Domestic Tourism – The Case of a Champagne Party on a Chibuku Budget

Domestic Tourism – The Case of a Champagne Party on a Chibuku Budget

The immediate impediment to the drive for increased Domestic Tourism appears to be the view held by the majority of Zimbabweans that tourism is an elitist activity which should be the preserve of the super rich and foreigners. If they get free time, the should rush kumusha (the rural home) to be with their loved […]

Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2017

Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2017

It has been 10 years since the rebranding of the Zimbabwe International Travel Expo to the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. This year’s expo held at the ZITF in Bulawayo and boasted of 340 exhibitors, 224 international buyers and 24 international media according to ZTA’s head of corporate affairs, Sugar Chagonda. In the words of Eng. […]

Nyaminyami Legend vs Nyaminyami Walking Stick

Nyaminyami Legend vs Nyaminyami Walking Stick

The Nyaminyami Legend and the Nyaminyami Walking Stick are two different things. This story has been itching to be told, but ripe opportunities were not availing themselves. That was until I decided to sharpen my media skills further. And the opportunity presented itself unexpectedly and in the blink of an eye, I had the audience […]

Kariba’s Operation Noah Legacy Eroding

Kariba’s Operation Noah Legacy Eroding

Kariba is going to be alive with enthusiastic tiger fish anglers this week, all vying for the coveted trophy on offer in the Kariba Invitation Tiger Fish Tournament (KITFT). These are normally accompanied by media personnel who come to cover this internationally-acclaimed tournament. I pray that the various media teams that do get to Kariba […]

The Mystic of the Zimbabwe Eastern Highlands

The Mystic of the Zimbabwe Eastern Highlands

The Zimbabwe Eastern Highlands On March 11 2017, we gave you an account of Chimanimani experiences, oh that place of unrivalled scenic beauty. Our tour did not end there, we also drove to Mutare, Nyanga and Honde Valley – right on the border with Mozambique where a natural world still exists. Mother’s Day is coming up […]

Chimanimani and Exhilarating Views

Chimanimani and Exhilarating Views

FORGET the traditional way of spending Easter, Christmas or any holiday for that matter – Try touring the Eastern Highlands to explore everything offered by that place they call “Little England”. The Sunday Mail and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority teams did just that. The Eastern Highlands is the number six on the list of Zimbabwe’s own […]

Thakor Patel – An 80 Year Old Zimbabwean Artist Worth Knowing

Thakor Patel – An 80 Year Old Zimbabwean Artist Worth Knowing

Moving around and admiring pieces of art from the portraits of prominent Zimbabwean exhibition and the Born Free young artist exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe , a one legged old man on crutches with the kindest eyes approached me and asked me where I was from. I smiled and looked into his eyes […]

Gonarezhou: Vast & Magnificent (Part 2)

Gonarezhou: Vast & Magnificent (Part 2)

THE previous article on Gonarezhou National Park attracted a lot of feedback from readers. One interesting feedback was from a South Africa based reader, Mr Zeph Noya who shared a piece of history. He submitted: “Soshangana (Manukosi Nxumalo) the Nguni king stayed at Chilojo Cliffs before proceeding to Gaza in Mozambique. The cliffs enabled Soshangana’s […]

Gonarezhou: Vast & Magnificent (Part 1)

Gonarezhou: Vast & Magnificent (Part 1)

Chilojo Cliffs is one of Gonarezhou National Park’s main attractions in eastern part of the park SWEET natural songs composed and produced by wildlife welcome visitors as they pass closely knitted mopane and acacia bushes. Qualia birds churn the soprano as elephants blow the trumpets. Doves tune the alto as baboons seal the wildlife songs […]

Victoria Falls at a Glance

Victoria Falls at a Glance

Victoria Falls – Welcome, Tigashire, Sethule to Zimbabwe – A World of Wonders There are certain places on earth you just have to experience for yourself. Places so unique in landscape and so rich in culture and heritage that only a firsthand encounter will do them justice. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, […]

Zimbabwe, A World of Wonders

Zimbabwe, A World of Wonders – Voted best climate destination in 2010 by the International Leisure magazine in 2011 and scooped the European Council on Tourism and Trade Best Destination Award in 2014, Zimbabwe is on an amazing bounce back in terms of its tourism offering. After successfully rebranding the destination to “Zimbabwe, A World […]

TariMari Launches Simuka (A Mbira Creation)

TariMari Launches Simuka (A Mbira Creation)

Emerging singer TariMari who used to back the late Chiwoniso Maraire will Friday launch her duet with her former boss’ step daughter Ammara Brown at Chez Zandi-Bistro Wine Bar, Alliance Francaise in the capital. The track will be her first collaborative work after the launch of her debut album Kumusha in August. Apart from backing […]

A Proustian View on Being Unfollowed

A Proustian View on Being Unfollowed

By Andrew Reid Wildman Proust is known for his verbose style. It appears tedious at first. Twenty pages to explain insomnia for instance. Yet the opposite of detail is the curse of brevity. A drama reduced to a digestible headline. A person’s life and death as a pithy soundbite. Proust’s aim in choosing such length […]

Tracey-Anne Comes Second at Mrs Universe

Tracey-Anne Comes Second at Mrs Universe

By Zandile Zaza Ndlovu Bulawayo born Mrs Tracey-Anne Buckley-Aggett has made history by clinching the first runner up at the recently held Mrs Universe in Guanzhou China. Competing in a field of seventy contestants, Tracey-Anne (28) through her heart-wrenching presentation entitled The Domino Effect Of Childhood Domestic Violence, won the hearts of the judges and […]

Jibilika Dance Festival 2016 in Mutare

Jibilika Dance Festival 2016 in Mutare

By Silence Charumbira (Showbiz Editor) The Plot Mhako run Jibilika Dance Trust will host the nineth edition of the Jibilika Dance Festival on Aufust 26 and 27 in the eastern border city of Mutare. Mhako told Showbiz Thursday that preparations of the festival were at an advanced stage despite the deficit in finances. “The festival […]

Jah Prayzah Album Launch – Mudhara Vachauya

Jah Prayzah Album Launch – Mudhara Vachauya

By Silence Charumbira (Showbiz Editor) He has certainly come and he has conquered if you are to take the title Mudhara Vachauya into its context. That could aptly sum up Jah Prayzah’s launch held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday evening. The euphoria in the run up to the event has been matched […]