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 BY : ROB BURRETT - Associate Researcher (Natural History Museum) and Independent Heritage Consultantksf@khami.co.zwBulawayo Memorial Hospital, located between 10th and 11th Avenues in the city centre, is now part of a muddle of various...
 John Knight:  johnazknight@yahoo.com  Veronique Attala: zouero@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/MyBeautifulHut?fref=ts  Matopos is a World Heritage Site recognised for having the highest concentration of rock art in the world...
 BY : JEREMY SMITH www.jeremysmithphotography.co.uk normajeanes@yoafrica.com  www.normajeaneslakeviewresort.co  As a naturalist and photographer born in Zimbabwe, I spend much of my time travelling to areas where I know I’ll...
 By : Kelley Austin info@vayeni.comwww.vayeni.com  Many children today spend significant amounts of time staring at screens, not all bad, but proportionately higher than healthy levels I imagine.My family and I just took a 10-day fam-...
 info@ace-ambulance.com www.ace-ambulance.comCall Ace : +263 782 999 901/2/3/4As you set off on your African adventure, it’s comforting to know that there is an air and ambulance service operating in Harare and servicing the Zambezi region. ACE...
 FreedomCOR, Freedom Won’s Answer to Africa’s Power WoesFreedom Won has Africa’s unique power challenges covered with their leading range of superior Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) energy storage solutions, which the company has been selling...
 Scientific name: Helogale parvulaSize: 18 to 28cm, 210 to 350gLifespan: 8 yearsDiet: Omnivorous, eating insects (mainly beetle larvae, termites, grasshoppers and crickets), spiders, scorpions, small lizards, snakes, small birds, and rodents,...
 Scientific name: Galerella sanguinea (other names: black-tipped mongoose or black-tailed mongoose)Size: 27.5–40cm and a long tail of 23–33cm. Males weigh 640-715g, while the smaller females weigh 460-575gLifespan: 10 yearsDiet: Omnivorous,...
 Scientific name: Bdeogale crassicaudaSize: 40–50cm long, weighs 0.9–1.6kg Lifespan: unknownDiet: feeds on small birds and eggs, as well as insects such as ants and termites; they will also prey upon rodents and crabs.Range: found in central...
 Scientific name: Paracynictis selousiSize: body length between 39 and 47cm, a tail length between 28 and 40cm and they weigh between 1.4 and 2.2kgLifespan: UnknownDiet: feeds on insects, lizards, frogs, birds, and small rodents.Range: found in...
 Scientific name: Herpestes ichneumonSize: body 48–60cm long, and a 33–54cm tail. It weighs 1.7–4kgLifespan: 12 years (captive specimens have lived to be over 20 years old)Diet: rodents, fish, birds, reptiles (snakes), amphibians and insects....
 Scientific name: Mungos mungoSize:Length 30 - 45cm, Tail 15 - 30cm, Weight 1.5 - 2.5kg Lifespan: 11 yearsDiet: feed primarily on insects, myriapods, small reptiles, and birds. Millipedes and beetles make up most of their diet, but they...
 Scientific name: Suricata suricattaSize: 25 to 30cm from head to rump. Their tails add another 19 to 24 cm to their length. They weigh less than 1 kilogram.Lifespan: 12 to 14 years.Diet: Scorpions (meerkats are immune to their venom), beetles...
 By Lawrence Alroy Set in rural India during the time of the British Raj in the 1800s, Rudyard Kipling’s stirring battle-tale of mongoose versus snake is a classic. Today’s parents should take some time away from their TVs and, armed...
 Yellow Mongoose PHOTO : MIKE MYERS, WILDERNESS SAFARISwww.wilderness-safaris.comScientific name: Cynictis penicillata, sometimes referred to as the red meerkatSize: body23 - 33cm, tail 18 - 25cm, weight450 - 800gLifespan: up to 15 years in...
 Email:              clairees@vt.edu Claire Sanderson, PhD, is a postdoctoral research scholar at Virginia Tech, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Alexander. Her field...
 BY:  BRYONY RHEAM, Author and freelance writerEMAIL : reservations@victoriafallshotel.com WEBSITE : www.victoriafallshotel.comwww.bryonyrheam.blogspot.com“We walked from the train to the hotel, a big white building closely wired against...
  By:  Eleanor HarvieCAPTION : Bringing technology to the bush.  Scout training; learning to use this portable hand-held device will be an invaluable tool to conservation and those that protect the Zambezi heritage www....
  Water Mongoose – Fact filePHOTO : MIKE MYERS, WILDERNESS SAFARISwww.wildernes-safaris.comScientific name: Atilax paludinosusSize: Its weight can range from 2 to 5.5kg with an average range of 2.5 to 4.1kg. From the head to the base of...
 There’s thirst, cracked earth, dust-devils and despair! Gasping in the dry season, nature pleads for rain – for cool relief and the joyful season when seeds sprout and dormant plants shoot, fulfilling dreams of fertility, fruitfulness, times...