Friday, December 5, 2008

Hills of Africa Cares About Your Safety & Health During Your Travels in Africa

Hills of Africa Travel prides itself in giving timely and accurate information. Travelers often have health concerns when traveling to Africa and we want to give you the right information to keep you safe and healthy. Victoria Falls is a popular destination with so much to do. We want to give you the health facts to know when you're visiting.

Zimbabwe has made the news recently with an outbreak of cholera. We want to let you know that there is no cholera threat in Victoria Falls.

People planning to visit Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, are assured that there have been no reports of Cholera in the Victoria Falls region to date.

The District Medical Officer for Victoria Falls has assured GoToVictoriaFalls and all visitors that:

• There have been no reported cases of cholera in the region to date.

• The area is safe. However, as usual all are advised to take standard precautions such as washing hands before eating and after using the bathroom, cleaning all vegetables and fruit in clean, fresh water, etc.

• For visitors intending to visit outlying areas, such as villages, we highly recommend that guests and activity operators carry bottled mineral water.

• Public health authorities are regularly in touch with stakeholders, keeping them informed and updated on all matters of public health.

• Community awareness and education is carried out in the schools and general communities. The Environmental Health Department also carries out monthly water quality monitoring exercises, and communicates with the private sector.

• The key operators in Victoria Falls ensure that all sanitation and water reticulation systems are maintained to the highest possible standard. They are heavily involved in supporting maintenance of infrastructure and assisting with water treatment chemicals for the Municipality, to ensure the health and safety of both residents and visitors.

If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact us at Hills of Africa Travel.

To plan your trip of a lifetime, please contact us at Hills of Africa Travel. We look forward to sharing the Magic of Africa with you.

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