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The perfect base for your African safari – Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe

Okay, I see you’re not beating around the bush… Do I ever? It’s true, that’s a big claim I’m making in that headline right there. But fear not, I’m going to convince you that I’m not writing cheques my story can’t cash. Cue the inevitable spike in searches by confused younger readers wondering what a [...]

Experiencing life on the edge at Gorges Lodge, Zimbabwe

Introduction As this picture of the bar area suggests, Gorges Lodge is no ordinary hotel. When I looked through my notes, video footage and photographs I realized that a regular hotel review would not do the place justice and have therefore taken a different approach in this article. As well as the actual accommodation I’ve [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Zimbabwe

This is the view from the bar at Gorges Lodge. Not bad, eh? I’ll be reviewing this spectacular accommodation soon so expect more jaw-dropping photographs and video clips. If you look closely you’ll see a group of white-water rafters who have come from Victoria Falls, a few kilometres upriver. Most groups finish here and are [...]

Making the most of a morning in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

If you follow Grown-up Travel Guide on social media you’ll have been treated to regular updates from my recent trip to Zimbabwe. It’s not too late either – just search for the #zimbabwesafari2014 hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google + and Foursquare to see the posts related to this adventure. There will be plenty [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Bridge Slide, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  Having promised my wife I wouldn’t bungee jump without her – or rather not do anything so stupid on my own – I kept my word, naturally. However I did receive clearance for the Bridge Slide (zipline), one of Shearwater Victoria Falls‘ many activities. It might be lamer than the bungee or the pendulum [...]