Moonbow of the Supermoon

No not a reference to a caped crusader, but to the enigmatic occurrence of the optical wonder of the lunar equivalent of a rainbow – hence moonbow. And this weekend it wasn’t just any moonbow – this was the moonbow of a supermoon (when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth). When it comes to […]

Hi Ho Hi Ho…..

IT’S OFF TO A GORGE HIKE WE GO The demographic of visitors to the falls has changed over the years. 25 years ago the adrenaline buzz of White Water Rafting was the main lure for a younger generation. Now most visitors to the falls somewhat older and have put adrenaline rushes behind them. However customer […]

Tusker And Crew

Ask anyone what picture immediately comes into their head when you say Africa – and the vast majority will reply with – Elephant. It is the essence of the continent – huge, mysterious, exotic, powerful and fascinating. It is the icon of the continent – football teams, mascots, badges, posters, logos – you name it, […]

Fleet of Foot and Wheel – Shearwater Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a destination most visit for a 2-3 night period as part of a wider Southern African itinerary. However the sheer scale of things to do, activities to participate in, and experiences to be had means that to get the very best out of Victoria Falls, needs the careful planning of a strategic […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | 2 Don’ts Do Make A Do

Shearwater promote whitepaper on litter problems Think – in all the world, the whole planet, the entire globe – there are but 7, just 7 NATURAL wonders of the world. No one has to stretch their imagination too much to realise that the very word NATURAL conjures up images of pristine ‘’natural’’ environments: woods, trees, […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Whitewater Wonder

Feel – don’t just see the 7th wonder of the world. Shearwater and rafting – it is in our DNA, our very original raison detre. The whole concept of the the much respected Shearwater pioneering spirit started with a determination to become the first company in Zimbabwe to run successful commercial trips through the grade […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Exactly Who Doesn’t Forget

Is it you or your Elephant who doesn’t forget?  It is the African Elephant, more than it’s equally beguiling colleagues – Leopard, Cheetah, Lion and Hippo (to name but a few), that carries the title of animal most synonymous with Africa. Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe offer some of the most spectacular Elephant encounters you will […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Hells Angels

Not just Angels – but Devils too. It was David Livingstone who said when he discovered the Victoria Falls 160 years ago this November – ‘’scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’’. Of course he could only begin to imagine by how spectacular the Falls looked from ground level […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Univisa

Passport to new worlds. It is very easy for any business to get into a rhythm that instinctively proves difficult to adjust. However the brightest and best seize opportunities to innovate. The arrival of the UNIVSA is now presenting exceptional opportunity and value for money for visitors to Victoria Falls. IF you are not capitalising […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 |Fight vs …Flight

Adrenaline activities – but what about when the Fight is the Flight? The accepted wisdom on adrenaline is that it is a hormone that courses through the body and brain and triggers the elemental conundrum of ‘’FIGHT …or….FLIGHT’’.   To face ones fears and overcome or combat the affronting challenge, or to listen to the reasoning […]