I started Great Zimbabwe Guide back in 2010, and I continue to run it and update it in my spare time. My aim for Great Zimbabwe Guide is to provide useful, reassuring and honest information for anyone interested in travelling in Zimbabwe – and to showcase the positive aspects of Zimbabwe in the process.
I was brought up in Zimbabwe and now live in Oxfordshire, UK, with my husband and kids. Although I no longer live in Zimbabwe, I still consider it my heart’s home. I’ve continued to visit Zimbabwe every year (except during the pandemic).
I was awarded a degree with distinction in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, after which I worked in academic publishing and medical communications in Oxford. I also run an online business, The Impala Collection, selling exclusive Zimbabwean craft.
I don’t pretend for a second to be the most knowledgeable or most experienced voice on Zimbabwe travel. However, I’ve spent enough time in Zimbabwe to love it like an old friend, and I’ve spent enough time away from it to have an idea of what a visitor might experience when ‘meeting’ it for the first time. I hope that I can give you some practical information, reassurance, and also inspiration for your next visit to Zimbabwe.
Read more about my aims for the blog on the About Great Zimbabwe Guide page. You can find links to some of my externally published travel writing here. I wrote a more personal article about my relationship with Zimbabwe in my seven-year anniversary post, and if you’d like to get to know me better, I did a profile Q&A with Johnny Jet which you can read here.
A passion project
I do the writing, photography, web development and illustrative work on this blog myself (except where otherwise stated in the posts). I run this site as a hobby, fitting it around my work and family. I don’t receive regular investment from tour companies or travel organisations (unlike most other Zimbabwean travel websites), which means that I’m completely independent.
To help towards the running of the blog and to give readers a wider variety of content, I do select sponsored posts and advertisements on the site. I always reveal sponsored content to readers and I don’t undertake sponsorships lightly. If you enjoyed reading the site and would like to buy me a coffee, feel free to make a donation via Paypal.
I’ve written articles for Buzzfeed, Travelettes, BootsNAll, Travel Africa, various Zimbabwean publications, and have been featured on Lonely Planet. My fiction writing has been published in African Pens: New Writing from southern Africa. If you’d like me to contribute to your publication, I would love to hear from you.
You can find more information on my externally published Zimbabwe travel writing here.
- Most of the photography on Great Zimbabwe Guide is done by myself.
- Some of the photos are available for purchase on stock image libraries (see my portfolio on iStock) or by contacting me directly.
- See my wildlife and travel photos on my portfolio on iStock.
A note on copyright
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- If you want to reuse small amounts of material from Great Zimbabwe Guide on your website or other publication for non-commercial use, please always insert a credit line and hyperlink back to www.greatzimbabweguide.com and make it clear to your readers exactly what you have used from my site. Full copyright terms can be found here.
- If you re-use any material for commercial purposes, you will need to email me to request permission for your specific use.
If you’d like to be a guest writer, or have a suggestion for Great Zimbabwe Guide Travel Blog, please contact me – it’s great to have new voices on the site. There’s more guidance about contributing here.
For all queries, please email me or contact me on the social media pages, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. You can also follow Great Zimbabwe Guide Travel Blog on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube.