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Here’s how Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Livingstone, Zambia, differ in terms of art, culture, and proximity to the famous falls.
Source: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Vs. Livingstone, Zambia: 5 Key Differences – TravelAwaits
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While most of us are stuck indoors in the pandemic, the outdoors feel like a wonderful but distant dream. Yet, there is no stopping us from poring over the wonders of the world, albeit virtually till it is safe to travel again. Here’s a look at six stunning Natural Wonders of the World, wonders that will leave you awestruck. Stay in, stay safe; here is some armchair travel to your rescue.
Source: Did you know of these Natural Wonders of the World?
From Olduvai Gorge to Lalibela, these are the historical places that belong on your next African itinerary.
Source: 8 Amazing Historical Sites To Experience In Africa – TravelAwaits
Famously known as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls on the planet.
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Your ultimate safari guide and everything you need to know about Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. It is 2,200 sq km of land and surrounded by wildlife.
Source: Inside Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park • Your Ultimate Safari Guide
They found fame in the 2018 David Attenborough documentary “Dynasties”. But numbers of painted dogs in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park are at their lowest level in 10 years. Predators, poor soils, inbreeding, tourism operators and some film crews could be among the reasons why.
Source: Zimbabwe painted dog populations plummet in Mana Pools National Park
With Zimbabwe having turned 40 this year, there is no better commemoration than telling the story of the Great House of Stone.
Source: The story of an ancient civilisation
They figure on Zimbabwe’s national flag, banknotes and official documents — birds representing stone statues taken by colonialists more than a century ago. The eight original sculptures hold great spiritual value for people of the southern African nation and have been made into national emblems
Source: Looted Zimbabwe national bird statues returned to first home
Great Zimbabwe was a city that served as the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during its Late Iron Age. Discover some interesting facts about this ancient city in this article.
Source: What Was Great Zimbabwe?
Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the sun-baked watering hole, which had dramatically shrunk due to a severe drought. Eventually park staff freed the trapped elephant, but it collapsed and died. Just yards (meters) away lay the carcass of a Cape buffalo that had also been pulled from the mud, but was attacked by hungry lions. Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack…
Source: Zimbabwe’s severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife
Severe drought in Mana Pools is affecting elephants and other wildlife – a photographer shares her images and thoughts.
Source: Severe drought affecting elephants and other wildlife in Mana Pools – Africa Geographic
Sophie discussed him in hushed tones, out of earshot of anyone else. Always the conversations were the same: “one day, maybe…,” swiftly followed by, , “don’t say this where anyone else might hear.”
Source: How the fall of Mugabe allowed Zimbabwe to reclaim the future of its tourism – Zimbabwe Situation
HOME to some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world, the Matobo National Park is one of the unsung highlights of Zimbabwe. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a stunning and worldly landscape of balancing rocks, kopjes — giant boulders unfeasibly teetering on top of one another…
Source: Matobo – An enchanting paradise – NewsDay Zimbabwe
IT is early in the morning as the sun hesitantly climbs out of the womb of its wise mother from the east. Grass and tree branches sing notes from the sunrise wind, helped by a cacophony of singing birds, yonder in the hills and hillocks. The multifarious array of balancing rocks stands unveiled, blushing in …
Source: Matopos: Nature’s exhaustless generosity! – Zimbabwe Today
THE beauty and rich natural diversity of the Matopo Hills have been preserved for eternity in a book that documents the hills’ natural history, which was launched late last year.
Source: Matopo Hills captured in new book – NewsDay Zimbabwe