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What noise does a rhino make?

Do you know what noise a rhino makes? We’ve been teaching our toddler son about wild animal noises. Lions roar and elephants trumpet, but what does a rhino say? Watch this short video on Facebook to find out – ignore the sound of my camera! We had the wonderful experience of seeing these wild rhinos in […]

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A guide to Chinhoyi Caves: Deep blue wonder

If you’re driving to Kariba or Mana Pools then Chinhoyi Caves Park is an excellent place to stop and have a look around. From the main road, you’d never guess that this series of deep caves and blue pools of water exist in the hillside. How to get to Chinhoyi Caves: The Caves are about 1.5 hours’ drive from Harare […]

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Reason to celebrate: 13 July 2016 and #ThisFlag

Anyone who cares about Zimbabwe has enormous reason to CELEBRATE today. What a momentous and electrifying time it has been! THIS is what the REAL Zimbabwe is all about. In case you missed any of it, here are some highlights: – 9.30 am: Local church leaders gather at Harare Magistrates’ Court in support of Pastor […]

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Zimbabwe Tourists: Update 12 July 2016

Another week when Zimbabweans at home and abroad checked their phones more often than usual, reading the contents of their screens with steely eyes. For us at Great Zimbabwe Guide, it hasn’t seemed right to engage in the usual promotion of Zimbabwe’s many travel gems when there are others who have risked their lives for […]

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For the tourists who “make a statement” by avoiding Zimbabwe

I often see comments from would-be tourists saying that they refuse to visit Zimbabwe because they don’t want to support Mugabe. Although I disagree about the effectiveness of this (and you can read why here), I am touched by the sentiment. There are other ways that non-Zimbabweans can make a statement about their opinions. One […]

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8 tips for visitors to Zimbabwe during the “cash crisis”

Background: In early May 2016 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announced that it would introduce “bond notes” to circulate alongside the existing currencies in Zimbabwe. Now, the US Dollar has been the primary currency in Zimbabwe since 2009 when the Zimbabwe Dollar crashed. As you can imagine, when the RBZ Governor made the announcement about bond […]

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Mbizi Game Park: A relaxing bush location close to Harare Airport

This post is sponsored by Mbizi Game Park.  You wouldn’t expect to find a peaceful, natural spot close to Harare Airport – and yet there is such a place. Mbizi Game Park is a small private reserve located within a 10-minute drive from the international terminal, and it’s a relaxing place for a day trip or overnight accommodation. There […]

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Don’t miss Zimbabwe travel updates!

Hi everyone! So I’m going to Zimbabwe very soon (hooray) and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to see what’s changed there, so that I can let you know accordingly! I’ll be on the lookout for practical tips and information to help you plan your visit to Zimbabwe. If there’s anything in particular that you’d […]

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Independence Day 2016: Zimbabwe National Anthem

Zimbabwe National Anthem Independence Day … A day when the national anthem is on repeat in my head. Some of the anthem’s lyrics are yet to be realized in present-day Zimbabwe; some of the words will ring true throughout the generations. One thing is on the minds of many Zimbabweans today: 36 years after Independence Zimbabwe […]

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Photo safari gear: My camera bag

Photo safari gear: What’s in my camera bag? I’m still a relative newbie when it comes to photography – I got my first DSLR in 2012. I’ve done a few courses and I enjoy planning shots as well as doing the post-processing. This blog probably gives a good visual indication of the evolution of my photography! […]

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Zimbabwe visa requirements: Everything you need to know

(Last updated September 2016) Do I need a Zimbabwe visa? For most visitors, the good news is that the visa process is fairly simple and doesn’t require much planning. There are three categories of nationalities, each of which have different visa requirements. You can check what category you fall into by checking the official Zimbabwe visa website: www.evisa.gov.zw, but a […]

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Life in Zimbabwe, 2008: Snapshots from the archive

I was going through my old photos and found some from 2008. Life in Zimbabwe was very different during that time: fuel was in extremely short supply and people used to queue outside fuel stations for days, not knowing when the next delivery was coming. The Zimbabwean Dollar spiralled out of control, and the government kept on printing […]

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