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Water level in Zambezi River on the rise

Water level in Zambezi River on the rise

Gert Jacobie

FEARS that the Vicoria Falls might have run dry as a result of the drought that has the entire southern half of the African continent in a death grip were finally allayed by actual photographic evidence.


A Facebook debate on the state of Africa’s highest water fall rages from time to time with people claiming that as a result of the drought, the falls has all but run dry, using photo’s from narrow angles and soliciting comments that the end of life as we know it, is near.


These fears were allayed this time by an actual set of photos that was taken this week by a tourist who wandered from the first view point right up to vista 13.

“Yes, it is dry in those areas, but the world tourism destination is well and attractive,” said Cornelius Kemp a tour guide with Abenteuer Tours.
He reported extreme conditions never known before by living inhabitants in the area. He also told Informanté that the mighty Zambezi River at Victoria Falls is at a higher level now compared to a few weeks ago when he was last there.


“It’s definitely raining somewhere in the hinterland, as river levels are picking up slightly. That, unfortunately, doesn’t yet reflect on the ground in the eastern and western Caprivi and even along the highway to Rundu, where it remains bone dry.


“As a tourist guide of many years, I can also report more sightings of elephant and water bound animals near the wetter areas along the great rivers, because they concentrate there. It is to the immense pleasure of my guests, but unfortunately, if you know the truth, it is worrisome,” he said.

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