A gentle breeze from the water cools the hot day and a fish eagle calls every now and again as I look out over the blue expanse of Lake Kariba. The water gently laps the shore and I drink in the peace and quiet, sitting here at Musumu Lodge campsite near Binga.
We decided to give Hwange a miss and rather explore the southern shores of Lake Kariba. The road to Binga heading north from the Cross Roads junction on the A8 ‘highway’ was surprisingly good with only a few stretches badly potholed. Continue reading Exploring the southern shores of Lake Kariba
From Gonarezhou we headed for Matobo National Park. After a quick ‘B’ service on the Hilux in Chiredzi, during which we shopped and continued the eternal search for an internet connection, we headed north towards Lake Mutirikwi via Zaka, passing through picturesque rocky granite koppies. Continue reading Minor gems of Zimbabwe
Gonarezhou means ‘place of the elephant’ but this park is forever engraved in my memory by the hundreds of fireflies at Chipinda Pools reflecting their lights over the Runde River, the hippos snorting in the night and a thin slice of yellow moon smiling down on us like a Cheshire cat. But most of all I will remember it as the place where I first encountered wild dog, one species that has thus far eluded me. Continue reading Enjoying the splendour of Gonarezhou