The Rescue of Mr Bones, the Hyena
3 March 2017
Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust (KAWFT)
Volunteers for the Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust (KAWFT), together with veterinarians from the AWARE Trust do incredible work assisting with animal welfare and conservation in and around the Kariba area. They do this in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. Here are two wonderful success stories from early 20...
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge properties and activities: a travel expert reports
6 February 2017
Gwen Wawn, Safaris 4 Africa
Gwen Wawn runs Safaris 4 Africa one of Zimbabwe s most experienced Destination Management companies. She and her team have been arranging holidays for international, regional and local visitors in and around Zimbabwe and the region for more years than she would like to remember! In this Blog, she updates us about Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and i...
Disconnecting on Safari: Why we do it
31 January 2017
According to “The Future 100: Trends for 2017” published by the J. Walter Thompson Intelligence’ Innovation Group, the technological revolution has produced two simultaneous trends that are both increasing, yet pulling in opposite directions: On the one hand, a desire to disconnect from the constant stream of information bombardin...
Mana Pools in October - HOT (in the best sense) say Experience Africa Safaris
21 November 2016
Experience Africa Safaris (wildlife photographs courtesy of Jim Brown)
After a long dry season and late rains, you expect Mana Pools to be hot. And it was. We found it both Hot in temperature but also very Hot with wildlife.
We visited African Bush Camps newly minted Zambezi Expeditions Camp at their site on the Zambezi River and were rewarded with a sumptuous lunch and chilled G Ts. Tent under canvas, under sha...
My Mana Pools - My Heritage
17 November 2016
Eddie Mudzimu, Wilderness Safaris (Photographs by Dana Allen)
Finding myself working for Wilderness Safaris (at Ruckomechi Camp) in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools seems less by coincidence than by appointment at the right time as my forefathers lived in the area around Mana Pools long before it was inscribed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1984.
My father was born somewhere in the Zambezi Val...
Time to re-brand "Houseboats"? Help us do it.
31 October 2016
When you’re in the business of promoting travel to Southern Africa, and you’re trying to make people understand that there’s more to this part of the world than just Cape Town and the Victoria Falls, getting across the concept of a “houseboat” on Lake Kariba is sometimes a problem.
The Southern Africans have no tr...
Vultures: cute and cuddly they are not, but they need protection
30 October 2016
Vultures may not be to everyone’s taste (so to speak). Like hyenas, they are scavengers, and so get bad press. But actually, they are vital to ensuring the on-going health of wild ecosystems.
The stomach acid of vultures is exceptionally corrosive, allowing it to safely digest putrid carcasses infected with various types of bacteria...
Cruising Lake Kariba out of Victoria Falls
9 October 2016
It has long been a frustration for those of us promoting The Zambezi’s wonderful wild areas, that access between Victoria Falls and the wilderness of Lake Kariba is not easy. This has meant that many visitors have simply missed out on Zimbabwe’s magnificent “inland sea”.
Well... at last there is a solution!
Air Zimbabwe flies Wild Zambezi to Victoria Falls - our impressions of the flight and the airport
6 October 2016
Wild Zambezi would like to thank Air Zimbabwe for hosting us in September on board their MA60 aircraft for a return flight between Harare and Victoria Falls.
Check in went smoothly at Harare Domestic Airport. Remember to pay your Departure Tax for domestic flights beforehand, and note that, depending on the size of the aircraft, your hand lug...
Travel Advice for Motorists visiting Zimbabwe - Aug 2016
4 October 2016
Big Sky Supplies (Pvt. Ltd), Harare, Zimbabwe
These guidelines are intended for the general motoring public visiting Zimbabwe. Although we refer to Beitbridge and South African visitors, the information applies generally for all of our neighbours. See footnote for further reference sources.
The notes should be read with our Roadside Checks: Notes for the Cubbyhole – 3 June, 2016 (No....