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 com@flameofarica.combrett@flameofafrica.comwww.flameofafrica.comExcellent safari options on the edge of one of Africa’s most abundant water systems are combined in the growing Flame of Africa portfolio. From luxurious boats, floating restaurants, beautiful villas perfectly positioned on the shores of the Chobe River, to a little gem of a safari lodge, quiet and secluded in an ecosystem all of its own – Kaza Safari Lodge on Impalila Island, the meeting point of four countries, Botswana,... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
 BY: TARA PEREPECZKOinfo@vayeni.comwww.vayeni.comThe Matopos National Park situated 30km south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is one of the country’s best kept secrets. With an array of breathtaking views, historic heritage, balancing rock formations and a selection of outstanding accommodation and hospitality, it is one of Zimbabwe’s upcoming destinations. One of the highlights of this magnificent park is the possibility of getting up close and personal with those most majestic and endangered of... Read On
Posted In: Bulawayo
 BY: BARRY KNIGHTnormajeanes@yoafrica.comwww.normajeanes.com Masvingo was the very first modern town in Zimbabwe, established in 1890 by the Pioneer Column en route to their eventual destination of Fort Salisbury (now Harare). Originally named Fort Victoria (after the reigning monarch, who else?), it is said to have hosted the very first cricket match played in the country.In its early years, it became a bit of a backwater, as the rail links to other towns never came near it, but in... Read On
Posted In: Bulawayo
  RESCUED FROM BIG TOMS LOOP HWANGE, ZIMBABWEVic Cockcroftcdstheboss@gmail.comI’m lucky enough to be an older father (and young grandpa), with a 12 year old daughter, J! She and I decided that a trip to Vic Falls over Xmas and New Year 2014, would be an exciting adventure. So we opened up the money box bottles, counted out the change and found we had almost R3000, enough to get us to Vic Falls from where we live on the Garden Route! Getting home would have to be another challenge.So... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
The Governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe have announced the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA on 28 November, 2014. The KAZA UNIVISA is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which shall be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six (6) months.  After the pilot period, the UNIVISA is intended to be rolled out to three (3) other countries in the KAZA region – namely Angola, Botswana and Namibia.  More countries in the SADC... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
VICKY AUSTIN - Norman Carr SafarisSo, you’ve already made the brilliant decision to go on safari – and what a time you will have. But what about the finer details? Have you thought about how to make the most of your holiday in the wild?Do you want to get ‘up close and personal’ and enjoy the thrill of the chase as you track that lion or find that elephant on a walking safari? Or perhaps you want to give those feet a rest and enjoy a massage whilst overlooking the river with hippos slowly... Read On
Posted In: Luangwa
BY CHRISTOPHER SCOTT“You’re going THERE with your small children?” This is the usual remark we get when we mention in which untamed part of the African wilderness we are going camping with our children. We are inevitably bombarded with horror stories of potential disasters in an attempt to dissuade us from our obvious madness. However, camping with young children is not as difficult, dangerous, life-threatening or marriage-ending as people make it out to be, as long as you are organised and... Read On
By Kelly WoodI have just had a wonderful trip to the Kafue National Park and I thought I would share some of my experiences with you.It was incredible. It was a four hour drive from Lusaka and I was pleasantly surprised with the road, which was pretty decent. A very good tar road up until the turn off into the bush, and then only about 45 minutes on a well-graded dust road, which I believe has just been done up and goes all the way through the Kafue Park, making it much easier for travellers... Read On
Posted In: Kafue
Livingstone foresaw the Zambezi as an economic gateway for Africa. How wrong he was!When Victorian explorer Dr David Livingstone built a paddle steamer and started his exploratory journey from the Zambezi Delta, his goal was to open the interior of the continent to commercial development. From the time that his expedition floundered disappointingly at the Cahora Bassa rapids, politicians, economists and engineers in numbers have regarded the Zambezi as a colossal obstruction to regional trade... Read On
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The Victoria Falls Bridge is one of the most recognised bridges in the world and, I am reliably informed, has been photographed more often than David Beckham in his underwear - and yet here is the thing: it should not even be there.Cecil John Rhodes, as an asthmatic young Englishman, came to Africa to escape the wet British weather and went on to become an early mining magnate and among the continent’s richest men. One of his grander dreams was to build a railway line from the Cape to Cairo and... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
Nowhere along the length of the Zambezi has the antiquated and inefficient nature of a ferry service in dealing with modern commerce been demonstrated more vividly than at Kazungula.The Zambezi River acts as a potent water barrier dividing southern Africa in two parts. Trade between countries on either side of the river has increased exponentially over the past twenty years as the political upheavals of the past have largely quietened. The increase in commerce has led to a huge number of road... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
Kariba Dam, unsurprisingly, was not built as a bridge to link Zambia and Zimbabwe, but a roadway was included in the design and the ability to cross the border has benefited locals on both sides.The chief motivation to build the dam was as a source of hydro-electric power for both countries. That it incidentally also became one of only three road links across the Zambezi between Zambia and Zimbabwe was a happy consequence. Other benefits were the large water based and wildlife tourism that it... Read On