great zimbabwe guide travel - Beth About Beth

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where elephants, rhinos and lions are an everyday part of people’s vocabulary. I didn’t realise how lucky I was to have seen the Big Five, Victoria Falls and Great Zimbabwe Ruins at a young age. Now, 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), and take so much joy in experiencing the wonders of this country with the dual perspective of an ex-local as well as a tourist.

I started the Great Zimbabwe Guide website back in 2010 with the aim of providing actionable, inspiring and honest information for anyone interested in travelling in Zimbabwe – and to showcase the positive aspects of Zimbabwe in the process.

I have a degree with distinction in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and my professional background is in academic publishing and medical communications. Currently, I’m living in Oxfordshire, UK, looking after my young family, writing for Great Zimbabwe Guide website, doing freelance travel writing, and running an African wildlife-themed clothing and accessories business The Impala Collection.


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.

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.


Zimbabwe travel blogger with elephantA passion project

I do the writing, photography, web development and illustrative work on this blog myself (except where otherwise stated in the posts). I don’t receive regular investment from tour companies or travel organisations (unlike most other Zimbabwean travel websites), which means that I’m independent.

I do not bring in revenue by using endless annoying and irrelevant pop-up adverts. To help towards the web hosting fees, and to give readers a wider variety of content, I do selected 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 support my work, feel free to make a donation via Paypal.


I’ve written articles for Coast Magazine, Buzzfeed, Travelettes, BootsNAll, Travel Africa Magazine, 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, or you can view my MuckRack portfolio here.


Some of the photos on this website are available for purchase on stock image libraries or by contacting me directly. See my photo portfolio on iStock.Kopje Tops Lodge in Mavhuradonha Zimbabwe-1-5

A note on copyright

  • Feel free to share the posts and photos from Great Zimbabwe Guide on social media using the regular share buttons (rather than copying and pasting into your own post).
  • 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 the words “Source:” and hyperlink back to, making 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, InstagramTwitter, Pinterest and Youtube.

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