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21 November 2017: Robert Mugabe Resigns

I’m too overwhelmed by emotions to put my thoughts into coherency right now, but I want to state my profound joy and relief that Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe. I am celebrating with my countrymen and women. I write this blog because I love the country of Zimbabwe. This week has been […]

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Zimbabwe Coup Updates: 15-17 November 2017

15 November 2017 Zimbabwe’s army took action in the Presidential succession struggle in a very dramatic way. The move has been peaceful so far, but it would be wise to stay away from Harare city centre. Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe. In a public broadcast, an […]

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Snapshots of Zimbabwe: visiting Harare during the cash crisis, August 2017

Why write this article? This website is not just about pretty photos of Zimbabwe’s game reserves; it’s about representing the current experience of travelling in the country and the context in which that travel occurs. If you haven’t read it already, please see the article on Zimbabwe’s “cash crisis” for specific tourist advice on the […]

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Lake Kariba game cruise: photo post

Our second expedition from Spurwing Island – a game cruise – offered fantastic photo opportunities because of the unique viewpoint from the water. It also allowed us to spend time with Lake Kariba’s water-dwelling creatures at close quarters. And of course, the chance to see the beloved elephants from a water-level perspective. … Whilst keeping an eye out […]

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Game viewing in Matusadona National Park, Kariba: photo post

Matusadona National Park sits on the shores of Lake Kariba in the north of Zimbabwe. It is home to the Big Five as well as hundreds of bird and animal species; most of which existed here even before the dam was built. It is an unfenced park: the animals move around freely, attracted to the Zambezi […]

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Photo post: Spurwing Island Lodge, Kariba, Zimbabwe

In August 2017 my family and I stayed at Spurwing Island Lodge on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. It proved to be the perfect family-friendly bush escape. Here’s a link to the full article describing why I chose Spurwing Island and how it turned out in reality. It showed the best of Zimbabwean hospitality: a relaxed […]

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Spurwing Island in Kariba: a relaxed bush escape in Zimbabwe for all the family

This article was featured on Lonely Planet Pathfinders: top family travel posts. I wrote this article because there are many readers in the UK (and elsewhere) who would love to visit the Zimbabwean bush, but perhaps have very young families and aren’t sure of the logistics of balancing the wilderness with a wild-child. I recently stayed […]

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Five reasons to go on a luxury Zimbabwe tour: top destinations you can’t miss

There are many more than just five reasons to go on a luxury Zimbabwe tour, but these are the top destinations that you just cannot afford to miss while visiting the country! This sponsored post was written by Enchanting Travels for GreatZimbabweGuide.com. Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most magnificent countries, stretched out between the […]

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TBEX Africa announcement: response from a Zimbabwe travel blogger

The biggest travel blogging conference is coming to Zimbabwe in 2018, but are they making a deal with the devil? TBEX is coming to Africa The “largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers”, called TBEX, is heading to Africa for the first time. Which African nation is lucky enough to win the patronage of hundreds of […]

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Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary: A place of laughter and love

Note: I was not paid for writing this article. I visited Twala Trust independently and anonymously. If you’d like to support a local conservation organisation whilst meeting some lovable (and cheeky) rescued animals, then Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary in Harare is a wonderful, family-friendly place to visit. A motley crew of animals now call Twala their home, […]

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Taking stock: Seven years of blogging about Zimbabwe

Life is hectic at the moment (isn’t it always?) but I’ve decided to sit down and take stock of what’s happened on this blog over the past seven years. Writing Great Zimbabwe Guide has been a way for me to feel connected to Zimbabwe despite living so far away from it. Blogging has given me a […]

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My visit to Kuimba Shiri Bird Park, Harare: The ideal family day out

I visited Kuimba Shiri Bird Park in May 2016, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it as one of the best family days out in Harare (and Zimbabwe, for that matter). Note: I was not paid for writing this article. I visited this establishment independently and anonymously. We wanted to go on a family day trip from Harare […]

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Best hotels in Harare, Zimbabwe: From boutique to budget

As Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare has accommodation for a variety of needs. There are luxurious hotels, rustic “city safari” lodges, boutique guest houses, homely B&Bs, and a small number of no-frills backpacking hostels. I still think of Harare as my home city, so I want you to have the best possible stay. Here’s my list of the best […]

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