Archive | Travel journal

Spurwing Zimbabwe Kariba Game Drive 37

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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
Spurwing Zimbabwe Kariba Game Drive

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 […]

Continue Reading
Twala Trust Harare Zimbabwe Africa

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, […]

Continue Reading
Bird Park Harare Zimbabwe Activities Review 2

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 […]

Continue Reading
Matobo National Park Zimbabwe Rock formations

Zimbabwe self-drive travel journal: Part 3: Matobo National Park and Harare

This guest post is written by Stuart Webb-Martin who lives in the UK. He went on a self-drive holiday to Zimbabwe with his family in August 2016. Here, he shares his thoughts on activities, road conditions and accommodation. In this third instalment of his travel journal, he recounts his time in the majestic Matobo National […]

Continue Reading
Zimbabwe safari white water rafting

Zimbabwe self-drive travel journal: Part 2: Victoria Falls

This guest post is written by Stuart Webb-Martin, who lives in the UK. He went on a self-drive holiday to Zimbabwe with his family in August 2016. He shares his thoughts on activities, sights and accommodation. In this second instalment of his travel journal, he recounts his time in Victoria Falls, The Adventure Capital of […]

Continue Reading
Shumba Pan Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe self-drive travel journal: Part 1: Hwange National Park

View from the lookout point at Shumba Pan, Hwange National Park This guest post is written by Stuart Webb-Martin, who lives in the UK. He went on a self-drive holiday to Zimbabwe with his family in August 2016. He shares his thoughts on self-drive logistics, road conditions and accommodation. In this first instalment of his travel journal, he […]

Continue Reading
Mbizi Game Park Zimbabwe wildlife

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, […]

Continue Reading
Crocodile Zimbabwe

A long-awaited Zimbabwe adventure: Part 1

This guest post is written by Deborah Casalin who is from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and now lives in Belgium. She and her husband visited Zimbabwe for the first time in January. Deborah recounts how she planned her trip; and she shares her experiences as a first-time visitor to Victoria Falls and Harare. A long-awaited Zimbabwe […]

Continue Reading
Classic Zimbabwe holiday image

A classic Zimbabwe holiday: Roundup

In August 2013 I went on an epic 23-day trip to Zimbabwe. My group borrowed cars and we self-drove around the country, spending time with family and friends along the way. We went to Zimbabwe with friends who live in Oxford. They hadn’t been to Zimbabwe before, and we loved showing them our much-loved country. – View Classic Zimbabwe Holiday […]

Continue Reading
Please credit GreatZimbabweGuide.com as your source.

The roadtrip that roared: introduction and post roundup

In May 2012 we went on an amazing holiday to Zimbabwe. We went to 4 places, all very different, and all offering something very special. We drove +/- 3200 km (2000 miles) in 3 weeks and visited Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Mana Pools National Park. We saw loads of wildlife, had a great time […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes