The Grow Africa Foundation is Hideaways’ responsible tourism partner and its tool for the sustainable upliftment of the local communities of the areas we operate in. The foundation strives to be an inspirational foundation instilling a sense of purpose and pride for Hideaways, as well as our employees, clients, and partners. One of the ways
Travel delights the senses. Most people go to a far-flung destination to “see the sights”, and who can forget the sounds of waves crashing on the shore or even a lion’s roar? For many, the scent of sunblock automatically puts them in holiday mode, and a new place is often characterised by new smells, like
The area around Hwange National Park is made up of a mosaic of wildlife-related land use and low human habitation, forming what is known as a ‘buffer zone’ which provides significant protection for the park itself. However, this important buffer zone faces threats from legal and illegal hunting of wildlife. Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF),
The great game reserves and national parks of Africa evoke a sense of wonder and awe at the wild open spaces, moody skies, and majestic creatures that wander the great grasslands and bushveld of the southern African continent, casting silhouettes against the horizon. It is usually the largest most well-known parks of Africa that top
Hwange National Park is in Dumi’s blood, his father was a Park Ranger and he practically grew up in the park, with the bush as his playground. While initially embarking on a career in accounting he eventually followed in his father’s footsteps and is now one of the lodge’s most popular guides. Guests always leave
Hideaways and The Grow Africa Foundation are committed to improving and enriching the lives of the communities that we are a part of. At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange we are a part of the Dete community that our guests engage with on the Community Upliftment Experience. While on this activity, guests visit Dingani Primary School, the
At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange guests can engage with the local community on a Community Upliftment Experience. One of our recent guests was so moved by this activity that he felt compelled to share his experience. Read below what he had to say… “I had never had an excursion like this while on a safari holiday.
At Rio Azul, Mozambique, the staff aspire to make guests feel truly at home, without a care in the world. That’s because it’s their home too. From Charles “the Head Induna” to the two Zito’s, Zito Mechanic and Zito Kitchen, and then of course our lodge managers Caz and Mark, everyone warmly welcomes guests and
Zimbabwe – waving the resilience flag. A country that is about people, true connection, resilience and safari #OneZimbabwe
Katja asked the audience of the #OneZimbabwe Roadshow whether they could still remember their first safari experience – the experience that made them fall in love with Africa. Fondly, she remembered and told her own story, where on her first African safari she ran to a payphone (albeit in Etosha National Park) to call her
The word daw is a Swahili word, the language most widely spoken in East Africa, where all along the coastline you’ll see wooden boats with triangular sails bobbing in the water. These are dhows, a traditional East African boat that has been sailing those very waters for millennia. The word dhow is actually a generic
Hideaways regularly gives opportunities to local and international interns who are looking for real-world experience. Recently one of our very capable and enthusiastic interns, Kevin from Germany, enjoyed a stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. While there, he wanted to learn more about the work of Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) and our anti-poaching unit (APU).
At Nantwich we are very interested in stories – the stories of our guests, the stories of our staff and community, and the stories of the wildlife that populate the area. Here international author, Tony Park, has shared the origin story of how Nantwich came to be. Nantwich takes its name from the farm of