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Review of Cook Off: The Movie

Cook Off is the first Zimbabwean movie to stream on Netflix, which is an achievement in itself. The two leads actors, Tendaiishe Chitima and Tendai Nguni (better known to me at least as the singer Tehn Diamond), were engaging and full of heart. I’d love to see more of them in the future. There was […]

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The death of Robert Mugabe: a man with many names

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 […]

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Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area: travel information

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 […]

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FAQs on self-drive in Zimbabwe – answered by a local expert

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 […]

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My time with the painted wolves from David Attenborough’s Dynasties

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, […]

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About Great Zimbabwe Travel blog: a short video introduction

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 […]

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In transit through Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport: international layovers

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 […]

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Quiet time for a future Zimbabwe traveller

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 […]

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A picnic in Haka Game Park, Harare: photo post

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 […]

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