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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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The Rain Reigns 20 November 2012 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

From Goliath Safaris - Nov 2012 Omnipresent thoughts of rain reign supreme in Mana at the moment. The heat is stifling, staggering and in many cases stupefying, and the arrival of the rain is fervently anticipated by the dry and parched earth, the new leaves on the dehydrated trees, the irritated feathers on the breathless birds and by every se...

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The Bell of Santa Barbara - A Modern Legend in the Making 25 October 2012 by Sally Wynn, One comment

In early 2012, the tourism industry in Kariba received an e-mail from Italy, from a lady called Francesca Mungiardi. She was wanting to trace a very specific Holy Card issued by the Catholic fathers and sisters of the Church of Santa Barbara. This beautiful and unusual little place of worship was built above the town of Kariba, on top of the...

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Throttle the Bottle! 8 October 2012 by No comments yet

WILD ZAMBEZI SUPPORTS THE CAMPAIGN TO THROTTLE THE BOTTLE ! The Throttle the Bottle campaign aims to reduce the scourge of the throwaway plastic water bottles to keep Africa s wilderness areas pristine and the wildlife safer. Leave Africa a better place, and drink from your own re-usable water bottles whilst on safari. This campaig...

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Carnivore Carnival 19 December 2011 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

Goliath Safaris gift to you this festive season (December 2011): ...the scent of a Mopani fire, the cry of a fish-eagle and the twinkle of an elephant s eye all wrapped up in the arms of an old albida tree.... A safari in August or September feeds the soul of any intrepid traveller but it s October that captivates the heart of the real b...

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Kariba: a first time experience 12 November 2011 by Guus Thomas-Verweij No comments yet

It is 6am and I am about to leave Charles Prince, a quaint little airport to the west of Harare, on the final leg of my itinerary to Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. The sun is rising behind me into a cloudless sky. Tourism is the focus of my visit to Kariba. I have come to advise on the upgrading of the Cutty Sark Hotel (see picture below)- one of ...

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Paws for Thought 25 August 2011 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris July/August 2011 A crisp and clear Mana winter s evening is so still that you can sometimes hear the night fall. Unlike in summer, when at the end of the day the sun wearily lays itself down on the horizon; in winter it rushes to put itself to bed. One minute it s a giant red orb just above the mountains acros...

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Victoria Falls Viewing Points Explained In Detail 29 July 2011 No comments yet

The Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world, lies in southern Africa, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. The falls are fed by the Zambezi River. This is locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya‘ which means the ‘Smoke that Thunders‘ For a considerable d...

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A Legend Leaves Us 7 April 2011 Chipembere (Mwinilunga) Safaris No comments yet

One of my most enduring memories is that of one of my first visits to Nyamepi Camp in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Our children were under ten at the time, and our photographs show sunburnt, healthy youngsters, with big smiles on their dusty faces as they played. In many of the prints, there is an elephant browsing nonchalantly in the background. Thi...

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Into and out of the Blue 11 January 2011 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris January 2011 October in Mana Pools is not for the feint-hearted, or for that matter, even the kind-hearted. Celsius temperatures that start in the 40s and nudge the 50s don t lend themselves to offers of let me do it for you . They slow down brains and bodies to levels of activity and thought that are only absolutely...

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