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Beyond the Lodge: Masumu River Lodge

Our latest episode of Beyond the Lodge speaks into the landscapes and waterways of Masumu River Lodge in Binga. Hideaways Manging Director Garth Jenman and Travel Expert Kim Sparrow talk about activities, access points, houseboating and culture, and why Binga is a fantastic add-on to before or after your safari in Hwange National Park! There

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The Zambezi River: Voyage from Source to Sea

The famous European explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, thought of the Zambezi River as ‘God’s Highway’. A Scottish missionary with a passion for adventure, Livingstone traversed cross-continental expeditions of Africa in the 1800’s. Unmapped areas were his terrain, confronting many a challenge, success as well as failure along his path. A foreign pioneer of the African

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Khwai River Green Season Special
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World Wildlife Day 2022

World Wildlife Day was launched in 2013 by the United Nations in order to create awareness about the world’s animals and plants, as well as to celebrate their existence. It has since become one of the most important global events to educate, implement solutions and distribute information on how we can conserve our wilderness landscapes

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For the Love of Conservation: Bhejane Trust

“Have we forgotten that wilderness is not a place, but a pattern of soul where every tree, every bird and beast is a soul maker? Have we forgotten that wilderness is not a place but a moving feast of stars, footprints, scales and beginnings”? Dr Ian McCallum, Ecological Intelligence Poetry reminds us of the delicate

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Beyond the Lodge: Shashani, Matobo Hills

Being in the business of creating life-changing experiences and making dreams come true, Hideaways includes locations where the veil between heaven and earth is thin. This is Shashani Matobo Hills Lodge, a property that offers inspiration in the heart of Africa. Nestled within a private concession and built on the edge of a giant rock

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Camp Kuzuma Chobe
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The Love Languages of Elephants

There are many ways to speak the language of love. We each give and receive it in a way inherent to us, whether it be in words, action or quality time together. We experience it differently with friends, family and loved ones, each relationship unique in understanding. Beauty lies in such variety, enabling us to

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Beyond the Lodge, Lake Kariba

Kariba Safari Lodge is the ultimate relaxation station; the perfect reprieve for before or after your safari. Situated on a mountainside with panoramic views over the vast waters of Lake Kariba, the property and its surroundings encompasses a very special and unique Zimbabwean experience. Lake Kariba is an invitation for exploration. Set in the largely

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Crowned Cranes: A Lifelong Romance

Nestled amidst the trees, one rises to the dappled light and romance of dawn. Rolled-up canvas walls welcome in the morning, the view past the Mopane branches tempting you out of bed for coffee on the deck. The air is fresh, the heat yet to rise. It is just you, the pastel colours of sunrise,

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Mana Pools Safari Lodge view
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Beyond the Lodge: Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is a small park with a big soul. Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, it is remote and unrelentingly wild. When we asked Shepherd, the professional guide from Hideaways Mana Pools Safari Lodge, which word he would prescribe to the national park, he responded with, “Untamed”. At Hideaways, we not

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Birdlife of the Khwai River, Botswana

The Khwai River area is a wild haven for a variety of species. The endless supply of water provided by the river offers a consistent and stable water source for plant life, wildlife and birdlife alike. It bestows the opportunity for strength and survival, a lifeline to the area and its inhabitants.  After recent rains,

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Matobo Hills: Black Eagle Paradise

Matobo Hills National Park is home to a variety of wonders. Its landscapes call to the wild wanderer, the culturally curious, the artist as well as the philosopher. Its granite boulders may summon the explorer, whereas its vistas beckon the dreamers, and its cultural quilt, historians. Matobo Hills offers a travel tincture for everyone, reaching

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Wild Dog at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Being the largest national park in Zimbabwe, Hwange is a biodiversity stronghold. It’s 14, 650 km sq is home to an extensive range of species, great and small. The landscapes of the park from north to south vary greatly, each area distinctive in character. The north is dominated by Mopane Woodland with hills and rocky

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