Great Zimbabwe Guide is an independent travel blog giving you useful information about Zimbabwe travel. Read the the FAQs, city guides, travel tips, itineraries, advice on where to stay as well as things to do. Plus, read some travel journals to get inspiration for your next visit.
When we’re stuck at home in lockdown, sometimes it feels like the walls are closing in on us. We want to escape, do something new, see anything other than the four walls around us. We’re tired of the same old games, the same old toys. You know what we (and our kids) need? 🦁 A SAFARI […]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a GLOBAL pandemic. It is not a country-specific problem any more; it is a worldwide health concern with cases in 189 countries across the globe.
When visiting Victoria Falls, travellers have the option of flying into the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, or Livingstone in Zambia. But which is better?
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. He was a well-publicized figure, even in Western media. I lived under his rule for much of my life and I feel unable to freely express my opinion about this man, even after his death. When he was in power, he engineered such a system of […]
The Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area is situated in the north-east of Zimbabwe, roughly 180 km from Harare. The name ‘Mavhuradonha’ roughly translates from chiShona language as ‘dripping water’ which describes the delicate rain that sometimes descends on the slopes of the nearby mountains. ‘Mavhuradonha’ (crudely pronounced ‘Ma-voora-donna’) can be a mouthful to foreigners; some call it […]
Introduction: A lot of readers of this website ask me questions on the topic of self-drive in Zimbabwe. That’s why I’m excited that Ant from ManaPools.com has written this promo post based on his experience. I hope that any aspiring self-drivers to Zimbabwe will find it useful. Written by Ant Bown With established self-drive destinations […]
When our family hired out Kopje Tops Lodge in Mavhuradonha in December, I was looking forward to discovering a new part of the country. I grew up in Zimbabwe but had never been to the Mavhuradonha Wilderness. It’s not on the typical tourist circuit, even for many locals. I now live in the UK, so […]
I was lucky enough to see alpha female Tait and her Vundu pack from David Attenborough’s Dynasties in real life. When I camped in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, I photographed Tait and her pack of painted wolves on foot. They had just succeeded in bringing down an impala, and were feeding with with great excitement, […]
What is Great Zimbabwe Guide all about? Why was it started? Who writes it? I started this blog in 2010 because I wanted to show the world that there’s more to Zimbabwe than what’s on the news. Here’s a little video that I made for Facebook, telling what this blog is all about. You can also […]
If you’re flying to an African country south of the equator, there’s a high chance that you’ll transit through Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Airlines like SAA, BA and Virgin all fly through Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (AKA Jo’burg Airport). This article gives info about the international layover, directions within the airport, facilities, and […]
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog recently, and here’s the reason … This future little Zimbabwe traveller came along when it was so hot in the UK that it could have been mistaken for a sizzling summer afternoon in Kariba, Zimbabwe. We are settling in to larger family life as well as […]
One gorgeous, sunny afternoon in August, we went for a picnic at Haka Game Park, which is a small reserve just 10 minutes from Harare’s city centre. Haka Game Park is just one of the many family-friendly oases near the capital where visitors and locals alike can enjoy the African bush without needing to do […]
In the wild, there’s a feeling of timelessness. Man-made deadlines and distractions fade away. Senses become keener. Here, there is space to breathe. These photos were taken in Matusadona National Park in August, and to me, they capture a small sense of the timelessness I felt when I was there. Read more: Posts about wildlife […]
I’m too overwhelmed by emotions to put my thoughts into coherency right now, but I want to state my profound joy and relief that Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe. I am celebrating with my countrymen and women. I write this blog because I love the country of Zimbabwe. This week has been […]