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Night Drive
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Night Drives with Mogotlho: A Botswana Star Safari

In the African wilderness, there is a moment at the end of the day known as the ‘golden hour’. It exists in the transition between dusk and twilight, a moment of unspoken truce and peace as daylight disappears below the horizon. Golden light touches the earth in gratitude and acknowledgement of mother nature, appreciation for

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Hwange
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Photographic Safaris with David Rogers: Capture Hwange

David Rogers has Hwange running through his veins, absorbed into the corridors of his mind – captured by the written word as well as through the camera lens. He has explored its landscapes, people and wildlife in all its rich diversity of beauty and untamed character – and has made a career out of his

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Hwange National Park: A Community of Survival

Impactful travel is at the heart of Hideaways, creating life-changing experiences for travellers, in turn changing lives on the ground. Each lodge upholds the ideals of ethical-tourism, supporting and promoting either conservation based or community initiatives, the two usually mutually exclusive. Hwange National Park is an area as important to the surrounding communities as it

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Walking Safari
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Guest Review: Walking Safaris with Mogotlho

A walking safari is a sensory explosion. Spending time amidst the elements will leave the trails and stories of each encounter poetically inscribed in memory. With the Khwai River flowing all year round, the opportunities to collect memories are never ending, a biodiverse sensory feast. Being on foot reveals a whole other dimension – a

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Grow Africa: The Gift of Giving from De Grendel Wines

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom” – Oprah Winfrey In 2019, a pledge was made. Grow Africa found and funded Early Childhood Development teacher, Yolanda Ncube, for Dingani primary school in Dete, Zimbabwe. Having reached out to sponsors for salary support, we received the priceless gift of giving from

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Gin at Nantwich, Hwange
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Guest Review: Spending Christmas at Nantwich, Hwange

There are many unique aspects about Nantwich Lodge, Hwange, Zimbabwe. Reclaimed from a bygone era – refurbed and designed with the intention of re-purposing and upcycling, it boasts its own character from first sight. As a travel consultant having heard about Nantwich many a time, my family and I were lucky enough to travel there

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Hwange Game Count
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The Inspirational Hwange Game Count

By Tony Park What’s the longest you’ve spent at an animal sighting on safari? Half an hour? An hour? Two? Try 24 hours some time. It might sound like a chore (perhaps a bore), but trust me, it’s incredible fun, and, for an author and wildlife-nut like me, inspirational. The Hwange National Park game census,

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Hwange National Park
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Backyard Adventures to Hwange National Park

As travel afficonados and advocates for our beautiful Zimbabwe, we took this incredible opportunity to explore our backyard. We packed our bags along with our excitement, and prepared for a road trip to Hwange National Park – three adventurers for three nights at two Hideaways properties. First stop, Nantwich Lodge – an unknown for us

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WATCH Beyond the Lodge | Episode 4: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Hwange National Park imprints itself in one’s memory. Being the largest nature reserve in Zimbabwe, it holds prolific biodiversity between its northern and southern borders. John Maytham, Cape Talk radio host, actor and wildlife enthusiast reflects on his experience of Hwange, initially in 1970, then 2013 – speaking into the vast and various landscapes, and

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Camp Kuzuma Chobe
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Guest Blog: Camp Kuzuma Is Like Coming Home

Thank you to our guest, Bonita, who wrote the below blog on her time spent at Camp Kuzuma, Chobe. Elephants in your lounge. Imagine it. Elephants inside your private lounge.  In your space.  Breathing, snorting, drinking, playing in the mud.  Right in front of you – almost at arms’ length – almost touchable, but just

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Safari Soul
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WATCH Safari Soul | Episode 2: Out of the 4×4 and into the tractor

For some, lockdown has been fertile ground for the growth of new ideas. With adaptation a necessary truth, Hideaways has been tracking inspiring stories and fresh perspectives within tourism. Venter Tours, Germany, have chosen transformational travel, their new product certainly being “out the box” and into the tractor! Caspar Venter joined Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf to inspire us

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