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Fishing the Zambezi: where to catch the action 6 September 2019 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

As the hot spring months turn to summer in September, October and November, sport-fishing along the Zambezi River is at its best - especially for those wanting to pit their strength and skill against the fierce-fighting African Tigerfish. Zimbabwe s wonderful, wild stretches of this river (including where it is dammed at Lake Ka...

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The controversial issue of WiFi in safari camps. 6 September 2019 Africa Travel Resource (ATR) - in summary No comments yet

Wild Zambezi was delighted to read an excellent Blog by the team from Africa Travel Resource (ATR) which addresses the Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi in safari camps. You can find a link to the whole article at the bottom of this page, but we have summarised a few of the pertinent points below:- ATR reckons that over the last 30 years, they h...

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Five reasons to visit Chundu Island 15 August 2019 Seolo Africa No comments yet

International travellers spend a lot of time and money travelling to Victoria Falls, and it usually involves a multi country trip with the flights in and out of Victoria Falls being an expensive part of their travel costs. Then they only spend 2 nights, 1 day in town, to view the falls and/or participate in extreme sports. 1. MAXIMISE THE TI...

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Off 2 Africa's List of Things to do in Victoria Falls 13 August 2019 Off2Africa - Emma Dawes No comments yet

With so many activities to choose from, Emma Dawes from Harare-based Destination Management Company, Off 2 Africa has compiled a list of the best things to do in Victoria Falls. I am finally home after an incredible trip up to Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. Arriving in Vic Falls, I was just in time for the annual marathon that takes...

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World Elephant Day: Celebrating the Giants of Mana Pools 12 August 2019 Robin Pope Safaris No comments yet

This World Elephant Day, we celebrate with Robin Pope Safaris the majestic beasts of Mana Pools National Park, some of the rather unique characters among them and the critical elephant conservation work in Zimbabwe’s wild northern corner. Mana Pools is home to approximately 12 000 elephants – one of the largest concentrations i...

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Capturing the sky at Lake Kariba 4 August 2019 Changa Safari Camp No comments yet

This article first appeared as a Blog written by Changa Safari Camp. The photos are by Neil Fairlie, Tracey Peacocke and Pam Preston. Check out Neil s video of Changa Safari Camp on their Listings Page HERE When you visit Lake Kariba, the sky seems bigger, the stars sparkle more and the depth and range of colours are just incredible. The tric...

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Self-Drive in Zimbabwe - it's all about local knowledge 4 August 2019 and No comments yet

Zimbabwe’s diverse geography and open wilderness present a tantalising gap on the self-drive map just crying out to be explored. Wild destinations such as Mana Pools and Chitake Springs, experiences like the Kariba Ferry voyage as well as sights such as the Victoria Falls are uniquely Zimbabwean and unspoiled by the cookie-cutter of ...

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A dozen a dime - family fun at Spurwing 3 August 2019 Hayley Idensohn, Travel Portfolio No comments yet

Hayley Idensohn a Harare-based travel planner who runs Travel Portfolio specialising in Meetings and Incentive (MICE) itineraries, taylor-made local and regional travel and specialist birding tours, went on holiday to Lake Kariba with her extended family in July 2019. She reports:- A fraction of our very large family, including an American co...

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Unmatched Mana: A Journey of Complementary Experiences 3 August 2019 Martin Benadie, Wilderness Safaris No comments yet

Mana is highly recommended as an African wilderness destination, and if you go, try spend at least three nights at both Ruckomechi and Chikwenya to enjoy the natural rhythms and calm found here. Growing up in Zimbabwe, one of our favourite family escapes was to the Zambezi Valley and the unmatched Mana Pools National Park. So many fond memories...

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Heading to the bush to learn about oneself - a trip to Chirundu with Zambezi Valley Safaris 8 July 2019 Mana Brightman - Off 2 Africa No comments yet

In early July, I snuck away from Harare’s hum of belching generators and the endless lines of desperate fuel queues to a much-needed breathe of fresh air at Zambezi Valley Safaris Chirundu Safari Lodge and Tamarind Tented Camp. It’s funny how as soon as you settled down for a road-trip with a good book in hand and gaze out o...

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