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Supermoons & Baby Baboons 2 October 2014 Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News blog from Goliath Safaris, who operate a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. As the sun set swiftly in early August, the see-saw of astrology flung the full moon up over the opposite horizon with nearly a third more illusory size and luminance than is normal. Beaming through the boughs it didn’t disappoint and inde...

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The little pink hippo of Gache Gache 3 September 2014 Shearwater, Victoria Falls No comments yet

Any trip on the lower Zambezi and house-boating on Kariba is full of wonderful wildlife and adventure highlights. Generations of Shearwater canoe and rafting guides have plied their trade down the Zambezi River and its tributaries. Sometimes mysterious, always magnificent and occasionally menacing we believed over 32 years the river had shared with...

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Walks & White Storks 7 April 2014 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

As one gets older, January and February seem to March into April, and May comes around a lot sooner than usual. This year has proven to be no exception and the pre-season preambles and preparations in Harare have once again rushed into the offices of Goliath and kicked our butts back into action. Stretch s off-season flurry of farming, yoga an...

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Seasons of the Southern African Bush 19 March 2014 Safaris 4 Africa No comments yet

Wild Zambezi is grateful to the Destination Management Company, Safaris 4 Africa, which has written this useful guide to the seasons in the Southern African bush. JANUARY: THE BUSH IS VERY ALIVE Spectacular afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures warm - Daytime average 86F. Night time average 68F. Peak period for colourful migra...

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Advice for self-drivers in Southern Africa 28 December 2013 by 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, 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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