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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I grew up in Zimbabwe, which is home to the ‘Big Five’ and one of the largest elephant populations on the planet. During my childhood, I went on many trips to national parks where I saw elephants, giraffe, crocodiles, zebras and more. In the local animal orphanages, I had bottle-fed a baby rhino and played […]
It’s no secret that I think the most authentic safari camp is one where you can watch animals undisturbed in their natural habitat with hardly any other humans around. Real game viewing is about seeing wild animals living as nature intended. When you go on a real safari, your game-viewing experience doesn’t start when you […]
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 […]
This is the second part of a guest post by Deborah Casalin who visited Zimbabwe for the first time in January. If you missed it, read the first post here. A long-awaited Zimbabwe adventure: Part 2 – Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya Two nights turned out to be a comfortable length of time for our fairly relaxed combination […]
Bulawayo is a laid-back place, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Its main attraction – the Matobo National Park – is a short drive away, and closer to the city centre, the Natural History Museum is something special.
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 […]
A first-time visitor recounts his first impressions of Zimbabwe, where he visited Harare and Lake Kariba, stopping at Chinhoyi Caves on the way back.
Although you need to book ahead for a number of activities in Victoria Falls, there are still plenty of things to do if you’re feeling spontaneous. Seeing the Victoria Falls themselves is one such example – all you need to do is show up and pay at the gate. Here are some of the places we […]
I got to meet a very special resident of the Wild Horizons Sanctuary: Sylvester the Cheetah. Guests at the Elephant Camp or Elephant Safari might just spot this guy when he’s out for a walk, and I was one of the lucky ones. He’s so much bigger, better looking and more … athletic than I imagined. […]
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 […]