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In a While Crocodile

Lake Kariba is home to a healthy population of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus). The name is derived from the Greek word krokodeilos which means “pebble worm”, referring to the appearance of the crocodile. In full, “the pebble worm of the Nile”. An apex African predator and fearsome reptile, its menacing reputation precedes its presence.

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Ndhlovu Drive; Hwange National Park

Hwange holds a character as biodiverse as the ecosystem itself. Being the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 14, 650 sq km, there is much scope for variety. Due to its sheer size, its topography and woodland are different in each area, keeping curiosity consistent.  There is a specific section of the Hwange National

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Camp Kuzuma
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Earth Day 2022: Invest in our Planet

For Earth Day 2022, we would like to focus on Camp Kuzuma, Chobe situated within the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), on the borders of both the Chobe and Hwange National Parks. Reflecting the ethos of conservation and eco-tourism, the camp offers an off-the-grid safari experience with access to national parks with abundant wildlife,

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A Manager’s Memoir: Elephant’s Eye

With the recent reignition of travel, our Elephant’s Eye, Hwange property has been a vibrant hub of activity. This equally refers to humans and wildlife, traffic of both moving through the lodge over the last few weeks. Calling on a dedicated and passionate member of our travel tribe, Hideaways welcomed Chantel to host and manage

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Shashani Matobo Hills
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Treasure Hunt in Matobo Hills

“Remember that, wherever your heart is, you will find your treasure.” Paulo Coehlo A corner of our Hideaways heart certainly lies in the landscapes of Matobo Hills. One does not have to search far within its landscapes in order to find treasure. It is displayed openly in the colourful lichen splashed upon granite rock, held

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Hideaways Safari lodges Mogotlho Botswana
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Beyond The Lodge: Mogotlho, Khwai River

Nestled deep in the wild heart of Africa, on the meandering river of Khwai, Mogotlho Lodge is the perfect destination to indulge in both luxury and wildlife. Surrounded by an ancient Cathedral of Camelthorn trees, the area exudes a tranquillity steeped in the wisdom of the wild. A large area dominated by Mopane forest fringing

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Managing the Magic: Camp Kuzuma

Life managing a safari camp in Africa is a multi-faceted affair. Especially one based off the beaten track of Botswana, located on the borders of Chobe National Park. This is where one will find Hideaways Camp Kuzuma, and its dedicated managing couple, Kevin and Shirley Trench. Not only is the lodge remote, but also completely

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Mana Pools Safari Lodge
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The Small 5 of Safari

Mana Pools National Park is a popular safari area with dramatic landscapes and biodiverse ecosystems. With the Zambezi River to its north and a backdrop of the Zambezi Valley Escarpment to the south, it proves as a formidable stronghold for many species. The pools themselves were once channels of the Zambezi River, remaining behind as

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Hwange Game Count
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Pans of Northern Hwange, Zimbabwe

Hwange holds a character as biodiverse as the ecosystem itself. Being the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 14, 650 sq km, there is much scope for variety. Water is a precious and scarce resource for a park of such magnitude – filled with an abundance of wildlife – some of which travel

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Life of a Hippopotamus

Otherwise known as the ‘river horse’, the hippopotamus can always be found in and around bodies of water. The third-largest mammal in Africa, after the elephant and the white rhino, the hippo is a formidable adversary. They can live up to 50 years in the wild, and weigh up to 5 tons (that is equivalent

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Fish Eagles of Lake Kariba

The landscapes of Lake Kariba are vast and varied, despite the area seemingly encompassed by water that stretches to the horizon. There are islands inhabited by various species, formed naturally or through the rising waters of the lake. When Lake Kariba was dammed, its levels rose to create islands and consequently trapping animals on their

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