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Zvimba District to have Zimbabwe’s first-ever mainland beach

Zvimba Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Aenas Chidakwa stressing a point

By Elvis Dumba

Zvimba District is set to be home to the first-ever country’s mainland beach as it moves to stamp its mark in the tourism sector.

The project which will see a mainland beach being set up in the Mt Hampden area will be the country’s first ever that is expected to increase tourism activities in Zvimba District.

Zvimba Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer, Aenas Chidakwa said the local authority has come up with various strategies to increase tourism products in the area.

“We have lined up various strategies to improve tourism activities in Zvimba District in partnership with various private players in the tourism sector. We have the country’s first-ever mainland beach being set up near the new Parliament Building and we will have various hotels in that area. The beach will be one of the tourist attractions in the area,” he revealed.

Chidakwa said the district has vast tourism opportunities which need to be tapped into and the local authority has since set up an environment and tourism committee which will oversee tourism promotion.

“We have various initiatives which as a local authority are engaged in to increase tourism activities in the district. We are planning to establish tourism infrastructure around the water bodies in the district. We are establishing some holiday homes at Biri Dam. We are engaging various partners to increase tourism activities at other places such as Mazvikadei and Darwendale dams as we aim to increase tourism products found in the district,” he said.

Zvimba District is home to Mazvikadei Dam Resort and Darwendale Recreational Park with private game reserves dotted around the district.

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