Saturday, November 28, 2020

Plant Life

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.

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...

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...

Cashing in on forests

By Norma Tsopo The success of tobacco farming in Zimbabwe has often been dampened by its negative impact on indigenous forests. Mashonaland West Province, like most...

Brazilian plant takes over Eastern Highlands

By Norma Tsopo Vernonanthura phosphorica, a native of Brazil, has been taking over Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. Introduced in neighbouring Mozambique in the 1990s, to aid honey...

Mutare Museum honours revered natural history researcher Darrel H.C. Plowes

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - If there is any one person who made the most contributions to Mutare Museum it was Darrel Herbert Charles Plowes. And...

Conservation farming offer deforestation relief

By Norma Tsopo HURUNGWE - Live fencing, rolls of acacia trees demarcating vegetable gardens, and an impressive variety of vegetables under crop, all betray farming...

Sustainable agriculture saves Honde Valley forests

By Norma Tsopo MUTASA - A panicky hare disappeared as quickly as its jumpy run had made its presence known. “Bury the thought, you can’t hunt...
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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...