victoria Falls Bridge.

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As a holiday destination, Victoria Falls is simply the ultimate all-round experience.

From the impressive scenery to the abundant wildlife, the world-famous adrenaline activities and strong local culture, there is so much on offer in Africa’s adventure capital.

After viewing the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the second most popular landmark in the region is the Victoria Falls Bridge.

While it is the stunning natural beauty of the Victoria Falls that takes your breath away, it is the man-made magic of building a bridge across an enormous chasm that really blows your mind!

Connecting the two towns, Livingstone in Zambia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Bridge was the dream of one man, Cecil John Rhodes, where his vision was for Africa to be connected from Cape-to-Cairo with a continuous railway.

The legend is that he instructed engineers to “build a bridge across the Zambezi where the trains, as they pass, will catch the spray of the Falls”.

When you think that this construction began in the turn of the century, in 1903 it really is awe-inspiring. Source: zimbabwetourism.net

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Antelope Park joins White Rhino fight

ZCN editor, Albert Masaka recently visited Antelope Park Game Reserve in Gweru, he narrates his second visit to in two years.

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A White Rhino grazing at Antelope Park in Gweru, Zimbabwe/ Video by ZCN TV

RARE are these moments when humanity and wildlife live together in harmony for their mutual good.

I am quick share the same popular sentiments expressed by other guests and volunteers at Antelope Park Game Reserve, that we always look forward to the next trip to one of the country’s leading private game reserves.

Popular as a conservancy to the lion and situated about 300km away from my base in Harare on the outskirts of the Midlands province capital in Gweru,

This game reserve in Zimbabwe where each visit is always intriguing and different from the past.

Sitting on 3 000 acres it is home to several indigenous animals from the African continent including the elephant, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impalas among others.

That is not all, it is also the proud habitat of the white-chested fish eagle, vulture and hornbill among other birds.

This occasion my visit was more exciting for me because I was booked for three days in one of the six walk-in safari river tents.

My tent was the furthest from the rest.

While it was a bit scary, my fears quickly vanished the moment I was inside my comfortably furnished tent.

Charming was the natural balance between the comforts of home and sleeping in the African bush.

What with the adrenalin-filled thrill triggered by the roar of lions in the evening and wake-up call from the chirping of birds in the morning.

But it was my last activity at Antelope Park that was more revealing and challenging.

This might come as a surprise for one who had enjoyed the unforgettable activities that included elephant interaction, game drives, the lion feed, bird-viewing and canoeing.

What will remain etched in my mind is the sight of two female White Rhinoceros under round-the-clock protection by armed guards in the open savannah grasslands.

This is now the case with the White Rhino endangered square-lipped species at Antelope Park, one of the Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserves.

Our young  female guide Delight Gambiza informed us that the male rhino was  some distance away.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG) reported that there are now an estimated 16 803 white rhinos.

Antelope Park has joined the greatest success conversation story is in southern Africa were the white rhino recovered from near extinction from 100 in the 1990s to the current over 16 000.

The  is first increase for the species in over a decade.

Their easy visibility and territorial behaviour make them favourites for local and international tourists who flock to Antelope Park.

The semi social and territorial mammals tend to prefer short grasses and use their square-shaped lips to crop the grass close to the ground.

These wide-mouths are perfectly adapted to their diet made up of a variety of grasses found in their grassland and savannah habitats.

However, it is the human and financial costs for the upkeep and safety of the White Rhino which enjoys a lifespan of over 50 years are quite enormous.

In the last decade, more than 1 000 rangers worldwide are reported to have lost their lives in the line of duty.

According to the Save the Rhino International website there is need to ensure that the ranger teams have the kit needed to protect rhino populations like good quality shoes, backpacks and accommodation.

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White Rhino grazing at Zim’s biggest private game reserve

The wide-mouthed White Rhinos are grazers who prefer short grasses

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