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Spurwing Zimbabwe Kariba Accommodation

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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My travel style Q&A with Johnny Jet

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been profiled on the fantastic Johnny Jet travel blog! If you’re not familiar with it, Johnny Jet was founded by John DiScala, who once had a fear of flying and now travels to over 20 countries a year. He’s a money-saving travel expert who has written a number of books, and […]

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

You wouldn’t expect to find a peaceful, natural haven within 10 km of Harare Airport – 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 are a range of activities on offer, […]

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The Impala Collection: Homeware from Zimbabwe

I have something exciting to share with you all, especially if you live in the UK. In partnership with a Zimbabwean craft company, I’ve launched a line of homeware products, available online in the UK (and further afield soon). The products are all handmade from 100% recycled aluminium in Zimbabwe, and the results are stunning. From […]

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Video post: Victoria Falls helicopter flight: AMAZING!

Here’s a quick video showing a little bit of our helicopter flight in Victoria Falls – the word “beautiful” is an understatement! We went in August which is the dry, low water season. It was a spectacular sight – but if you want to see the Victoria Falls at its absolute highest water level, visit between […]

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Our Victoria Falls gorge swing and adventure slide

The Gorge Swing and Zipline are part of Victoria Falls’ hard-core adrenalin activities, with a similar fear factor to bungee jumping and white-water rafting. Wild Horizons operates a number of adventure slides, but these two activities in particular are the ultimate lose-your-stomach experiences. If you feel like building up your adrenalin levels, start with the (slightly) less […]

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Our Victoria Falls canopy tour

There’s been a new kid on the Victoria Falls activity block this year. Wild Horizons launched the Canopy Tour in June 2013: a series of cable swings over the Zambezi River gorge. The tour consists of wooden walkways, rope bridges, ziplines and slides that criss-cross across the ravine, above the canopy of a hardwood forest. The […]

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Our lion encounter with Wild Horizons: A unique conservation programme

In Victoria Falls we were given the chance to walk with young lions in the African bush, which we booked with Wild Horizons. The experience is run by Lion Encounter, a partner of Lion ALERT, an ambitious programme which aims to increase Africa’s dwindling wild lion population. Ethical note: It is imperative that you fully research all animal experiences […]

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Elephant safari with Wild Horizons

Introducing Wild Horizons: activity operator There are a number of activity operators in Victoria Falls offering activities such as white water rafting and game drives, but for me, Wild Horizons stands apart from the rest because of its clear focus on sustainable tourism. Wild Horizons was founded by people who have an evident passion for […]

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Travel journal 2013: Victoria Falls waterfall tour

Our time in Victoria Falls was busy but happy – there’s a wide variety of things to do here, from spa days to white-water rafting. This corner of Zimbabwe has managed to keep going despite the country’s ups and downs. One of the first things we did here was to see the waterfalls themselves. The […]

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: An introduction

After a rather hot and tiring drive, arriving at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge felt like driving into an oasis. A gatekeeper in a feathered headdress welcomed us with a smile and a dance. Warthogs grazed from green grass under shady trees. As we walked into the huge thatched entranceway of the lodge, we were greeted […]

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