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Once in a Blue Moon 19 January 2010 Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - Jan 2010 As the sun set on the year 2009, the blue moon rose in all its solar-reflected glory in the east. Its spectacular and partially eclipsed appearance on New Year s Eve did much to silence some of the lingering and discordant notes of the year past. Global warming, financial crises and fallen golf idols were re...

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Boats at Mana Pools: first feedback 2 December 2009 by Andy Fenwick, Editor, African Fisherman Magazine No comments yet

I have just returned from a week-long fishing trip to Mana Pools. We were one of the first parties allowed into the park under the new boating proposals. Our group consisted of four people, two vehicles and two boats. We stayed at the National Parks self-catering Nyati Lodge. I would classify myself as an outdoor enthusiast - I love outd...

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Reigning Cats and Dogs 22 September 2009 by Flo Coughlan of Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - Sept 2009 Every year towards the end of August, the winds of change sweep through Mana Pools. At around noon the wind picks up and then in the late afternoon, thankfully carries itself away again. It s a very necessary part of the season, helping to shed old leaves and spread dry seed pods and its arrival this ...

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Pre-hospital medical plans - a frequently forgotten issue... 3 September 2009 by WildZambezi.com No comments yet

Travel advice is all very useful and important, especially the stuff about what to do in the event of an accident or a medical emergency. Usually the advice is: get decent International Insurance that will get you admitted into a decent medical facility. What is missed, though, is that the most exciting destinations, the get-away-from-it-all ...

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Putting Zim back on the map 29 August 2009 by Dick Pitman (article first published in SA 4x4 Magazine Aug 2009) No comments yet

In January 2009, at the height of the rainy season, I was investigating one of the more exciting stretches of flooded black cotton soil in Zimbabwe s Mana Pools National Park. I had a good vantage-point, since I was up to the knees in the stuff. We ll give it a go, I called to Sally, my wife, who - wisely - was sitting in the comfort of our 80 Se...

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Kariba Dam Wall is safe and professionally maintained 26 August 2009 by The Zambezi Society No comments yet

SUMMARY OF TALK GIVEN BY CONSULTANT ENGINEER TERRY KABELL ABOUT THE SAFETY OF KARIBA DAM July 2009 (Updated March 2014) Prepared by THE ZAMBEZI SOCIETY Terry Kabell is a very experienced engineer who spent many years with Water Development in Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe. More recently he has worked throughout Africa as a cons...

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Police Roadblocks: Help for travellers 9 July 2009 WildZambezi.com No comments yet

POLICE ROADBLOCKS: HELP FOR TRAVELLERS (With acknowledgements to Margaret Kriel s Morning Mirror Radio Programme, ZBC) Here are a few pointers to assist travellers to the Zambezi region with Police roadblocks in Zimbabwe. Note the difference between types of roadblocks you will encounter: MARKED ROAD BLOCKS Marked Roadblocks ...

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Beaks, butterflies and behemoths 10 June 2009 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - June 2009 Somewhere deep in the recesses of our hearts, in chambers that are more ethereal than physical, lie our most treasured memories, be they images, scents or sounds. In times of stress or strife we reach down and gently lift out those that are soft to the touch, easy on the ear and quiet on the mind. The ...

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Walking in the wild: Close encounters in Mana Pools 30 April 2009 by Sally Wynn No comments yet

Old Slit-Ear stood motionless in the deep shade of the mahogony tree with his trunk resting on the ground. He dozed. A deep, resonant snore arose from his massive bulk, mingled with that pungent, warm, bull elephant musk. After about five minutes he stirred, raised his trunk lazily upwards to rub an itchy patch above his ear, slid it down over...

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