Zimbabwe travel news and inspiration
I’ll be the first to admit that when the national lockdown was announced I didn’t have any issues with it. It’s the right thing to do – force society to social distance – flatten the curve and by all means, protect yourself and your family. Stay at home! I was excited at the thought of […]
The hardest part about not travelling is missing my mother’s embrace, not just my biological mother, all my mothers. There are several. I am a village boy. Not raised in the village but by village people, who all still look at my siblings and I as their babies. I think of Amaiguru, old, ever-smiling, who […]
“Cherish the natural world because you’re a part of it and you depend on it” – David Attenborough
Daniel Suarez once said, “To understand a people, you need to wade into their culture. It’s culture that tells their tale. And music is culture.”
There was no car or home in the 90’s that never heard the skilful set of Radio 3 DJ, Peter Johns.
Like any country, Zimbabwe has a vibrant arts scene. From fine arts to musical hitmakers, through time Zimbabwe has put forward some world-class acts.
Bags are packed, bookings made, outfits laid out to satisfy your wanderlust. Finally, you are visiting the teapot shaped country famed for the majestic Mosi oa Tunya and home to the Big Five.
You Know You Are From Zimbabwe When… For anyone living outside the country, the end of the month is a strange time. It comes with mixed emotions undulating between, “I want to go home”, “I miss Mom” and “I need to send money”… I need to send money?
World-renowned for its large herd of elephant and buffalo, Mana Pools is an epic adventure-chasers dream. There aren’t many places where you can experience a safari on foot, and yet- here we are, in Mana pools.
When you think of Zimbabwe, you probably think of Victoria Falls, The Big 5, and lush greenery that’s home to over 85 000 elephants and almost 700 species of birds – many of which can only be found in Zim.
Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known as one of the world’s most rugged wilderness experiences. Derived from the word “four” in Shona, “Mana” refers to the four pools within the park. Here are five unique things you can do only in this remote piece of African paradise.
‘We don’t know if you have heard yet… The entire month of April 2020 will see thousands of Zimbabweans participating in the Zimbabwean event of the… Well, EVER. ZimThrive is taking place and we know it’s going to be big! In fact, we think it is going to be the biggest homecoming in Zimbabwean history! […]
Travelling with children can be a nightmare. Trust me, no one knows this better than I do. If it’s not “Daddy are we there yet?” its “Daddy, he licked my ice cream,” and try as you might, no parent alive has mastered the spill-free trip… Sound familiar? So you’re in Harare and need to kick back, […]
Welcome to “Kariva” or the “little trap”. Well, the resort town is called Kariba, but Kariva is where the name came from, referring to the rock jutting out from the gorge where the dam wall was to be built. Whether you touched down at Kariba Airport then transferred by water, air or road to your […]
Victoria Falls, set on the Southern banks of the Zambezi river find yourself standing before the world’s largest sheet of falling water, experiencing the magic and power of nature in the resort Victoria Falls. If you have teenagers who love adrenaline-pumping activities, bring them along for Victoria Falls is an adrenalin centre with loads of […]
You are already in vacation mode. Your baggage is cleared, shades on your eyes, you step out into the African sun from the cool shade of the Victoria Falls Airport, just 22 km out of town. You are ready to rent a car, hire a taxi or simply relax and let one of the tour […]
In case you have not heard, Shekhinah is going to be gracing the stage at the Vic Falls carnival 2019! If you are as excited as we are, then read this short interview we had with the Rose Gold Songstress on how she feels to be joining us on the 29th of December 2019 to […]
At Wonderful Zimbabwe we love school boy rugby! Be it the COTTCO Cup or CRAVEN Week, nothing beats the thunderous roars of school war cries and the smell of freshly cut turf. These memories this past weekend came flooding back as we watched the most physical player in world rugby dominate in prop(per) fashion!
Welcome back everyone! This time, to Binga, whose name apparently roughly translates to either ‘the enclosure surrounding a chief’s village’ or ‘a thick forest country’. Binga is a fishing, boating and cultural centre located on the South-Eastern shores of Lake Kariba in Matabeleland North province. It was built to accommodate the BaTonga people whose homelands […]
So you have decided that you are going on vacation, you are going to Zimbabwe and you have read up a little. You know they speak English and so are quite safe, you will get around. Now, though most Zimbabweans speak English, people are quite pleased when visitors make an effort to speak local languages. […]