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Robin Pope Safaris expands into Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Exploring the wonderful wilds of Malawi, Zambia, and now Zimbabwe – Robin Pope Safaris is excited to announce its expansion into Zimbabwe within Mana Pools National Park

Why Zimbabwe is the perfect destination for walking safaris

Zimbabwe, wedged between Botswana and Mozambique, is a dream destination for walking safaris.

Escape the modern world at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Escape the noise, hustle and bustle of the modern world at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange lodge.

Protecting pangolins with the Tikki Hywood Trust

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The Tikki Hywood Trust is an organisation that focuses on the conservation of lesser known endangered animals. Their flagship species is the pangolin which, after languishing in relative obscurity, has found its way into mainstream media as the most trafficked

Magical Mana Pools: a photographer‘s paradise

Mana Pools is definitely one of Africa’s most unique travel and photo destinations. Already many years ago, this spectacular national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Video: Lions, impala, mud! An epic sighting at the hide!

Nkosi had taken some guests on a game drive to Ngweshla Pan, a commonly visited area by most who come to Hwange National Park.

Cecil the lion’s legacy

In January this year, we at African Bush Camps updated our audience on the pride of Cecil the Lion- a beloved “king” and spectacular specimen who roamed Hwange National Park.

Running for Wild Dogs – supporting an endangered African animal

A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.

Zimbabwe – a country like no other

You won’t be blamed for knowing very little about Zimbabwe besides its rocky political history which doesn’t do this humble sub-Saharan African country any justice

The smoke that thunders at the mighty Victoria falls

The mighty Victoria Falls is situated between two countries namely Zimbabwe and Zambia. The local indigenous who speak Tonga, refer to the falls as the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which means; the smoke that thunders.

Trophy hunting: sustainability problems in Zimbabwe exposed

Trophy hunting in Zimbabwe’s Matetsi Safari Area is not sustainable at current levels as trophy sizes are declining, there is little scientific data supporting quota sizes and hunting management is seriously incapacitated.

Zimbabwe wants to sell ivory stockpile to China

A Zimbabwean minister wants to sell her country’s supposed US$10 billion ivory stockpile to China using a possible international legal loophole.

10 swoon-worthy reasons to go on a honeymoon safari

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the most difficult decision for newlyweds – where should we go on honeymoon?

Lions take on hippos in Kariba water wars

A pride of lions are ambushed by hippos as they feast on a carcass in Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe.

The Hide wins Zimbabwe’s best safari camp – tented award for 17th year running

The Hide wins Zimbabwe’s best safari camp – tented award for 17th year running

Survey shows massive decline in Zimbabwe’s cheetah population

Zimbabwe’s population of endangered cheetahs has declined by around 85% in the last 15 years .

The effect of Lake Kariba’s changing water levels

A look at how the water levels of Lake Kariba affect the surrounding wildlife populations in Matusadona National Park.

Book Review: Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott

Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of life and delivers its message intravenously. Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott does that – it is an intense read, inspiring and moving.

Empower local communities with African Bush Camps Foundation

Make a difference in the lives of local communities in Zimbabwe and Botswana by staying at African Bush Camps.

Play golf to support anti-poaching efforts in Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit has arrested nearly 700 poachers and removed more than 22,000 wire snares. Support their good work by donating or joining their annual fundraising golf tournament.

Pangolin poaching in Zimbabwe threatens species survival

Despite numerous arrests and long-term sentences over the past year; it appears there has been an upsurge in pangolin poaching in Zimbabwe.

What you need to know before a safari in Zimbabwe

Plan the perfect Zimbabwe safari with this inclusive guide to what to bring, where to stay and when.

Zimbabwe wants trade ban on ivory lifted

Zimbabwe will lobby for the lifting of an international ban on ivory sales, saying it would allow the government to raise money to combat poaching and for conservation programmes.

Suspected Zambian poachers shot dead in Zimbabwe

State game rangers in northern Zimbabwe shot dead two suspected poachers from Zambia this weekend.

Join us as we cycle from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba

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Go on an epic week-long journey through Zimbabwe on your bicycle.

Video: Cecil the lion’s adorable grandcubs

Eight cute lion cubs seen in Hwange – thought to be the grandkids of Cecil the lion.

Zimbabwe’s tough stance on pangolin trafficking commended

Tough penalties in Zimbabwe appear to have deterred international traffickers, reinforcing the belief that strong enforcement is essential in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

IUCN urges EU to make informed decisions about trophy hunting

A summary of the IUCN’s report on trophy hunting and the importing of hunting trophies to the European Union.

5 reasons a safari in Zimbabwe is worth the trip

From untouched plains to exceptional guides – here’s why you shouldn’t count out Zimbabwe when planning your next safari.

Lion culling: A paradox of banning trophy hunting?

Conservation Action Trust asks the question whether trophy hunting is helping or harming lion populations at Bubye Valley Conservancy as they announce a potential culling of 200 lions.

Money tips for travelling to Zimbabwe

Find out what currencies are accepted in Zimbabwe, along with some top money tips for your next safari.

Three lions poisoned in Zimbabwe

Three lions have been poisoned in Zimbabwe for killing cattle.

2 Italian hunters killed while on anti-poaching patrol with rangers in Mana Pools

An Italian father and son, professional hunters who lived in Zimbabwe, were shot dead by wildlife rangers while on an anti-poaching patrol in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

Top tips for photographers traveling in Zimbabwe

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If you love taking photos, Zimbabwe is a destination you shouldn’t miss out on. Here are a few things all photographers should consider when traveling to Zimbabwe to make the most of your trip.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – a lodge for the bucket list!

A special escape to the eco African haven that is Elephant’s Eye lodge in Hwange.

Mining power players linked to cyanide poaching incidents in Hwange

The MD of a Zimbabwean mining company has allegedly imported cyanide from South Africa without proper documents, linking him potentially to the deaths of elephants in Hwange National Park over the past few years.

Carnivores in decline due to land reform

Population numbers of predators in Zimbabwe have dropped due to land reform.

Woman tragically mauled to death by lion at Victoria Falls

A lioness mauls and feeds on the dead body of a 52-year-old Zimbabwean woman who was trying to safeguard her livestock.

The hippos in the drought

How hippos are suffering in the drought in southern Africa.

Parties involved speak out about lion raffle

As news of a controversial lion raffle spreads, some of the parties that could stand to benefit from the hunt are speaking out about the hunt.

Zimbabwe to send more elephants to China

Citing a “better and safer environment,” a high-ranking official in Zimbabwe states that more of the country’s wildlife will be captured and sent to China in 2016.

Raffle for lion hunt in Zimbabwe – also offered to non-hunters

Bubye Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe is raffling an 18-day lion safari. However, the winner can choose not to hunt the lion.

Local community rallies together to try to save elephants that are stuck in the mud

A tale of an attempt to rescue two elephants from the mud in Zimbabwe.

An African safari in a nutshell

The ins and outs of an African safari.

Baby elephant rescued from jaws of crocodile

A baby elephant gets the fright of its little life when a crocodile starts playing tug-of-war with its trunk!

Matobo and the ringing rocks

Exploring the beautiful landscapes of Matobo National Park and a quest to find the famous ringing rocks.

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