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Shumba Pan Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe self-drive travel journal: Part 1: Hwange National Park

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 […]

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Harare city centre

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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Hippo Zimbabwe

A long-awaited Zimbabwe adventure: Part 2

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 […]

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Crocodile Zimbabwe

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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A classic Zimbabwe holiday: Roundup

In August 2013 I went on an epic 23-day trip to Zimbabwe. My group borrowed cars and we self-drove around the country, spending time with family and friends along the way. We went to Zimbabwe with friends who live in Oxford. They hadn’t been to Zimbabwe before, and we loved showing them our much-loved country. – View Classic Zimbabwe Holiday […]

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Route Walking Great Zimbabwe Monument Ruins

Walking around Great Zimbabwe Monument: Includes interactive map

Great Zimbabwe Monument covers an area of over 7 square kilometres (nearly 3 square miles) and comprises of a number of historic archaeological sites. If you’re short on time and are a fast walker, you could see the whole site in couple of hours, but it’s best to dedicate about 4 hours to walk around, have some […]

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Great Zimbabwe Ruins Monument

Great Zimbabwe Monument & Ruins travel guide: Everything you need to know

These ancient city ruins have intrigued both locals and visitors for centuries. The local name for the area was “Dzimba dza mabwe” (roughly “Houses of Stone”) or simply “Zimbabwe”. When Rhodesia became independent in 1980, the nation was named after this city, and the country itself was called Zimbabwe. The ruins of the ancient city […]

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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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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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The Boma Victoria Falls

The Boma: Photo post

The Boma – Place of Eating has fast become one of the most popular eating venues in Victoria Falls. It is undeniably touristy and can feel a little OTT at times, but the enthralling drumming session after each meal makes up for the crowds. This year’s visit to the Boma was during peak season so […]

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Being spontaneous in Victoria Falls: Activities that don’t require booking ahead

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 […]

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Video post: Victoria Falls helicopter flight: AMAZING!

Here’s a quick video showing a little bit of our helicopter flight in Victoria Falls – the word “beautiful” is an understatement! We went in August which is the dry, low water season. It was a spectacular sight – but if you want to see the Victoria Falls at its absolute highest water level, visit between […]

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Our Victoria Falls gorge swing and adventure slide

The Gorge Swing and Zipline are part of Victoria Falls’ hard-core adrenalin activities, with a similar fear factor to bungee jumping and white-water rafting. Wild Horizons operates a number of adventure slides, but these two activities in particular are the ultimate lose-your-stomach experiences. If you feel like building up your adrenalin levels, start with the (slightly) less […]

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