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Victoria Falls Viewing Points Explained In Detail 29 July 2011 Articles-direct.co.uk 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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Lions' Eyes and Butterflies 24 August 2010 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - August 2010 Spring has sent advance notice that it will soon arrive in the valley. A little earlier each day, the morning light steals the night, and amongst the trees the first cassias and knobthorns, with their vivid yellow and soft buttery white flowers have begun to brighten up a dusty floodplain. Their cheerfuln...

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Lunar lights and lion fights 7 July 2010 by Goliath Safaris No comments yet

News from Goliath Safaris - July 2010 A full moon rising in Mana Pools will lighten the darkest disposition but a new moon setting is equally therapeutic. As its backlit crescent follows the sun below the horizon in the west, it leaves behind for us a perfect indigo backdrop for a galaxy of nightlights. Luminescent fire flies dance their court...

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Cheetah: where there were none before 26 January 2010 by WildZambezi.com No comments yet

A cheetah in the Matusadona: where there were none before. This cheetah pictured on its impala kill by lucky photographer, Derek Smith, in December 2009, is a descendant of a small population of 14 of these lovely animals re-introduced into the Matusadona National Park in the1990s by conservation organization, The Zambezi Society. Cheetah are...

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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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