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The Science of Relaxation

Relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal are essential services to one’s mind, body and soul. The benefits of ‘Vitamin R’ (Relaxation) are profound, as well as scientifically studied and supported. Taking time out to travel within is a physically, emotionally and mentally healthy experience. We often need to step out of our comfort zones in order to

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Mogotlho, Khwai River: In the Footsteps of Guides

Empowerment is the word along the animal corridors at Hideaways Mogotlho, Khwai River. Guides Roy Ngele and ​​Keoikagetsa Mphoyamodimo (Kaizer) recently attended and graduated from the African Guide Academy, enhancing their skills as well as their careers. During the course, the guides learn the mastery of tracking wildlife on foot, identifying the more intricate aspects

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Mogotlho, Khwai River: The Gift of Giving

Honouring and practising the gift of giving, Mogotlho, Khwai River hosted a Community Christmas Party in the Mababe Concession. On the 16th December, in partnership with African Field Sports, The Mababe Zokotsama Community Development Trust and 7 Pans, the children and seniors of Mababe Village were invited to celebrate and share the joy of the

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The Big 5 of Matobo Hills National Park

There are no boundaries or borders to the adventurous spirit, whether it be tackling fresh terrain outdoors, or absorbing surroundings in inner exploration; the soul is equally fulfilled. Perhaps it is the word ‘adventure’ that is actually misunderstood, as adventures appear in various forms evoking a range of emotions. The adventurous spirit may be one

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Sovereign Houseboat Safaris Lake Kariba Zimbabwe
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Sovereign Houseboat: Wellness in the Wild

“We have to stop speaking about the earth being in need of healing. The earth doesn’t need healing. We do. It is our task to rediscover ourselves in nature. To understand this is to understand the significance of what we need to do if we are to restore the lost balance.” Dr Ian McCallum We

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Mana Pools Safari Lodge
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Mana Pools: The Definition of Safari

When one mentions the word ‘safari’, two very distinct experiences come to mind. One is the 5 star hotel with the 400 thread count sheets, high tea and private game drives with fresh hand towels offered on return. The other is the feet rooted to the earth, tent under a tree, rising with the sun

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Camp Kuzuma, Chobe, Botswana
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Keep Calm and Witness the Wild

There is so much we can learn from the wild. Infinite wisdom has collected over years of evolution and adaptation; a wealth of knowledge waiting and willing to be accessed. Every day the wilderness presents situations in which, in order to survive, one needs to be awake, alert and aware. Its inhabitants do not have the

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Short Term Relief Gifts Life Long Memories

A  short-term relief management position recently gifted professional guide Chantel Van de Linde a job opportunity with life-long benefits. Catching her breath after a busy festive season at Nantwich, she reflects on her time in the bush with us, grateful for the experience, especially amidst a pandemic. Silver linings arrive at unexpected junctures in our

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Camp Kuzuma, Chobe, Botswana
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The Elements of Safari with Camp Kuzuma

Hideaway’s Camp Kuzuma, Chobe in Botswana encourages an immersive safari experience, one which celebrates the four elements of nature; Earth, Water, Wind, Fire. This type of African journey is a sensory explosion. Spending time amidst the wilderness will leave the trails and stories of each encounter poetically inscribed in memory, as your fifth sense of physical

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Masumu, Binga
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Binga: A Hidden Gem of Zimbabwe

The landscapes of Zimbabwe are vast and varied, from untamed Mana Pools to the granite boulders of Matobo Hills and the wild waters of Lake Kariba. Each area emanates its own unique character, each respectively geographically and historically fascinating. There are a few remote and hidden gems on the Zimbabwean tourist track unknown to most.

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Myths and Legends of Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba is an area shrouded in cultural belief and spirituality. Fed by the mighty Zambezi River, the life source for 6 countries, its waters are regarded with respect, awe, gratitude and fear. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa, harnessed for hydroelectric power by the Kariba dam wall, an impressive feat of

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Matobo Hills: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The geographical and spiritual landscapes of Matobo Hills have been carved over thousands of years, myth and legend held between boulder and crevice. The area is encased in culture and history, from the rise and fall of Shona dynasties, the courage of Ndebele armies, to pioneers traversing the land. Both a place of worship and

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