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Taking stock: Seven years of blogging about Zimbabwe

Life is hectic at the moment (isn’t it always?) but I’ve decided to sit down and take stock of what’s happened on this blog over the past seven years. Writing Great Zimbabwe Guide has been a way for me to feel connected to Zimbabwe despite living so far away from it. Blogging has given me a […]

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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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Visiting Zimbabwe Cash Crisis

8 tips for visitors to Zimbabwe during the “cash crisis” (2016-2017)

(Last updated March 2017) News of Zimbabwe’s “cash crisis” and the introduction of Bond Notes (December 2016) have raised questions from tourists about how the cash situation could affect their holidays to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has a multi-currency regime which means that there are a number of officially accepted currencies in addition to the newly released Zimbabwe Bond Notes. The first […]

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Photo safari gear: My camera bag

Photo safari gear: What’s in my camera bag? I’m still a relative newbie when it comes to photography – I got my first DSLR in 2012. I’ve done a few courses and I enjoy planning shots as well as doing the post-processing. This blog probably gives a good visual indication of the evolution of my photography! […]

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The most authentic safari camps in Zimbabwe: My top picks

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 […]

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Flying long distance Africa

Tips for flying to Africa with a baby: Survival guide

(Last updated January 2017) Flying to Africa with a baby is not very different to doing any other long-distance flight with a baby. It’s always going to be a big undertaking, but with a little research and planning, and a ‘take-it-as-it-comes’ attitude, you can make the journey a little easier for all of you. Airports […]

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Iconic Zimbabwean food brands

In my office, when someone returns from holiday in, say, America, they bring back a great big bag of Hershey’s chocolate to share with everyone. If they travel to Australia, they know not to return without Tim-Tams. There are certain brands that go hand-in-hand with their countries of origin, like Guinness and Ireland. There are a […]

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Tour operators Zimbabwe

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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Driving in Zimbabwe: Top tips for self-drive visitors

(Last updated April 2017) Information about driving in Zimbabwe Driving yourself around Zimbabwe means you have more independence, which often provides a more authentic experience. Self-driving is one of the best ways to explore the country’s national parks – but bear in mind that if you’re going into the bush, a 4×4 is highly recommended. It’s probably […]

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