Hwange interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges

Hwange – An African Park in Crisis? Interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges Hardly a day goes by without another depressing story about the plight of Africa’s elephants. Elephant numbers across Africa are declining at an alarming rate under the onslaught of ivory poachers yet one National Park, Zimbabwe’s Hwange NP, faces an entirely different problem; its elephant population[…]

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Family Safaris in Africa

Family Safaris in Africa It’s 2016 and January is already half gone. Can’t decide where to go for this year’s annual family holiday? Have you thought about taking them on safari in Africa? If you’re looking for a holiday that is active and interactive, where every day brings with something new to keep both adults and children happy then a safari[…]

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Cape Mountain Zebra – saved from extinction

Conservation requires cooperation, not conflict Success in conservation cannot be forced; it relies on the commitment and participation of all stakeholders. Everyone must understand what is in it for them; both those on the ground and directly involved and those who donate funds from thousands of miles away. Yet, at times, there seems to be a marked reluctance amongst ‘conservationists’[…]

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Kaingu Safari Lodge – A Jewel on the Kafue River

Kaingu Safari Lodge My last visit to Zambia was some years ago, when I spent a fabulous week canoeing down the Zambezi river; Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park on one shore and Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National park on the other. Much of our time was spent dodging the hippos that are so prevalent in that area. I remember well the[…]

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Hwange’s Dilemma

Hwange’s Dilemma (Please excuse the fact that this is a terrible over-simplification of the issue, but I’ve strived to keep it concise) Hwange is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is one of THE places to see elephants in Africa. According to a 2015 pan-African census it is home to 44,000 elephants, roughly 50% of[…]

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