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MaDzimbahwe Explorer is a tourism portal with informative, upbeat and inspirational articles about Zimbabwe not only for the benefit foreign nature lovers, thrill seekers and travelers but its citizenry. We hope to not tell the complete story of this beautiful, friendly and upwardly mobile southern African country by going beyond its world class natural endowments, mystic ancient cities, impressively diverse ecology and soothing climate to the story of its people – urbane and less so. This would naturally include its fashion, culinary talents, and distinct arts – visual and performance.

Illegal gold panners destroy Chimanimani heritage site

by BERNARD CHIKETO CHIMANIMANI – ILLEGAL gold panners who have been pillaging sections of Chimanimani mountains for over a decade but took advantage of the...

Marange diamond fields overrun by invasive species

by BERNARD CHIKETO MARANGE diamond fields might not be useful for agriculture – even animal husbandry, after the mining operations end. Annexed to commerce, they...

Chinese must pay their environmental debts, govt reform laws – bitter Chiadzwa villagers

by NORMA TSOPO ANHUI Foreign Economic Construction Group’s diamond mining concern Anjin must promptly settle its legacy debts to families whose livelihoods it disrupted, replace...

Mutare’s disabled pigeons

by BERNARD CHIKETO FOOT deformities are bafflingly prevalent in Mutare’s city centre feral pigeons – many have missing toes with others walking on stumps. The eastern...

Haroni – Rusitu forests, birding hot-spots

by BIRDLIFE ZIMBABWE THE Haroni-Rusitu is a very special, though very threatened lowland forest, one of few in the subregion. From the junction area on...

Aloe howmanii – the cliff hanger

by NGONI SHUMBA HOWMAN’s cliff aloe, a rare cliff-dwelling aloe only known from sheer, south-facing sandstone rock cliffs in the iconic Chimanimani mountains is a...

Chimanimani’s prehistoric plant

by NGONI SHUMBA CYCADS are a pre-historic plant species that endured and survived weather extremes that wiped dinosaurs out of existence. Like a special place that...

Cave Squeaker – disappeared for decades

by STAFF WRITER THE cave squeaker – listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is only found in Chimanimani mountains....

Kalahari type desertification threaten Gokwe

By Ngoni Shumba FRAGILE deep Kalahari sand ridge that extends into Gokwe from Namibia and Botswana needs to be kept clothed by vegetation cover to...

ALERT ends lion walks, keeps thrills of kills

By Norma Tsopo AFRICAN lions are in perilous decline.  Its numbers have tumbled by around 180,000 since the 1940s – a 90 percent decline that...
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UMC eases Chimanimani’s double jeopardy

by BERNARD CHIKETO EDUCATION has suffered double jeopardy over two successive years in Chimanimani after Cyclone Idai disrupted learning early last year and Covid-19 forcing...

Eastern Highlands charms Madam Boss

by ANESU KUREBWASEKA SOCIALITE Madam Boss - Tyra Chikocho, has taken the lead in the drive to promote domestic tourism with a tour of the...

Zimbabwe’s touristy and cultural stone sculptures

by ANDREW MAMBONDIYANI WHEN David Chimuka, a veteran sculptor in Zimbabwe’s eastern border city of Mutare, ventured into stone carving about four decades ago, he...