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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. The notes should be read with our Roadside Checks: Notes for the Cubbyhole – 3 June, 2016 (No....

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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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Information for self-drivers visiting Mana Pools for the first time 15 April 2016 Trevor Beckett (via Friends of Mana Pools Facebook Group) No comments yet

MANA POOLS GENERAL INFO AND HINTS Some information for those of you who are first-timers to Mana Pools. Those of you who have been before... please feel free to add comments and extra info if you want. Thank you. TRAVEL: When travelling from SA most will try to avoid the Beitbridge border and go through Botswana. But the last two t...

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Water and the Wild 30 March 2016 Kimberly Krusell, Honu Travel, LLC, Hawaii No comments yet

Water, one of our planet’s most essential and inspiring elements has drawn us into nature and to each other for millennia. It is, in fact, what draws many first time visitors to Zimbabwe as they arrive to gaze upon the iconic, world famous Victoria Falls. Here, countless curtains of cascades tumble down precipitous gorges into churning po...

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Meandering in Magical Mana 15 February 2016 Jo Brown, VictoriaFalls24.com No comments yet

Fed up with being stuck in the office, we decided to visit a few of Zimbabwe’s National Parks last month. We opted for Mana Pools as our first stop, a place we had not found time to visit for the last 3 years. Unforgiveable ! The lodges in Mana are booked through the National Parks office in Harare - (see ZimParks) Zimparks are i...

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Vic Falls set to go from a charming town to major hub 27 November 2015 Ross Kennedy (for Tourism Update) No comments yet

What happens when a new tourism hub is born? A leading and interesting question, no doubt. That new tourism hub is Victoria Falls and the catalyst for that birth is, of course, the Victoria Falls International Airport (pictured), which becomes operational in early December 2015. While Victoria Falls, not only the world’s la...

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Kariba Dam Wall Collapse - LATEST! 16 November 2015 Keith Ballantyne 2 comments

Keith Ballantyne of Kariba Houseboat Cruises has his tongue firmly in his cheek in this article about the situation with Kariba Dam and the lake s water levels. But, as a long-standing resident of Kariba, he brings some level-headed sense to all the recent media-hype: READ ON.... You may have heard all the stories about the imminent collaps...

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Big game: hunting for dinosaurs in Zimbabwe's wilderness 14 November 2015 Lisa Grainger in The Telegraph (UK) No comments yet

It is 4.30pm on a Thursday in September, and my party is getting crotchety. We have been travelling through the African wilderness since dawn. It is 35C outside but, because we are low on fuel, we have turned the air conditioning off, raising temperatures literally and metaphorically. It has not rained for six months, and the scene resembles a set ...

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