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Lake Kariba game cruise: photo post

Our second expedition from Spurwing Island – a game cruise – offered fantastic photo opportunities because of the unique viewpoint from the water. It also allowed us to spend time with Lake Kariba’s water-dwelling creatures at close quarters. And of course, the chance to see the beloved elephants from a water-level perspective. … Whilst keeping an eye out […]

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Matusadona National Park Kariba Zimbabwe Drive

Game viewing in Matusadona National Park, Kariba: photo post

Matusadona National Park sits on the shores of Lake Kariba in the north of Zimbabwe. It is home to the Big Five as well as hundreds of bird and animal species; most of which existed here even before the dam was built. It is an unfenced park: the animals move around freely, attracted to the Zambezi […]

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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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Zimbabwe self-drive travel journal: Part 2: Victoria Falls

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 activities, sights and accommodation. In this second instalment of his travel journal, he recounts his time in Victoria Falls, The Adventure Capital of […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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