Hotels, golf course to come up at the Victorial Falls Heritage site

Published: Friday 15 December 2006

Real estate: the Victoria Fall Two hotels, a golf course and 450 chalets will soon be there at the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site, on the fringes of one of the Africa's longest rivers, the Zambezi.

The us $260-million project will be constructed by the Legacy Holdings Zambia Ltd (a subsidiary of Legacy International Group). Located in Livingstone, 480 km south of Lusaka, the region is home to rare white rhinos and is a prime elephant habitat. Environmental groups are thus opposing the project, but Zambia's Wildlife Authority has given it a clean chit. unesco has warned that irresponsible development of the area could prompt the agency to remove it from the list of world heritage sites.

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