Take your rubbish with you

As part of World Earth Day celebrations on April 20, the Parks & Wildlife Management Authority initiated it’s first phase of the Carry In Carry Out Project starting in the Zambezi National Park in Victoria Falls.

The Carry In Carry Out Bag.
The Carry In Carry Out Bag.

The project will extend to the Victoria Falls Rain Forest and then to other parts of the town. On May 1 all visitors to the park will be issued with specially branded rubbish bags. They will collect their rubbish as they travel and then put it in the bins provided as they leave.

Givemore Mukuya, the National Parks Area Manager, and Yvonne Jandles, chairperson of the Victoria Falls Green Fund, welcomed the project and said it would link in with the Recycling Centre soon to be launched in the town.

The project brings together several Private, Public and Community partnerships, including Environment Africa, to promote long term sustainable development.

Participants at the launch spent a few nights in one of the National Parks chalets situated along the banks of the Zambezi River. “As we sat on our verandah and watched the sun go down, a family of banded mongoose bustled through the grass and baboons squabbled as they settled into the nearby trees for the night”.

“As the moon rose over the water, the silhouettes of elephant walking by is a unique experience, to hear their deep rumbles and calls intertwined with the grunts of hippo coming out to graze. This was a real treat and a must for any visitor to Victoria Falls and well worth a visit,” said a spokesman for Environment Africa.

Refurbished bedroom in one of the Zambezi National Park chalets.
Refurbished bedroom in one of the Zambezi National Park chalets.

National Parks have redecorated some of their lodges as funds permit and are hoping to be able to complete most of them as they prepare for the World Tourism Organisation Convention scheduled for August 2013. – www.zimparks.org, www.environmentafrica.org, [email protected]

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