TBEX is coming to Africa News just in: The “largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers” is heading to Africa for the first time. Which African nation is lucky enough to win the patronage of hundreds of travel bloggers and a shedload of hashtag-worthy attention? Namibia? Botswana? Kenya? Tanzania? South Africa? Nope. It’s Zimbabwe, folks. I’ve […]
Did you know that the song “Shosholoza” originated in Zimbabwe? Although it’s now a popular South African song and sports anthem, it was a traditional miners’ song. Zimbabwean (then Rhodesian) miners would sing the call-and-response style refrain whilst on the trains to and from South Africa’s gold and diamond mines. “Shosholoza” means “Moving fast” in Ndebele, playing […]
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 […]
From the petition page: Why this is important In November, four elephant calves were caught from the wild, removed from their mothers and family group and exported from Zimbabwe to China. These elephant babies were sent to two zoos in China, Taiyuan Zoo in northern China and Xinjiang Safari Park in north-west China. Sadly one […]
Follow the link below to check out this amazing cheetah sighting at Singita Pamushana … I wish I’d been there! Sibling rivalry…
This is an oldie but a goodie: Photographer Ed Hertherington got a close-up he hadn’t expected… After clicking on the link, scroll down to see all the pics!
For me, Christmas in Zimbabwe is a sun-filled, outdoor affair; huge tables adorned with bright fabrics resting in the dappled shade of gently swinging branches. It’s a joyful church service in the morning, followed by an enormous lunch, then a few hours splashing in the swimming pool in the afternoon (not before you’ve allowed 20 […]
Read about Cindy Ross’ latest trip to Zimbabwe in The Huffington Post article here. The travel writer visited Hwange and Great Zimbabwe. A good thing about her visit is that she wanted to learn about Zimbabwean people and their history rather than just the sights and wildlife – although I don’t think she cared much […]
Here’s an addition to the growing library of articles written by UK and US journalists about travel in Zimbabwe. It asks similar questions to the others: Is Zimbabwe safe? Is it ethical to visit Zimbabwe? This and all the other articles all seem to agree on the answer to both questions.
There have been some really positive articles written about Zimbabwe’s safaris recently and I thought I’d share one with you. Written by Tom Downey of the Wall Street Journal, it explains why Zimbabwe’s safaris are worlds apart from the rest: up-close encounters with animals, and none of the theme-park like feel of other countries. His full […]
Although Elliot Mujaji didn’t win any medals at the 2012 Olympics, he will certainly go down in the history books as a Zimbabwean sports legend. He won the first ever Paralympic gold medal for Zimbabwe in 2000 – and to make sure everyone knew it wasn’t a fluke, he did it again in 2004. thew […]
I’ve been poring over the mesmerising photos in Africa Geographic’s cover shot competition recently. They’re awe-inspiring, fascinating and poignant. This picture of a bull elephant by Billy Dodson is my favourite because it captures the moment and tells the story so clearly: The strength of a 4-ton animal angrily proclaiming its territory. I can only imagine […]
Well, the Olympics are over, and now I have to find somewhere else to invest my emotions. Here’s a summary of Team Zimbabwe’s performance in the second week of London 2012: Chris Felgate finished 52nd place in the men’s triathlon. I saw some Zimbabwe flags in Hyde Park as the runners went by – well […]
The Telegraph recently ran a story about the question of travelling to Zimbabwe. It’s similar in some ways to this one in Conde Nast Traveller and this one in San Francisco Chronicle. Bring on more! The writer talks about the negative impact that political policies have had on the country, and also the positive attitude of Zimbabwean people. […]