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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, […]

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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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best hotels in harare zimbabwe

Best hotels in Harare, Zimbabwe: From boutique to budget

As Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare has accommodation for a variety of needs. There are luxurious hotels, rustic “city safari” lodges, boutique guest houses, homely B&Bs, and a small number of no-frills backpacking hostels. I still think of Harare as my home city, so I want you to have the best possible stay. Here’s my list of the best […]

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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 […]

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Chinhoyi Caves Zimbabwe Guide

A guide to Chinhoyi Caves: Deep blue wonder

If you’re driving to Kariba or Mana Pools then Chinhoyi Caves Park is an excellent place to stop and have a look around. From the main road, you’d never guess that this series of deep caves and blue pools of water exist in the hillside. How to get to Chinhoyi Caves: The Caves are about 1.5 hours’ drive from Harare […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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Intercity coach/bus travel in Zimbabwe: The affordable way to travel

(Last updated April 2017) What if you want to travel around Zimbabwe without the structure of a packaged holiday, and don’t want to fly or hire a car? You can travel by coach to certain destinations around Zimbabwe, as I have done on a number of occasions. Bus travel in Zimbabwe, with the right company, can be easy and […]

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Bally Vaughan Twala Trust monkey tongue

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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Travel journal 2013: Harare and Domboshawa

Our 2013 trip started and ended in Harare, which is the central airline arrivals hub, and the capital of the country. It’s a great place to get acquainted with Zimbabwe because it has a mixture of Western and Zimbabwean features. It has restaurants, large buildings and shopping centres, so in some ways can feel quite […]

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