These pictures from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge show how Zimbabwe’s landscape completely changes in just a few months. The seasons in Zimbabwe might not feel as pronounced as they do in the Northern hemisphere, but they do bring the joy of seeing ochre ground … Continued
This is my favourite line from Joshua Hammer’s recent article in Condé Nast Traveler. Hammer went to Zimbabwe, visiting Victoria Falls, Harare, Hwange, Mana Pools and Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. He spoke to safari guides, lodge owners, politicians and conservationists, interweaving their stories with Zimbabwe’s … Continued
Zimbabwe was ranked as having the Best Climate in the World by International Living Magazine (tied with Malta) – and I happen to agree. There’s no ‘wrong’ time to visit Zimbabwe. However, specific times of year are better than others … Continued
“… By avoiding our country, you are actually hurting us more.” – Sharon Stead, from Camp Amalinda, in an interview with Mark Sissons. This is my favourite quote from a recent San Francisco Chronicle article about Zimbabwe. Many would-be tourists … Continued
Forbes.com recently compiled a list of the 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa, which ranked Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi (or Tuku) at Number 12. They created the ranking according to “the highest numbers of votes … media visibility (exposure in print, television, … Continued
Book overview: Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace Genre: Fiction Great Zimbabwe Guide summary: Plunges you into the wounded psyche of Zimbabwe as it might have been 25 years ago. Do read it: if you want to get another perspective … Continued
One Sunday in November, 7 000 people of all ages, races and backgrounds gathered in Harare. 3 000 people met at White City stadium in Bulawayo. Similar meetings took place in Gweru, Masvingo, Hwange and scores of villages around the … Continued
Prudence Mabhena is the lead singer of the award-winning Zimbabwean band Liyana. She and her seven band members are all disabled. She is also the title character of the documentary Music by Prudence, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Her voice has been likened to South African music legend Miriam Makeba – listen to her sing and you’ll see why The Great Zimbabwe Guide is proud to feature her in its first ‘Great Zimbabweans’ post.