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The Story of Kanga: The Remotest Paradise 8 March 2020 Jabulile for African Bush Camps No comments yet

It’s dusk. The still air is hot as is my breath. I can’t resist taking another image of the large golden orb sinking below the horizon leaving in its wake rich hues of pinks, purples and misty blues with trails of grey clouds. I sigh contentedly and take a sip of my ice-filled gin and tonic. “There are lions!” I exclaim s...

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Where have all the vultures gone? 25 February 2020 Marianne Betts, Africa Albida Tourism No comments yet

The Africa Albida Tourism group, owners of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, report that at the end of 2019, there was a worrying downturn in the daily number and diversity of vultures visiting their well-known vulture “restaurant” the Vulture Culture Experience (pictured below). Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate wildlife supervisor ...

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The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit: boots on the ground and eyes on the future. 10 February 2020 Wild Horizons No comments yet

Victoria Falls has many wild and wonderful things, from the world’s largest curtain of cascading water to acres of sprawling wilderness and a diverse wildlife population. However, poaching is a harsh reality, and if ignored and unchecked, would cripple Africa’s eco-system. While Victoria Falls may be home to The Smoke That Th...

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Green Season safaris - put it on your Bucket List today! 8 February 2020 Gwen Wawn - Safaris 4 Africa No comments yet

The term “green season” is often used as a euphemism for the rainy season by travel authorities and operators around the world. This period in Zimbabwe and most of Southern Africa runs from mid-November to March and you will certainly see a transformation to the flora and fauna which turns the dry bush into a green wonderland. ...

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To be a Safari Guide is to be a Master of all Trades 12 January 2020 African Bush Camps No comments yet

Zimbabwe s safari guides deserve their reputation as being among the best in the world. They are subjected to a much longer, more stringent and more rigorous training to achieve a full safari guiding licence than in most other countries. It is this that gives them the edge. But some safari companies, like African Bush Camps, take this one...

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Remote rescue training - on location at Bumi Hills 11 January 2020 ACE Air & Ambulance No comments yet

In December 2019, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge on Lake Kariba, hosted an unusual group of guests. Teams of paramedics from ACE Air Ambulance spent three days at the lodge undertaking an extremely intensive training course in Remote Rescue coupled with a team-building exercise. ACE Air Ambulance is Zimbabwe s top provider of emergency...

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Exploring Binga 10 January 2020 Bryony Scrooby, Heartveld Adventures No comments yet

The little tourism resort of Binga situated near the western end of Lake Kariba is a useful launching point for visitors out of Bulawayo or Victoria Falls wanting to experience fishing or cruising on Zimbabwe’s “inland sea”. Once a popular recreational spot, it has long been neglected for tourism, but is now undergoing something o...

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2019 Highlights at Camp Mana 20 December 2019 Camp Mana (Sunpath Safaris) No comments yet

Camp Mana, which began operations in Mana Pools in 2018, enjoyed its first full safari season during 2019. The team reflects on the highlights and achievements during this extremely busy and challenging year, given the drought situation that prevailed. We are delighted with the response that we have had from our Camp Mana guests. L...

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Old Drift Lodge: A soothing soul escape 30 November 2019 Jessica White (for Wild Horizons) No comments yet

When you hear the word safari, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It may be the roar of a lion that vibrates through every cell of your body. It may be the gentle weight of the suns rays on your freckled shoulders or the rush of anticipation and excitement that comes with the sharp crackle of static over the radio. There is always a first ...

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A Slow and Soulful Chikwenya Safari 30 November 2019 Anton Kruger for Wilderness Safaris No comments yet

Wild Zambezi is delighted to share this article by Anton Kruger, first published as a Travel Blog by Wilderness Safaris. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. - John Muir Exactly a year ago I was privileged to spend a few days at the beautiful Chikw...

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