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New Christmas blockbuster starring Rob Low and Sex in the City's Kirsten Davis shows Zambia's fight against foreign mining firms in 4,092-acre Lower Zambezi National Park

By MailOnline Reporter

Published: 13:13 GMT, 15 November 2019 | Updated: 13:13 GMT, 15 November 2019

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A Christmas blockbuster set in Zambia starring Rob Lowe and Sex in the City actress Kirsten Davis is highlighting the dilemma faced by the African country's government in winning conservation battles against foreign mining interests.

'A Holiday in the Wild,' charts characters played by Lowe and Davis as they combat ivory poachers, institutional indifference and the orphaning of baby elephants in one of the country's vast National Parks.

It is a film where fiction mirrors fact; Last month a court in the capital, Lusaka, ruled in favour of allowing controversial open-cast mining in the pristine Lower Zambezi National Park.

Netflix's Christmas blockbuster 'A Holiday in the Wild' set in Zambia stars Rob Lowe and Sex in the City actress Kirsten Davis and show's their fight with ivory poachers in the African country

's Christmas blockbuster 'A Holiday in the Wild' set in Zambia stars Rob Lowe and Sex in the City actress Kirsten Davis and show's their fight with ivory poachers in the African country

The film highlights the dilemma faced by the African country's government in winning conservation fights against foreign mining interests, particularly Lower Zambezi National Park

The film highlights the dilemma faced by the African country's government in winning conservation fights against foreign mining interests, particularly Lower Zambezi National Park

Although that decision was overruled - for now - by Zambian Mining and Tourism Ministers last week, fears overseas mining interests may have more clout than conservationists linger.

Visited by hundreds of British, American and Australian tourists every year, the 4,092 square kilometre Lower Zambezi National Park is home to enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, along with water buffalo and waterbuck are common. 

The park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard, and the ubiquitous cry of

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