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Boats at Mana Pools: first feedback 2 December 2009 by Andy Fenwick, Editor, African Fisherman Magazine No comments yet

I have just returned from a week-long fishing trip to Mana Pools. We were one of the first parties allowed into the park under the new boating proposals. Our group consisted of four people, two vehicles and two boats. We stayed at the National Parks self-catering Nyati Lodge. I would classify myself as an outdoor enthusiast - I love outd...

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Bumi Hills:a triumphant come-back 1 December 2009 by Sally Wynn for WildZambezi.com No comments yet

Bumi Hills has been a star of Kariba s tourism stage for most of the lake s 50-year-old history - and like all great ladies of the theatre, her career has been chequered, her fortunes various and her facelifts numerous. Her latest come-back is a triumph. Perched magnificently on top of a hill right above the southern shore of Lake Kariba,...

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Reigning Cats and Dogs 22 September 2009 by Flo Coughlan of Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - Sept 2009 Every year towards the end of August, the winds of change sweep through Mana Pools. At around noon the wind picks up and then in the late afternoon, thankfully carries itself away again. It s a very necessary part of the season, helping to shed old leaves and spread dry seed pods and its arrival this ...

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Pre-hospital medical plans - a frequently forgotten issue... 3 September 2009 by WildZambezi.com No comments yet

Travel advice is all very useful and important, especially the stuff about what to do in the event of an accident or a medical emergency. Usually the advice is: get decent International Insurance that will get you admitted into a decent medical facility. What is missed, though, is that the most exciting destinations, the get-away-from-it-all ...

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Putting Zim back on the map 29 August 2009 by Dick Pitman (article first published in SA 4x4 Magazine Aug 2009) No comments yet

In January 2009, at the height of the rainy season, I was investigating one of the more exciting stretches of flooded black cotton soil in Zimbabwe s Mana Pools National Park. I had a good vantage-point, since I was up to the knees in the stuff. We ll give it a go, I called to Sally, my wife, who - wisely - was sitting in the comfort of our 80 Se...

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Kariba Dam Wall is safe and professionally maintained 26 August 2009 by The Zambezi Society No comments yet

SUMMARY OF TALK GIVEN BY CONSULTANT ENGINEER TERRY KABELL ABOUT THE SAFETY OF KARIBA DAM July 2009 (Updated March 2014) Prepared by THE ZAMBEZI SOCIETY Terry Kabell is a very experienced engineer who spent many years with Water Development in Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe. More recently he has worked throughout Africa as a cons...

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Police Roadblocks: Help for travellers 9 July 2009 WildZambezi.com No comments yet

POLICE ROADBLOCKS: HELP FOR TRAVELLERS (With acknowledgements to Margaret Kriel s Morning Mirror Radio Programme, ZBC) Here are a few pointers to assist travellers to the Zambezi region with Police roadblocks in Zimbabwe. Note the difference between types of roadblocks you will encounter: MARKED ROAD BLOCKS Marked Roadblocks ...

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Beaks, butterflies and behemoths 10 June 2009 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - June 2009 Somewhere deep in the recesses of our hearts, in chambers that are more ethereal than physical, lie our most treasured memories, be they images, scents or sounds. In times of stress or strife we reach down and gently lift out those that are soft to the touch, easy on the ear and quiet on the mind. The ...

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Wild Zambezi Wins Tourism Award! 3 June 2009 by WildZambezi.com No comments yet

Here s something to celebrate! Wild Zambezi won the award for Most Innovative Contribution to Tourism at the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism s 2009 congress dinner and awards ceremony at Meikles Hotel on Friday 29th May! Quite an achievement, especially given the fact that we are still in our first few months of existence! If you are ...

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Top Ten "Must Have" items to take on safari by WildZambezi.com No comments yet

Common sense Binoculars A wide-brimmed hat Sunscreen and lip-salve (total block or high protection) Sunglasses Mozzie ammunition(repellant spray/cream, anti-malarial pills) Sensible clothing - lightweight, cotton tops/shorts in neutral colours; long-sleeved tops/trousers/long skirts for evenings (keeps mozzies o...

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