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ByMichael Otieno

Plan ahead for your holiday gear

Victoria Falls, the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) sits pretty between two city airports — Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, formerly Livingstone Airport in Livingstone town in southern Zambia, and Victoria Falls International Airport, in northern Zimbabwe. The falls is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The two airports are just 25 minutes apart by air and compete for visitors to the natural wonder on the River Zambezi.

Victoria Falls was named after the queen of England by explorer David Livingstone, who also lent his name to the town and island on the river.

While Livingstone Airport is the closest to the waterfall, Victoria Falls Airport got an edge after a recent facelift and renovations gave it a new four 4 kilometre long runway and a new terminal, increasing its capacity to nearly 1.7 million passengers annually.

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