28 April 2011

Best way to experience northern Mozambique

Island hopping by dhow!  Just back from Mozambique, Trish couldn't wait to share some of her favourite discoveries with us. Perfect for free spirits, the 8 Day Dhow Safari takes you island hopping by traditional dhow, camping on the beach by night on the pristine islands of the Quirimbas archipelago, culminating with a few nights of luxuy on Ibo Island.  Snorkel, kayak, dive and star gaze. With verdant native bush spilling over onto coral reefs, mangrove forests and hidden coves, Ibo Island is…

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27 April 2011

Serengeti Migration Update - 26 April 2011

Wednesday evening last week, the migration were en masse on the big open plains around Ndutu; thousands of them in every direction. We had one of those 'parting of the waves' moments...Cornelius drove us right into the midst and then for about an hour we watched them passing, an amazing site and rather on the noisy side!! Thursday morning we woke early, packed up our Wilderness Mobile Camp and headed north and west up to Moru Kopjes; what an epic drive that was! We had a huge stormy bla…

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19 April 2011

Flying the flag for Zimbabwe

Great supporters of Zimbabwe, the Zambezi Safari and Travel team are delighted recipients of the Tourism Award 2011 in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards.  Thanks to everyone who voted. Dear Zambezi Safaris On behalf of the Panel for the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards 2011, we would like to congratulate Zambezi Safaris on being voted and selected as the Winner of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards for Tourism Award of the Year 2011. The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards is an initiative set up to recognise and ackn…

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15 April 2011

Migration Update - 15th April 2011

The word just in from the Serengeti - there's a large group of Wildebeest around Makao in the Ndutu area and then another large group seen heading towards Moru. It hasn't rained in Ndutu for several days now, despite cloudy weather, and so it looks like that lot might be heading off to find greener pastures. Generally they all seem to be spread out in a wide area, some have been seen around Nasera and Olduvai. This is very normal behaviour at this time of year.

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12 April 2011

A Tip for William and Kate

If the soon to be newlyweds are still looking for suggestions of where to go on's our top tip! Victoria Falls and Big Five - This is one of our all time favourite honeymoon safaris.  Three nights at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, including a guided tour of the ‘smoke that thunders’ and a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi, followed by three nights at an intimate bush camp set in Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife destination and conservation area, H…

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06 April 2011

Zimbabwe: Time to go back?

We’re delighted to see an increasing number of positive articles on Zimbabwe in the UK media – the latest in the May issue of Conde Nast Traveller courtesy of Lisa Grainger, following an interview with John Berry in February.Here’s an extract from John’s latest Zimbabwe update: Zimbabwe was 80% of our business in 1999, we lost nearly all of that between April and November 2000.  Thereafter and up until 2008 Zimbabwe represented less than 5% of our bookings.  Since 2009 when travel restrictions …

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