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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.

Mutare’s disabled pigeons

by NORMA TSOPO 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...

Shangani Safari’s Vulture Restaurant

By Norma Tsopo USE of poison in poaching is not only a growing threat to target-big-game like elephants – but animal and birds that nature...

Fruit bats take up accommodation at Jabulani Safari lodges

CONSIDERING that there are over 200 species of African bats — with the continent being home to 20 percent of the world’s bats its...

UN revises humanitarian flash appeal By USD60K after Cyclone Idai

Staff Writer Government, United Nations, donors and Non-Governmental Organisations have launched a revised Humanitarian Flash Appeal that had earlier only included supported national response to...
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Media challenged to be gender sensitive

by NORMA TSOPO SENSATIONAL tabloid journalism has been slated for its accusatory tone and shaming women especially in domestic disputes. The trend – prevalent among local...

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...

Global Wake-Up Call

by António Guterres From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil.   At the same time, we...