By Norma Tsopo Zimbabwe's eastern highlands are drop-dead gorgeous! One of the finest spots along this 300 kilometre ridge along the country' border with Mozambique is arguably Vumba Mountain. Beyond its spectacular mountain outcrops, and unique blend of tropical rainforest and Miombo woodlands its cool and rainy weather conditions it is also loaded with jaw dropping … Continue reading Kwayedza Lodge – a pearl in Vumba’s crown!
By Norma Tsopo The influx of tourists to Victoria Falls has the nation bubbling with pride at the hypnotic pull of the majestic and picturesque water drop. But there is need for caution even in the joy of celebrating this natural wonder as it revered by all humanity. Where good abound – the ugly and … Continue reading Child sex tourism concerns in Victoria Falls
By Norma Tsopo Watching the sun break out above Chimanimani Mountains was magical. Only problem – it happened too fast. It’s one of those moments one would want to last forever. But there just isn’t a better place to enjoy it than from Hilltop Lodge. Perched high on Pork Pie Mountain, backing up against the … Continue reading Hilltop Lodge – Chimanimani’s gem
By Norma Tsopo Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) is praying for a downgrade in the risk premium of travelling to the southern African country as it eagerly anticipates a return of self-drive international tourists. HAZ vice president Clive Chinwada told maDzimbahwe Explorer the controversial land seizures had resulted in Zimbabwe been deemed unsafe, effectively killing … Continue reading Hoteliers pray for travel risk downgrade
By Norma Tsopo Zimbabwean round-hut architectural designs have always fascinated travelers but locals are increasingly drifting away from these beauties. Some even now despise them as backward – an embarrassment even. It is no wonder then that when the building plans for Frog and Fern Cottages – which pioneered the architectural designs of giant huts … Continue reading Frog & Fern Cottages – celebrating Zimbabwe’s architectural, natural heritages