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Imbabala Lodge - a Zambezi "hidden gem" 7 April 2019 Sally Wynn, Wild Zambezi No comments yet

I had previously visited the lovely Imbabala Lodge briefly in February 2013 (without overnighting) and had VERY favourable impressions. I was therefore delighted to find this delightful safari lodge little changed in the intervening 6 years, apart from some soft-furnishing modernisation of the interiors, and the addition of the spa and the more ex...

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Making the most of taking photographs at Mana Pools 25 March 2019 Brian Petit for Zambezi Cruise & Safaris No comments yet

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a National Park, Mana Pools is rightly famed for its wildlife populations. The photographability of its wildlife is subject to a number of factors. Some you can control to some degree or other. Others you are stuck with and have to make the most of, or circumvent, as the case may be. A lone Elephant bul...

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The Fisherman's Debate 19 March 2019 Changa Safari Camp No comments yet

To use a sinker or a float, to wear sunscreen or not, to dhoba dhoba ( the colloquial Shona term for “drop shotting” or fishing basically straight down under the boat) or not – these are just a few of the many questions’ fishermen asks themselves when fishing on Lake Kariba. When it comes to fishing types, there ar...

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Cruising in Paradise on Lake Kariba: the perfect holiday 4 March 2019 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

Picture the scene: you are relaxing on the deck of one of Lake Kariba s sleep-aboard safari cruiseboats with a drink in hand and not a care in the world. A golden sun sinks below the horizon of silken water, the massive sky grows crimson, cormorants settle in the black silhouettes of the trees. The air is warm. A fish-eagle s haunting cry pierc...

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States of Mind 3 March 2019 Lizzie Williams for Travel Africa No comments yet

Having travelled extensively for more than 25 years in 21 African countries, guide book author Lizzie Williams has enjoyed a full range of experiences. Above all, she’s learnt some secrets for getting the best out of Africa, and they’re largely a question of attitude. Here’s her advice to help you prepare for your next safari. ...

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11 Reasons to Book a Stay on Chundu Island 3 March 2019 Chundu Island

1. A bit of beach, a bit of bush Those looking to enjoy an African adventure holiday that incorporates both beach and bush vibes will be in their element on Chundu Island. Step out of your river suite and onto a fine white-sand beach, or cross the Zambezi River with a canoe and discover the vast Zambezi National Park. Chundu Island, as a holiday ...

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8 Reasons a mobile safari might be the holiday you need 28 February 2019 Adapted from a blog by Sarah Kerr for Travel Wild Africa No comments yet

1) A mobile safari is often an affordable safari. Mobile Safaris are generally less expensive than permanent camps. Despite this, they boast a string of other advantages, which can make them a preferable option for many travellers. A lower cost per night can mean longer spent on safari, an advantage that cannot be overstated. 2) Your fo...

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Kariba Safari Lodge, introducing the WOW factor 5 February 2019 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

The little town of Kariba nestles against hills flanking the famous gorge where the waters of the Zambezi River were captured in the late 1950s, forming the biggest man-made lake in the world (at the time). It s a beautiful location - with spectacular views over Zimbabwe s inland sea , and all the tourism potential of a Zimbabwean Riviera . ...

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Zimbabwe's Wild Dogs/Painted Wolves: a focus of tourism and conservation 4 February 2019 Wild Zambezi No comments yet

Sir David Attenborough s latest BBC Dynasties series released in December 2018 is captivating audiences all over the world. None more so than the episode featuring the painted wolves in Mana Pools National Park. The beautifully-filmed story of Blacktip and “Tammy” and their packs filmed right here on location along the Za...

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20 years on: The Unsung Heroes of VFAPU (The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit) 31 January 2019 Africa Albida Tourism - Tyla Crabbe & Marianne Betts No comments yet

Victoria Falls has 17 unsung heroes, who risk their lives daily, often in the searing heat and without adequate resources, patrolling the bush to protect the region’s precious wildlife and trees. The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU), which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month, has had a major impact – each year, ...

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