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Covid-19 Entry Requirements for Southern Africa

This is an update for those of you champing at the bit to get back on safari in Southern Africa.We are passionate about these countries and want to keep you updated on the Covid – 19 travel requirements. What do you need to travel? – General Requirements. Covid-19 PCR Certificate – You are required to have a negative Covid –[…]

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Africa – a great time to go on safari

Great news! After a long period of isolation, most of our favourite destinations in Africa are open for tourism again.Visitors are starting to trickle back to Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa and the reports we’ve been receiving are very encouraging indeed. Safari Covid safe The efforts made by our partners on the ground to ensure that all[…]

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Africa – where can I go on safari?

It’s been several months since we were able to travel freely and, like me, you are probably itching to get back out on safari. But which countries can you visit? The short answer is ‘not many’. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all international travel, apart from designated safe corridors. There are no African countries that[…]

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The Hwange Specialists

Zimbabwe is one of our best loved destinations and for several years Imvelo Safari Lodges have been one of our most reliable partners there. They are specialists in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest, and their 4 lodges there offer great safari experiences and amazing value for money. Imvelo are committed to sustaining the community and wildlife through this extraordinary season[…]

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Safari Planning .. book now for great deals in 2021

With international travel all but at a standstill and no clear end to the restrictions in sight, most of us have had to rethink the safari travel plans we had booked for 2020.Some of you may have decided that there is no point making plans for your travel until the pandemic has passed and countries have opened up again but[…]

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Niall McCann in Chizarira NP, Zimbabwe

National Park Rescue. Pt. 4

Interview with Dr Niall McCann, concluding partPart 1 was posted here on 22 October 2019, Part 2 was posted here on 23 October 2019, Part 3 was posted here on 30 October 2019. TMD – We’ve touched on this already, but I’m keen to delve a little deeper. You’re working on the front line of conservation, very much so. In[…]

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National Park Rescue 2

Interview with Dr Niall McCann .. Part 2 This follows on from our post of 22 October https://www.wildlifephotographyafrica.com/national-park-rescue/ TMD – You’re obviously not going as far north as Tanzania or Selous.NM – No, because they’ve lost 70% of their elephants, they’ve been smashed.We had decided to focus on the KAZA because it’s got half of the remaining elephants in Africa;[…]

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Dr Niall McCann

National Park Rescue

Interview with Dr Niall McCann .. Part 1 A short while ago I was asked to take some photographs at an event organised by How Many Elephants at the RGS to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s elephants and raise funds for anti-poaching efforts. The speakers were Holly Budge from How Many Elephants, Beks Ndlovu from African Bush Camps[…]

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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

#OneZimbabwe

Gonarezhou NP is one of our absolute favourite places to visit; now Gonarezhou’s best lodge, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, has joined forces with industry partners throughout Zimbabwe in a new movement,  #OneZimbabwe, which aims to create positive perception and momentum by highlighting this beautiful country, its amazing people and stunning wilderness areas. Why not join us on safari in Zimbabwe[…]

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Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe Dollar – Statement from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)

The recent introduction – more accurately, re-introduction – of the Zimbabwe Dollar has prompted a lot of head scratching amongst those planning to visit the country; mostly wondering how it will impact their travels. We hope that this statement issued by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority will help clarify the situation. STATEMENT BY THE ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY ON THE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT[…]

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Chilojo Cliffs, Gonarezhou NP

The Ultimate Zimbabwe Safari Experience

Untamed Wilderness meets rugged adventure African Bush Camps and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge – two of Zimbabwe’s finest safari operators – join forces for a very special itinerary to two of Zimbabwe’s most spectacular National Parks at a very special price. Starting in either Harare or Victoria Falls, fly to Mana Pools and spend 6 nights in Mana Pools NP,[…]

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Favourite Camps – Bomani Tented Lodge

The fourth camp to feature in our list of places that always deliver is Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.Bomani is one of 6 properties operated by Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe.All the Imvelo properties offer amazing value for money and are operated in close partnership with local communities. Where is it? This luxurious tented lodge is situated[…]

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