Bulawayo and Zimbabwe generally

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

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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Lake Kariba and Mana Pools

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

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

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

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

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

"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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