Bulawayo and Zimbabwe generally

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For months, we wrestled with the viability and safety of visiting Zimbabwe. We went and we were pleasantly surprised...and encouraged by its people’s resilience. Click here to read the post.

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Great Zimbabwe and Khami Ruins

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We were astonished to learn of the country’s glorious past during our visit to the UNESCO-listed Great Zimbabwe National Monument as well as the Khami Ruins to the west. Click here to read the post.

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Matobo (Matopos) National Park

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In northwestern Zimbabwe, Matobo National Park offers three special experiences: rhinos, Cecil Rhodes, and awe-inspiring landscape. Click here to read the post.

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Lake Kariba and Mana Pools

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During our drive through Zimbabwe we lingered at two notable parks, both along the Zambezi River: Matusadona at the edge of Lake Kariba and Mana Pools. Click here to read the post.

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Victoria Falls double dare

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We walked the lip of the falls extensively in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. We also took on two challenges: Zambia’s Devil’s Pool and Zimbabwe’s rapids rafting. Click here to read the post.

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Lusaka and human capital

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Unfailingly gracious and welcoming to strangers, Zambians - from the capital to the tiniest villages - were among the best of all the peoples we met in Africa. Click here to read the post.

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Bangweulu and Kasanka

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We chose a few smaller wetland reserves with some unusual animals as a finish to our tour through Zambia, in sublime Edenic landscapes. Click here to read the post.

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Kafue and Luangwa

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Our visits to Kafue River and South Luangwa National Parks delivered our most delightful and wildlife-rich days during our long tour through southern Africa. Click here to read the post.

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Landscapes of Namibia

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"Vast dry plain" - what Namibia means - describes most of its landscape. But we found such beautiful variations of hills, desert plains, sand, water and rock. Click here to read the post.

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Luderitz, Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop

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Why was olden German a predominant style within so many Namibian towns? We discovered both the charm and the interesting history during our visit. Click here to read the post.

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