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review 10 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Difficult to pick just one - the Elephant Express from Dete to Bomani was a fabulous experience and never to be forgotten. Spending an afternoon in a hide by a waterhole watching elephants drinking and splashing around was amazing, as was walking out to where a small pack of wild dog were resting - under the close supervision of an armed guide, of course! Sitting outside the tent in Mana Pools, gazing across the Zambezi and listening to the hippos!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't fly to Hwange, stay at one of the Imvelo safari lodges so you can travel on the Elephant Express. Don't be wary of the Zambezi Expeditions tented camp in Mana Pools (I was!). There may be no running water in the tents and limited solar-powered lighting, but it is the most beautiful location that I have ever stayed in. The staff did everything possible to make us feel welcome and part of their "family" for just a few days. To say nothing of the food - I cannot imagine how the chef managed to produce such fabulous meals on a couple of gas rings!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I do hope so. I spoke to a number of the guides and they really feel that tourism is bringing a huge benefit to Zimbabwe, both in terms of financial revenue and in helping to convince local communities of the need to protect the land and the animals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant! Can't wait to go back one day.

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