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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) No comments yet

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...

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My Mana Pools - My Heritage 17 November 2016 Eddie Mudzimu, Wilderness Safaris (Photographs by Dana Allen) One comment

This Blog was written for Wilderness Safaris by Eddie Mudzimu, Assistant Camp Manager at Ruckomechi Camp. (Photographs by Dana Allen) Eddie was born in Kariba, Zimbabwe. After school, Eddie was recruited by a local hotel to train in various departments before rising up the ranks to the Group Relief Manager – a post he held for 12 years. ...

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Time to re-brand "Houseboats"? Help us do it. 31 October 2016 Wild Zambezi 4 comments

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...

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Vultures: cute and cuddly they are not, but they need protection 30 October 2016 Sally Wynn-Pitman No comments yet

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...

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Cruising Lake Kariba out of Victoria Falls 9 October 2016 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

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! Zambezi Cr...

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Air Zimbabwe flies Wild Zambezi to Victoria Falls - our impressions of the flight and the airport 6 October 2016 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

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...

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Travel Advice for Motorists visiting Zimbabwe - Aug 2016 4 October 2016 Big Sky Supplies (Pvt. Ltd), Harare, Zimbabwe No comments yet

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. BORDER INFORMATION: Entering Zimbabwe: In a nutshell on arrival you will pay the Bridge Toll, go...

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A River Adventure with Natureways Safaris 27 September 2016 Words and photographs by Melissa Wynn No comments yet

As a five year old growing up in Zimbabwe, I remember my parents showing me photo-slides from their amazing experiences canoeing with friends along the Zambezi River. I decided then, that one day when I was older I would jump into a canoe and do just that. 22 years later, after countless memories seeing the great Zambezi from the banks of Zimba...

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History of Ruckomechi Camp, as told by Wilderness Safaris 10 September 2016 Wilderness Safaris No comments yet

To mark the occasion of the complete refurbishment of Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools (pictured), with its new Little Ruckomechi Tented Camp, Wilderness Safaris have written a delightful Historical Blog outlining the history of the Camp. The text and some of the pictures are included below. RUCKOMECHI THEN AND NOW “If I wrote a book a...

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A Guide to Ethical Wildlife Photography 1 May 2016 Adapted by Wild Zambezi from an article for Conservation India by Shekar Dattatri and Ramki Sreenivasan No comments yet

Every nature photographer should willingly and happily follow this simple credo – even when no one else is watching. This is not hard to do, and for those with a genuine love for nature, or even just a conscience, it should be second nature. Unfortunately, thanks to the vast numbers of people who now own high-end photography eq...

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