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Tiger fishing on Lake Kariba 16 September 2013 by Rob Mills, No comments yet

Who said there are no tigers in Africa? The continent may lack big cats with stripes, but its rivers, the Zambezi in particular, teem with tiger fish - stripy creatures with sharp teeth like piranha. Landing a tiger, one of the great game fish, is an angler s delight and people from far and wide descend on Lake Kariba each Octo...

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Tails from the River 30 August 2013 Alison Stewart No comments yet

Go right, I yell, thrashing the water with my ineffectual paddle. I m resting, my husband, Rob, says mutinously. We are zigzagging crazily along the Zambezi, one of Africa s wildest rivers. A hippo pops up behind us - we have canoed directly over him. Meanwhile, our four friends, skilfully executing their mysterious C-strokes and J-st...

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WARNING...Safaris are highly addictive! 16 June 2013 By Susan Portnoy, Huffington Post No comments yet

Susan Portnoy writes for the Online News Blogsite The Huffington Post. Although this article talks of safari experiences elsewhere in Africa, her comments are equally applicable (and useful) for anyone wanting to travel to the wild areas of the Zambezi Valley. I recently returned from Botswana after 12 days on safari. It was my third su...

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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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