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Advice for self-drivers in Southern Africa 28 December 2013 by WildZambezi.com from Tourism Update No comments yet

Self-drive through Southern Africa can be a rewarding experience as it allows travellers to truly connect with the region. It is therefore not surprising that the self-drive trend is steadily increasing in popularity. However, the road conditions and regulations can be an eye-opener for first-time travellers to the region. South African pu...

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Game Walk in Magical Mana Pools 27 November 2013 Annabel Candy No comments yet

Annabel Candy stayed in Zimbabwe as a guest of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and of African Bush Camps during her stay at Kanga Camp in Mana Pools. African Bush Camps have high-end camps offering personal and unique experiences in Zimbabwe s two best national parks - Mana Pools, Annabel s personal favorite, and Hwange National Park which is handy...

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Visiting Africa during the rains 23 November 2013 Russell Gammon No comments yet

If you live in Africa you yearn for the rain. At this time of year we all live, straining our ears, for that distant rumbling of thunder that marks the changing of the seasons and if you work in a safari camp, this time of year takes on an even greater significance. It marks the end of the tourist season and a long anticipated rest since, for s...

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Seven myth-busting reasons to visit Zimbabwe for a holiday right now! 22 November 2013 Luke Brown, Vayeni.com No comments yet

When Suzanne and I travel the world and tell people that Zimbabwe s tourism is on the rise and that it s at the beginning of a boom, almost everyone we speak to is shocked and surprised at first. The fact is that most people out there think that Zimbabwe is somehow in reverse as a destination. This is certainly not the case when it comes to touri...

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The 5 things safari guests really want 29 October 2013 By Dorine Reinstein, Tourism Update No comments yet

Although the core ingredients of a great safari have remained unchanged over the years and include the quality of the location, the wildlife viewing and the guide as well as appropriate accommodation and meals, there are some new and emerging trends in the safari industry. 1. MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRAVEL Many lodges have started ...

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Zambezi zvakanaka 28 September 2013 by Laurianne Claase in Travel Africa Magazine (Summer 2013) No comments yet

Laurianne Claase visits Zimbabwe for Travel Africa Magazine, and canoes the classic Middle Zambezi route with Natureways Safaris from Zimbabwe s Lake Kariba to Mana Pools National Park. DAY 1 - 18km It s New Year s day and we are setting out to explore 121km of the middle Zambezi. We will be paddling from the Kariba Gorge below the Kariba ...

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Tiger fishing on Lake Kariba 16 September 2013 by Rob Mills, Escape.com.au No comments yet

Who said there are no tigers in Africa? The continent may lack big cats with stripes, but its rivers, the Zambezi in particular, teem with tiger fish - stripy creatures with sharp teeth like piranha. Landing a tiger, one of the great game fish, is an angler s delight and people from far and wide descend on Lake Kariba each Octo...

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Tails from the River 30 August 2013 Alison Stewart No comments yet

Go right, I yell, thrashing the water with my ineffectual paddle. I m resting, my husband, Rob, says mutinously. We are zigzagging crazily along the Zambezi, one of Africa s wildest rivers. A hippo pops up behind us - we have canoed directly over him. Meanwhile, our four friends, skilfully executing their mysterious C-strokes and J-st...

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WARNING...Safaris are highly addictive! 16 June 2013 By Susan Portnoy, Huffington Post No comments yet

Susan Portnoy writes for the Online News Blogsite The Huffington Post. Although this article talks of safari experiences elsewhere in Africa, her comments are equally applicable (and useful) for anyone wanting to travel to the wild areas of the Zambezi Valley. I recently returned from Botswana after 12 days on safari. It was my third su...

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Five reasons why to stay that extra night at Lake Kariba 4 May 2013 Luke Brown, Vayeni No comments yet

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, has always been in the shadow of its more acclaimed sister to the west, Victoria Falls. It cannot boast that it is one of the world s true natural wonders, nor can it proclaim to offer the same myriad of adventure activities that come with it, such as unrivalled white water rafting, helicopter flips through clouds of rising ...

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