Monday, 30 April 2012

Is Zimbabwe a safe family destination?

I first came to Africa when I was six years old, fresh from a country village in Southern England. My first taste of Africa was Rhodesia and the Hwange National Park. It's where I first put the name of an African animal together with its picture. That is, I actually saw one. 'Impala'. Then 'Zebra', and so on. And I even clearly remember memorizing my first African word. 'Sinamatella'. It's the name of a camp in Hwange (Then pronounced Wankie) and after 46 years, I'm going back.

I am off later this week for 14 days in Zimbabwe. My mission is to find out for myself if it's ready for visitors again. I will be travelling the western portion, from Beit Bridge to Motopos, Hwange, Victoria Falls, Chizarira, Matusadona, Kariba and Mana Pools. I am travelling with Dave Van Graan of Masezane Expeditions who will be guiding me. And of course I am also shooting for my TV show.

So there will be no new blog until 29th May. Sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrew

    This is going to be a great trip. I am for sure looking forward to your findings as I am keen to explore Zimbabwe. My wife often tells me about her trip to Wankie Game reserve and fishing on Lake Kariba whilst watching the elephants on the shore of the lake. This was back in the '70 when she used to live in SA (we live in the UK now). Are you also trying out a new vehicle or are you travelling in your 105?
    Looking forward to hear all about it.