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Victoria Falls - What The...?

This traveller is centimeters away from going over the top of a huge waterfall, laughing in the face of a 108 meter (354 ft) drop. This is Victoria Falls on the Zambia - Zimbabwe border where 3000 cubic meters of water p

Local Laws in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe like a lot of African countries follows a certain set of rules.Love or hate them, these laws must be followed or you will find yourself in a tough situation.So the below laws are the ones all travellers should

Getting from A to B in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe in African terms is a paradise. It’s a country of abundant wildlife and amazing environments.But getting around the country to see all these amazing areas can be quite difficult and frustrating.But this is Zi

Political Crisis in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was once an African powerhouse. A nation at the forefront of regional politics.But in recent decades, its become a country in political turmoil, split by Robert Mugabe and not the ideal spot for easy-going tour

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about 5 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Victoria Falls

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    HIV in Africa

    109 Danes were infected with HIV in Africa between 1991 and 99. Africa is the continent with most HIV infected people. Overall about 8% of the population is infected with infection rates reaching up to 80% in risk groups like prostitutes.

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria

    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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over 3 years ago

Elephant attack on NZ tourist Victoria Falls 8 June 2011

No reports that I can find, not even on the usually reliable http://www.elephant-news.com. Do you have more detail? It is quite common for tourists to be ... read more »
about 5 years ago

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