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

Wildebeest and rainbow

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

Bar at Gorges Lodge

Last year I experienced Zimbabwe for the first time – and I thoroughly recommend you do the same… 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 […]

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

Victoria Falls Bridge

  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 […]

The positive impact of tourism – visiting Imvelo’s social projects in Zimbabwe

Ngamo welcome

Going on safari in Africa –¬†it’s hard to think of any other travel experience that holds the same allure. Exotic, adventurous, wild…perhaps with a tinge of danger to add to the excitement? Often described as a ‘once in a lifetime’ activity, a safari holiday is certainly high on many a bucket list. I would argue […]