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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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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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21 November 2017: Robert Mugabe Resigns

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 […]

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Zimbabwe Coup Updates: 15-17 November 2017

15 November 2017 Zimbabwe’s army took action in the Presidential succession struggle in a very dramatic way. The move has been peaceful so far, but it would be wise to stay away from Harare city centre. Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe. In a public broadcast, an […]

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Snapshots of Zimbabwe: visiting Harare during the cash crisis, August 2017

Why write this article? This website is not just about pretty photos of Zimbabwe’s game reserves; it’s about representing the current experience of travelling in the country and the context in which that travel occurs. If you haven’t read it already, please see the article on Zimbabwe’s “cash crisis” for specific tourist advice on the […]

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TBEX Africa announcement: response from a Zimbabwe travel blogger

The biggest travel blogging conference is coming to Zimbabwe in 2018, but are they making a deal with the devil? TBEX is coming to Africa The “largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers”, called TBEX, is heading to Africa for the first time. Which African nation is lucky enough to win the patronage of hundreds of […]

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Taking stock: Seven years of blogging about Zimbabwe

Life is hectic at the moment (isn’t it always?) but I’ve decided to sit down and take stock of what’s happened on this blog over the past seven years. Writing Great Zimbabwe Guide has been a way for me to feel connected to Zimbabwe despite living so far away from it. Blogging has given me a […]

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My travel style Q&A with Johnny Jet

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been profiled on the fantastic Johnny Jet travel blog! If you’re not familiar with it, Johnny Jet was founded by John DiScala, who once had a fear of flying and now travels to over 20 countries a year. He’s a money-saving travel expert who has written a number of books, and […]

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What noise does a rhino make?

Do you know what noise a rhino makes? We’ve been teaching our toddler son about wild animal noises. Lions roar and elephants trumpet, but what does a rhino say? Watch this short video on Facebook to find out – ignore the sound of my camera! We had the wonderful experience of seeing these wild rhinos in […]

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Reason to celebrate: 13 July 2016 and #ThisFlag

Anyone who cares about Zimbabwe has enormous reason to CELEBRATE today. What a momentous and electrifying time it has been! THIS is what the REAL Zimbabwe is all about. In case you missed any of it, here are some highlights: – 9.30 am: Local church leaders gather at Harare Magistrates’ Court in support of Pastor […]

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Zimbabwe Tourists: Update 12 July 2016

Another week when Zimbabweans at home and abroad checked their phones more often than usual, reading the contents of their screens with steely eyes. For me at Great Zimbabwe Guide’s Facebook Page, it hasn’t seemed right to engage in the usual social media promotion of Zimbabwe’s travel gems when there are others who have risked […]

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For the tourists who “make a statement” by avoiding Zimbabwe

I often see comments from would-be tourists saying that they refuse to visit Zimbabwe because they don’t want to support Mugabe. Although I disagree about the effectiveness of this (and you can read why here), I am touched by the sentiment. There are other ways that non-Zimbabweans can make a statement about their opinions. One […]

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Don’t miss Zimbabwe travel updates!

Hi everyone! So I’m going to Zimbabwe very soon (hooray) and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to see what’s changed there, so that I can let you know accordingly! I’ll be on the lookout for practical tips and information to help you plan your visit to Zimbabwe. If there’s anything in particular that you’d […]

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Independence Day 2016: Zimbabwe National Anthem

Zimbabwe National Anthem Independence Day … A day when the national anthem is on repeat in my head. Some of the anthem’s lyrics are yet to be realized in present-day Zimbabwe; some of the words will ring true throughout the generations. One thing is on the minds of many Zimbabweans today: 36 years after Independence Zimbabwe […]

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