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THE LEGEND OF RUPERT FOTHERGILL 6 October 2017 Changa Safari Camp (with edits by Wild Zambezi) 2 comments

The secluded area around the beautiful Changa Safari Camp in the Matusadona National Park on Lake Kariba s southern shore, area is rich in history. Every tree, bush and animal has its own tale to tell. The story that underlines each of these tales is that of the legendary, Rupert Fothergill, (pictured) famed for spearheading the renowned &ldq...

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Watching the Seasons change at Ruckomechi 22 July 2017 Edmond Mudzimu, Wilderness Safaris No comments yet

Eddie Mudzimu from Wilderness Safaris, who is based at Ruckomechi Camp writes about the changing seasons in Mana Pools National Park:- From one season to the next in Mana Pools, changes arrive, not only affecting the weather, the landscape and the general feel of the area – but also the quality and the quantity of game on offer. ...

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Mana Pools camping - some important things to note 4 July 2017 Wild No comments yet

As a result of feedback received by Wild Zambezi from visitors who have enjoyed camping in Mana Pools National Park, here are some important pointers to remember if you are planning a stay there. (Info updated Sept 2018) 1. PRIOR BOOKING IS A MUST: It is essential to pre-book accommodation and camping with the ZimParks HQ Booking Office ...

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Guide to major routes into the Victoria Falls & adjacent wild areas (July 2017) 2 July 2017 African Bush Camps & Safari Logistics No comments yet

Planning a safari can sometimes be a daunting task- international flights, connections, transfers and travel times can be overwhelming. With new routes opening up and top airlines flying to more destinations and increasing the frequency of their flights to Southern Africa’s major travel hubs, there are so many options to choose from. Afri...

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Fish of Kariba: Bream and Tilapia 28 June 2017 Changa Safari Camp One comment

Wild Zambezi is delighted to share this informative Guest Blog from Changa Safari Camp, about the delicious bream and tilapia to be caught while fishing off shore of the camp in Lake Kariba. The chef at Changa will even serve up the fruits of your labours as a tasty bar-snack or delicious, fresh-cooked meal! Lake Kariba is certainly one of A...

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Emergency Medical Response in Zimbabwe - A User's Guide 27 May 2017 Wild Zambezi with info from EMRAS AND ACE No comments yet

If you are visiting Southern Africa, particularly if you are intending to go on safari in some of the more remote destinations like the Zambezi Valley, you may be concerned about standards of health care and emergency services available to assist in the event of seriously illness or injury. Zimbabwe is still fortunate to have one of the most ef...

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TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SELF-DRIVERS: Tackling the remote "Back Route": Victoria Falls/Hwange to Kariba/Mana Pools 2 May 2017 Wild Zambezi 2 comments

Wild Zambezi has many requests from self-drive visitors to Zimbabwe about the road network linking Victoria Falls Hwange with Kariba Town or Mana Pools, along the southern edge of Lake Kariba. We always warn that this route is for adventurous, self-sufficient travellers ONLY. Here are some tips:- ROAD CONDITIONS: This is a...

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Passion: the key to Conservation success 27 April 2017 Bumi Hills Foundation No comments yet

It is early March and an average start to the day for the Anti-Poaching scouts at the Bumi Hills Anti-Poaching Unit (BHAPU) as they head out before sunrise for our daily deployment. The rainy season has been good to us this year and as we bump along the muddy, broken-down stretch of road, rain drops continuously beating down on our backs and a...

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Spurwing Island Lodge: clearly a successful formula 5 April 2017 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

Tourism to Lake Kariba has had its ups and downs since Zimbabwe s vast inland sea was created on the Zambezi River in the late 1950s. After a mushrooming of lakeside fishing and safari lodges in the 1980s and 1990s, economic challenges in Zimbabwe since 2000 have seen many of these closing or struggling to attract business. Spurwing Islan...

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Where dinosaurs roamed: the Matusadona reveals its fossil treasures. 2 April 2017 Wild Zambezi One comment

It has long been known that the Zambezi Valley contains a rich treasure-trove of fossil remains hundreds of millions of years old, gradually being revealed by the erosive powers of water and weathering. In the area now flooded by Lake Kariba, the first really exciting find was in 1969, when the fossil remains of a large, sauropod dinosaur was d...

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