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Khwai River: The Heart of Botswana’s Game Viewing

The Okavango Delta represents and preserves the heart of Africa’s finest game viewing, richly diverse in ecology and wildlife. Its landscape is shaped by water, a vast variety of plant and animal species existing with seasonal ebbs and flows. Botswana is dry, being mostly occupied by the Kalahari desert, making the waters of the Okavango

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The Restorative Power of Water

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley. Whenever I leave a body of water, a part of me remains, held in its currents and its rhythmic lapping against the shore. Something has been absorbed into its depths, as well as floats atop its waves, all encompassing in its

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Life was meant for good friends, and great adventures

“There is an unspoken bond you create with friends that you travel with.” Kristen Sarah. Recently researching reasons to have a friends adventure weekend away, I ironically realised, you don’t need ANY! There are indeed multiple benefits to going away on an all female folly, however having a ‘reason’ is not a requirement for such

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The Addictive Nature of Mana Pools

Dawn offers a mixture of promise and uncertainty in Mana Pools National Park. Life amidst the animal kingdom is one which requires curiosity, awareness, presence and learning to expect the unexpected. This is the nature of the untamed, and the thrill of the wild. The wilderness displays a variety of characters throughout the year, its personality

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Chobe River Cruise Experience, Botswana

Botswana is a destination diverse in scenery and ecosystem. From salt pans, to desert, to open grasslands and winding waterways, its landscapes hold a variety of habitats for a wide range of wildlife. Botswana is rich in culture and resources, proud and willing to share both with the safari seeker and African adventurer. It understands

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Lake Kariba: Operation Noah

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe embodies a tale which sounds both impossible, and miraculous. The chapter of the building of the Kariba Dam Wall marks a significant moment in history. A curse and a blessing for humans and animals alike. The damming of the Zambezi River for its construction in 1958 was a controversial story, an engineering

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Mana Pool’s Bold & Beautiful Wildlife

Mana Pools National Park is famous for its wildlife, especially its elephants. Balancing on their legs and stretching their trunks to the sky, they patiently and skillfully pull nutritious leaves and pods off seemingly unattainable branches. This skill has been mastered in order to survive the dry season, where food becomes scarce among the species,

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Nantwich Lodge, Hwange: Then & Now by Tony Park

“As you get older, you tend to look more in the rear-view mirror than you do at the road ahead,” a retired Australian Army general said to me, when I interviewed him for a book I was writing. As I sit here, on the wide, shady stoep (verandah) of the main building at Nantwich Lodge,

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Matusadona National Park: The Jewel of Lake Kariba

In the northwest of Zimbabwe, on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, lies Matusadona National Park. Located in the heart of the Zambezi Valley, the park contains a unique collection of habitats which home a wide variety of species. The 700m high Matusadona mountain range forms the most spectacular backdrop to the valley floor below

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Why you Should Travel to Africa in Green Season

‘Tis the season for travel! November in Zimbabwe welcomes the much anticipated arrival of the rains. Flora and fauna celebrate its arrival in equal measure, each drinking in the awaited life-source, replenishing nutrients and strength. Rain is a much celebrated and revered component of life in Africa, for its wildlife as well as its people.

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Christmas in Africa

Christmas is a special time of the year, whether it be a spiritual affair, family connection or simply an excuse to travel. This particular time of year holds an atmosphere of reflection and renewal, returning to our roots or discovering unknown lands. It seems to simultaneously be a season of the familiar, as well as

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The Culture and History of Zimbabwe: Tonga Tribe

Masumu River Lodge, Binga boasts spectacular views over Lake Kariba, is the gateway to Binga town and Tongan culture as well as offers an exploration of the characteristic islands in the area. Built into the slope of a hill in the Binga province of Zimbabwe, the lodge offers stunning panoramic vistas from various levels. Nine

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