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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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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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Matopos sunset: Full photo post

After a fantastic few days in Victoria Falls, we drove south to Bulawayo. Our first night in Bulawayo would also be the last night with our friends from Oxford – they were going back to the UK after our two-week Zimbabwean road trip. We wanted to go somewhere memorable for their last night in Zimbabwe, […]

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Matopos sunset preview

Netflights photography competition: We spent a magical few hours watching the sun go down over the Matobo Hills (Matopos) when we were in Bulawayo. I’ve just been told that one of the photos from that night has made it to the final 15 in the Netflights “Best Holiday Moments” competition, as judged by 5 of […]

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Mana Pools landscape

Mana Pools 2013 – photo post

Mana Pools is all about the animals and the landscape. It’s about the sights, sounds and smells of a true African wilderness. Here are some more photos from our 2013 trip, although no words or photos of mine could ever do the place justice – you need to see it in person! (more…)

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Travel journal 2013: Camping in Mana Pools

We went camping in Mana Pools National Park at Nyamepi Campsite – and what a life-affirming experience it was. Mana Pools is not like most other game reserves in Africa. There are no fenced areas; no barriers between you and the animals (unless you count the pin-thin wall of a tent). If you choose to stay […]

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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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Victoria Falls impala

Photo post: Marathon | Monkeys | Magic

The 2013 Victoria Falls Marathon took place recently – and if I were the running type, I’d imagine that it would be a pretty magical place to accomplish such a feat. The colours of the bush, the wildlife along the road and the sound of the Victoria Falls could make those last few miles a […]

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Man and elephant by Lola Photography

This photo by Lola is amazing – it gives me goosebumps every time I see it. Man and elephant, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. Copyright Lola. Please note: Photo taken by professionals working in the field. Wild animals are dangerous and this is not to be emulated. Elephants are astonishing animals – as well as […]

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Behind the lens (with Michele Fortmann and RedWind Photograhy)

Redwind Photography went on location with photographer Michele Fortmann to go behind the scenes at a Zimbabwe fashion shoot. It starts at an upmarket coffee shop and ends at a out-of-town garage – two contrasting sides to the city. The Domboshawa (House of Lords) garage location has a gritty vibrance that looks great on film. Does […]

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Billy Dodson Elephant

Fight-or-flight moment

I’ve been poring over the mesmerising photos in Africa Geographic’s cover shot competition recently. They’re awe-inspiring, fascinating and poignant. This picture of a bull elephant by Billy Dodson is my favourite because it captures the moment and tells the story so clearly: The strength of a 4-ton animal angrily proclaiming its territory. I can only imagine […]

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