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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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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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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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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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A long-awaited Zimbabwe adventure: Part 3

This is the third part of a guest post by Deborah Casalin who visited Zimbabwe for the first time in January. In case you missed it, you can start from the first post here. A long-awaited Zimbabwe adventure: Part 3 – Harare Our lovely hostess was still going to be at work when we landed in Harare, so she’d […]

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Zimbabwe tour operator directory: Comprehensive list of tours

Here’s a list of tour operators (that I know of) that offer safaris to Zimbabwe as well as other regions. I can wholeheartedly recommend a Zimbabwe safari: you’ll have a more personal experience than in other countries, because there are fewer tourists and fewer man-made obstructions. You’ll get a closer connection to real African wilderness as a […]

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Khami Ruins: Travel journal

The Khami (Kame) Ruins is perhaps the least known of Zimbabwe’s five World Heritage sites. Situated just 22km (14 miles) outside of Bulawayo, Khami was the capital of the Torwa state between 1450 and around 1650, after the capital at Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo was abandoned. It was a trading centre, as attested by the […]

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The Vulture Restaurant at Victoria Falls

During our stay at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge we watched the Vulture Restaurant in action. Thankfully, it doesn’t involve eating vulture burgers – it’s a place where the vultures themselves drop in for a snack. Feathered patrons of the restaurant include hooded vultures, white-backed vultures, marabou storks, yellow billed kites and tawny eagles. Vultures are […]

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Travel Journal 2013: Bally Vaughan Animal Sanctuary

Note: I was not paid for writing this article. I visited this establishment independently and anonymously. One of the highlights of our time in Harare was Bally Vaughan Animal Sanctuary. (Update: Many of the orphaned animals in this post now live at Twala Trust.) Bally Vaughan is a rescue centre for animals that have been orphaned, abused […]

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Harare itineraries and tours: Includes interactive map

The Harare itineraries and tours below are a starting point for visitors to get to know the city. I’ve grouped some of my favourite places and I’ve suggested itineraries to cover over a number of days. The places in the itineraries are tagged on Google Maps (see the specific links below) so you can print […]

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The roadtrip that roared: #7 Vultures at lunch, hippos at supper

Vulture-feeding: After lunch, residents and day guests at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge are treated to a special sight… We were sitting on the deck and a guide invited us to go with him into the clearing in front of the lodge (usually out of bounds because of the elephants, hyenas and such walking around). In […]

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