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When visiting Victoria Falls, travellers have the option of flying into the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, or Livingstone in Zambia. But which is better?
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are many more than just five reasons to go on a luxury Zimbabwe tour, but these are the top destinations that you just cannot afford to miss while visiting the country! This promo post was written by Enchanting Travels for GreatZimbabweGuide.com. Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most magnificent countries, stretched out between the […]
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 […]
Here’s my list of ten best places to visit in Zimbabwe. Do you know what strikes me about this list? The landscapes are all so varied. From the rainforest at Victoria Falls, to the rocky vistas at Matobo National Park, to the misty hills of Nyanga, one thing is for sure: there’s too much to […]
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 […]
This guest post is written by Stuart Webb-Martin who lives in the UK. He went on a self-drive holiday to Zimbabwe with his family in August 2016. Here, he shares his thoughts on activities, road conditions and accommodation. In this third instalment of his travel journal, he recounts his time in the majestic Matobo National […]
View from the lookout point at Shumba Pan, Hwange National Park This guest post is written by Stuart Webb-Martin, who lives in the UK. He went on a self-drive holiday to Zimbabwe with his family in August 2016. He shares his thoughts on self-drive logistics, road conditions and accommodation. In this first instalment of his travel journal, he […]