Matusadona, Zimbabwe
Flag of Zimbabwe
390,757 km²
11,700,000 (1997)
English, Fanagalo, Bantu Languages
Christian 55%, Traditional beliefs
1 Zimbabwe dollar = 100 cents


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Our Thoughts

Zimbabwe is our favorite country for safaris. They train the best professional guides and offer the most adventure in their walking safaris.



Trip 2000 Safari
August 24 Arrive from Kenya - Johannesburg
August 25 Johannesburg/Victoria Falls - Kariba
August 26 Kariba - Mana Pools
August 27-29 Mana Pools -- Canoe Safari
August 30 Mana Pools - Matusadona Park
August 31 Matusadona Park
September 1 Matusadona - Victoria Falls
September 2-3 Victoria Falls
September 4 Victoria Falls - South Africa
Trip 2001 Overland Truck - Guerba
August 18 Arrive from London, Victoria Falls
August 19 Victoria Falls
August 20 Drive to Hwange National Park
August 21 Hwange Nat'l Park: watch elephant, lions, rhinos, buffalo, giraffe, antelope
August 22 Drive to Bulawayo, a colonial town
August 23 Visit Matopos Hills: strange granite rock formations and bushman rock paintings. Nearby is a large white rhino population
August 24 Drive to Great Zimbabwe ruins (13th century) Best archaelogical site south of Sahara.
August 25 Enter the Eastern Highlands, camp at Chimanimani, a name which refers to the narrow gap where the Msapa river flows through the range between Zimbabwe and Mozambique
August 26 Chimanimani National Park: forests, waterfalls, pools, large baboon, eland, duiker, klipspringer, and water buck populations.
August 27 Leave Zimbabwe at Mutare. Enter Mozambique.
October 19 - 21 Sefofane charter from Vic Falls to Hwange National Park. Three nights on safari in the Little Makalolo Tented Camp
October 22 - 24 Another Sefofane charter, this time from Hwange to the Mana Pools. Three nights canoeing with James Varden, who is the best guide in Zimbabwe (as we learned on the last year's trip).
October 25 Catch flight to Senegal.
Trip 2003 Safari with brother, Kjell
August 24-28 Mana Pools, Canoe and Walking Safari
August 29-September 3 Tracking Rhino and Lion in Matusadona
September 4-5 Harare
  Camping along the Zambezi Alone
September 6-13 Mana Pools - camping solo
September 14 Hitch our way to Lusaka


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