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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, 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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How to escape to the wild in Victoria Falls 1 October 2015 Sally Wynn No comments yet

If you are visiting Victoria Falls but would prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of the tourism town, and enjoy a quieter, less “touristy” and more wild-orientated experience, Wild Zambezi’s network has some excellent accommodation and options. Some of these were featured in our Blog: Victoria Falls area: River ...

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The Marvels of Mana Pools 29 September 2015 Jo Bestic, Wilderness Safaris One comment

Josephine Bestic of Wilderness Safaris describes the simply wonderful Ruckomechi Camp in the sultry Lower Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park. An enthusiastic welcoming party met us after a comfortable Wilderness Air Cessna Caravan flight to Mana West Airstrip – so how could we not have a Zambezi beer in this, its spirit...

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Family Friendly Victoria Falls 29 September 2015 Wild Horizons No comments yet

Victoria Falls is a great family friendly destination. However with a full gamut of activity options it can be overwhelming to plan your trip. To make it easier Wild Horizons has rounded up some of the best activities for families. Of course every family is different; if you have any questions or need advice feel free to contact Wild Horizons who ...

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Victoria Falls Area - River Lodges & Camps along the Zambezi 27 September 2015 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

In this series of blogs we feature Wild Zambezi’s network partners which are Safari Lodges or Camps located directly on the Zambezi River within Zimbabwe. Check out our location maps, images and the links provided below to these beautiful places – all reliant on the wonderful wilderness surrounds of this magnificent river. VICTORIA ...

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