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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view over the Ngorongoro crater from Kirurumu camp

Ngorongoro Crater, is it really a ‘must see’?

Said to hold the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1979) and forms a key component of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. History The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959 to try and resolve the problems with Maasai and other tribes caused by the National Park Ordinance of 1948,[…]

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mobile safari camp, aerial view

Affordable Botswana

Affordable Botswana? Absolutely! Botswana’s reputation as one of the very best places in Africa to see wildlife in unspoiled habitats goes hand in hand with the common perception that it is also one of the more expensive destinations to go on safari. Whilst it is certainly true that there are a few lodges with nightly rates that will make you[…]

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Elephant in camp, Delta Camp, Okavango Delta

Delta Delight

Looking down as I flew over the Okavango Delta from Khwai Community Concession (just  outside Moremi Game Reserve) to Oddballs on Chief’s Island brought home to me just how dry the Delta can be. The Okavango is the jewel in Botswana’s tourism crown, offering a wildlife experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Seasonal variations Most of us have a[…]

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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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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Running photographic safaris throws up all sorts of challenges but one of the toughest to deal with is client expectations. With so much top quality wildlife photography on view in TV documentaries, online and in glossy magazines, a lot of people arrive for the start of their safari expecting that they will come away with equally spectacular photographs.[…]

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