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Mana Pools road network expanded 24 July 2011 by No comments yet

Several new road tracks have recently been opened up in the hinterland forest areas of Mana Pools (away from the Zambezi River) in an effort to reduce visitor traffic pressure on the ecologically-sensitive floodplain alluvial terraces that make this Park so special. Mana Pools is becoming an increasingly popular destination for self-driv...

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Steve Pope: Professional Guide Extraordinaire 21 June 2011 by Wild Zambezi No comments yet

It is with deepest regret that WILD ZAMBEZI reports the tragic death of Steve Pope, one of the Zambezi Valley s most experienced professional guides of long standing. Steve succumbed to cancer on 15th May 2011, aged just over 60, after a long and successful wildlife safari career. Through his semi-participatory safaris, bushwalking, campi...

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Zimbabwe has the best climate on Earth! 4 February 2011 by No comments yet

We ve heard this before... but they re saying it again. According to International Living Magazine s 2011 Quality of Life Index, published this January, Zimbabwe ties with the Mediterranean island of Malta for having the best climate on Earth! And here s the proof! This happy picture, taken by Melissa Wynn, of her family in the swimming...

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Mana Pools: Call for a moratorium 4 December 2010 by No comments yet

WILD ZAMBEZI reported recently that, less than a year after international outrage at Protea Hotels Zambia seeking to develop a 72-room conference facility on the banks of the Zambezi River right opposite Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site, Zimbabwe s cash-strapped Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has now asked stakeholders to r...

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Radio collar removed from Mana Pools lioness 25 November 2010 by No comments yet

Many visitors to the Zambezi River at Mana Pools have enjoyed wonderful wildlife photographic experiences in the company of an old lioness and her family who frequents the area around Nyamepi Camp and the National Parks lodges. This old lady, now a great-grandmother, still roams the area in the company of her daughters and their offspring. So...

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New Mana Pools lodge controversy 6 October 2010 by No comments yet

Zimbabwe s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) has asked stakeholders to ratify proposals for several new lodge developments in the Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site. The proposals include: - three new semi-permanent 24-bed lodge tourism development sites along the Zambezi River frontage of the Park - one new ...

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"Keep the Zambezi Wild" say Source-to-Sea Kayak Duo 13 September 2010 by No comments yet

In August 2009, Zimbabwean-born Warren Willis (left) and his South African friend, Francois Kruger (right), set out to kayak the Zambezi River from its source near Mwini Lunga in Northern Zambia to its delta at the Indian Ocean. The two men completed their epic 3186-km-long journey in May 2010, having split it into two parts, breaking just short o...

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UNESCO declares Zambezi Valley a Biosphere Reserve 14 June 2010 by One comment

Zimbabwe s Middle Zambezi Valley was amongst 13 new international sites given enhanced conservation status as Biosphere Reserves by the United National Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in June 2010 Biospheres seek to halt the loss of biodiversity and promote sustainable development. The Middle Zambezi Biosphere Reserv...

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Kariba at 50 - a spectacular site! 4 May 2010 by No comments yet

Lake Kariba is full and its spilling floodgates are a magnificent tourism site as the dam celebrates its 50th year. On 16th May 1960, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the British Queen Mother switched on the first electricity generators at Kariba Power Station and officially opened Africa s biggest (at the time) hydro power generation proje...

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Protea withdraws Zambezi hotel! 14 April 2010 by No comments yet

Protea Hotels has bowed to public pressure and withdrawn its application to build an ultra-modern 144-bed conference hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia right opposite Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site. In a press statement released on 13th April 2010, Protea s Cape Town-based Director of Revenue Management, Sa...

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