Zimbabwe’s brilliant female environmental lawyer (and urban farmer) shares her Harare
Takudzwa’s conservation journey started in Hwange National Park. Her father worked there, which she says birthed an innate desire to protect wildlife and the environment. Today, Takudzwa’s experience includes co-authoring a Handbook for Prosecuting Wildlife Crimes and developing the first virtual training on wildlife crime and the law for authorities in Zimbabwe. She has drafted […]
So, what exactly is the story of Great Zimbabwe?
At its peak, an estimated 18,000 people lived in the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Although only 200 to 300 members of the elite classes are thought to have actually stayed inside its massive stone buildings, watched over at night by guards standing on the walls, while the majority lived some distance away. Great […]
Have you heard of the lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls?
What is a lunar rainbow? Also called a moonbow, lunar rainbows have been mentioned since Aristotle’s Meteorology (circa 350 BCE). Just like its day-time equivalent, the lunar rainbow is created as light is refracted through water particles in the air, but instead of the light source being the sun, it’s the moon. To the human […]
The 17 best wildlife-focused experiences in Africa
1. Gorilla trekking in Central Africa Nothing quite prepares you for the moment you come upon a gorilla family in the wild. The first glimpse of black as a juvenile jumps off a nearby branch, a toddler clings to its mother’s back and a giant silverback rises to size you up. For many people, it’s […]
These bush stories explain why Mana Pools is considered one of Africa’s best parks
Meaning “four” in the local Shona language, Mana refers to the park’s four large water bodies, vestiges of ancient ox-bow lakes carved out by the mighty Zambezi. As the rainy season draws to an end and the lakes begin to dry up, large herds of game enter the region in search of water and to […]